My name is Connie Stroud, and I am privileged to teach 3 year olds at the LLCA Cub Campus. I was born and raised in Texas in a Godly Christian home. Since being married to my college sweetheart, Dwaine, God has taken us to VA, SC, and AL. We have lived here in Athens since 2008, and I have been a preschool teacher since early 2010. We have three wonderful sons in high school and college – Nathan, Joshua, and Timothy. My prayer for them has always been that they would live their lives in such a way that they would receive every blessing God wants to give them. I pray the same for my students. My goal in teaching is to help children know how awesome God is and how much He loves them, so they could experience every possible blessing of God too. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4
Hello and welcome to Kindergarten at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy! My name is Sandra Pasqualotto, but everyone calls me Mrs. P. I have been teaching Kindergarten for 16 years and just LOVE it! I have taught in many different schools, but I have never felt as "blessed" as I do teaching at LLCA. I am originally from Pitttsburgh, Pennsylvania, but later moved to Clearwater, Florida. I attended Florida State University, where I received a BS degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I wanted to be a teacher since I was 7 years old and never wavered from my dream. Our family has lived in Athens now for 11 years. My husband David and I have been married for 21 years and have 2 children - Alee and Michael. Alee will be a senior this year at Clements High School and Michael will be in the 7th grade at LLCA. Our family attends Friendship United Methodist Church. I look forward to partnering with you in your child's education.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
My name is Velvet Holland, and I absolutely love teaching Kindergarten at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. I hold Bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Early Childhood from Athens State University.
I grew up in Madison and moved to Athens when I married 18 years ago. I am married to Chris Holland, and we have two wonderful children; Connor,14 and Lindsey,10, both attend LLCA. We are active members of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church.
I feel so blessed to be a part of Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. I look forward to working with the families and children each day.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
My name is Verona Hargrave, and it is such a privilege and a blessing to teach your children at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. Even as a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. However, I did not pursue a degree until later in life. I completely surrendered to God's will and obtained a degree in elementary education at Athens State University. He has blessed me by allowing me to teach at LLCA. My favorite Bible verse has sustained me through many uncertain days and trials: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. I look forward to what God has in store for me me and my students each and every day!
I currently live in Limestone County, where I was born and "raised". My husband, Mike, and I are members of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Both of us love to sing, and we are also members of the church choir. We have one son, Zachary, who attends the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Mike and I enjoy vacationing in the mountains and going to the beach.
My name is Debbie Holland, and I teach 1st grade at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. I was born in Denver, CO and moved to Alabama when I was 8 years old. I received my BS degree in Elementary Education from Athens State College in 1988. I taught Kindergarten at Johnson Elementary and Kindergarten through 2nd grade at Harvest Elementary before staying home with my daughters for six years. I am married to Greg Holland, and we have two daughters, Emma and Merideth. We live in Athens and attend First Baptist Church, where I teach preschool Sunday School and serve as Mission Friends Director and VBS Director for Kindergarten. I love to travel, shop, and go to the beach. Teaching has been my passion since I was a young girl. I am thankful to God for allowing me to teach at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy!
My name is Ginger Ward, and I teach 1st grade at LLCA Cub Campus. I am from the very small town of Bells in West Tennessee. I like to tell people the county I am from is so small and remote that it does not even have one red light! I have lived in Athens for the past eight years. I received my BS degree in Elementary Education from Martin Methodist College in 2006. This is my sixth year teaching. I am married to Kevin Ward, Pastor at Salem Springs Baptist Church, and we have three children, Riley, Eli, and Stellla Ruth. I love to read, sing, and have lots of fun! I am so blessed to be a part of the LLCA family!
"Shine like stars in the universe." Phil. 2:15
K-First Grade Music
Hello, My name is Heather Pressnell Smith, and I teach K3-1st music at "Mane" and "Cub" campuses. I was born in Decatur, and have lived most of my life in Limestone County. I attended Auburn University and Athens State. I am married to Jon Smith. Together, we have two beautiful children; Gabby is a junior at .UNA. Jude is 5 and is attending Little Lane TK this year. We are members of Sardis Springs Baptist Church where I lead the youth choir, and our women's' group My Mission.
I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, helping Jon coach soccer, anything where I get to be creative, and, of course, music! Music has been a part of my life from as far back as I can remember. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share the joy music brings me with your precious children. I truly believe God led me to LLCA, and can't wait to see all the little music makers!
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Bill Gildersleeve serves as the Maintenance Supervisor at the Den and Cub campuses. Bill enjoys the opportunity to serve the Lord by utilizing his wide range of abilities in keep everything on campus in wonderful working order. He also enjoys seeing his granddaughter and the other students growing in the Lord. He was born in Gary, Indiana and has four siblings. Bill has two children. His son is a veteran of the Afghan conflict. He attended Hammon Technical School in Indiana and was in the military for eight years when he recieved an honorable discharge. He currently lives in Anderson, AL, where he is a member of Bethel Baptist Church.