Mrs. Rice has taught in Oconee County, both in public and private schools, for 21 years. She also served in Barrow County Schools and has had experience teaching Kindergarten through 5th grade. She graduated from UGA with her BSED degree in Middle Grades with an emphasis on Language Arts and a minor in Social Studies and has Certification in Gifted Education.
Mrs. Rice has served in local missions and in foreign missions with Youth With A Mission for eight months in Hong Kong. Mrs. Rice teaches Language/Phonics, Reading, Bible, and Music for grades 1- 7. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Rice will be serving her third year as Director of Living Word Academy.
"Mrs. Teresa" is the Administrative Assistant at Living Word Academy. Before she accepted this position, she worked with Sam’s Club for 29 years in their Accounting Department. In February of 2017, the Lord opened the door for her to become a part of the Living Word Academy family, and she has absolutely loved every single minute of it.
Her husband, Scott, is the Minister of Music at Living Word Baptist Church where they have been members for over 8 years. She is passionate about serving the Lord and loves to serve wherever she is needed in ministry. In addition to helping her husband, she is the Children's Ministry Director and she assists Mrs. Susan with the children’s Sunday school class, assists with children’s church, works in the nursery and helps out in the sound booth with the media presentations on Sunday mornings. Basically, wherever she is needed is where is where you can find her! If you haven’t guessed already, Mrs. Teresa LOVES working with children!!
Teresa and Scott have one daughter, who is 23 years old and who recently started the Dental Hygiene program at Athens Tech. She enjoys going on trips to the mountains with her husband, drinking a good cup of coffee, going to the movies and reading a good book. Mrs. Teresa and Scott both love the Lord and are so thankful for his Mercy, Grace and Love every day.
"I am so blessed that He allowed me to come to LWA and serve alongside the awesome staff here and the precious and loving students!! I must say that I am truly blessed!!"
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Mrs. Weber brings many areas of expertise to Living Word Academy. She began her career at the age of nineteen as a teacher's aide. Mrs. Weber earned her BA in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and a Master's from Piedmont College. She has taught in almost every grade from preschool to high school, and retired from The Clarke County School System. Mrs. Weber is currently teaching Math & Science to all students and teaches American Sign Language to the first graders. She and her husband, John, have three grown children, two grandsons and a little granddaughter. Mrs. Weber enjoys sewing, crafts, and counted-cross stitch.
Mrs. Broome started at Living Word Academy in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (P5) from Gainesville College/University of North Georgia in 2010. She also has an ESOL and Reading Endorsement. Mrs. Broome is the mother of two, stepmother of two and grandmother of eight. She enjoys participating in church related activities, visiting with her Grandchildren, spending time at the beach and playing with her cat "Hinkley" and her dog "Batman".
"Mrs.Susan"is a Georgia Certified Paraprofessional. We are excited to have her as a volunteer staff member at Living Word Academy. Mrs. Susan works with the students on History and Spelling. She brings many years of experience to Living Word Academy. Mrs. Susan is the mother of two children and has several grandchildren.
The children always enjoy a visit with Mrs. Gail. They enjoy talking about their day at "pick-up" time. She encourages the children as they share songs, words, poems, and art work with her. Mrs. Gail is a beloved part of Living Word Academy. She has many years experience as an Administrative Assistant, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Gail has two grown children and three grandchildren.