This is Mr. Whitmire’s 27th year at LCS. He met his wife while teaching here. His 2 kids both attended the school. His family attends Crosspoint Baptist Church, the church that is host to LCS here on campus. “I am totally blessed to have raised my kids in this environment. Talk about a strong foundation for life! This place really does have it all!”
Mrs. Lockerbie has a long-time connection with Liberty – her husband is a graduate (Class of ’79!), and all three of her children attended from preschool through 12th grade. She has worn many hats in the school office. “I’m so excited for the changes that are taking place here at Liberty. But I also love the thing that stays the same: their commitment to the Biblical and traditional values that has made Liberty an important part of my family.”
Mrs. Perry has been a Liberty parent for 24 years and has loved working here for the last 9 years! She and her husband have had all 5 of their children attend school here. “Liberty is my second family and home away from home. The investment the staff has made into my own children’s education and lives is priceless. It has truly been a blessing to be a part of this school.”
Mrs. Lapporte has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Colorado State University. It has been her joy to teach the youngest of LCS’s elementary program for the past 11 years! Her goal is that her students will love school as they succeed academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. She has watched her own two children grow in these areas as a result of the loving teachers, solid academics, and positive environment at Liberty Christian. She considers it an honor and a blessing to be teaching at such a school with such amazing teachers and administrators! Her family attends CrossPoint Baptist Church and she loves staying active and spending time with her family and pets. “This is going to be an awesome year ahead for Liberty Christian School!”
Mrs. Elam has been teaching for 36 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, and Master’s degree in Education from Biola University. She was a substitute at Liberty for two years, and this is her third year on staff. Mrs. Elam and her husband have attended CrossPoint for five years, and have two adult children – one is a Liberty graduate.
Miss Piersma | 3rd & 4th Grade
Mrs. Davis is in her 11th year of teaching at Liberty. She has a BA in Liberal Studies and a teaching credential from Vanguard University. She loves to be a part of the students’ growth and learning that takes place on this campus every day. She attends CrossPoint with her family and enjoys spending time with her three boys.
Miss Piersma will be teaching our 3rd/4th Grade Combo Class. She has a BS in Elementary Education from CSULB. She attended Liberty way back in 2nd grade, stuck around to be a Summer in the Son Counselor for many years, and also ran our After-School Daycare program for a few years. We are excited to see her come back “home” as well, although she never really left since she worked here while she was in college.
Mrs. Wessels | 5th & 6th Grade
Mr. Smith | Secondary Science, Bible, & Math
Originally from upstate New York, Mrs. Wessels attended the State University of New York at Oswego, earning her B.S. in Elementary Education. For both Mrs. Wessels and her three children, Liberty became their home-away-from-home. With great joy and anticipation, Mrs. Wessels returns to teach for her 31st year!
Mr. Smith teaches science, math, and Bible courses for our high schoolers. He graduated with a liberal studies degree from Cal State San Marcos University in 2016 and graduated from CSUSM teaching credential program in 2017. He has his multiple subject credential and is currently working on an upper level science credential. He found Liberty Christian through Crosspoint Church and is looking forward to teaching your kids in a classroom focused on Christ.
Mrs. Knowles | Athletic Director
Secondary English Department Chairman
Mr. Naples | Assistant Athletic Director
Secondary P.E. & Media/Robotics
Mrs. Knowles has been married for 20 years and has two kids in high school and one is a freshmen in college. She attended Grand Canyon University for her BA, Vanguard University for her teaching credential and her Masters Degree in Education. She has been teaching for the past 23 years. “I love teaching and I feel that this is what God has called me to do and He is always faithful to guide me daily. I feel blessed to be a part of the LIberty Christian family.”
Mr. Naples has been part of the Liberty family for the past 9 years and graduated in 2014. “I have always seen Liberty as a home and have always planned on giving back to Liberty what they gave me, the loving community and environment that shaped me into who I am today. ”
Miss Boctor | Secondary History, College Advisor, ASB, Media,
Marketing Director & Event Coordinator
Miss Boctor has been a part of the Liberty family for the past 10 years. She is a 2008 Liberty Alumna who has returned every summer since her graduation to work at Summer in the Son. “Liberty has been my home for years and I’m ecstatic to be here spending every day teaching and being taught by the community we have here.”
Mrs. Piersma was born in Caracas, Venezuela and came to the U.S. to continue her teaching degree. She has an Advanced Technical Degree in Pre-school from El Colegio Universitario de Caracas. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in General Studies and a Master of Science in Teacher Education both from USC. She was first introduced to Liberty Christian School when she and her husband enrolled their first daughter in 2000. Since then her two other daughters have attended Liberty. “I am looking forward to teaching and getting to know each one of you.”
Miss Piersma graduated from Liberty in 2014 and is currently attending Cal State Long Beach to graduate with a degree in Education. “I love the fact that Liberty is a sanctuary for students and parents to come into. We get to connect and build life with them and that is something special that sets us apart from other schools.”
Mr. Nydegger received his BA in Drama from the University of Washington in 2001 and has been performing, directing and teaching drama for almost 29 years. He moved here in 2014 with his wife Kathy and attends our church CrossPoint. We are excited to have Mr. Nydegger be a part of our Liberty team.
Mrs. Bishop was born in Mexico where she studied conversational English from K – 12th grade, and studied English at a language school for three years. She majored in Communications and Software programming in Mexico where she also taught English for 5 years. Being bilingual in English-Spanish has been one of her highest goals in life. Mrs. Bishop has been the Office Manager at Liberty Christian Preschool since 2015, where she’s also the proud mom of a preschooler. She, her husband, and 4 year old son, attend CrossPoint Church.
Miss Andrawes is one of our LCS Alumna, class of 2011. “My time at LCS was special and this school became my second home during high school.” She has returned to us after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Point Loma Nazarene University. She has been highly invested on campus throughout the years, many of you will recognize her from Summer in the Son! We are so blessed and excited to have one of our own on the team!