Staff

Mrs. Deanna Phillips

Principal

Mrs. Phillips is married to David and they have 3 children Max, Noah, and Natalee. Mrs. Phillips finished high school at New Covenant Christian Academy and then attended Lee University where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Phillips loves to travel, cook, and bake. She makes an incredible Kit-Kat cake among other delicious things. When Mrs. Phillips first started at CCS, she taught third grade for several years and then took some time off to begin a family. Since returning she has taught various subjects.

Mrs. Cathy Brice


It is with great pleasure that Mrs. Brice has been teaching at C.C.S. since its opening in 1999. Her schooling began at Chesapeake College and ended at Salisbury University. She enjoys serving the Lord, and has taught adult Sunday school for 15 years.
Of the many things Mrs. Brice enjoys doing, she mostly enjoys spending time with her family.

Miss Pam Erskine


Miss Erskine has a Bachelor's degree, plus additional training in Elementary Education/Psychology from Salisbury State College. She has over 35 years experience in teaching K-5th grades in both public and private schools. In her free time, Miss Erskine enjoys spending time with her family.

Mrs. Joan Ford


Mrs. Ford is married and has two children and 1 grandchild. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching at CCS since it opened in 1999. In her spare time, Mrs. Ford enjoys gardening, reading, shopping, and going to the beach. She also enjoys listening to Christian music.

Rev. Melinda Finlay


Rev. Melinda Finlay graduated from Kingswood University with a BA in Christian Education and a minor in Music. Melinda loves to spend time with her husband David and 4 children Jacob, Juliana, Ty, and Ethan. Some of her favorite hobbies are walking her dog Oreo, playing volleyball, leading worship, playing flute and piano, and reading. Melinda loves to see students grow in their musicianship and love for the Lord.

Mrs. Heather Frank


Mrs. Frank is a reading specialist, resource and library teacher at CCS. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English with an Emphasis in Teaching 7-12. Additionally she hold a Master's degree in the Science of Reading for K-12, which she earned at Old Dominion University. In the past, Mrs. Frank has taught seventh and eighth grade reading in Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia. She has been a classroom teacher, a resource teacher, a department chair and a presenter in national reading conventions. Mrs. Frank has been at Chesapeake Christian since 2016.
Mrs. Frank has been married to the love of her life, Matthew, since 2003. Together they have three amazing children who all attend CCS. For enjoyment, Mrs. Frank enjoys reading, sitting in her car, watching her kids' lessons, traveling back and forth, and having adventures of a lifetime in the everyday setting of home!

Mrs. Saundra Griffin


Mrs. Griffin and her husband, Rev. David Griffin have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Mrs. Griffin earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She has taught for many years including a time at Wesleyan Christian School. Mrs. Griffin has been with CCS since 1999, except for a few years when her husband's ministry took them to New Jersey.

Mr. Joseph Hayman


Mr. Hayman graduated from Easton High school and then attended Morgan State University where he received Bachelor of Science degree. He has been teaching for 42 years. He and his wife Karen live in Talbot County. Mr. Hayman enjoys gardening, collecting boats, ships and lighthouses. Additionally, he enjoys reading the Bible and sharing the Good News, listening to Christian music, traveling with his family, and watching sports (both live and televised).

Miss LouAnn Hickman


Miss Hickman currently attends New Life Wesleyan Church in Greensboro where she is the Children's Ministries Director. She is a graduate of Salisbury University and has been teaching for "gasp" 31 years. She enjoys spending time with her parents, niece and nephews, brother and sister-in-law, and her 2 sisters and their husbands. She also enjoys spending time with her church family and friends. Miss Hickman likes to read and watch TV and enjoys pasta and dark chocolate.

Mrs. Angel Kemper


Mrs. Kemper and her husband Joe have three children and three grandchildren. She has been with CCS since 2004. When not caring for her family and grandchildren, Mrs. Kemper enjoys reading, sewing, and going to the beach. One of her favorite things to do is to vacation and take family outings.

Mrs. Rhonda Kercheval


Mrs, Kercheval has been with CCS as a parent for many years. She started teaching part-time in 2017 and then full-time in 2018. She and her husband have four children.
Mrs. Kercheval is currently the Sports Booster chair and also serves as a member of the school board.

Mr. Lyle Liggitt


Mr. Liggitt graduated from Northampton High School in Northampton, PA. Following graduation, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has been teaching since 1981. From 1981-2007, Mr. Liggitt taught 4th -12th grade Math at Wesleyan Christian School. From 2007-2010, he taught 9th-12th grade math at Warner Christian Academy in Florida and since 2010, he has been with CCS teaching 7th -12th grade math. When not being mathematical, Mr. Liggitt enjoys fishing, reading, and watching students participate in various activities.

Ms. Kelsey Martinez


Mrs. Meredith Skirka


Mrs. Skirka and her husband, Gary, have 2 children. Mrs. Skirka graduated from Neshaminy High School and she received a Bachelors in Education from Holy Family University. Mrs. Skirka also spent time in the United States Army Medical Corps and she is a licensed practical nurse. Mrs. Skirka has been with CCS since 2012. She has many hobbies and outside interests. They include visiting state and national parks and hiking; listening to records and attending live music festivals; being with her family and pets; eating at ethnic food restaurants; and observing God's creation.

Mrs. Barbara Takano


Mrs. Takano and is married to husband Glenn and has 2 children. She holds certifications in ultrasound, cardiac cath, Holter Mointees, and a teaching degree. Mrs. Takano spent 12 years with CCS and took several off, but we welcomed her back in 2017. Mrs. Takano served with the US Army for 23 years and spent 13 years living in Hawaii. Other places she has lived include San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, Calif,; Oklahoma, Alabama, and Colorado. Mrs. Takano loves to travel and visit with her grandchildren in Seattle, Washington.

Mrs. Teri Taylor


Mrs. Taylor is married to G. P. Taylor and they have 5 fur-babies to care for. After graduating from Colonel Richardson High School, Mrs. Taylor went on to college where she received a B.S. in Christian Elementary Education. She came to CCS in 2012 after having taught for several years at Wesleyan Christian School. Mrs. Taylor enjoys singing, reading, scrap-booking and is a self-proclaimed movie fanatic. Recently she has found her lost passion for drawing and painting.

Mrs. Cheryl Todd


Mrs. Todd and her husband, Charles, have 3 children (2 of whom were graduates of CCS). Mrs. Todd has been helping at CCS since 2002. She has been the librarian and an art teacher, in addition to her present role as aide to 1st grade and Kindergarten. In her spare time, Mrs. Todd enjoys making crafts.

Mrs. Sharon Wallman


Mrs. Wallman has been working at CCS since 2013. She is married to Joe and has 5 children and 1 grandson. Mrs. Wallman has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to teaching at CCS, she spent several years teaching preschool. Mrs. Wallman's hobbies include swimming, holding babies, making crafts with children, and going to Disney World.

Mrs. Christy McDorman