Mollie Baile holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Auburn University. She began her career on St. Simons Island, Georgia, working as a personal trainer and as an Assistant Tennis Coach for Frederica Academy. She has experience in the banking industry, working for BB&T as a Relationship Banker, as a Mortgage Loan Officer, and as a Personal Lines Account Manager.
Coach Mollie met her husband, Jason, while living on St. Simons Island, and relocated to Bluffton after they were married. After the birth of her daughter, Blake, Coach Mollie took a step back from her career to care for her daughter. During this time, she was a Consultant for Rodan and Fields. She began her career with Cross Schools as a part-time Office Assistant, and was recently promoted to Office Manager and Physical Education Teacher. Coach Mollie is so excited to be a part of Cross Schools! She feels very strongly that this career change is God's plan, and is the perfect opportunity for her and her family. Contact Coach Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carely Beaz has over six years experience in Early Childhood Education, and has been a part of Cross Schools for four years. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She and her husband have three beautiful children.
Ms. Carely looks forward to a class filled with fun, friends, and faith. She works to provide a loving, structured environment. She wants each child to thrive in her classroom, and works towards personal, social, and physical development during the school year. Contact Ms. Carely at email@example.com.
Taylor Drake was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. She has over five years experience in Early Childhood Education, and is currently completing her degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Ms. Drake believes in providing students with a positive and enthusiastic learning environment. She hopes to encourage compassion and to instill a strong love of learning. She is excited to be a part of the Cross Schools family! Contact Ms. Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elisabeth Markle has been a part of the Cross community since moving to Bluffton in 2006. She has served in several different positions, beginning as a Church Office Coordinator and Liaison between the Church and school. From there, she transitioned to a Lead Preschool Teacher before moving into her current role in 2011 as Chapel Leader and Catechesis/Bible Teacher. She has the unique privilege of meeting weekly with every single student, from Preschool through eighth grade.
Ms. Markle has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Eastern University. After college, she worked for a substance abuse prevention agency, served in college ministry at Northern Arizona University, and managed a teacher supply store. These different work experiences, combined with many years of Christian education, have prepared her to teach the Bible and help minister to the spiritual needs of the different age groups at Cross Schools.
Catechesis, which means the "re-echoing down to another," is about introducing students to the Lord and helping them to establish their own personal relationship with Him and His Church. The Bible says that the children were passionately welcomed by Jesus (Matthew 19:14), and Ms. Markle strongly believes children of all ages can be full-fledged members of the family of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Her greatest hope for Cross students is that they will grow up to boldly declare, "You are the King and the Lord. You have always been my hope. I have trusted in you ever since I was young" (Psalm 71:5). Contact Ms. Elisabeth at email@example.com.
Kira Winders holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Elementary Education from Liberty University. Mrs. Winders loves being active and healthy and is extremely passionate in providing her students with the knowledge to live a healthy and active lifestyle. It is her goal to combine her range of experience with the other teachers at Cross Schools and to and present Health and Physical Education as an important, fun, and life changing class.
Mrs. Winders taught in North Carolina and Virginia before moving to South Carolina. Mrs. Winders started at Cross Schools in 2014 in the after school program and as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Winders is very excited to be a part of Cross Schools faculty. Contact Mrs. Winders at firstname.lastname@example.org.