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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 4, 2024. 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 Emily Borland at or 706.419.1407 to request a file.

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

Riley Amell

Riley Amell

Riley would prefer to teach the first grade. She has experience working at a children’s summer camp. Riley plays soccer, and would enjoy the opportunity to coach it as well.

Anna Davis

Anna Davis

Anna most enjoys working with preschool through third grade students. From fall 2020 through fall 2022, she worked as an elementary grades tutor with a local social service agency. Anna’s co-curricular interests include theatre, music, and soccer.

allie jackson

Allison (Allie) Jackson

Allie would prefer to teach preschool through first grade. She has experience giving swim lessons, as well as working for three summers at a children’s camp. Allie would enjoy coaching softball or basketball.

karis mcintosh

Karis McIntosh

Karis enjoys working with all the elementary grades. She has experience assisting with summer school STEM curriculum design and instruction. Karis plays basketball, and would enjoy coaching it or softball.

lilly mckissick

Lilly McKissick

Lilly would prefer to teach first or second grade. She has three years of experience working at a summer day camp. Her co-curricular interests include after-school tutoring. Lilly hopes to acquire ELL certification in the future.

taylor murdock

Taylor Murdock

Taylor would prefer to teach kindergarten or second grade. She has experience teaching kindergarten students during summer internships in 2022 and 2023. Taylor is open to coaching softball.

campbell myers

Campbell Myers

Campbell would prefer to teach preschool or kindergarten. Campbell’s co-curricular interests include tutoring or leading a co-curricular club.

holly raup

Holly Raup

Holly most enjoys teaching the first grade. She is open to supervising any co-curricular activity at her school.

Teacher Candidates with a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree

Josiah Burns

Josiah Burns
Biology, 6-12

Josiah graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Biology. He teaches high school biology at a local private school.

Tori Caldwell

Victoria (Tori) Caldwell
Mathematics, 4-8

Tori graduated from Covenant College a B.A. in Education Studies (with concentrations in Mathematics and English Language Arts). She teaches 7th grade math at a public school in Georgia. Tori played basketball in college, and would enjoy coaching if the opportunity arose.

Kaelin Dupree

Briana (Kaelin) Dupree
Computer Science, 6-12

Kaelin graduated cum laude from Covenant College with a B.A. in Computer Science. She is teaching computer science at a local middle school. Kaelin’s co-curricular interests include colorguard, pickleball, and yearbook.

Emma Luke

Emma Luke
English, 6-12

Emma graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in both English and History. She teaches 8th grade reading at a local middle school, and would enjoy continuing to work with middle grades students. Emma’s co-curricular interests include orchestra, cheerleading, and knitting.

Charles Lyons

Charles Lyons
Mathematics, 4-8

Charles graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. in Management. He teaches mathematics at a public middle school in southern Georgia.

Blake Myers

Blake Myers
Mathematics, 4-8

Blake graduated from Liberty University with a B.B.A. in Marketing. He hopes to teach mathematics to students in the upper elementary grades, and would enjoy coaching soccer as well.

Maddie Parker

Mattie (Parker) Livingston
Science, 4-8

Mattie graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education, Biology, and Psychology). She would enjoy teaching Biology, Life Science, Anatomy, or Ecology. Mattie is also open to coaching cross country and track.

Aaron Riggs

Aaron Riggs
Mathematics, 4-8

Aaron graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Education Studies (with concentrations in Math and Social Studies) and a minor in Sport Management. He currently teaches math at a local charter school.

Justin Shull

Justin Shull
History, 6-12

Justin graduated from Dalton State College with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in History. He currently teaches AP U.S. and world history at a local charter school. When not teaching, Justin also enjoys coaching.

Kara Start

Kara Start
History, 6-12

Kara graduated summa cum laude from Covenant College with a B.A. in History and minors in Education and Writing. She would most enjoy teaching high school history, and is open to leading a Theater/Drama club.

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