Faculty and Staff

Principal – Paul Baird

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Paul Baird attended Cramerton Christian Academy in Cramerton, NC graduating in 2001. Pastor Baird married Kathryn Moffett on August 20th, 2005 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. The Lord has blessed them with three daughters; Jordyn, Jaidyn, and Jensyn. Pastor Baird received his B.A. (Youth Ministries) from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL in 2007 and became Youth Pastor at Mansfield Baptist Temple in January of 2010. Shortly after coming to Mansfield Baptist Temple, he also became the Principal of Temple Christian School.

School Secretary – Mary Robinson

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Mary is in her fourth year as school secretary. She graduated from North Central Technical College. Mary also taught PE at Temple from grades K4-6 from 2000-2008.

Elementary Supervisor – Alma Kurtz

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Alma Kurtz graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught at Lucas School for 9 1/2 yrs before coming to Temple Christian. She taught at Temple for 20 yrs and has been Elementary Supervisor for 20 yrs.

K4/Girls PE & Health – Betty Liebhart

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Betty has been teaching at Temple for 21 years. She has attended Pioneer JVS with courses in Child Care and Teacher’s Aid.

K5 – Sandy Rissler

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Sandy has been teaching for 27 years. She is a 1980 graduate of Temple Christian and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hyles Anderson College. Sandy is married to Brian and has 3 kids.

1st Grade – Promise Robinson

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Promise is a 2011 graduate of Temple Christian School and a 2014 graduate of West Coast Baptist College. This is Promise’s second year teaching here at Temple. In her free time, Promise likes to participate in sports, reads books, and go shopping.

2nd Grade – Kim Knepshield

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Kim graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Pensacola Christian College. Kim taught from 1995-1998 at Heritage Christian School in Little Hocking, Ohio. She was also a student teacher at Pensacola Christian Academy and did an internship at Rawson Nursery daycare. Kim is in her fourth year teaching at Temple.

3rd Grade – Lisa Kurtz

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Lisa is a 1994 Temple Christian graduate and a 1998 graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has taught at TCS for 10 years and is married to Pastor Kurtz. They have 3 children.

4th Grade – Tonya Switzer

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Tonya has been teaching at Temple for 23 years. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

5th Grade – Steve Harris

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Steve is currently teaching in his 26th year here at Temple. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Fairhaven Baptist College. He has taught 5th grade for 23 years here at Temple.

6th Grade – Patty Marks

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Patty is currently teaching her thirty-second 6th grade class at TCS. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Baptist Bible College and Huberheights Christian College and Seminary with a double major in Christian Education and Bible. She is also teaching some 5th grade classes this year as well.

Spanish/High School Computer & Keyboarding/Ministry Elective/Yearbook – Joann Thompson

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Joann is our Spanish teacher. Joann has participated in the Madison Adult Education Spanish classes and Pioneer JVS Word Processing classes. Joann has participated on many mission trips to Spanish speaking countries, including Mexico, Chili, and Peru to utilize her Spanish skills. Joann has also implemented an elementary Spanish program to introduce the elementary students to foreign languages.

Jr. /Sr. High Bible, PE & Health – Mr. Rusty Rissler

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Rusty is a 2009 Temple Christian School graduate and attended West Coast Baptist College. Rusty is in his first year teaching Bible, PE & Health. Rusty is also the Facilities Manager at Mansfield Baptist Temple.

Advanced Math/Jr. High Choir – Alicia Porter

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This is Alicia’s 18th year teaching here at Temple Christian. Alicia graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in 1997 and 2002, respectively. Alicia teaches Advanced Math, Jr. High Choir and Elementary Music. She is the oldest of 5 children, that live in 5 different states – Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Sr. High English/Sr. High Choir – Heather Simpson

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Heather has taught for eight years. She is a 1995 graduate of Temple Christian and received her Bachelor of Science from Pensacola Christian College in 1999. Heather is married to Dr. Tontoh Simpson, who is also a Temple Christian alumnus, and they have 4 children.

Jr. High/Sr. High Science – Jessica Day

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Jessica is a 1994 graduate of Temple Christian. She has been teaching here for 12 years. Jessica graduated from Bob Jones University with a Composite Science Education Degree.

Jr. & Sr. High History – Rebecca Bailey

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Bio to come

Home Economics – Sherry Thompson

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Sherry Thompson is a 1986 graduate of Crestview High School and Pioneer JVS. She is in her 5th year as church secretary. Sherry is also our Scrip Coordinator at Temple Christian. She is married to Jim and they have 2 children (James, who went to be with the Lord in 2012, and Bethany who is a student at TCS).

Woodworking – Ed Snyder

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Ed is in his second year teaching Woodworking here at Temple. He has taught Woodworking for many years previously in the Crawford county public school system.

10th – 12th Grade Bible – Eric Humble

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Eric graduated from Temple in 1998. He went on to Pensacola Christian College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree Youth Ministry and Music in 2002 and a Master’s Degree in 2004. Eric is also the Youth Minister at Mansfield Baptist Temple and is the head soccer coach at Temple. Eric is married to Gina and they have 2 children.

Jr. High & Sr. High Math – Brianna Webb

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Brianna is in her second year teaching here at Temple. She was raised in a missionary’s home and will be teaching Jr. High & Sr. High Math.