Mineral Christian School's Mission

To provide an excellent education, rooted in a biblical worldview;

Deuteronomy 6:5, 11:19; Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6

To nurture the formation of each person’s identity as God’s creation, in a secure and loving Christian environment;

Luke 10:27, Psalm 139:13-14

To equip students with knowledge and understanding of that which is true and excellent, and the tools to share their gifts, talents, and knowledge with others;

Proverbs 1:7, 2:6-7, 2:10-12, 9:10; Philippians 4:8

To challenge students to live purposefully, with wisdom and discernment, according to Biblical principles and values, for the glory of God and in service to others.

Colossians 3:23, II Timothy 3:16-17, Titus 3:5-8, Matthew 21:19-22

Meet our Teachers

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:26

Mrs. Sumner

Lead Teacher, Administrator, Kindergarten Teacher
April Sumner has spent decades teaching both children and adults. She has lived in Australia, Haiti, and Italy. Her heart overflows as she mothers souls toward loving God and enjoying Him, both in Who He Is and how He has made the world. She enjoys coffee and good books. Mrs. Sumner is a Certified Classical Christian Teacher. She launched MCS in 2017 out of the faithful prayers and dedication of many in the Mineral community.

Ms. Vaughan

Latin, Institute for Excellence in Writing and Language Arts
Lalage Vaughan enjoys the opportunity to guide a new generation of God’s children to a life and education centered around Him. She has studied foreign languages, chorus and theater, and has a Liberal Arts background. She is active in the ministries of her church, including Vacation Bible School and choir. She is a mother of five, loves to read, and to spend time with family and friends. This is her third year teaching at MCS.

Mrs. Loudin

Math Teacher for Saxon Math in 1st-5th Grades
Christa Loudin loves seeing how Classical Christian Education directs people towards wisdom, truth, goodness, and beauty. She especially sees those echoed in math. She enjoys cooking, reading, taking care of her goats, and raising her three children. Mrs. Loudin has previously served as a classroom assistant in 3rd and 4th grade math classrooms, and is now teaching Saxon Math to 1st through 5th grade students.

Mrs. Gibson

First Grade Humanities Teacher
Marilyn Gibson has dedicated her life to teaching, joining our school after her official retirement retirement. She holds many faceted teaching degrees and certificates. As a Teaching Fellow, she undergirds classroom instruction. She sees how Classical Christian Education address the student as a whole. Her favorite thing in the world is spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Gibson has taught at Mineral Christian School for three years.

Mrs. Terry

Second Grade Humanities Teacher
Angel Terry loves watching her students learn. Mrs. Terry has spent decades caring for individuals with special needs and neuro-divergent learning styles. She works hard to study her students and learn how they learn. Mrs. Terry enjoys anything to do with the beach and will get there as often as possible. She loves looking at recipies and reading. Her and her husband have a teenage daughter.

Mrs. Badertscher

Upper Grammar School Humanities Teacher
Marsha Badertscher opens the world of music, history, phonics, and handwriting to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Mrs. Badertscher loves celebrating the wonder our students share as they learn. She has spent her life loving children through teaching and being on the administrative teams of Christian schools. She cherishes her two daughters and is over-the-moon for her grandchildren.

Mrs. Brown

Upper Grammar School Science Teacher
Vanessa Brown has homeschooled two older children and has two younger children enrolled in Mineral Christian School. She has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministry. Mrs. Brown's family has a menagerie of pets including two pigs.
Mrs. Brown also leads the Upper Grammar School's Physical Education Program Coached by Volunteer, Mrs. Williams.

Mrs. Gibson

Morning Assistant

Natalie Gibson, serves as Mrs. Sumner's morning office assistant, helping with tuition, attendance, dress code, and parent communication. Mrs. Gibson has one child in college and homeschools her other three. She and her husband farm full-time. Mrs. Gibson enjoys music, reading, and serving the Church and the community in many steadfast and creative ways.

Mrs. Baber

Afternoon Assistant

Jennifer Baber, serves as Mrs. Sumner's afternoon assistant.She helps with lunch and trains students as they clean the lunchroom. She also takes care of many behind-the-scenes classroom and school projects for Mrs. Sumner and has been a gracious guest teacher. Mrs. Baber and her family love camping as well as anything to do with being outdoors.


Our school's fruitfulness is also due to the prayers, time, energy, and joy our volunteers bring... from our School Board lead by Mrs. Duren, to our faithful guest teachers, cleaners and greeters, and tutors, we are so grateful for the God-given gifts shared with us.