Pre-kindergarten teachers

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JULIA SKAGGS

Pre-Kindergarten 4

I am proud to be from Huntington, WV! I met my husband, John, when I was thirteen years old at a Christian school. My twin sister and I attended Grace our 9th grade year. My husband was in the 2nd graduating class of Grace Christian school. 

In 1999 the Lord called me to become part of the staff here at Grace. I currently am the K-4 teacher and I love it!!!! I enjoy being with the children, listening to them and most of all telling them about the wonderful God we serve. 

My husband and I have three children, Jessica, Jenny and Jacob. We are proud to say Jessica was the first, second-generation graduate of Grace Christian School.

I love to spend time with my large family that includes parents, my three brothers, my twin sister and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces!!!!

Email: jskaggs@gracegospelwv.net

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STEPHANIE PORTER

Pre-Kindergarten 4 Aide

Marshall University, Ohio University 

I am a 1991 graduate of South Point High School.  I was saved at the age of 10 and grew up in a wonderful church family that only reinforced the values I was being taught at home. 

In 1996, I married Jason Porter, who is the Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church, in Ashland. We started the church in 2002. We have two wonderful boys that I was able to home-school for two years. In 2013, we enrolled them at Grace Christian. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in the K-4 class as an Aide, I love working with children. I am also thankful that my two boys are loved by the great staff here and encouraged to happily serve the Lord!

My favorite things to keep me busy would be working in my yard, playing volleyball, spending time with my family and anything Disney!

My favorite verses are Psalms 18:1-3.

Email: sporter@gracegospelwv.net

MELODY TANNER

Pre-Kindergarten 3

Associates Degree in Applied Science in General Studies.

I am so thankful the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to serve here at Grace. I love working with children! Before coming to Grace, I home-schooled my children. My family includes my husband, Rick, who is an Assistant Pastor at Bloomingdale Baptist Church and our four children, Rachel, Ricky, Luke, and Jenna - all of whom are students at Grace. Our family has truly enjoyed our years here!

Activities I enjoy are spending time with my family, serving in my church, playing the piano, and going to the beach.

My life verse is Isaiah 40:31 - "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Email: mtanner@gracegospelwv.net