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About Epiphany


Faculty & Staff

The testimony of our faculty speaks volumes about our environment. The school is a richly supportive environment for students. We provide a challenging academic program, and many consider the depth and breadth of the global studies program to be one of the school's greatest strengths.IMG_0513.jpg

The leadership at the school champions our faculty’s individual approaches to teaching and mentoring. We encourage our teachers to develop their own educational styles as they strive for excellence, and support their efforts in professional development.

At The Epiphany School of Global Studies, 60% of our current faculty members have advanced degrees, many of which were earned at prestigious universities such as:

  • The University of Virginia
  • Davidson College
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • Bates College
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Johns Hopkins University 

30% of our faculty members have lived and worked abroad for months or years at a time, and the vast majority have traveled abroad to countries around the world. Many have also earned degrees abroad, at universities in:

  • Colombia
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Venezuela
  • Costa Rica
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Sweden

The Epiphany School of Global Studies provides a unique opportunity for teachers to learn, grow, and thrive alongside students. Our supportive staff, creative freedoms, and engaged students make The Epiphany School of Global Studies the ideal environment for anyone who loves children and who loves to learn. We are proud of our diverse faculty members’ skills and abilities.

Administrative Staff

Executive Assistant - Molly Ostmann

  • Position: Executive Assistant
  • Email:mostmann@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Alma Mater: Clemson University
  • Favorite TV show: SV Delos on YouTube
  • Favorite movie: When Harry Met Sally
  • Favorite band/musician: Van Morrison
  • Favorite book: 14,000 Things to be Happy About
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Favorite thing to do on your day off: Spending time with family on the water 
  • Fun fact: Molly is a former US Powerboating Instructor, she held a Merchant Mariners Captain's license for 15 years, and has eaten at the oldest restaurant in the world. 
  • If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take one item with you, what would it be? EPIRB
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    Molly grew up in South Carolina and attended Clemson University, where she earned a BA in Psychology.  She spent her summers at Camp Seafarer, where she met her husband, which also brought her to New Bern.  She started at Epiphany as a First Grade Teacher's Assistant and then moved to serve as the Administrative Assistant and worked at the Lower School for nine years. 

    Molly is excited to now be on the Trent Campus to continue working with students, families, and staff on their journey at Epiphany, helping others see what a special place this school is, and keeping alumni connected and engaged in the Epiphany community. at


Administrative Assistant to the Lower School - Jessica Phelps

  • Position: Administrative Assistant to the Lower School
  • Email: jphelps@epiphanyglobalschool.org
  • Background: ant BA in Education from University of North Carolina - Wilmington, and worked as a 6th grade teacher and preschool teacher before joining the Epiphany family.
  • Hobbies: Jessica enjoys going to the beach, bike rides downtown with her family to get a Pepsi from the fountain, and practicing yoga.
  • Fun Facts: 
    • Jessica realized she was afraid of heights climbing Angels Landing in Utah.
    • She has walked 30 miles in 3 days for a fundraiser.
    • Mario Kart is her favorite Nintendo game. 
  • Favorite Place She has Traveled: Ocracoke and Victoria, Canada.

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