Meet the Faculty

The faculty of Northside Christian School desire to see children learn and grow in their knowledge of God and His universe.


I'm so pleased at the hard work and commitment of Northside teachers and staff! They go way beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend this school. — NCS Parent



School Nurses

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Deubner, Candy
School Nurse

Mrs. Deubner graduated from Riverside White Cress School of Nursing and then received her BSN from Bob Jones University. After several years of hospital nursing, she accepted a position at Worthington Family Physicians where she has been employed for 44 years. For the past 20 years, Mrs. Deubner has enjoyed being on staff at NCS where she loves working with the students and staff! She has been married to her husband, Dick, for 50 years and they are the proud parents pf 2 children, both NCS grads, and have 4 grandchildren.

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Vanderwarker, Deanna
School Nurse

Deanna Vanderwarker graduated with her BSN in 2000. Although she has been a nurse in a variety of healthcare fields, her favorite is pediatrics. She currently works part-time for NCS & substitutes as a nurse in one of the local public school districts. She has 3 children at NCS.

Student Support Services

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Norris, Angela
Student Support Advocate, Lower Elementary

Ms. Norris graduated from Northland International University in 2009. She has moved to Columbus from Buffalo, New York, where she has taught for 10 years in the lower education department. Ms. Norris is currently working toward her Master’s of Education degree in Teaching and Learning and is excited to use her newly attained skills and training to serve students in unique ways.

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Smith, Nicole
Student Support Advocate, Intermediate Level

Mrs. Nicole Smith is a 1998 Bob Jones University graduate with a B. S. in Special Education. Prior to joining the NCS faculty in 2017, Nicole taught at Inter-City Baptist School near Detroit, MI, and Bob Jones Elementary School in Greenville, SC. She and her husband, Dave, have five children and are actively involved in Westerville Bible Church.

Preschool Faculty

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Hacker, Luanne

Mrs. Luanne Hacker graduated from The Ohio State University majoring in Elementary Education. She has taught 2nd grade, 2nd and 3rd combined, and Kindergarten. Her service at Northside began in 1980.

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Reagan, Marcie
K4 Teacher

Mrs. Marcie Reagan graduated in 1986 from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Speech Education and a minor in English. She began teaching at Northside in 2004. She served as a substitute teacher in Michigan and Ohio. Her favorite verse is I Corinthians 10:31. 

Preschool Aides

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Bryant, Maria
K4 Aide

Mrs. Maria Bryant is a NCS parent and a member of Calvary Bible Church. Along with her role as a K4 Teacher’s Aide at Northside Christian School Maria serves teaching the Primary children’s class on Sunday mornings and the Pre K-K children’s program on Wednesday nights at Calvary Bible Church. Maria’s favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 2:2.

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Golden, Vanessa
K5 Aide

Mrs. Vanessa Golden is a graduate of Appalachian Bible College where she met her husband, Nathan. She is also an NCS parent and member of Providence Church in Westerville.

Lower Elementary Faculty

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Haines, Joy
2nd Grade

Mrs. Joy Haines graduated in 1983 from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College with a B.S. in Bible and another B.S. in Secondary Education. Her service at Northside began in 2000. She had previously taught at Faith Baptist Christian School in St. Paul, MN. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8. 

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Hill, Anne
3rd Grade

Mrs. Hill graduated from Geneva College in 2015 and has most recently worked as a teacher at Grace Early Childhood Center. Mrs. Hill has been married for 5 years to Wes Hill, who is an NCS graduate! Mrs. Hill has also served on staff at Peniel Bible camp for over 15 years.

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Norris, Linda
1st Grade

Mrs. Linda Norris has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Northland Baptist Bible College. She taught for three years before she became a stay-at-home mom. During her 17 years at home with her five children she kept her passion to teach fresh through a home tutor business. In answer to her prayer, God put Linda back into the classroom in 2005. After two years God provided a teaching position at Pioneer Christian School in Dunbar, WI. During her five years at Pioneer she had the privilege of teaching first and second grade as well as mentoring college students preparing to teach in their own classrooms. Psalm 78:5-7 are some of her favorite verses. 

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Yorty, Beth
4th Grade

Mrs. Beth Yorty has been in education for eight years, five of which have been in fourth grade. She is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University with an Elementary Education degree and Reading Certification. She has three grown children who attended NCS during their high school years. She has also been actively involved in children’s ministries at Calvary Bible Church for over 20 years.

Intermediate Faculty

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Faieta, Elaine
K-7 Technology Teacher

Mrs. Elaine Faieta began teaching at Northside in 2015. She is a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Education. Previously, she taught at Calvary Baptist Academy in Alabama and Liberty Christian Academy in Columbus. In addition, Elaine homeschooled her five daughters for many years. One of her favorite Bible passages is Lamentations 3:22-23.

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Klotzbach, Kaylie
Middle School Science

Ms. Klotzbach, or Ms. K. as she goes by in the classroom, graduated from Cedarville University in May 2022 with an emphasis in Education and Agriculture, as well as minors in Bible, Missions, and Psychology. She worked at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg, Ohio, for the past seven summers and has a true passion for camp ministry as well as a love for middle-school-aged students. 

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Payton, Adriana
5-7 Teacher

Mrs. Adriana Payton graduated in 2014 from Fairhaven Baptist College with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education with a focus in math and minor in music. Since then, she has taught math at the middle school level as well as teaching early preschool. Her favorite verse is Psalm 27:14.

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Richardson, Tricia
5-7 Grade

Mrs. Richardson graduated from Maranatha Baptist University in 2012 with a degree in English Education. She has teaching experience at the Middle School level, as well multi-cultural teaching experiences in China. Mrs. Richardson and her husband, Judd, are both NCS graduates, and have 4 children who are all now NCS Lions themselves!

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Trent, Julie
5-7 Grade

Mrs. Trent graduated from Commonwealth Baptist College in 2012 and has more than 14 years of teaching experience, including multi-cultural teaching experiences in both Japan and Romania.

Secondary Faculty

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Bitner, Josiah
High School Social Studies

Mr. Bitner is a 2022 graduate of Cedarville University. Before college, he and his family were missionaries in Togo and Niger, West Africa, where his parents are still residing. 

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Mayton, Jonathan
High School Math

Mr. Mayton graduated from Ohio Dominican University in 2012, where he then went to serve in a number of different ministry roles – one of which was NCS! Mr. Mayton is a well-loved and recognized face for many of our NCS students, as he extensively substitute taught at NCS in both short term and long term roles for over 2 years. Jonathan and his wife, Erin, have 2 children, who are currently attending NCS in the lower Elementary.

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Meyer, Jodi
English, Literature

Miss Jodi Meyer graduated in 1999 from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Public Relations Journalism. She was a student at Northside for 13 years and graduated in 1995. Her service as a teacher at Northside began in 1999. Jodi's favorite verse is John 16:33.

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Stout, Emily

Mrs. Emily Stout graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Multi-Age Spanish Education and a Minor in Bible. She has participated in study abroad programs and cultural immersion experiences, where she gained valuable communication skills and a great appreciation for Spanish culture. She student-taught in Quito, Ecuador. She is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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Troutner, Kim
Science Teacher

Mrs. Kim Troutner graduated in 1988 from Miami University with a B.S in Biological Science Education. After teaching for three years in Worthington she became a stay-at-home mom to raise her three children. Prior to NCS, she spent six years working for Worthington High Schools as a Special Education Aide and a Science Academic Assistant, tutoring all levels and subjects in science.

Secondary Bible Department

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Jury, Brad
11th & 12th Grade Bible

Pastor Brad Jury, the Secondary Chapel Coordinator and Junior & Senior Bible teacher graduated from Bob Jones University in 1999 and serves as the Senior Pastor of Providence Baptist Church of Westerville. His favorite Bible verse is Phil. 3.10. He also serves as the State Minister for the Capitol Commission of Ohio. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children enrolled at Northside.  

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Sipe, Hunter
9th & 10th Grade Bible

Pastor Hunter Sipe is an ordained pastor of 7 years and has ministered in Columbus, OH and Greenville, SC. He has a Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is currently planting Good Shepherd Bible Church in Blacklick. Hunter and his wife, Nikki, have three children: Finn, Shiloh and Louisa.

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Vanderwarker, Matt
7th & 8th Grade Bible

Pastor Matthew Vanderwarker is the senior pastor of Berean Bible Church in Dublin. He earned his B.A. in 1997 and his M.S. in 2004 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. In 2015, he earned an M.B.S. from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. Matt has 3 children at NCS.

Art, Music, Library, and PE Teachers

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Corey, Kathy

Mrs. Kathy Corey graduated in 1973 from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Art Education and a minor in English. Her service at Northside began in 1982. She had previously taught at Lanakila Baptist School in Hawaii, Maili Bible School in Hawaii, and School for the Deaf in Puerto Rico. Her favorite verse is II Chronicles 20:12b.

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Leach, Ron
Athletic Director, PE, Government/Economics

Mr. Leach previously served at NCS for 24 years, followed by 17 years at Columbus Academy.

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Maxwell, Jerry

Dr. Jerome Maxwell graduated in 1959 from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Music Education. He also received an M.A. in Vocal Pedagogy and additional studies in school administration in 1964 from The Ohio State University. His service at Northside began in 1984. He had previously taught two years at Johnson Park Middle School in Columbus, 16 years at Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, and was the Vocal Music Supervisor for Columbus Public Schools for seven years. His favorite verse is Psalm 16:8. 

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Rausch, Sarah
K-6 Music

Mrs. Rausch graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a bachelor's in music, piano, and voice. Following graduation, she worked as an actress at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA. She has been teaching children music through piano lessons, children's choir, Christmas pageants, and even taught at NCS for several years. She is married to Jason and is mom to two children. 

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Sipe, Brittany
Elementary & Middle School Art

Mrs. Sipe graduated from Bob Jones University in 2011 with a Bachelors in Art Education. She spent her first three years out of college teaching K3 here at Northside. She is wife to Quentin and mom to three children. Most recently, she served as the Children's Ministry Leader at Good Shepard Bible Church.