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Directory of Teacher Education Graduates

The purpose of the Teacher Education Program at Covenant College is to prepare competent and compassionate teachers who practice their profession according to biblical guidelines in diverse educational settings. Candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become teachers who model life-long learning and faithful service to God as change-agents in society.


The teacher candidates listed below will graduate on May 6, 2023. Upon graduation, they will be eligible for teacher certification in the state of Georgia, as well as certification through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Prospective employers are welcome to contact individual teacher candidates for information on their availability.

The Covenant College Teacher Education Program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). An electronic credential file is created in the spring for each candidate and is available to you upon request. Please contact Lena Glaze at or 706.419.1407 to request a file.



Teacher Candidates with a Bachelors in Elementary Education (P-5)


Annaliese (Anna) Baldwin

Anna also has a minor in Community Development. She is open to teaching any grade, and would also enjoy coaching volleyball. Anna has worked as a counselor and program coordinator for a youth summer camp. Anna  has accepted employment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Anna Baldwin



Lillie Cate

Lillie most enjoys K-3rd grades. Her co-curricular interests include coaching soccer. She has extensive work experience as a nanny.
Lillie Cate



Jennifer Coates

Jennifer enjoys every grade. She would also enjoy coaching softball and basketball. Jennifer has experience working for after-school, VBS, and summer camp programs.
Jennifer Coates



Caitie Eggert

Caitie also has minors in Art and Psychology. She most loves K-1st grades, and would enjoy participating in her school’s art club/program. She has six years of experience as a K-12 camp counselor.
Caitie Eggert



Molly Greninger

Molly prefers to teach K-3rd grades. She has work experience as a nanny, a teacher’s assistant, and a coach with a multiethnic summer sports program.
Molly Greninger



Rebekah Helms

Rebekah would most enjoy teaching 3rd through 5th grades. Her co-curricular interests include ESOL and theatre. She has teaching experience as an English camp instructor in an international school setting.
Rebekah Helms



Grace Kwasny

Grace most enjoys grades K-3rd. She would enjoy participating in yearbook, school newspaper, or theatre. Grace has extensive experience as a childcare provider, both in academic/camp settings and in individual/family contexts.
Grace Kwasny



Brooke McDonald

Brooke prefers to teach 1st, 2nd, or 5th grades. Her co-curricular interests include coaching. She has experience working as a childcare provider.
Brooke McDonald



Nicole Restrepo

Nicole also has a minor in Spanish. She most enjoys 1st grade, and her co-curricular interests include ESOL, coaching tennis, or leading yearbook. Nicole has directed the K-8 summer tennis camps at a Georgia private school since 2020. She also has experience tutoring elementary students. Nicole has accepted employment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Nicole Restrepo



Anna Shields

Anna most enjoys teaching the 3rd grade. She has experience as a childcare provider and a Pre-K Sunday School teacher.
Anna Shields




Teacher Candidates
with a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree


Meredith (Meriel) Chupp

Social Studies, 4-8

Meriel graduated from Covenant College with a major in Education Studies (with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Studies) and a minor in Sports Administration. She currently teaches social studies part-time at a local private school. Meriel’s co-curricular interests include volleyball and student life activities. Meriel has accepted employment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Meriel Chupp



Alexis Dupree

Music, P-12

Alexis graduated from Covenant College with a major in Music and a minor in Education. She prefers to teach grades 6-12, and her co-curricular interests include volleyball and theater. Alexis has served as a church youth ministry leader since 2020.
Alexis Dupree



Carey Dupree

English, 6-12

Carey graduated from Covenant College cum laude with a B.S. in Organizational Management. She has seven years’ experience working as a middle school paraprofessional, and currently teaches English at a local high school. Her teaching interests include English, business, consumer science, and music.
Carey Dupree



Carter Fawcett

Science, 4-8

Carter holds a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education from Samford University. She is in her tenth year of teaching at a private K-12 school.
Carter Fawcett




Daniel Gilbert

Mathematics, 4-8

Daniel holds a degree from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in Health & Exercise Science. He currently teaches 6th-grade mathematics a local magnet school. He enjoys working with students in the 6-8th grades, as well as coaching basketball. Daniel has accepted employment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Daniel Gilbert



Heidi Hall

Biology, 6-12

Heidi graduated from Covenant College summa cum laude with a major in Biology. She looks forward to teaching middle grades sciences or high school biology. She is also interested in coaching soccer. Heidi has teaching experience including long-term substituting from August to November 2022.
Heidi Hall



Mateus Jennings

History, 6-12

Mateus graduated from Covenant College with a major in Education Studies (with concentrations in Social Studies and Mathematics) and a minor in History. He plans to teach high school history and, if the opportunity arises, coach soccer.
Mateus Jennings



Luke MacDonald

History, 6-12

Luke graduated from Covenant College cum laude with a major in History and a minor in Education. He is willing to teach any grade in his certification field, as well as coach basketball or baseball. He would also enjoy being involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Luke MacDonald



Yolanda Morgan

Language Arts, 4-8

Yolanda holds a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Jackson State University, as well as a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Delta State University. She currently teaches 8th-grade language arts at a Georgia middle school.
Yolanda Morgan



Leila (Vaughn) Smits

Art, P-12

Leila graduated from Covenant College with a major in Art and a minor in Art History. She currently teaches at a local elementary school, but would enjoy working with any age group. Leila’s co-curricular interests include yearbook and drama.
Leila Smits



Luke Tidmore

History, 6-12 | Biblical Studies, 6-12 (ACSI certification only)

Luke graduated from Covenant College with a double major in History and Biblical & Theological Studies. He currently teaches 7th-grade history part-time at a local private school. He is willing to teach in grades 6-12, as well as coach basketball. Luke has accepted employment for the 2023-2024 school year.
Luke Tidmore



Richard Trinkwalder

Law, Public Safety, and Corrections, 6-12

Richard’s undergraduate degree is in Criminal Justice Administration. He worked in the criminal justice profession from 1997-2020, and now teaches at a technical high school. He most enjoys teaching the 12th grade, and is interested in coaching baseball, golf, or a debate club.
Richard Trinkwalder



Bryant Wood

Biblical Studies, 6-12 (ACSI certification only)

Bryant graduated from Covenant College with a major in Biblical & Theological Studies and minors in History and Education. He currently works at a private school, and has several years’ experience as a summer youth ministry intern. Bryant’s co-curricular interests include coaching soccer.
Bryant Wood


Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor