Mr. Abernathy holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's of divinity in Christian education. He served for 15 years as a youth pastor and had 1 year of substitute teaching experience before joining MCS in 2013. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Jake and Reed. Mr. Abernathy's favorite scripture comes from Ephesians 2:10, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."
Mrs. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida. She received her teaching license in 2004 and is licensed to teach high school math and chemistry. Mrs. Brown and her husband, Jason, have three children, Haley, Caleb, and Kenzie, who are students at MCS. Mrs. Brown is very active in her church, Calvary Chapel Knoxville. One of her many favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11-13, "For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
Mrs. DeBusk holds a bachelor's degree from Pensacola Christian College and is certified by ACSI. This is her 25th year teaching at MCS. Mrs. DeBusk and her family are active members of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. She and her husband, John, have three children - Aaron, a 2017 graduate of MCS, Reagan, a 2019 graduate, and Jackson, 10th grade. Mrs. DeBusk's favorite thing about MCS is the students. Her life verse is James 1:19-20: "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God."
Ms. Gore holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Temple University and is certified by ACSI. She began teaching in 1979 and came to MCS in August 1998, where her favorite things are our awesome students! Ms. Gore has two children, Stefanie and Mathan, who are both graduates of MCS. She attends Sevier Heights Baptist Church, and her favorite verse of Scripture is Isaiah 41:13: "For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, "Do not fear; I will help you."
Mrs. Hassenzahl graduated from Spring Arbor University in Lansing, MI with her bachelor’s degree in education. She began her teaching career in 2012 when her children were old enough to begin school. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 22 years, and together they have three daughters; Corey, Lauren, and Claire and one son-in-law, Christian. Mrs. Hassenzahl, her husband, Dan, and their daughters are active members at Victory Baptist in Maryville, where she teaches K-1st grade Sunday school classes. Mrs. Hassenzahl’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, [declares the Lord], plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future.”
Mrs. Jackson holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Maryville College. She began her teaching career in 2013, and she is an alum of MCS. Mrs. Jackson, her husband, Joel, and stepson Caedon are members of a house church with Childlike Faith Ministries, where Mr. Jackson is the Youth Pastor. Mrs. Jackson's favorite scripture comes from Ephesians 3:20, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us..."
Michael has worked in Christian schools for over 15 years, has taught Spanish for over 10 years, has led school missions trips, and developed school IT departments.
Mrs. Wright holds a BS degree in Secondary Education-Math from Tennessee Tech University (1993) and is certified by ACSI. She has been certified by the State of Tennessee to teach math since 1993. She came to MCS in August 2009. Her favorite thing about MCS is that we all feel like a big family here. Mrs. Wright and her husband, Jed, have three sons: Joe (a 2015 MCS graduate), Josh (a 2019 MCS graduate), and Jamey (11th grade). The Wrights worship at Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church in Sweetwater. Mrs. Wright's favorite verse of Scripture is Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."