Faculty and Staff



Elementary Teachers

Becky Vassar, PreK4/Director of PreK

I live in Woodbury TN with my wonderful husband Mike.  We have four amazing kids, Hailie, Taylor, Nick, and Eli.  We attend Woodbury Church of Christ where I served as Director of Woodbury Day School for several years.  I am very excited to now be a part of the Boyd Family.  I look forward to serving the children and families here.  My hobbies include camping and fishing with my boys and shopping with my girls!

Rebekah Milligan, PreK3 

I am from Dunlap, TN, but have moved to McMinnville with my husband, Drew Milligan.  We attend at Corinth Church of Christ, in DeKalb County, where he preaches.  I enjoy playing the piano and occasionally teaching it.  I was a babysitter for several years with an in home daycare, taught several children's Bible classes, and had a small preschool with my mom.  I highly look forward to teaching my students about how God works in this world and can't wait for the year!

Regina Merriman, Kindergarten

Hello! My name is Mrs. Regina Merriman. I am excited to be joining the FC Boyd Christian Family during the 2018-2019 school year as the kindergarten teacher.  My husband, Jimmy, and I are residents of Cannon County and members of Woodbury church of Christ where Jimmy serves as an elder. I have been an educator in the Cannon County School System for forty years and have taught first through fifth grades. For the past twelve years, I was the pre-kindergarten coordinator. In my free time, I love to read and play with my grandchildren. While at FC Boyd Christian, I hope to help guide our smallest learners both academically and Biblically. We will spend our days learning and growing together. I am so excited to begin my new adventure at Boyd in August! 

Stephenie King, 1st Grade

Mrs. Stephenie will be joining our family this year as our first grade teacher.  We very much look forward to having her on board and can't wait for an amazing year with her!

Donna Newby, 2nd Grade 

I graduated MTSU with a BS degree in Elementary education and teach 2nd grade.  I have taught for 22 years and 20 of those have been at Boyd. I am married to Willie and we have been married for 32 years. We have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. We worship at Bybee Branch church of Christ in McMinnville.

Paula Henry, 4th Grade

I graduated TTU with a BS in Elementary Education. I taught fourth grade at Boyd for six years in the past and am very excited to be back. My husband Patrick and I have two grown daughters who attended Boyd for several years. We worship at the Findlay church of Christ in Sparta.

Melissa Reep, 5th Grade Co-Teacher

I am a native of Warren County. I graduated from TTU with a BS in Elementary education from MTSU with a masters in Adm/supervision. I have taught fourth thru eighth grades. I love being part of the Boyd family. 

Jeanette Rogers, 5th Grade Co-Teacher

Mrs. Rogers will be sharing 5th grade with Mrs. Reep this year and we are all very excited to have TWO amazing teachers with this class! I have two grandsons at Boyd and I am looking forward to being a part of this wonderful school and faculty. I have over 30 years experience in the teaching profession. My favorite hobby is to read a good book. 


Middle School Teachers

Andrew "Drew" Milligan, High School History & Middle School Bible

I received my B.S. in Secondary Education, Social Studies, from Tennessee Tech.  I am the minister for the Corinth Church of Christ in Rock Island. When not teaching, I enjoy history, preaching, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Abby Frazor, Middle School/9th Grade English & Language Arts

I am the middle school and 9th grade English Language Arts teacher at Boyd. I love teaching this age group. I graduated from MTSU with a bachelors in English and Secondary Education. I have taught English Language Art classes for six years, and this is my second year at Boyd. I attend Woodbury church of Christ. I have three children: McKenna, Aidan, and Meredith. 

Christi Love, Middle School Math/Science

I am a graduate of MTSU with a degree in elementary education.  I live in Woodbury with my husband Jimmy.  We have two children Autumn and Hawk.  We attend New Hope Church of Christ.  We were a homeschool family for many years, but both children are in college now.  I m very proud and happy to be a part of the Boyd Christian family and truly enjoy working with the students here. 

Sue Darby, Middle School History

My husband and I moved from the St. Louis Missouri area to Woodbury in August of 2012. Through the years, I have taught in both public and private Christian schools. Curtis and I have two wonderful children. Our son, Jeff and his wife, Sue, live in Ohio and our daughter, Laura, and her husband, Mac, live in Texas. We have ten fabulous grandchildren....which own my heart. 


High School Teachers

Chris Perry, High School English

I received my BA in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, after completing four years of studies at the University of Tennessee at Martin and graduating from the Memphis School of Preaching in 2002.  I have preached at the Hebron church of Christ for 10 years and have taught English, Bible, and Psychology at Boyd Christian for the past 5 years. When not teaching and preaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Danyelle, and my children Jordan (who is a student at Boyd), Cydney Jane, and Bennett. 

Curt Darby, High School Science

I live in Woodbury and attend the Woodbury Church of Christ.   I retired in 2011 after working in biology and chemistry for 50 years.  I have experience in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Clinical Microbiology, Antibiotic Research, Technical Training, Food and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, and Quality Control.  My wife is a retired elementary teacher and teaches at the Woodbury Day School.  I have taught biology at Lipscomb High School and chemistry at Ezell Harding Christian School. 

Lannie Burger, High School Math

My wife, Gay, and I have been married 40 years and have three children and 4 grandchildren (soon to be 5). You probably know one of my daughters, Jessica Akers, well.  We live on a Century Farm near Short Mountain. We worship at Woodbury Church of Christ where I serve as an elder. I have served on the boards of Short Mountain Bible Camp and BCS. 

I graduated MTSU with a BS and MS in mathematics and renewed my teacher certification a few years ago. I have taught several math courses ranging from 7th grade through college.  I developed software and computer systems for engineering applications at Arnold Engineering Development Complex for 37 years. I have an additional 48 graduate credit hours in math, computer science, and electrical engineering from MTSU and UT Space Institute. I hope I can help your child succeed in mathematics but mainly to serve God.

Lane Dix, Bible

I grew up in North East Arkansas, and served in the Air Force and Air National Guard for 12 years. I am a graduate of Memphis School of Preaching and Amridge University. I have been the preacher for the Mt. Leo church of Christ for the past 12 years, as well as teacher of Bible at Boyd Christian School for 5 yrs.  I have also served as chairman of the Bible Department for 5 years and vice-principal for 2 years.  I have been married to Pam for 28 years, and am the father of two daughters.  I am also the proud grandfather to Jacob and Abigail.  My hobbies include studying the Bible, theology and philosophy, as well as woodworking and gardening.

I strive to teach young people that Christianity is not just for "old people".

Robert Garibaldi, Spanish

I teach Spanish 1 & 2 at Boyd. I attended Motlow State Community College and Lipscomb University. I also attended the Nashville School of Preaching. I have preached at Iglesia De Cristo for 9 years. I enjoy watching my children play sports and enjoy playing them myself. I am married to Whitney and my children are Jayla(10), Myka(8), and Ryo(5). 

Shelley Rhoton, Librarian & Personal Finance/Economics

I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee Technological University in Business Administration.  I have been the librarian at BCS since 2005, and I also teach Personal Finance, Business Math, Algebra 1 & 2, and Economics.  My husband, Kevin and I have three children; Emma, Abby, and Jack.  We are active members at Central church of Christ.


Rotational Teachers

Judy Henson, Art

I am a farmers daughter originally from Manchester, Tennessee where I married John Henson.  We have three beautiful children; Christina, Catherine, Sheridan and three grandchildren.  John has been preaching while I graduated in 2010 from Middle Tennessee State University with a BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education.  I started studying at Chattanooga State C.C. working on a Commercial Art degree.  I enjoy teaching Art, sewing, creative cooking, gardening, and sharing these talents with children.  John and I serve at Dibrell Church of Christ.  I  have served in the school system all my married life from Nurses Aide, substitute teacher, teachers aide, title one co-op, and PTA chairman.  I am so blessed to fulfill a dream to be working with a Christian family at Boyd. 

Amanda Key, PE & Photojournalism

I grew up in Charleston, SC before marrying my husband Trent in August of 2008. In 2011, we both graduated from Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies (formerly known as East Tennessee School of Preaching). We moved to McMinnville, where my husband is the minister for the Mt Leo church of Christ in 2013. Having graduated from a small private school similar to Boyd, I was so excited to live in a town with a wonderful Christian school. I began working along side of them right away. I love being around the kids and watching their beautiful faces light up with excitement while learning. 

Melissa Brock, Music

I am in my fifteenth year working at Boyd Christian School. I have served in different roles through the years and am happy to be back to my previous position as elementary music teacher. I love the opportunity of working with so many students in various grades that this position provides. I have an AS degree. I am married to Jamie Brock, and we have two sons, Philip and Jamison. Both of my boys started attending Boyd in pre-k. Philip graduated in 2016 and is now attending Freed-Hardeman University, and Jamison is in the 11th grade. We attend the Church of Christ at Bybee Branch where Jamie serves as a deacon. I love being with my family and supporting my boys in school and sports.


Office Staff

Jessica Akers, Principal

I graduated from Lipscomb University in 2005 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Education.  I taught in the Cannon County School System and was Cannon County Teacher of the Year before coming to Boyd with my children, Clayton and Anagail.  My husband, Tim, and I worship at the Woodbury Church of Christ and are very active in the Education Department there.  We strive to instill in our children a love of God and a love of learning, and we have a deep love for Boyd Christian School.  As a family, we enjoy camping, playing tennis, and video games!  I am greatly blessed to be in this role and will always be dedicated to doing what is best for the children of Boyd Christian School. 


Deitra Dunlap, Guidance

Mrs. Deitra will be returning to her previous role here in the Guidance Office for the 2018 school year.  We are thrilled to have her back full time and greatly look forward to a wonderful year with her!

Regina Mullins, Business Manager

I am from Woodbury, TN.  My husband Danny and I have four children – Derrick (Brandy), Dustin (Paula), Tabitha (DW) York and Stephanie Mullins.  We have 2 grandchildren – Bradyn & Raylynn.  I am beginning my second year as Business Manager here at Boyd Christian School.  Our daughter Stephanie is beginning her fourth year here at Boyd. We attend New Hope Church of Christ. I enjoy spending time with my family, helping others, reading and the beach.

Dawn Key, Cafeteria Manager

I am originally from Indiana. My husband Kevin is the minister at the East End Church of Christ in McMinnville. We have two grown children. I have worked in the cafeteria at Boyd Christian School since 2010.

Jennifer Moore, Secretary 

My name is Jennifer Moore and I am the secretary at Boyd. I am married to Scott Moore and we have 3 sons; Travis, Trevor, and Taylor. We also have 1 grandson, Jaxson. My family attends Rock Island Church of Christ . Scott is the youth director and also a deacon.  I enjoy doing church youth activities, mission work, camping, and spending time with my family. It is a privilege to work at Boyd Christian School with great students and faculty.

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