Electives & Specials
Mrs. Evans earned a B.A. degree from Furman University and has been a part of Maryville Christian School since it's earliest beginnings, in several different capacities, including as a founding family, board member, 1st grade teacher, 8th grade creative writing teacher, concessions manager, food service/kitchen manager, high school English and SLP tutor, substitute, and now a 4th-6th teaching assistant and elementary librarian. Mrs. Evans and her husband, John (our facilities supervisor), have two children; Jessica, a 2015 MCS graduate, and Connor, a 2018 MCS graduate. The Evans family are founding members of Covenant Baptist Church of Blount County. Mrs. Evans' favorite thing about MCS is our history, and her favorite scripture verse is 1 Peter 4:7-11: "The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
Mrs. Felty holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Tennessee Tech and has taught a K-1 STEM class prior to coming to MCS in 2016. Mrs. Felty enjoys movies, music, theatre, guitar, and crafting. Her favorite thing about MCS is the loving, Christian atmosphere. Mrs. Felty's favorite scripture is Isaiah 41:10: "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Mr. Meinweiser is beginning his second year at MCS. Previously he has worked with many school bands in Knox County as well as Baton Rouge, LA. Mr. Meinweiser earned a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in Music from Louisiana State University. As both a performer and educator, he brings a unique perspective to our band program as well as other teaching duties. Mr. Meinweiser loves the Lord very deeply and desires more than anything to see His name be made great in Maryville Christian School and its greater community. Outside of school, Mr. Meinweiser performs with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, volunteers with KIN Knoxville, and spends time with his wife in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee.
Mrs. Morris holds a bachelor's degree in health education from the University of Tennessee and began her teaching career at MCS in 2013. Her favorite thing about MCS is sharing Jesus and teaching kids practical ways to walk with the Lord. Mrs. Morris and her husband, Neil, have two daughters, Melanie and Mabry, who attend MCS. The Morris' are a part of River Oaks Community Church. Mrs. Morris' favorite Scripture is Romans 8:28: "For all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose."
Mrs. Patterson graduated from Carson - Newman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and Special Education with graduate studies at the University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia. She joined MCS faculty in 2016 after retiring from Alcoa Elementary School. She and her husband, Steve, have one son, Tyler, who lives with his family in Denver, CO. Mrs. Patterson's favorite thing about teaching at MCS is being able to connect biblical themes with her art lessons and having the freedom to share and pray with students and staff. She loves to see young artists express themselves with uninhibited, imaginative joy and encourage older students to use "think outside the box." She and her husband attend Sevier Heights Baptist Church where she sings in the choir and works with Women of Grace, a ministry for widows. Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:13, "You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."
Mrs. Westerfield has a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from DePauw University and a master's in education from Johnson University. She is beginning her 9th year of teaching at MCS, and she is also the Director of the Elementary Fall Musical and the Choreography Director for the Spring Musical. She and her husband, Jonathan, have two children: Ruby graduated from MCS in 2020 and Gus is a sophomore at MCS. The family attends Seymour Heights Christian Church. Mrs. Westerfield's favorite scripture is 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18: "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."