From Our Board Chair
“In my life I have had the opportunity to pursue many great endeavors. I have learned many things but one lesson outweighs the rest. Hard work and dedication are not enough to sustain a mission. It is the pursuit of something other than self gratification that keeps the mission alive. It is the pursuit of serving others that drives the heart! That is why I’m here as board chair. To serve the “FAMILY” of Summit Classical School in our pursuit of Classical Education.”
– Jeremy Sparks
Our School Staff
Mary Greene Thomasson
Interim Principal & Reading Coach
Mary Greene Thomasson has worked in education for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Business, Early Childhood Education, and Elementary Education from Lander University. She has an M.Ed. from USC in Reading and Literacy and is currently working on her Ph.D in Educational Leadership at Clemson. She is married to her husband, Mike, has 2 children, Allie and Ben, and 5 grand-dogs.
Kristie Gault is originally from Clinton. She has a husband and two daughters. She enjoys working with all of the special students here at Summit.
1st Grade Teacher
Will Frost has been a teacher for 12 years. He is married and has a fourteen-year-old named Alex. He feels blessed to be a teacher at Summit.
2nd Grade Teacher
Brooke Beam is certified in Early Childhood Education. She has taught 2nd grade for 7 years and 3rd grade for one year. Brooke lives in Fountain Inn with her husband, Chad, and two daughters, Carleigh and Ellie Reames.
3rd Grade Teacher
Adrienne Graham has taught for 15 years with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Lander University. She also has her Lower Elementary Montessori Certification and Read to Succeed Endorsement. Third grade is her passion. She is married and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren as well as her dog, Sophie.
Amie Evans has worked in early childhood for 13 years. She loves working at Summit and is currently working towards her Bachelors in Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University.
Related Arts Teacher
Kate Cheeks has 11 years in education with a B.S. in Physical Education from Newberry College and a M.S. in Exercise Science/ Sports Injuries. She has lived in Clinton most of her life and has two amazing daughters. She loves coaching, family time, and Duke basketball.
Mr. S Rudrapati
Mr. S is the Special Education Coordinator for Summit. He has experience assisting students in kindergarten through ninth grade. He helps students with special needs in reading, writing, math, and behavior.
Joyce Adair has been a registered nurse for 57 years. She is married to William Adair and has 3 children, 3 beautiful in-law children, and 8 grandchildren. She has worked in the hospital, health department, and school settings.
4th Grade Teacher
Blythe Thibodeau has been in education for 15 years. She is certified in several areas including Elementary. She has taught 4K and Middle School Special Education. She has 3 nephews and 2 nieces she loves spending time with. She also spends her free time writing pen pals, reading books and volunteering.
5th Grade Teacher
Robin Rector is a certified teacher in Elementary Education. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education and graduated from Bob Jones University in December 2006. She spent 12 years in the business world before returning to her first love of teaching. She has taught one year of 4th grade and this is her second year in 5th grade. This is her first year at Summit Classical School and she is really looking forward to getting to know everyone! Her passion is reading and she hopes that everyone has something they enjoy reading!
Tina Garrett has worked in early childhood for 9 years. She loves working at Summit. She is married, has one daughter, and one sweet fur baby named Max.
Hanna Worthy joined the Summit Classical School staff in January. She is a recent graduate of USC Upstate and will be getting married in May. She loves working with the students at Summit!