Teachers

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 TeacherApril 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 ArtsLalage 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. Gibson

Teaching Fellow and Administrative AssistantMarilyn 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. Loudin

Math Teacher for Saxon Math in 1st-5th GradesChrista 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.

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