SCS has expanded its faculty this fall in order to better serve students as enrollment has grown by 20 percent. This fall we welcome 5 new elementary faculty and 2 secondary faculty members.

Jessica Castro comes to SCS to teach Kindergarten. She brings training and experience as the former Children’s Ministry Director for Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle (SGT). She desires “to help students develop a Biblical worldview in order to see God's fingerprint in every aspect of life and academics.”

Laura Lech joins SCS as a new second grade teacher. She says: “I am so excited to have the opportunity to impact the next generation of world changers to love and serve God.” A mom to 4 daughters at SCS, she restarted the Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) team at our school this fall. JBQ is a regional competition that helps young students grow in Biblical knowledge and also helps them stand strong in their faith as they grow older.

Jennifer Rizzuto, who joins us as a new third grade teacher, has worked in Pre-K through Secondary Ed. “It’s wonderful to serve here,” she says, “and it’s an added blessing to have my 2 children attend the school where I teach.” Her goal this year is “to help my students genuinely grasp the depth of who God created them to be.”

Nicole Lee returns to SCS to teach fourth grade. We’re so glad she returned! Lee shares, “I believe in discipling the next generation to be sure of their faith in Jesus and also equipping them for their future workplace academically and spiritually.”

SCS also welcomes Rachel Feis, who joins us to teach fifth grade. Rachel comments, “I wanted to join SCS as a teacher because I am able to share and express my faith in Jesus with others. This year, I want to develop that “Ah ha!” moment in students.”

SCS also welcomes two new Secondary Faculty members this fall–both of whom are answers to prayer! Dr. Diana Gamboa has joined us to teach Secondary Spanish. She brings a passion for the Spanish language and the Bible as well. When she’s not at work, Diana enjoys traveling on worldwide mission trips. “My purpose,” she said, “is to do God’s will at SCS.”

Finally, we are so pleased that Christiana Morante has joined SCS to teach Middle School Earth Science and Life Science. Her goal is “to strengthen students in their spiritual growth and identity, keeping Christ at the center of life and academics.”