Amanda Bell, M.Ed.
Administrating Instructor – Upper School

Amanda Bell teaches 5th/6th grade grammar, literature and history as well as informal and formal logic classes.  She serves on Redeemer’s administrative team as the administrating instructor for grades 5 through 12. Mrs. Bell has served as an instructor of logic, grammar, and literature since 2002. Her experience includes facilitating admissions and serving as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. She holds an International Baccalaureate Diploma from Armand Hammer United World College, a B.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Trevecca Nazarene University and has held various ACSI certifications.

Lisa Carlton, B.S.
Administrating Instructor – Lower School

Lisa Carlton teaches Redeemer’s smallest friends, our kindergarten class. She also serves on Redeemer’s administrative team and heads up our after school care program. Lisa has had a variety of teaching and administrative experiences during her 25+ years in education, with the majority of those experiences in a classical, Christian school setting. Lisa holds a B.S. in elementary and special education from M.T.S.U. She loves to spend time with her three grown children and her two grandchildren.

Leigh Francis, M. Ed
Lower School Instructor

Leigh Francis teaches Redeemer’s 3rd and 4th grade class. Mrs. Francis has thirteen years of teaching experience, ten years as a third grade teacher, one as an educational assistant, and two as a first grade teacher. She has a BS in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Middle Tennessee State University.  Mrs. Francis is the proud mother of her and her late husband Greg’s two children, Ellen and Stephen, who both attend Redeemer.

Karen B. Maynard, P.S.M., Ph. D.
Upper School Science Instructor

Karen Maynard teaches 3rd-12th grade science. After completing bachelor of science degrees in both biology and psychology from Martin Methodist College in 2006, Dr. Maynard continued her education at Middle Tennessee State University where she earned a masters degree in professional science with a specialization in biotechnology and a doctorate in Molecular Bioscience. Dr. Maynard holds ACSI certification and comes to us with 3 years of instructing experience from MTSU.

Darla Tucker, B.S.
Lower and Upper School Instructor

Darla Tucker teaches Introductory Latin for Redeemer’s 3rd-4th grade through Latin II for high schoolers. Mrs. Tucker attended Millsaps College and came to Redeemer with experience teaching Latin at all three stages of the trivium. Darla and her husband George have three children, Hannah, Wesley and Will. Mrs. Tucker is excited to work with Redeemer’s Latin program and to expand our participation in the Tennessee Junior Classical League.

Ben Nolen, B.S.
Administrating Instructor – Upper School

Ben Nolen teaches upper school humanities. His courses include both the logic stage Omnibus class and the rhetoric stage Omnibus, rhetoric, and senior thesis. A graduate of Western Kentucky University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ben was pastoring a small church in South Carolina when he began to feel the Lord calling him toward ministry in the classroom. He recognizes the unique value of the classical model as a vehicle for training students not only in academic subject areas but in developing a Christian worldview.

Carol Reeder, B.S.
Lower School Instructor

Carol Reeder teaches first grade at Redeemer. Her years of experience as a classical Christian home school educator have equipped her well to serve RCA’s first graders.  The Reeders have two daughter, both of whom attend RCA, and attend New Vision Baptist Church.

Brittany Johnson, B.S.
Upper School Instructor

Brittany Johnson teaches 5th & 6th grade history, upper school math, and formal logic.  She has several years of experience teaching a variety of subjects at a homeschool tutorial. Mrs. Johnson and her husband have one son who attends Redeemer.