This will be Chad’s third year serving as principal at HCS. Chad has his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Evangel University, with a Minor in Biblical Studies. He also has his Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Central Missouri. He is a Harrisonville native, and has a heart to see the school make an impact in our community.
Assistant Principal/ Public Relations
Kelly has served as a teacher, board member, and volunteer at the school over the years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, as well as a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. This is her third year serving as Assistant Principal.
Preschool Director/ Level 2 Preschool Teacher
Cindy Payne has 25 years experience in early childhood classrooms. She taught at Kinder Kastle from 1998-2007 & returned ini 2017 as the Level 2 teacher. Cindy will be teaching the Level 2 preschool students, and serving as the director of Kinder Kastle.
This is Candice's second year in the front office at HCS. She brings several years experience to this role having worked previously as an Administrative Assistant. She is excited to serve the students and families at Harrisonville Christian School.
HCC Youth Pastor/School Chaplain
Brian is the youth pastor at Harrisonville Community Church. He has his B.S. in Criminal Justice with a double minor in Psychology and Sociology from Southwest Baptist University. Brian also graduated from Drury University Police Academy in 2006 and worked in law enforcement from 2006-2010. He was a corporal on the force and worked with the DUI program, Special Response Team, & Drug Enforcement Task Force. He also taught the DARE program.
Preschool - Level 1
Jennifer brings over 20 years of early childhood experience to the HCS/KK staff. She has served at HCS in several teaching/aiding roles over the years and will be the Level 1 teacher for preschool again this year.
This year is Gail’s 20th year in early childhood education. She served as a teacher/director for our Kinder Kastle from 1991 to 2004, and returned to HCS in 2017. Gail will be serving as our kindergarten teacher this coming year and is excited to bring her many years of experience into the classroom.
Michelle will be beginning her fifth year at HCS. She taught as the 5th Grade homeroom teacher before she moved to first grade during the 2017-2018 school year. She graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement. She has taught in various levels from preschool to 6th grade in both public and Christian schools including home schooling her own children part-time.
Stacy came to HCS in 2009 and taught 13 years beforehand at public and Christian schools. She received both her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and Masters of Arts in Reading Education from UMKC. She has taught in most grades over the years, including third grade for three years. She is excited to return to the third grade classroom again this year.
Kim has 28 years of teaching experience in Christian schools. She took a few years off from teaching, but missed being in the classroom. She has her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education & Special Education from Central Missouri State University. She taught 2nd grade her first year back to HCS. This will be her 2nd year in the fourth grade classroom at HCS.
Katie Dyer is a veteran teacher who retired in 2014 from Midway Schools. She misses the classroom and the kids, and is ready to get back into the classroom full time! Ms. Dyer has her Bachelors of Science in Education with a Major in Social Sciences and a Minor in Math from Southwest Baptist College. We are thrilled to have Katie serve at HCS this year!
6th Grade Homeroom/Math/ ELA
Kayli is a graduate from Northwest Missouri State University and brings 5 years of teaching experience to HCS. She is an alumni of Harrisonville Christian School and is a graduate from Harrisonville High School. This is her first year teaching at HCS.
7th/8th Grade Team
Hanna is a graduate from the University of Central Missouri with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. She is a Harrisonville native, loves middle school, and is excited to serve her third year at HCS!
7/8 Grade Team
Judy brings over 25 years of teaching experience with her to HCS. She has her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis in History from Calvary Bible College. She also has a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Calvary. Judy will be teaching History & ELA this year.
Carla Simpson is beginning her third year teaching Art classes at HCS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from Southwest Baptist University.
This will be Rhonda's first year teaching Music at HCS. She has been teaching at In the Light Performing Arts Studio and out of her home for the last 12 years. Rhonda loves the arts and she loves children! We are excited to have her on the HCS Team this year!
This is Jane's third year at HCS. She brings over 30 years of teaching experience to our band program. Jane has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Central Methodist College, and a Master's degree of Music in Tuba Performance from UMKC.
Library / Digital Skills
Davette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from UMKC. She has served as the Cass County Public Library Youth Services Coordinator since 2014. This is her third year at HCS.
Traci has served in several volunteer positions through the church and school over the years. She has worked with elementary students through her previous position as the director of Children's Ministry. Traci has also worked with middle/high school students in her church youth groups. She taught physical education at HCS before she started her family & is excited to begin her 2nd year back at HCS in this position.
Ginger attended Baker University and received her BS in Elementary Education and Psychology with a Minor in Chemistry, Math, and Biology. This is the first year that we will be offering a new service called L.E.A.P. (Learning Enrichment Activities Program). Ginger will be serving as the director for this new program to challenge the needs of our HCS students. We are thrilled for Mrs. Holden to serve in this new capacity.
Student Support Services
Janelle has a dual degree from the University of Nebraska; Elementary Education and Special Education (K-9). She is a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist through the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD). Janelle worked 2 years in a public school elementary SPED resource room & 2 years as a 3rd-5th grade Christian school classroom teacher. Janelle has also worked 10 years as an Educational Therapist at Summit Christian Academy. For the past 5 years she has had an Educational Therapy private practice in Harrisonville.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She taught second grade for two years at HCS, 6th grade Communication Arts for one year at Harrisonville Middle School, and counseled for thirteen years at McEowen Elementary School.