Betsay Van Cleef
Betsay Van Cleef - K5 Teacher
Betsay Van Cleef was born in the Philippines and has lived in Massachusetts for 27 years before moving to Georgia in July, 2020. She has a masters degree in teaching reading, and an M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from the Philippine Normal University and Gordon College in Weham, MA, respectively. This is her 34th year of teaching and her first at KHCS. She has been married to Rob for 24 years and they have a 23 year old son named Aaron. Mrs. Van Cleef enjoys going on day trips, trying new restaurants, and talking long walks. She loves teaching and reading children’s books!
Lauren Hixson -
Lauren Hixson has an associate of applied arts degree in childcare and development. She has been working professionally with children since she was a young adult – teaching, nannying, and in her local church through AWANA, chidren’s choir, and VBS. Lauren has been married to her husband Tim, for 15 years and they have a son Nathanael, who is entering 7th grade here at KHCS. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, exploring local coffee shops, cosmetics, and cooking.
Stephanie Brandt - K5 Assistant
Stephanie Brandt was born in Perrysburg, Ohio. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio and is a teacher’s assistant in our kindergarten. Mrs. Brandt and her husband, Seth, have four children, Landon, Addison, Dawson, and Brooklyn, who all attend KHCS. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her children and going on adventures with her family.
Kirstin Bashore - K5 Teacher
Kirstin Bashore was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. Ms. Bashore has twelve years of teaching experience and demonstrates a great balance of love and discipline for her students.. She enjoys baking all things chocolate, spending time with friends, reading, and good coffee shops.
Carolyn Quillin - K4 Assistant
Carolyn Quillin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. Mrs. Quillin has been teaching for over thirty years and has a cheerful manner with her students whether in the classroom or on the playground. She and her husband, Jim, have three children, Stephanie, Matt, and Drew. During her free time, she enjoys scrap-booking and gardening.
Jeannine Christian - K5 Teacher
Jeannine Christian was born in Buffalo, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education and has taught for over 20 years. Mrs. Christian loves to plan new lessons implementing many hands on and creative activities to help her young students enjoy learning. She and her husband, Gary, have two children who both graduated from KHCS. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, sewing, and cake decorating.
Preschool Director & K4 Teacher
Lori Anderson - Preschool Director & K4 Teacher
Lori Anderson was born and raised in New Jersey. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Bob Jones University and has nine years of teaching experience. As the preschool director, Mrs. Anderson spends her time teaching character and foundational concepts to the youngest on the Hill. Her husband, Chris, is the lead pastor at KHBC and they have four daughters, Rebekah, Rachel, Esther, and Grace. She enjoys spending time cooking and baking for her family.