Faculty and Staff

SPE’s teaching team has high expectations for student behavior with an emphasis on student cooperation. As a team, we work hard to help our students reach their academic, physical, and spiritual potential. We value each student and realize that it is a privilege to teach these little ones not only the academics and social skills necessary for success in this life but the fabulous assurance of eternal life with Jesus Christ as their Best Friend and Savior.  

Sandra Sumerlin


Head Teacher, Grades 3-8

I have been an elementary school teacher for thirty-three years in our Seventh-day Adventist schools.  I am committed to providing a Christ centered,  well balanced,  supportive,  and engaging learning environment.  My desire is to help students draw closer to God,  to grow academically,  and to be prepared for a life of service.







Amy Stegall
Teacher’s Aide

I work as a half-time teacher’s aide with grades K-2 under the guidance of the head teacher. This is my 13th year at SPE. I love children and very much enjoy seeing them make good progress as we work together. I have a special interest in the students doing neat and accurate work. We have fun together and I try to make each day a happy day.







Donna Orton
Teacher’s Aide

This will be my second year working as a half-time aide at SPE. I will work closely with the head teacher to ensure that each child is safe, happy, and making good progress socially, scholastically, physically, and spiritually. I will be helping with grades K-2.