Christine Schulker – Head of School
Christine Schulker, M.A, Ed., has nearly thirty years of experience in public and private education, both as an administrator and teacher. Gaining a variety of valuable educational perspectives from her instruction in Virginia, Texas, Delaware, and Florida, she is enthusiastic about bringing Covenant’s unique Charlotte Mason methodology into the delivery of the school’s quality Christian curriculum. Christine holds a valid Virginia teaching license for all grade levels K-12 and as Administrator Principal in the state of Virginia. She and her husband David have been married for 37 years and are the parents of two married children, and four grandchildren. Christine attends Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her precious grandchildren ages 3 and under.
Anne Haupt -Administrative Assistant
Anne Haupt joins Covenant with many years of administrative experience in both school and church settings. She has a Bachelors Degree in History from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a Certified Professional Secretary. She and her husband Warren have been married for 27 years and are the parents of two children, an adult son and a daughter attending James Madison University. Anne attends Williamsburg Community Chapel and in her spare time enjoys reading, knitting, birding and spending time with family.
Carolyn Griffith – Spiritual Life Director and Form II Teacher (Grades 1-2)
Carolyn grew up in Knoxville, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee. She met and married her husband, Dennis, at her home church. Dennis and Carolyn have been in the pastoral ministry for 23 years and have served in churches in Mississippi, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Carolyn’s husband, Dennis, is currently the lead pastor at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. They have three children: adult sons, Andrew and Matthew, who reside in East Tennessee, and daughter, Rebekah, a student at Randolph College in Lynchburg. Throughout her adult life, Carolyn has held a variety of titles: stay at home mom, homeschool mom, reading intervention teacher, and elementary teacher, teaching Kindergarten and then First Grade at a local Christian School. Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, cooking, refinishing antiques, gardening, and walking around Colonial Williamsburg.
Jennifer Blue – Academic Advisor
Jen Blue and her husband have 4 children (Joshua, Caden, Hannah and Adelaide) that will attending Covenant next year. Jen has a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Jen has 5 years of experience homeschooling her children in addition to years spent teaching in public school. Jen’s family moved to Williamsburg 8 years ago when her husband separated from the Air Force. The Blues are active in Williamsburg Christian Church. Jennifer is very excited to be joining the staff at Covenant Christian School!
Shirley Timmer- Fine Arts Director
Shirley Timmer’s father was a career serviceman in the United States Air Force and she has lived in various states throughout her childhood. She graduated from high school in Tokyo, Japan and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her bachelor’s degree in history. She began her working career as a print journalist for the Ann Arbor News. She has a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Arts-also from the University of Michigan. A move from Michigan to Colorado in the late eighties brought many changes in her life. She changed her career ambitions to education and captured her future husband, Carl, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received a primary certificate in Montessori education from the Montessori Western Teacher Training Program in Garden Grove, California in 1991. The Timmers moved to Williamsburg, Virginia twenty-two years ago. It is here that they homeschooled their four children: John, Libby, Tesia and Stephen, for almost a decade. Shirley trained for her Virginia State teaching license through the Old Dominion University Career Switcher Program in 2012. She worked as a Christian educator for Williamsburg Christian Academy from 2005 to 2015. The subjects she has taught include: middle school English and history, high school pre-AP English, art K -8, and high school United States history. In the spring of 2015, she sat in the living room of CCS current principal Christine Schulker and prayed about joining a team to establish Covenant Christian, a Christ-centered, Charlotte Mason inspired school. Since that time, she has been serving the families and staff of CCS in any capacity her talents are needed. This 2017-18 school year she will be teaching art, English, handcrafts and assisting the elementary teachers in an intervention reading program.
Jeri Field – Music Director
Mrs. Jeri Field attended high school in her home state of Ohio and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa. She has taught in early childhood education as well as music in Christian schools both in Ohio and Virginia since graduating in 1984. She and her husband Jeff, have two children, attend Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, are members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and reside in Newport News.
Kelly Hart Thames – Form 1 Kindergarten Teacher
Kelly grew up on Long Island and received her BA in History and Education from Adelphi University in New York. She is the mother of three children. Her oldest daughter, Caroline, attends the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Her son, Thomas, is a local high school student and her youngest daughter, Samantha, attends Covenant Christian School. The family attends Liberty at York River Church. Before starting a family, Kelly worked for the Education Department at Historic Mount Vernon and later became an Archives Technician for the National Archives. Kelly also spent time homeschooling her children over the years. Most recently, Kelly taught history enrichment, preschool, pre-K, and art at other private institutions in the Williamsburg community. Kelly feels blessed to be the Kindergarten teacher at Covenant Christian School. After many years of experience teaching various age groups, Kindergarten is her heart’s work. Besides spending time with her family, Kelly enjoys traveling, reading, knitting and Bible studies.
Raquel Proctor – Form III (Grades 3-4) Teacher
Raquel is a Williamsburg Native. She married a long time friend, Daniel, who she met in middle school. They have been married for 13 years and have two children (Hannah 12 and Chris 9). Raquel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University. Raquel was teaching 4th grade for 3 years, prior to coming to CCS. Her passion for Christian education is rooted in her personal experiences from attending a private Christian school herself. She and her family attend Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. She loves spending time with family and friends, reading, photography, running, baking, and cooking.
Sam Maxwell – Form IV (Grades 5-6) Teacher
From Kansas City, MO. I have lived in Williamsburg for the last 11 years. I am married (10 years) and have three children (Isaiah, Gabriel, and Nyiah). I went to a private Christian school for my elementary education, and was homeschooled during middle and high school. I spent 18 years in the business world, working for Starbucks, Cintas, and Wells Fargo before answering the call to teach full time. I have a bachelors degree in education from Liberty University, and I am currently working on my masters in middle and high school education. I have pursued many hobbies over the years, including rock climbing, ballet, fencing, and playing the bass guitar.
Eunice Clark – MS/HS Math and Science Teacher
Eunice Clark graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Ateneo de Davao University located in Mindanao, Philippines.. The summer after she graduated, she tutored a student in Math and liked it which prompted her to pursue an Education Degree to be able to teach. With 5 years of teaching experience, she was hired by a public school in North Carolina. This is where she met her husband, Ben, and they moved to West Point in 2008 after they were married. Mrs. Clark teaches middle school and high school Math and Science and is also the student council sponsor. They have two kids, Nethan and Sofia, who are currently students at CCS. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Mathematics through the University of West Florida. On her free time, Mrs. Clark loves to read books, go to the beach, watch movies, and travel.
Mabel Barrett – MS/HS Bible and History Teacher
Mabel Barrett was born in Dominican Republic and raised in Florida. She grew up in the home with her Spanish-speaking mother, sister, and grandparents. Mabel attended American schools, where she was educated in English, while being immersed in Spanish at home. She learned to read Spanish from reading the Bible, and later learned to write it. Mabel graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She worked in geriatrics, teaching caregivers, both family and employees, about Alzheimer’s disease and how to care for someone suffering from this disease. Mabel met and married her husband in Florida and settled into Virginia over 11 years ago. They have resided in Williamsburg for most of those years. Mabel and her husband have two children, one of whom attends Covenant Christian School. Mabel enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, crafting, singing and going to the movies. She and her family are active members of Williamsburg Christian Church where they work with children in Kidz Connect.
Jessica Koupal – MS/HS History and Government Teacher
Jessica Koupal grew up in Ogden, Utah where she met and married her husband, Nate Koupal. Soon after they married in 1996 they moved to Richmond, Virginia where their twenty-year journey in the Coast Guard began. Together, they are raising three children, two of whom (Grey 9, Alden 12) attend Covenant Christian as third and seventh grade students. Their oldest son, Kleigh, is a student athlete attending the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. While moving all over the United States, supporting her husband’s career, Jessica was active in volunteering and serving her community in Utah, New Mexico, Michigan, Washington, and North Carolina, before returning to Virginia. Jessica graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Public Administration and a minor in Political Science. She has a passion for politics and has worked on a number of campaigns in several different communities. Jessica has been teaching History, Geography, and Government classes to Middle and High School students for over five years in Williamsburg. When she is not in the school serving students she can be found cheering on her children as they swim on a year round USA swim team in Richmond. Jessica feels blessed to serve as Curriculum Coordinator for Covenant Christian School.
Alison Liggin-MS/HS English, Language Arts, Bible Teacher
Alison is an Alabama native and attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. There she received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and her M.Ed in Community Counseling. After finishing graduate school in 2001, she moved to Columbus, Georgia to begin her counseling career in residential treatment for adolescent females and practiced as a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia for 7 years. Alison and her husband Fred have been married for 13 years and have one son (Ian, age 8). After serving together in campus ministry in both Georgia and Texas, they moved to Williamsburg in 2010 for Fred’s current role of lead pastor at Williamsburg Christian Church. Alison spent the last year and a half working as a reading recovery tutor at James River Elementary and has a love for reading, photography, Auburn football, playing basketball with her son, and drinking coffee with her husband.
Priya Monsi – Director of Development
Priya Monsi, mother of two and wife of one works as a part-time math teacher and Director of Development at Covenant. Priya was born and raised in Ras-Al-Khaimah, U.A.E. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and worked as a software developer in Chennai, India before moving to the U.S. Priya has served in leadership roles and in ministries in various capacities. She was the United Methodist Women’s chair for Mt. Vernon Methodist Church in Toano for a few years. She loves serving the Lord and helping people. A memorable person from her life is her Ammachy (grandmother)- a woman who has inspired her to pray and trust the Lord in everything. When not working, Priya enjoys taking walks, hiking outdoors, shopping and cooking.