Faculty

Dr. Marcie Davis is our head administrator and is also head of our mathematics program. God brought Davis to the area in 2012, when her husband accepted the call as senior pastor of Northside Baptist Church. A college mathematics professor for 18 years, she then began teaching high school mathematics. Dr. Davis holds the following degrees: BS in mathematics from Campbell University, MA in mathematics from the University of Louisville, MS in mathematics from the University of Kentucky, Ed. D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Kentucky.

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Mr. Randy Heinzl serves as the Treasurer of our school and also teaches a variety of subjects to our upper school students. He has experience in Engineering, Manufacturing Management, and Finance. For the past 13 years, he has taught math courses, including IB Mathematics, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics in the Charlotte public schools. Mr. Heinzl has an undergraduate degree in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has also taken math and education courses from Winthrop and other universities. Mr. Heinzl has been involved in teaching ACT/SAT preparation seminars and in founding a classical Christian school in Pennsylvania.

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Mr. Ed LaRock primarily serves as our principal, but also instructs 8th Grade homeroom, upper Sciences, Math and History. He holds the following degrees: AS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Vermont Technical College, BS in History with dual minors in Art History and Mathematics from Winthrop University, and MA in History from Winthrop University. In addition, he is seeking to continue his education at Winthrop University by working on a Master of Liberal Arts degree. For three years, Mr.  LaRock taught Algebra 1, Geometry, and Calculus 1 at Trinity Christian School, and is excited to use his experiences to benefit student learning at PCS.

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Mr. Colton Guffey serves as the primary instructor for our 12th grade students, but also teaches Latin, Greek, and Classical and Christian Studies. He is also our chapel coordinator and has served as a student pastor at several churches in York, Chester, and Greenville Counties. After graduating from Rock Hill High School, Guffey attended North Greenville University and received a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Christian Studies and Broadcast Media. In college, Guffey worked with several ministries including an improv team, a television show for the college’s TV station, and the Baptist Student Union. He is currently finishing a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Mr. Guffey brings his passion for education, love for the next generation, and his desire for creativity to the classroom.

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Mrs. Blaine-Parrish Scovil is an instructor for our 9th and 10th grade classes. She earned her BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in English. After graduating, she went to work as an event coordinator for a Columbia based non-profit organization. She later returned to USC to complete her MFA in Creative Writing, during which time she also served as an instructor for undergraduate English courses and a tutor for the university’s Writing Center. As a proud alumna of a private Christian high school, Mrs. Scovil has witnessed first-hand the merits of Christian education and enjoys the daily community of fellow believers that PCS offers. She lives in the Rock Hill area with her husband and rescue dog.

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Mrs. Amanda Patterson serves as an instructor for one of our 7th grade classes and for Pre-Algebra. Mrs. Patterson earned a Bachelor of Science from Winthrop University in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She served for ten years as the Executive Director of an assisted living and memory care facility. When not at PCS, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog, and being involved with her church. She has quickly embraced the classical method of education, and is very thankful to be a part of the PCS community!

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Mrs. Kristen Rahalewicz serves as a Latin instructor and is also the primary instructor for one of our 5th grade classes. Rahalewicz earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Law and Politics from the University of South Carolina. She homeschooled her children for seven years using the classical model and taught elementary level classes at various co-ops in the area before joining the PCS faculty. She has a true passion for seeing children thrive and grow far beyond their perceived abilities.

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Mrs. Janna Lambert serves as an instructor for our 4th grade class. She has a BA in English and an MA in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Lambert taught 1st and 5th grade in a public school setting prior to homeschooling her own 4 children for 6 years according to a classical model of education. Mrs. Lambert has a desire to promote Biblical truth and cultivate Biblical literacy in others and strives to connect each subject she teaches to the authority of God’s Word.

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Mrs. Paige Oliver serves as an instructor for our 4th grade class. She attended Winthrop University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish with honors. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mrs. Oliver has a passion for foreign missions, and has traveled to Haiti and Honduras for mission trips. She has also served as a Younglife leader, discipling and sharing the Gospel with high school girls. She is excited for the coming year and to have the opportunity to share God’s love with her students.

 

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Mrs. Sandi Mick serves as our primary instructor for our third grade class. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University. She’s been married for 16 years and has five children who all attend PCS. As a child she was raised in a military family, living all over the United States, and she continues to love traveling and seeing new places. She is an active volunteer at her church with both Children’s Ministry and Middle School Youth Group. She has a passion for helping children develop confidence in and appreciation for how God created each of them with different gifts. She is excited to engage young learners in their studies and foster a love for lifelong learning. She feels blessed to have the calling to work with third grade this year!

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Mrs. Elaine Thrift serves as our First Grade instructor and K-2 coordinator. For the past 10 years, she has taught kindergarten, third and fourth grades, music, theater, and library classes in both public and private schools, including Trinity Christian School, Northside School of the Arts, Sullivan and Castle Heights Middle Schools, and Lake Pointe Academy. Prior to classroom teaching, Mrs. Thrift homeschooled her own children for 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Music Education degree from Georgia Southern University and completed post-graduate courses at Winthrop University to gain her Elementary Education Certification. Thrift has a passion for the education of the young child, desiring that each child is given a strong foundation and develops a love of learning to last a lifetime.

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Mrs. Cisy Geo serves as the assistant teacher for our Kindergarten class. She earned a Masters in Commerce from the University of Kerala in India. Mrs. Geo has served as a homeschool tutor for the Classical Conversation community in Fort Mill, SC, and has also worked with the Calvary Child Development Center in Charlotte, NC. She loves teaching and homeschooled her children for two years. Mrs. Geo has a desire to help children develop from their early ages both spiritually and academically.

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Mrs. Judy Heinzl is the head of our Latin and grammar programs. Having taught for over 20 years, Heinzl has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is well-loved by her students and consistently produces high-scoring National Latin Exam finalists. She and her husband led highly acclaimed ACT/SAT preparation seminars for 10 years and now teach this as a course to PCS juniors. They also helped found a classical Christian school in Pennsylvania before moving to Rock Hill. Heinzl has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Geneva College, a Master’s in Business Administration from Duquesne University, and also studied Latin at Winthrop University.

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Dr. Mel Wines instructs our upper school logic class. He is currently serving as the Associate Minister of Discipleship and Evangelism at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he was classically trained as a Human Anatomist at its School of Medicine in Baltimore. He has held faculty appointments at the Collegiate and Medical School levels. Following graduation from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, he was ordained in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Dr. Wines and his wife have been married for over thirty years and have three adult children.

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