Elementary Department

Mrs. Holly Lawn

Kindergarten 4 | Years of Experience: 7 | Years at HCS: 7

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 two amazing daughters who are students at HCS and one older daughter as a student 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. Amanda Goodman

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

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Mrs. Amy Hoffman

Kindergarten | Years of Experience: 18 | Years at HCS: 18

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: 2 | Years at HCS: 2

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 (10th grade), Ethan (7th grade) and Phoebe (2nd grade).  I love to read, spend time outside, and I love to teach!


Miss Erica Suplita

2nd Grade | Years of Experience: 14 | Years at HCS: 14

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 when they 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.”


Mrs. Peggy Haynes

Learning Center Tutor | Years of Experience: 34 | Years at HCS: 20

The best part of teaching is seeing children grow in their skills day by day, line upon line, precept upon precept.  In the past I have taught grades 1-6, 7th grade literature, K-12
music/choir, and special education.

My personal interests are music and spending time with my eight wonderful grandchildren.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

“Attitude determines response.”



Miss Christa Johnson

3rd Grade | Years of Experience: 8 | Years at HCS: 2

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: 34 | Years at HCS: 30

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 like to play 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: 8 | Years at HCS: 4

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:  5| Years at HCS: 2

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 your life as you prepare for your teen years.

I began HCS in kindergarten and graduated in 2010.  I attended West Coast Baptist College and graduated in 2014 with my bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  I love seeing the lightbulb go on and know a student is understanding. I love developing relationships with students that hopefully allow 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 grew up in Cleveland, OH, and I am the youngest in my family.  Before my first year teaching, I got married.  I have two children: Juliet is almost 3, and Alice is 1.  We will welcome a new baby brother in October!