Marti Hutchison – Head of School
Marti and her husband settled in Williamsburg nine years ago, after serving as missionaries in Kenya. Marti has both a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in Curriculum Development and Educational Supervision. Marti brings both public school and homeschool experience to her position at Covenant, having homeschooled her five children for the past twenty years and having taught gifted education in public schools prior to that. She served as Children’s Ministry Director of her church here in Williamsburg for two years and actively participates in the ministry of her church. She enjoys travel, hospitality, interior design, and learning new things. Marti’s three school age children attend Covenant.
Carolyn Griffith – Spiritual Life Director and Form II (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.
Jessica Koupal – Curriculum Leader and MS/HS History and Government
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.
Priya Monsi – Director of Development and Part-time Teacher
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.
Raquel Proctor – Form I (Kindergarten)
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.
Carol Paige – Form III (Grades 3-4)
Carol grew up in a Navy family, moving every 2 years. However, Hampton Roads became her home 21 years ago, after getting married. She has a Master’s degree in social work and was employed as a school social worker before being called to the mission field. She and her family served for 7 years in the South American country of Paraguay. While there she had the opportunity to serve in 2 Christian schools. She initially served in a social work capacity, but eventually transitioned to teaching both a 2 and 3-year-old preschool class and 3rd grade.
After 7 years in Paraguay, Carol and her husband felt God calling them in another direction. They are temporarily back in the Newport News/Williamsburg area to raise financial support and prepare for ministry in Spain. As part of that preparation, she is pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University.
Carol’s experiences in Paraguay and at Regent have given her a passion for Christian education. She is excited about the opportunity to teach in the Form III class at Covenant Christian School. Both of her children also attend CCS.
Sam Maxwell – Form IV (Grades 5-6)
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.
Mabel Barrett – MS/HS Bible and History
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.
Eunice Clark – MS/HS Math and Science
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.
Sharon Davidson – MS/HS Language Arts
Sharon Davidson is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Masters degree from Northwestern University. Sharon also spent one year at the University of Bath, England where she studied classic English literature. Sharon has enjoyed a successful career in banking, but has always been committed to sharing God’s word with women and children. She has studied at the New York School of the Bible, served as a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship for many years and has taught and mentored middle school girls as part of church ministry. Sharon is an avid photographer and travels extensively which feeds her love of literature, art and cultural studies. Sharon and her husband Karl are active members at the Williamsburg Community Chapel.
Mrs. Lien Day (Fine Arts Director)
Lien Day graduated cum laude from Covenant College, atop of Lookout Mountain, GA, where she not only studied art but also the Charlotte Mason philosophy. Lien now resides in Williamsburg with her husband of one year, who recently received his M.Ed in Counseling from the College of William and Mary. Lien enjoys homemaking, designing, handmaking cards, playing volleyball, helping others, and working with children. She believes children are to be taught as image-bearers of God and seeks to use creativity to stimulate imagination in students as they connect with ideas and develop a love of learning. Lien is excited to use her creative gifts to serve others and empower the children’s understanding of service to the community around them.
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.
Jennifer Blue (Assistant to the Head of School)
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!