Middle school is the time for children to stretch their wings, to exercise new levels of independence, and to develop the core qualities to prepare them well for high school. They will graduate ready to exceed our expectations!
Beginning in the fall of 2021, Mrs. Lynn Emerson hails from Northern Ireland (though she doesn’t like potatoes), bringing a lovely accent and a wealth of knowledge about English. She leads the 6th grade homeroom and teaches middle school ELA, offering fresh perspectives from her culture. She finds her greatest joys in seeing students grow more successful.
Arriving in fall 2022, Mr. Vallejo brings a variety of talents to our school. Besides serving as 7th grade homeroom and middle school social studies teacher, he also teaches our music electives and leads chapel worship. His relaxed personality and high expectations make him a perfect fit for the middle school classroom.
"My best job title is ‘Mr. Fill-in-the-blank’,” says Mr. Penland. Having fourteen years of teaching, he knows both kids and science. Beyond that, his servant's heart and willingness to help prompt him to fill in wherever needed. After time with his wife and helping with his kids' extracurricular activities (Jiu-jitsu, football), what else does he enjoy? "I count… ceiling tiles, floor tiles, almost anything." We are blessed to count on Mr. Penland (“Mr. Fill-in-the-Blank”) here at FCS since fall of 2019.
As memorable as her math lessons are, Mrs. Feld is probably best known for modeling the gentleness of God. She has been teaching at FCS for decades, sandwiched around a hiatus of a few years. God has used her gracious wisdom to pour into students as our middle school math teacher. "But I don't teach math," she says. "I teach children using the tools of math." She certainly teaches more than math.