Central Holmes Christian School is excited about the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
The Trojans are looking forward to more success in the classroom and on the playing field.
Chris Terry was recently hired as the new head of school at CHCS. Terry, a 1992 Kosciusko High School graduate and retired teacher, coach and administrator with the Kosciusko School District, served as assistant head of school last year. Terry brings 26 years of education experience to his new position, and he said he is excited about leading his great staff and student body during the upcoming school year.
Terry said he has “an excellent, highly qualified staff returning from last year,” and he was able to fill four positions with faces familiar to the Kosciusko community.
Heather Barrentine will be teaching K3, Anne Land will be teaching first grade, Debbie Howell will be teaching second grade, and Amanda Philley will be running the computer lab for elementary students and an ACT prep class for ninth graders.
Emily Cheatham is moving from the computer lab to the K4 classroom, and Chelsey George will be replacing long-time CHCS art teacher, Andi Frank.
Beth Cook will utilize her areas of certification to teach various junior high and high school classes, Lindsay O’Reilly will be heading up the school’s Alumni and Friends campaign, and the day care will be led by Alex Taylor and Kelsie Price.
Returning educators and coaches at CHCS are: Melissa Brannon, elementary art and library; Nikki Edwards, girls’ athletics and elementary PE; Jo Vaughn, elementary music; Joy Donald, K5; Regina Weeks, third grade; Cathy Murtagh, grades 4-6; Melaine Melton, grades 4-6; Sheryll Murtagh, grades 4-6; Sherron Bevill, social studies; Connie Carnes, ELA, speech, dual credit; Paula Collins, Spanish, sciences, CC prep; Melanie Davis, computer technology, seventh grade math, accounting; Jean Hughes, grades 9-12 English and drama; Caleb Joiner, boys’ athletics; Bobby Land, archery; Rusty Miller, softball; Doralyn Killebrew, grades 9-12 science; Cody Thomas, advanced math; Greg Watkins, AD and boys’ athletics; Mitch Womack, history and head football coach; Denise Wright, math grades 8-11; and Christi Morgan, counselor.