Faculty and Staff
Redeemer Episcopal Academy is committed to creating an atmosphere of teaching and learning in which each student is:
- Valued for his or her individual gifts and talents
- Honored in their own faith traditions
- Nurtured in an environment of Christian love
- Given the most rigorous academic training possible
- Imbued with a sense of integrity, values and respect of others
- Expected to live up to the responsibility of those values
- Required to give back to the community
- Successful academically, artistically, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially
The future of our community lies in the stewardship of our future graduates. All of our students will become resourceful, respected leaders in the community as parents, employees, citizens and people of faith.
Dr. Trish Klein
School Chaplain and Rector Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Father Geoffrey Taylor
Ms. Vicki Mullis
Lead Teacher. Ms. Beck has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and over 30 years’ experience teaching children of varied ages and abilities.
Music Teacher. Ms. Brelsford holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with several years’ experience teaching in private schools, as well as providing private music instruction. Ms. Brelsford is also the Director of the Reynolds Chorus on Lake Oconee.
Lead Teacher. Ms. Copelan holds the Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Exercise Science, from Georgia College and State University. She has additional certification in Gifted Education. Ms. Copelan has 12 years’ experience in education with six years’ experience as a classroom teacher.
Lead Teacher. Ms. Etheridge holds the Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education. She has five years’ teaching experience: two as a special education teacher and three as a classroom teacher in the stand-alone model. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year in her previous employment and was awarded the Teacher of the Month distinction.
Lead Teacher and Pre-School Director. Ms. Garmon holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition to being a lead teacher at Redeemer, she is owner of a local Child Day Care facility that has earned the Center of Distinction designation. Ms. Garmon has 7 years’ experience in providing care and education for children.
Foreign Language Teacher. Ms. Jordan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, with a minor in Latin American Studies. She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Education, with a concentration in Spanish.
Lead Teacher. Ms. Leach holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Troy State University. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education comes from Mercer University. She also holds certification in Gifted Education. Prior to joining the staff of Redeemer, Ms. Leach successfully implemented scientifically-based reading strategies in her public school classroom while participating in the Reading First and REA reading grants. Her classroom has served as a model for other teachers.
Reading Specialist. Ms. Miller holds the MA Degree from Furman University and the BA Degree from Coker College. Both degrees are in Elementary Education. She has additional graduate work in Reading from Kean College and Georgia State University and holds certification as a Reading Specialist. Ms. Miller has teaching experience in South Carolina, New Jersey, and Georgia. She spent most of her teaching career, before joining Redeemer, in Gwinnett County where she was honored by her colleagues as the 2000 Teacher of the Year.
Teaching Assistant. Ms. Bass has taught pre-schoolers for 28 years in Macon, Warner Robins, and Eatonton, including serving as an after-school director. She has attended numerous child-care workshops, including recent ones sponsored by Bright from the Start.
Teaching Assistant. Ms. Christian has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is pursuing her certificate in Early Childhood Education.