Elementary Team

Amanda Edgar : Kindergarten

Amanda Edgar


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Janet Fortenbery : Kindergarten

Janet Fortenbery


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Donna Mills : First Grade

Donna Mills

First Grade

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My name is Donna Mills, I was born and raised right here in Rocky Mount.  I was raised attending church and also had the privilege to attend a local Christian school.  I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 12 and have been growing daily in my walk with Him.  I am very excited to now be a part of a Christian school in a different role.  I am looking forward to continuing to grow academically and spiritually as I lead your children.

I am married to my high school sweetheart Allen who is a pastor at a Baptist church here in Rocky Mount.  God has blessed us with 4 wonderful children, Cameron, Jordan, Logan and Aubrey.  I obtained an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in 2001.  I worked as a Radiographer and supervisor of Diagnostic imaging for the past 15 years.  I am very excited to be a part of NLCA and look forward to see what God has in store for us here.


Jessica Passmore : First Grade

Jessica Passmore

First Grade

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Amanda Anderson : Second Grade

Amanda Anderson

Second Grade


Linda Williams : Second Grade

Linda Williams

Second Grade

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Vickie Britt : Third Grade

Vickie Britt

Third Grade


Faithe Preston : Third Grade

Faithe Preston

Third Grade


Rene Smith : Fourth Grade

Rene Smith

Fourth Grade

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I was raised in a Christian home and brought up in a local church. I remained active in West Mount Baptist Church until I was married in 1988.  I was saved at the young age of seven and know without a doubt that I am a born again Christian.  I also am a very strong believer in prayer.  I know the power of prayer and have seen prayers answered.  I also understand the importance of Bible study and realize the Bible still has messages for us today.

Growing up I was very active in church.  As a child I participated in Sunbeams, GAs and Acteens.  I was very active in the youth group as a teenager.  I served as a counselor at GA camp at Chowan College and also two years at Camp Mundo Vista.  I have also taught Sunday School, GAs and served as the VBS director.  I strongly believe that we have the responsibility of sharing God’s love with others.  I presently attend Parkwood Baptist Church and serve in the capacity of “media Personnel.”  I feel very strongly that there is a place for everyone to serve, you just have to have a willing heart.

I have been married to my best friend for 29 years.  We have three children, Nikki, Ryan and Kim.  I also have three grandchildren, Haley, Shyanne and Malorie.  I believe family is very important and enjoy being involved in family activities.

Teaching is my passion.  I retired from the public school system after teaching 31 years.  I have experience teaching grades Pre-K – 8. I have a Masters in Elementary Education and a Masters in Media Library Science.  I am excited about starting my 34th year teaching and look forward to teaching at New Life Christian Academy.  I considerate a privilege to work in an environment where you can talk about God without the fear of repercussions.


Brian Vaughn : Fifth Grade

Brian Vaughn

Fifth Grade