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Academy Faculty & Staff

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Michelle Kelly, Head of School | Education Administrator

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Nick Kelly, Dean of Upper School | Logic & Rhetoric Teacher

I am a passionate teacher with a special interest in history and social studies. I began teaching at TOFA in the 2022-2023 school year. I have bachelor’s degrees in both History and Business Administration from Liberty University, but I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and work to continue my own education every chance I get. My wife and I have a passion for travel and try to visit new countries every year. Above all, I strive to inspire a love of learning in each student I work with. 
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Diane Livingston, Dean of Operations & Academics

I was raised in Fairview and graduated from A.C. Reynolds in 1994 with a Teaching Fellows Scholarship to Appalachian State University. After graduating from ASU, I went on to teach in public high schools in central NC for 12 years, earning my Masters Degree along the way. I co-founded Commission Leadership Academy, a UM school in the Raleigh area, in 2014 and spent 3 years as an administrator and teacher at CLA until the Lord called me to move back home to Fairview with my family. In 2018 God led me to Trinity of Fairview to assist in starting the Academy, where I have served as the Director since the school opened in 2019. I am grateful to have 3 amazing boys and honored to be married to my high school sweetheart, Daniel.
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Carter Payne, Dean of Lower School | Special Education/SIT Coordinator
I am an Asheville, NC native! I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2014 with degrees in General and Adapted Special Education K-12 and a minor in Psychology. I taught in the public school system for many years before taking time off to stay at home with my own children. Upon returning to the education field, I was passionate about teaching biblical truth with excellence in academics, in a small classroom environment, but deep down...I really wanted to homeschool my own children! Trinity of Fairview Academy was the answer to prayer I had long been searching for as now I get the best of both worlds! I have been married to my husband, Kyle, since 2015. We have two beautiful children, River and Emmerson, who attend the academy as well. In my free time I enjoy traveling to our family beach home in Venice, Florida as well as coaching softball and being an active member of my gym community! 
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Janice Bennett, Fifth Grade Teacher
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Andrea Burroughs, Logic & Rhetoric Teacher
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Sara Calloway, Kindergarten Assistant
Hello, my name is Sara Calloway and I have worked in the education field for the last 18 years.  My first experience in education was working as the Preschool Director for Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church.  From there I moved to Fairview Elementary School serving as an Assistant Title One teacher.  I believe during this time God was preparing me to serve Him in my current position here at Trinity of Fairview Academy.  I love teaching at TOFA and being able to not only shape young minds, but more importantly to share the truth of God's word and His love for us with my students.  I believe my favorite class would have to be Math.  I was recently able to attend the Singapore Math instruction class this summer and it has been wonderful sharing these strategies with my students.  Being at TOFA has truly been a blessing to my life.
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Summer Corral, Third Grade Teacher
My name is Summer Corral. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and began my early career teaching second grade; quantum leap gifted grades fourth and fifth.  I earned my Master's Degree in Reading Education, becoming a Title I Reading Coach.  After three years as a Reading Specialist/ Literacy Coordinator and obtaining a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, I served as an Assistant Principal and Higher Education IMPACT (Instructor Magnifying Potential and Cultivating Transformation) Instructor.  A period of time was dedicated at home with my family.  Transitioning to Trinity of Fairview Academy has been beyond a blessing, allowing me to continue having quality time at home with my four amazing children, husband, and being a caretaker of my mother.  
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Patti Curtis, Grammar School Assistant
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Fred Forester, Logic & Rhetoric Teacher | Drama Teacher
Hello I am Fred Forester and I am a Logic & Rhetoric Teacher. I currently teach 6th grade Math, Pre-Algebra 7, Bible, Science, STEM, and Drama/Theater! I have a Bachelor's Degree from Columbia Bible College, and am a candidate for a Master's Degree in Education from Columbia International University. I have taught school and coached sports for many years at various locations around Western North Carolina. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, coaching and refereeing, reading, model rocketry, and enjoying music (choral, guitar playing, Irish penny whistle).
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Sherry Guice, School Nurse
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Andrew Hamaker, Latin Teacher
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Tammy Harris, Kindergarten Teacher
I have taught both in public and private schools for 30 years. I have been married for 35 years with two amazing daughters and two incredible son-in-laws. I love to teach and watch our youngest generations excel and thrive! Teaching is truly an honor and I am so grateful to our Lord that He has allowed me to do this for so many years. 
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Vandora Henderson, Grammar School Assistant
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Corrie Honeycutt, Administrative Assistant
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Cheryl Lewis, Music Teacher

I am a music educator from Black Mountain, NC.  I am currently teaching music part-time at Trinity of Fairview Academy and serve as Operations Manager for the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra. I earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mars Hill University, have my National Board Certification in teaching, and completed Orff-Schulwerk Certification at Appalachian State University.  I enjoy playing flute in the Asheville Community Band and piano at First Baptist Church Swannanoa. 

Pam Lewis, First Grade Teacher

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Emily Marlowe, Logic & Rhetoric School Math & Science
My name is Emily Marlowe. My husband, Brandon, and I have two sweet boys Asher and Theodore. I previously taught high school math in Buncombe County but am blessed to be here working with your kids in middle/high school math and science!
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Kelly Marlowe Physical Education Teacher

Mallory Middleton First Grade Teacher
Hi! My name is Mallory Middleton and I've always wanted to be a teacher. I've lived in almost every Southern state and studied Elementary Education and Psychology at Wheaton College. My husband (Tommy) and our kids (Maisy and Cutler) and I have loved living in the Asheville area for almost three years. We have been amazed watching the Lord bless our lives since placing us here! 

Karen PughKindergarten Teacher
My name is Karen Pugh. I am a native of Buncombe County with 29 years of teaching experience at Fairview Elementary School.  I am passionate about fostering a classroom environment where each student can grow academically, spiritually, and socially. I am excited to build a partnership with parents to make their child's first year of school a wonderful experience. 
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Ashley RhodenFourth Grade Teacher

Lauren Sapoch, Art Teacher
I grew up in Shelby, NC and my husband and I moved to Hendersonville seven years ago to be closer to all the outdoor activities we love.  We have twin daughters who are in kindergarten this year.  We attend Biltmore church where I teach the preschool class on Sunday mornings.
I graduated from UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Art Education and I have a master's degree in Art Education from ECU.  I have taught art for 10 years and have experience teaching all ages from preschoolers to adults. I also assisted with the drama program at a high-school in Cleveland County for two years.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach art and drama at Trinity of Fairview this year.  
My personal hobbies include spending time outdoors with my husband and twin daughters, working on DIY home projects, and creating things to sell on my Etsy shop. 
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