About Epiphany

Lower School Faculty

Kindergarten Teacher - Mary Napp Linden

  • Position: Kindergarten Teacher
  • Email: mlinden@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Bachelor of Science Degree from Annhurst College; Masters of Arts Degree from University of Connecticut
  • Honors: Disney Teacher nominee, Kagan Trained, Leadership Team Chair, and Mentor Certified
  • Background: Thirty-three years experience teaching throughout the levels of elementary school, with twenty-two years at the Kindergarten level.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Collaborator
    • Facilitator
    • Provide Personal Feedback
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Primarily Audio-Focused
    • Primarily Visually-Focused
    • Notation of Academic Growth
    • Fostering Social Interaction
    • Independent Projects
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Linden's approaches to teaching are as numerous as they are diverse. She offers many opportunities for group learning, while also setting aside time for individual instruction. Her strategies also incorporate a wide variety of choices for students as well as realistic and real world oriented assignments.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Linden believes that all children can learn when taught in a positive environment filled with joy, patience, and a healthy dose of laughter.
  • Hobbies:Mrs. Linden enjoys nourishing her creative side beyond the walls of Epiphany as well. She can often be found perfecting her skills in photography or with her nose buried deep inside a new book.
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Linden and her twin sister were born in Ireland. Although there is no doubt that Mrs. Linden has experienced her fair share of important historical events, her attendance at the Woodstock Musical Festival in 1969 is particularly notable.

Kindergarten Lead Teacher - Paola Jimenez

  • Position: Kindergarten Lead Teacher
  • Email: pjimenez@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Graduate of the Universidad Internacional de las Américas (UIA).
  • Honors: Graduated Cum Laude Probatus from Universidad Internacional de las Américas.
  • Background: Educator at the Panamerican School for eight years, the St. Jude School for two and a half years, and the Country Day School for six months.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Circular Table Classroom
    • Formal Authority
    • Facilitator
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
  • Learning styles: Ms. Jimenez understands that no student is alike. She strives to teach using a multitude of techniques so that the learning style of every student can be successfully incorporated into her teaching.
  • Educational philosophy: Teaching within a warm, friendly environment is central to Ms. Jimenez’s success as a teacher. Her lessons adapt to the needs of her students and she is always willing to go out of her way to ensure the comfort of her students within her classroom.
  • Hobbies: Ms. Jimenez loves dogs, but also enjoys music, walks on the beach, and spending time with her friends.
  • Fun facts: As a way to expand her influence outside the classroom, Ms. Jimenez always participates in Cancer Awareness Races and Animal Protection walks.

Kindergarten Co-Teacher - Shellia Hynds Cooper

  • Position: Co-Teacher Kindergarten
  • Email: shynds@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Bilingual Pre-School Education, especially for children 0-6 years of age.
  • Background: From the Bay Islands in Honduras (Roatan). I was born and raised on the island and did all of the elementary and high school there. Then I moved to Costa Rica for university and lived there for 5 years until I was able to obtain my title and get job experience.
  • Preferred Methods of Teaching: Visual teaching material. I like kids to see a model or demonstrate the topic. I also like to begin my topic with an activity or game to make the class and lesson more fun!
  • Learning Styles: My learning style is mainly visual. I like to see it and then put it into practice.
  • Educational Philosophy: I believe that each child is an unique individual who has an unique way to learn new things, and also who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which they will be able to grow.
  • Co-curricular Involvement: I like to tutor and help kids in whatever difficulties he/she is having in a specific class.
  • Hobbies: I love to go to the movie theater, shopping malls, running, and enjoying nature.
  • Fun Facts: I love to cook and bake and I am very energetic. I love to help others, however I can!

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant - Adriann Crowe

  • Position: Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
  • Email: acrowe@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BA in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education (U. of N. Colorado); MA in Special Education with an emphasis in Deaf Education (Pre-K - 12) (U. of N. Colorado)
  • Background: Have been teaching for 12 years.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:Cooperative learning, one-on-one individual learning, hands on activities, try to meet each child at their level.
  • Learning styles: Each child is different and learns in a way unique to them, and its my job to help foster their love of learning in a way that meets their needs.
  • Educational philosophy: All children have the ability to learn when you meet them at their level with a positive attitude, perseverance and a bit of fun.
  • Hobbies: Running, reading, singing (at church or jamming in the car), fluent in American sign language.
  • Fun facts: Spent a semester abroad in high school in Halle an der Salle, Germany. Enjoys playing the oboe.

1st Grade Teacher - Cami Stump

  • Position: First Grade Teacher
  • Email: cstump@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Florida State University, working towards Masters of Elementary Education at University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Background: Two years of experience teaching at the preschool level and one year teaching first grade at Discovery Point in Tampa, FL. One year under the wonderful Ms. Linden (kindergarten assistant teacher), and one year of first grade at Epiphany
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Collaborator
    • Facilitator
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Positive Behavior Support
  • Learning styles: A child's learning style is uncovered through careful observation and their styles are as unique as each child. Ms. Stump incorporates different teaching approaches through small group and one on one learning.
  • Educational philosophy: Children, especially at the primary level, are filled with a natural desire to learn and succeed. Through independent investigation, hands on learning, and attainable goals, they can discover a love of learning and success that will follow them throughout their lives.
  • Co-Curricular Involvement: Boy's and Girl's Swim Team Assistant Coach
  • Hobbies: Ms. Stump enjoys curling up with a good book, drinking lots of iced coffee, watching any film staring Audrey Hepburn, and cheering on the Florida State Seminoles.
  • Fun facts: Ms. Stump was a safari driver at Disney's Animal Kingdom. She has also performed as Princess Belle at children's birthday parties.

1st Grade Spanish Teacher - Paola Forigua

  • Position: 1st grade Spanish lead teacher
  • Email: pforigua@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Equivalent to a BA in Teaching with a major in English as a Foreign Language
  • Background: Sra. Forigua has taught English and Spanish as foreign/second language in grades K-6 for more than six years in Venezuela. She has been at TESGS for two years now.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Demonstration
    • Facilitation
    • Hands-On/ Cooperative learning
    • Group Work
    • Class Presentations
    • Primarily audio/visually focus
  • Learning styles: Sra. Forigua teaches her students using different approaches and methods to make sure every student needs are met. She loves to teach language through songs, chants, and educational games to engage students and make learning more fun! She always incorporates visual resources as well to help convey meaning.
  • Educational philosophy: Sra. Forigua makes sure to establish good relations with her students in a friendly and encouraging environment. She believes every child has some much to offer and they are capable of learning so many things that she challenges her students everyday with formal and informal assessments. She tries to personalize learning to make it more meaningful and memorable.
  • Cocurricular involvement: Sra. Forigua has participated in the Twin Rivers Reading Association Reading Fun Day reading books in Spanish and English to kids of the New Bern community.
  • Hobbies: Sra. Forigua enjoys baking, dancing any kind of music but specially latin and zumba, watching drama and romantic movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
  • Fun facts: Sra. Forigua participated in a salsa casino contest for beginners some years ago. She has taught Spanish online to people from USA, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, and France.

1st Grade Teaching Assistant - Kathleen Diamadi

  • Position: Kindergarten Teaching Assistant (English)
  • Email: kdiamadi@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology from University of New Hampshire. Combined Bachelor's and Master's of Science from D'Youville College in Occupational Therapy.
  • Background: Pediatric Occupational Therapist for Craven County Schools and owner of OT Kidz.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
      • Demonstrator/Modeler
      • Collaborator
      • Facilitator
      • Hands-On Learning
      • Special experience teaching children who learn outside of the typical box
  • Learning styles: After 15 years working with children who have all levels of special needs, I approach each child as an individual.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Diamadi seeks to create a learning environment that supports all learning styles.
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Diamadi enjoys tennis, hiking, kayaking, beach combing, travel and reading.
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Diamadi is a Boston native who has lost the accent but remains an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

2nd Grade Teacher - Lisa Whittaker

  • Position: 2nd Grade Teacher (English)
  • Emaillwhittaker@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BA in Education from Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts—Magna Cum Laude; MS in Child Development, Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Background: Mrs. Whittaker has been teaching for over 24 years. At The Laurel School in Brewster, Massachusetts, Mrs. Whittaker worked with a variety of students from preschool and early elementary grades, as well as having served as the Director of the Early Childhood Program. She also operated an independent child care business from her home in New Bern before returning to the classroom in 2012.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Open discussion
    • Demonstration
    • Facilitation
    • Plentiful Personal Feedback
    • Hands-On/ Cooperative learning
    • Group Work
    • Class Presentations
    • Seizing Teachable Moments
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Whittaker believes that children learn best when information is presented in a variety of formats. Some children love to participate and answer discussion questions posed to the group. Others prefer written or artistic avenues to assimilate their knowledge. All students need time to think, ponder, and process new information. Class discussions, initiated by open-ended questions, inspire young minds. Cooperative group work can greatly benefit those students who may need assistance; this type of learning is an effective tool, and it also strengthens peer relationships. Mrs. Whittaker believes that it is the teacher’s role to discover the strengths and optimum learning strategies for each student. In her many years of teaching, Mrs. Whittaker has found that multifaceted projects help meet the needs of most students.
  • Educational philosophy: The core of Mrs. Whittaker’s educational philosophy centers around the belief that each student is worthy of love and each child’s well-being matters. In her classroom, Mrs. Whittaker sees it as her job to discover what is special about each child; then she works with her students to bring out the best in them. Each child’s individuality needs to be honored, nurtured, and cherished. As an educator, Mrs. Whittaker earnestly tries to bring joy, excitement, and positive energy into her classroom on a consistent basis. Her educational toolbox is ever evolving because she wants to keep learning fresh and productive for herself and her students.
  • Cocurricular involvement: Mrs. Whittaker has been involved in grade level Drama Activities, Odyssey of the Mind Coach, and most recently she was part of a team responsible for the securing of a federal grant from the US Fish and Wildlife Federation which led to the creation of the Epiphany Monarch Way Station and Rosalyn Carter Butterfly Trail gardens. Mrs Whittaker was also awarded a local grant from the New Bern Women’s Club to enhance the existing Carla Dowler pond area. It is her intent to involve students and other interested parties with these projects on an ongoing basis.Mrs Whittaker is also a member of the Twin River Reading Association and is the school Representative.
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Whittaker loves to garden, feed birds, and tend to her backyard pond. She loves the beach, hiking in the woods, and being outside. She also enjoys yard sales, thrift stores, and finding interesting items on the cheap!
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Whittaker has driven across the country with her family three times and has been to every state. She’s also an Top-Rated e-Bay Seller, and she manages an online store for all her yard sale treasures.

2nd Grade Teacher - Adriana Sanchez

  • Position: 2nd Grade Teacher - Spanish Immersion
  • Email: asanchez@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education:
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  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Collaborator
    • Facilitator
    • Provide Personal Feedback
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Primarily Audio-Focused
    • Primarily Visually-Focused
    • Notation of Academic Growth
    • Fostering Social Interaction
    • Independent Projects
  • Learning styles:
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  • Hobbies:
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2nd Grade Teaching Assistant - Sonya Thurman

  • Position: 2nd Grade Teaching Assistant
  • Email: sthurman@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Attended Greensboro College, Bowie State University, and Shenandoah University- Bowie State
  • Honors: Oakville Elementary Teacher of the Year, nominated as North Carolina Baptist Weekday Preschool Teacher of the Year
  • Background: Special Education Teacher (Pre-kindergarten through Fifth-Grade), Pre-School Teacher, and Library Assistant
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Demonstrator/Modeler
    • Collaborator
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Primarily Visually-focused
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Thurman makes her lessons accessible to all students by constantly varying the activities attached to her lessons. She teaches to the student, altering her style based on the needs of the class.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Thurman believes that all students are unique learners who need a stimulating atmosphere. She also feels that teachers should always be motivating their students to want to learn more. Students should also feel safe to respond during class.
  • Hobbies: Outside of school, Mrs. Thurman cultivates her passion for creativity by reading and baking. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her family.
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Thurman is continually searching for pieces of Gone with the Wind memorabilia to add to her ever growing collection.

3rd Grade Teacher - Leigh Healy

  • Position: 3rd Grade communication skills and writing teacher
  • Email: lhealy@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BA in Elementary Education from Wake Forest University; MA in Reading Education from Appalachian State University; Academically/Intellectually Gifted Certification from East Carolina University
  • Background: Over ten years of experience teaching 2nd through 5th grade.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Demonstrator/Modeler
    • Facilitator
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Provide Personal Feedback
    • Class Presentations
    • Group Work
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Healy presents the content of her lessons using researched based best practices. The content is delivered in mini-lessons followed by an activity where all students participate. These include hands-on word work games, group book talks, and collaborative writing assignments. She is mindful of the learning differences of the students in her classroom as she plans lessons to engage all students. As she facilitates class discussions, group projects, and writing conferences, she offers prompt and specific feedback to help children be successful in the classroom.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Healy creates a community of learners and gives each student a voice. Her ultimate goal is for students to apply the concepts presented in the classroom and become independent thinkers. She hopes to instill a lifelong love of reading and reads aloud to her students everyday!
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Healy enjoys cooking and reading a good book. She adores her dog, Deac, and spending time with her family on the river.
  • Co Curricular involvement: Lower School Odyssey of the Mind coach
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Healy once did some hang gliding over the Alps.

3rd Grade Teacher - Cindy Williams

  • Position: Third Grade Teacher- Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Emailcwilliams@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • Background: Twenty-seven years of experience in Elementary Education, mostly in Craven County Schools, teaching all grade levels. Served as a mentor teacher for several years and for the last three years before retiring from NC Public Schools, Mrs. Williams has been a STEM Lab Facilitator.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    1. Inquiry-Based Learning
    2. Collaborative Groups
    3. Hands-on
    4. Whole class
    5. oIndependent work
    6. Authentic Tasks
    7. Primarily Visually Focused
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Williams believes that children learn best when presented information in a variety of ways that plays on their strengths. Collaborative teams allows for students to practice leadership, communication and problem solving skills. Authentic tasks let students see the real world connections to what they are learning.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Williams believes that all children can learn and want to learn, if they are in an environment where they feel that they can take risks and their opinions are valued. It is also important to show students the “how” and “why” of learning.
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Williams loves to play golf, DIY, and spend time at Cape Lookout.
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Williams was on the flag team at UNC-CH and marched in the Peach Bowl Parade.

4th Grade Teacher - Kimberly Kelly

  • Position: 4th Grade Math & Science
  • Email: kkelly@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from East Carolina University; Certification in Special Education
  • Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University; Teacher of the Year at H. B. Sugg Elementary, Farmville, North Carolina, in 1998; Nominated Teacher of the Year for Craven County 2005
  • Background: Special Education Teacher for five years; Fourth-Grade Teacher for eleven years; Pre-K teacher for five years
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Demonstration
    • Collaboration
    • Facilitation
    • Plentiful Personal Feedback
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Class Presentations
    • Primarily Visually Focused
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Kelly incorporates different learning styles by using a variety of teaching methods, using as much visual, auditory, tactile, and movement exercises as possible to connect her students to a subject. Through informal and formal assessments, Mrs. Kelly adjusts her teaching to make sure that students are learning the material.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Kelly’s educational philosophy of teaching is to teach in a caring, family-style way in an organized classroom where the students are working toward academic goals. She believes that working in groups during the learning process is very important to better prepare students to be able to work with others.
  • Co-curricular involvement: Science Olympiad
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Kelly loves reading, being active in her church, working on home projects, and spending time with her family.
  • Fun fact: To her surprise, Mrs. Kelly once let her kids get a rat as a pet!

4th Grade Teacher - Laura Smith

  • Position: 4th Grade Reading, Language Arts, & Social Studies
  • Email: lsmith@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MS in Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Background: Mrs. Smith has taught kindergarten and first and fourth grades in public schools, as well as preschool ages birth through Pre-K
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Lecture Based
    • Demonstration and Modeling
    • Delegation
    • Facilitation
    • Plentiful Personal Feedback
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Class Presentations
    • Balances Audio, Visual, and Kinesthetic Lessons
  • Learning styles: Mrs. Smith presents information in auditory, visual, and kinesthetic models. She structures lessons and lesson plans so that students incorporate all three modes of learning and cognitive skills.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Smith believes that children learn best by doing; thus she promotes a great deal of active learning in her classrooms. Mrs. Smith is a self-described Piagetian Constructivist.
  • Cocurricular involvement: Outdoor Science Club Advisor
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Smith enjoys doing sign language, word puzzles, and math problems. She also loves to read, garden, and cook.
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Smith has been bitten by a snake. She’s also climbed the tallest mountain, sand dune, and lighthouse on the East Coast all in one summer. Can you name the state with all three? (Hint: it’s ours!)

5th Grade Teacher - Mark Krcmar

  • Position: 5th Grade Math & Science
  • Email: mkrcmar@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BS in Social and Behavioral Science from Penn State University; Master’s in Education from Arcadia University
  • Honors: Master’s in Education with Honors, Kenan Fellowship finalist, HCAT Lewis and Clark Expedition Awardee
  • Background: District Special Education Liaison at Craven County Schools, NC; Math and Science Teacher and Special Education Teacher at Craven County Schools, NC
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Socratic Method
    • Demonstration and Modeling
    • Facilitation
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Group Work
    • Cooperative Learning
    • Lab Experiments and Activities
    • Math Games and Activities
  • Learning styles: Mr. Krcmar incorporates a variety of different learning styles into his classroom by using a cooperative group structure. He tries to use hands-on learning whenever possible through lab experiments as well as math and science activities and games.
  • Educational philosophy: Mr. Krcmar believes that all children can learn if teachers are willing to meet them at their level and help them move forward from there. According to Mr. Krcmar, to educate children is to build the pyramid of their lives; they cannot reach the pinnacle without a strong base.
  • Cocurricular involvement: Elementary School Science Olympiad Coach
  • Hobbies: Mr. Krcmar loves the outdoors. When not teaching, he can be found boating, fishing, canoeing, camping, traveling, or cooking international food.
  • Fun facts: Mr. Krcmar retraced a portion of the Lewis and Clark expedition for ten days by canoe. He also collects international and regional cookbooks, and he has collected and read—from cover to cover—nearly 100 of them.

5th Grade Teacher - Heather French

  • Position: 5th Grade Reading, Language Arts, & Social Studies
  • Email: hfrench@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Holds a BA in English from Birmingham Southern College
  • Holds a MS in English Education from Florida State University
  • Holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership; Gifted Education; Educational Technology from College of William & Mary
  • Board certified behavioral analyst
  • Classroom experience teaching middle grades English
  • Published several novel study guides

Grades 3-5 Spanish Teacher - Carolina Bautista

  • Position: Grades 3-5 Spanish Teacher
  • Email: cbautista@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: My degree is in Preschool Teacher.
  • Background: I have been teaching by more than 8 years, 6 of them in Colombia and the rest in United States at The Epiphany School.
  • Preferred methods of teaching: One of the methods I like to use when I am teaching is through the projects where students are engaged with the class. Learning a second language might be tough, but it needs some fun. Additionally, Spanish class has some requests such as reading and writing with interesting topics for students.
  • Learning styles: Making thinking posible: In order to help students to verbalize their thoughts, students are encouraged to think what they see or hear before they express what they think. It helps to develop their own process of think and speak.
  • Visual and verbal production: Most of the activities planned for the class, include visual and/or verbal pre-activity with the purpose of providing and receiving information well.
  • Educational philosophy: As an educator, I consider that students are great helpers of my own learning. Students always give the nature of their knowledge, and I can help them to guide through the process of learning with my own knowledge. Activities are always oriented to have fun, but also to be significant learning.
  • Hobbies: I love using my free time being with friends, shopping, chatting, riding my bike, eating in a nice restaurant or just being at home with a cup of coffee and reading a book.
  • Email: cbautista@epiphanyglobalschool.org

Visual Arts Teacher - Jodi Tomboulian

  • Position: Visual Arts Instructor, Elementary School: Art 2
  • Email: jtomboulian@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education: BS in Math and Art Education from Western Carolina University; NC Licensed in: Art for K–12, Mathematics for 6–12, and Social Studies for 6–9.
  • Honors: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society; Art Chairperson at Piedmont Open Middle; Math Chairperson at Piedmont Open Middle; 2003 Finalist for the World Affairs Council of Charlotte Scholar Program; Duke Energy Outstanding Educator Award; Charlotte Hornets Educator Recognition Award; Wachovia Ben Craig Outstanding Educator Award; Arts and Science Council Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Background: Mrs. Tomboulian has been teaching since 1980. She has taught Visual Arts, Language Arts, Mathematics, Computer Programming, Social Studies, Self-Contained Classrooms, and After-School Enrichment.
  • Preferred methods of teaching:
    • Lecture Based
    • Demonstration and Modeling
    • Facilitation
    • Plentiful Personal Feedback
    • Hands-On Learning
    • Primarily Visually Focused
  • Learning styles: To address students’ varied learning styles in her classroom, Mrs. Tomboulian varies the delivery of the instructional material. She utilizes lectures, teacher demonstrations, handouts, YouTube videos, slideshows, white boards, and SMART Boards. She also facilitates class discussions. She encourages note taking and labeling of diagrams, and she always loves a good question.
  • Educational philosophy: Mrs. Tomboulian believes that the learning atmosphere of a classroom should be creative. She tries to foster a safe space where students can learn from their mistakes and grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. She strives to help instill the joy of learning in her students, so that students become lifelong learners who seek to find beauty in the world. Mrs. Tomboulian models an enthusiastic attitude, a genuine interest in learning new things, and a continuous desire to address the needs of her students.
  • Cocurricular involvement: Elementary School and Upper School Art Club Advisor, National Art Honor Society Advisor
  • Hobbies: Mrs. Tomboulian loves arts and crafts, Chinese culture and arts, and Chinese Chess. She is a member of the Twin Rivers Art Association (TRAA) and actively participates in church and missions.
  • Fun facts: Mrs. Tomboulian has petted a panda bear in Chengdu, has seen the Terracotta Soldiers in Xian, and has flown over an active volcano in Hawaii. She was also a former foster parent to eight teenage girls—one of whom she formally adopted and three others whom she unofficially adopted.

Physical Education - Addrian Rhodes

  • Position: Lower School Physical Education
  • Email: adrhodes@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Education:Appalachian State University; BS: Recreation Management concentrating in Outdoor Education, Minor: Psychology. Pursuing a degree in M.A.Ed. program concentrating in Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Was a certified USPTA tennis instructor for over tennis years running summer camps and youth programs.
  • A former team member of YMCA Camp Sea Gull/ Seafarer. Leading youth trips, teaching hands on boating skills, climbing skills, and much more.
  • Preferred Methods of teaching are: Facilitator, Hands on Learning, Demonstration and Modeling, Group Work
  • Goal: Through the use of cooperative games my goal is to have all students engaged and actively participating in a fun and safe learning environment.
  • Favorite Quote: When I hear I forget, When I see I remember, when I do I understand. (Confucius)
  • Interesting Facts: Has completed 3 Outward Bound trips. Including a 45 day instructor coarse; Has been Ocean Racing sailboats with a former America's Cup Skipper.