Elementary Department

Mrs. Nicole Maurer

Kindergarten 4 | Years of Experience: 1 | Years at HCS: 1

This is my first-year teaching at Heritage Christian School. I’ve been working with children my whole life; I was basically born into it as a pastor’s daughter! I love children, and it fills my heart with joy to watch them grow and learn. I am married to my best friend and blessed to be the mother of five beautiful daughters (all of which attend Heritage Christian School). I enjoy reading, baking, shopping, and spending time with my family. I believe that children are our future, and I look forward to joining the faculty for the 2021-2022 school year.

Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

Miss Marissa Corley

Kindergarten 4 Aide | Years of Experience: 1 | Years at HCS: 1

I am so excited to be working in the K4 class at Heritage this year. I have lived in Ohio all of my life, graduated from Heritage Christian School in 2017, and attend Cleveland Baptist Church. For the past four years I have been a nanny to three kids. I have been working with children in different ministries since I was old enough and I feel that working with kids is one of my strong suits. I can not wait to see how the Lord uses us to grow these little ones.

Hebrews 12:1 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us."


Mrs. Holly Lawn

Kindergarten | Years of Experience: 9 | Years at HCS: 9

I felt called to teach when I was a senior at Heritage Christian School! I knew from working in ministries that I had a passion for children. It was as an adult that I went back to school to finish my education. My favorite part of teaching is when you see the light bulb click on in their head! I love the expression on the student’s face and celebrating small accomplishments with them! My husband and I have one daughter who is a student at HCS and two older daughters that are students at PCC. My favorite hobbies are reading, cooking, and making my home cozy.

I Timothy 2:20-21 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work."

Mrs. Amy Hoffman

Kindergarten | Years of Experience: 20 | Years at HCS: 20

I'm the wife of Doug Hoffman and a mother of four. I love gardening, reading, and being outdoors. My favorite part of teaching is the opportunity I have each day to impact young, moldable lives. I love watching the growth, academically and spiritually, in a child. It’s exciting to see the change and excitement as they grasp a new concept and develop a love of learning.

Proverbs 16:21 “…and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.”

Isaiah 40: 26 “Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.”

“Be a lifter, not a leaner!”


Mrs. Kat Farley

1st Grade | Years of Experience: 4 | Years at HCS: 4

Teaching is a joy for me.  I love getting to know the students and their families.  First grade is a wonderful time of transition as you grow into “big” little kids.  I want our class to be a home away from home for my students, and a place you will look forward to coming to every day.

I attended Hammond Baptist High School and was inducted into the National Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American High School Students.  I graduated with honors from Hyles-Anderson College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

I have been happily married to my best friend for 17 years.  We have three children: Kit (11th grade), Ethan (8th grade) and Phoebe (3nd grade).  I love to read, spend time outside, and teach!


Mrs. Jessica Perkins

1st Grade | Years of Experience: 6 | Years at HCS: 1

From an early age, I knew that I wanted to be an elementary teacher. After graduating from high school, I went off to West Coast Baptist College where I obtained my bachelor's degree in elementary education. There I also met my wonderful husband Mr. Perkins who teaches history here at HCS. We have been happily married for eight years and have a beautiful daughter named Felicity Joy. I have taught both kindergarten and 2nd grade and absolutely loved them both. I am thrilled for the opportunity and privilege to teach 1st grade here at HCS. 

“Today is a great day to learn something new.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”


Miss Erica Suplita

2nd Grade | Years of Experience: 16 | Years at HCS: 16

I have felt the call to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. After graduating from college in 2005, the first grade position opened, and I was able to return to Heritage to teach. A few years ago, I moved to second grade. I love when my students love to read and work hard to learn new concepts. I love to travel and spend time with my family, especially my niece and five nephews.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”


Miss Christa Johnson

3rd Grade | Years of Experience: 10 | Years at HCS: 4

I am excited to teach third grade because of the excitement and desire to learn exhibited by the students.

I was born in St. Augustine, Florida. My parents adopted me when I was 8 months old, and I moved to Pensacola, Florida. Because my dad was in the military, I lived in Michigan, Maine, and Indiana until we moved to the Azores Islands of Portugal to be missionaries when I was 12. In 2004, the Lord moved us to Okinawa, Japan. I am the baby of the family, and I have an older brother who died in a car accident when he was 24.

I was homeschooled for most of my life, but I graduated from Hyles Baptist Academy while I was living in Okinawa, Japan.  Since I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a teacher.  Instead of playing house, we played school, and I was the teacher.  Being someone who helps nurture children to become what God wants them to be is a rewarding ministry.



Mrs. Loraine Frost

4th Grade | Years of Experience: 36 | Years at HCS: 32

I’ve always wanted to be a Christian school teacher. It is a joy to see students learn new things. I especially love to teach Bible, Language Arts, and History. It’s wonderful to see children grow spiritually as well as academically. Larry and I have two children, Thad and Alisa, as well as five lovely grandchildren. I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, scrapbooking, and singing in the choir.

I Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Psalms 16:11 “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”


Mrs. Tina Mallory

5th Grade | Years of Experience: 10 | Years at HCS: 6

It is amazing how God orchestrates events in our lives. Before I had children, I worked for Cleveland Public Schools. I loved every minute of it; it was my mission field. My husband, Jason, and I were blessed with four handsome boys. I was thankful I had the opportunity to stay at home with them for twelve years. All four boys are enrolled in Heritage Christian School, and I love that our boys grow spiritually and academically. Now that I am a teacher at Heritage Christian School, I have found my new mission field! I am so thankful that the Lord placed my family here to serve and minister to others.

Psalm 62:5-8
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”



Mr. Steven Jaggard

6th Grade | Years of Experience:  8 | Years at HCS: 4

I attended HCS from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. After graduation, I attended West Coast Baptist College where I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Immediately following graduation, I married my wife, Hannah. Together, we have four children.

I love seeing the lightbulb go on when a student is understanding. I love developing relationships with students that hopefully allows them to see that serving God is a joy and privilege. I love knowing that my time is not wasted, and I am making a difference in the lives of my students.

I am excited to teach sixth grade because it was such an influential grade in my own personal life. I also want to have a positive impact on my students' lives as they prepare for their teen years.