High School Team

Alyssa Rau : Ninth Grade Homeroom

Alyssa Rau

Ninth Grade Homeroom

Alyssa Rau attends Grace Baptist Church in Louisburg, NC where her father is the Pastor and her two brothers serve.

Her favorite thing about teaching is watching a child understand the concepts and being able to lead children to Christ. 

Alyssa was saved at age 12 and enjoys serving God with her husband.

alyssarau@newlifeacademyrm.com

Heather Hardwick : M.S. Keyboarding & H.S. Physical Education

Heather Hardwick

M.S. Keyboarding & H.S. Physical Education

Heather attends Englewood Baptist Church where she signs in the ASL ministry, works in the children's ministry, and on the set-up team.

She has been married to her husband, Billy, for 15 years. They have 2 sons.

She enjoys encouraging students to learn.

Heather was a "good" person growing up, but she realized that something was missing in her life. Through the witness of others in her late teens, she found the need for a personal relationship with Jesus. Since that day, she has been serving the Lord as she teaches children and comes alongside families.

heatherhardwick@newlifeacademyrm.com

Curtis Baggett : Eleventh Grade Homeroom/Athletic Director

Curtis Baggett

Eleventh Grade Homeroom/Athletic Director

Curtis attends Church on the Rise where he volunteers in the youth ministry.

He has been married to his wonderful wife, Melissa, for 18 years. They have 4 children.

His favorite part of teaching is being able to share the love of Jesus and seeing how each child grows not only academically but also spiritually.

Curtis accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. Every day, he is thankful to the Lord for the many blessings he receives. He is grateful that Christ's grace is abundant and His mercies are new each and every day. Curtis looks for ways to share the Gospel at every opportunity.

curtisbaggett@newlifeacademyrm.com

Kenny Lee : Tenth Grade Homeroom

Kenny Lee

Tenth Grade Homeroom

Kenny attends Harvest Church where he is the Senior Pastor.

He has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 22 years. They have 3 children and 1 grandchildren.

His favorite part of teaching is building relationships with students and making impacts in their lives for the cause of Christ.

Kenny grew up in church, but it wasn't until he was 19 that he gave his heart to Christ. Since then, he has committed his life to God and following Him as He leads.

kennylee@newlifeacademyrm.com

Carmen Price : Twelfth Grade Homeroom

Carmen Price

Twelfth Grade Homeroom

Carmen attends the Gold Valley Church of God of Prophecy and is the State Youth Director for NC Church of God of Prophecy.

She is married to Christopher, and has one daughter, Abygail, who attends NLCA.

Her favorite thing about teaching is connecting with the younger generation and seeing them grow in the Lord. She also loves seeing them grasp concepts they did not understand before.

God has brought Carmen far in life, and she is thankful He is not done with her yet. Her goal is to grow in him everyday.

carmenprice@newlifeacademyrm.com

Kim Winstead : High School Art

Kim Winstead

High School Art

Kim has lived in the Nash County area her whole life.

God sent her wonderful husband to her when she was twenty-three years old. They have worked together with kids through Boy Scouts.

She has worked with public school until God blessed her with what she calls “the best job she's ever had other than being a nanny."

All her life, she wondered why God gave her such a “mixed” bag of talents. Now that she is at NLCA, she knows why. Kim thanks God every day for giving her the opportunity to love all the children. Each one is a blessing in their own way, and she  feel very blessed that she would be allowed to teach children about God’s artistic beauty in everything around them.

kimwinstead@newlifeacademyrm.com

Melissa Barbour : Elem. Music, H.S. Spanis, H.S. Health, & M.S. Band

Melissa Barbour

Elem. Music, H.S. Spanis, H.S. Health, & M.S. Band

Melissa attends Englewood United Methodist where she is the choir director and pianist.

Her favorite part of teaching is building relationships with students and learning as she teaches.

Melissa accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a child when she was praying with her mom before bed one night. She has had the honor of leading each of her children to the Lord in the same way. She has always been active in church, especially in music. God gives her hope and a thirst to know Him more every day.

melissabarbour@newlifeacademyrm.com