Amy Wightman is the Administrator at Covenant Christian School. She joined Covenant in 1995 and filled the role as the first grade teacher and teacher representative on the School Advisory Board for many years. Amy earned her B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and Special Ed. (K-12). After teaching for 18 years, Amy felt called to get a master’s degree in administration. She graduated with an M.A. in Christian School Administration through Regent University. Her love for Jesus and passion and commitment to Christian education is evident. Amy believes that Covenant is called to care for students spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically. She desires to see children understand that they were created in the image of God, establish an abiding relationship with Jesus, and be equipped to fulfill the plans and purposes God has for them.
Amy is married to Sean, the Associate Pastor of Covenant EMC.They both have hearts of ministry and have made a commitment to serve the Lord. They have 2 daughters, Brianna and Bethany who have been in Christian education and will continue to receive the benefit and blessings of a Christian education through college.
Ms. Caldwell is the K3 teacher, she joined Covenant in June of 2020 and is excited to begin her career here as she spent lots of time at the school throughout her childhood with friends and attending church at Covenant EMC. She is a recent graduate of Regent University with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in elementary education prek-6th grade. Ms. Caldwell loves working with children and has been involved in childcare programs since the age of 10 when she began helping in the nursery at Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS). Ms. Caldwell volunteered as a Sunday School teacher at her church for five years and worked for Classical Conversations for three and a half years. Ms. Caldwell views teaching as a ministry, a way to impact children and plant ‘seeds’ (Luke 8:4-15), she is so excited to share her love of Jesus and creation with her K3 students. She believes that the best way for children to learn is through curiosity, her goal as a teacher is to build curiosity in children and to help them find ways that they can explore their curiosity and ultimately learn throughout the process.
Ms. Caldwell enjoys spending time with family and friends, spending time outside whether it is sitting by a pool, hiking, canoeing, hammocking, or watching the sunset. Ms. Caldwell also has a passion for knowing and honoring the Lord, she loves listening to and singing worship music and enjoys watching various sermons or teachings in her free time.
Andrea Stephens has been a Covenant parent for many years, and became our Kindergarten teacher during the 2020-21 school year. Currently three of her four children are enrolled at CCS. Her daughter is a CCS graduate. Andrea has also served in the school on the PSO and as a substitute teacher.
She says, "Covenant is our home away from home, and we could not love this school more!"
Andrea has a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Psychology and a Master of Arts in Teaching/Elementary Education. She is certified and licensed to teach through grade sixth grade in both West Virginia and Maryland.
After graduating from college, Andrea taught first and third grade. For 13 years she was blessed to be a stay at home mom. Andrea also has a
home-based business in health and fitness. She homeschooled using the Abeka curriculum before she and her family found CCS. She is passionate about Christian education, and it has been her hope and plan to return to the classroom after her children were all school age! That time has come!
Andrea loves how God’s plans for our lives are always bigger and more awesome than our own ever could be. She loves Jesus, her husband and their children, her family, this school… and Chick-Fil-A and anything lemon!
1st Grade Teacher
Angelica Everetts has been teaching first grade at Covenant Christian School since 2018. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. Ms. Everetts has also received a second Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from WVU. She enjoys teaching first grade students. Her personal goal for her students is to instill in them “A LOVE FOR LEARNING.” Ms. Everetts has teaching experience in various school settings with children of all ages. As a former graduate of Covenant Christian School, she knows the importance of a strong biblical and academic foundation that a Christian school provides for children.
5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Klorisa Tanner is the 5th grade homeroom teacher. She teaches 5th grade Bible and literature, language grades 5-8, and various electives. She holds a BS in elementary education as well as an art certification for Pre-K through adult. She taught in the public school system for 12 years. This will be her seventh year at Covenant. She enjoys painting, hiking, camping, music, and reading. Her greatest desire is to know God more deeply, be used by Him, and allow Him to shape her. She enjoys teaching in a place where God is the priority; where everyone is family; where lives are shaped by His Word, prayer, and worship; and where His love is so prevalent. Covenant offers all of this! It offers excellent academic education while building a firm biblical foundation in its students.
Athletic Director/P.E. /
Rebekah has been the Athletic Director at Covenant since 2015. She loves to help children discover and develop their God-given abilities. During the fall, winter, and spring she organizes all of our elementary and middle school after-school running programs and sport teams. In 2018, along with Amy Wightman, Rebekah helped bring The Daily Mile to Covenant making it 1 of only 2 locations in West Virginia. Starting in 2019, she also became the middle school French teacher and has added P.E. in 2020.
Pastor Nathan Williamson was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. He received his Bachelor Degree from Asbury University in Media Communications. He also holds a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary. He is an ordained elder in the EMC. Pastor Nate was a youth pastor for seven years at the EMC church in Elizabeth City, NC before returning to West Virginia as the associate pastor at Kingdom EMC from 2009 to 2012. He became senior pastor at Covenant EMC in December 2012. He is the son of Dr. Edward Williamson and Loretta Williamson who founded Covenant EMC and Covenant Christian School. He is married to Leah Williamson and is the father of 5 children: Emma, Samantha, Ava, Hannah and Judah. He has a passion for the study of Scripture, the reality of the new life through Christ, and getting people to see things from an eternal perspective.
Rev. Sean Wightman
Associate Pastor/ Visitation
Pastor Sean Wightman has been ministering in Morgantown, WV since 1995. He received his Bachelor Degree from WV Wesleyan College in Finance and Christian Education. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary and is ordained in the EMC. Sean was a campus pastor through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at WVU and WVWC for 13 years. He has been Associate Pastor of Care at Covenant EMC since 2008. Amy, his wife, is the Administrator for Covenant Christian School. She has been a part of the school since 1995. Sean and Amy have two daughters, Brianna and Bethany. He has a passion for evangelism, pastoral care and desires to see people grow and flourish spiritually in Christ especially through Small Groups (Care Circles).
Darren Stockett has been teaching Physical Education and serving as one of the school nurses since 2011 after substituting and volunteering prior to that time. Mr. Stockett was promoted to Assistant Administrator in 2019 as well as continuing to server in his prior positions with the school. He received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1998. Darren worked as a Psychiatric Nurse at Chestnut Ridge Hospital for 7 years and “retired” to be a stay at home dad after the birth of his youngest child. After being involved at Covenant for many years and having a deep love of children, Darren felt God’s call to apply for the open PE teaching position and voiced feeling “blessed to be accepted into this great family.” He states, “I truly love being able to care for and pour into our students both physically and spiritually every day.”
He has been happily married to his lovely bride, Cheryl, since 2000 and they have two wonderful kids, Noah and Kara. Both children have grown spiritually and intellectually throughout their time here at Covenant Christian School.
Pre-K3 Teacher's Aide
Monica Livengood is the teacher's aide for the Pre-K3 classroom. Mrs. Livengood has been a part of Covenant since 2014. For years she volunteered as a 4H leader and camp counselor. The more time she spent mentoring children, and the more training and classes she took, the more she realized that this is what she wanted to do everyday. Being part of the CCS family is such a blessing to her. She looks forward to coming to school and sharing the love of Jesus to all the students, especially the little ones. She not only has a heart for preschoolers but a passion for living a life for Christ.
The Livengood family loves the outdoors. They enjoy being at the beach, camping, biking, or working in the yard.
2nd Grade Teacher
Tiffney Batton teaches 2nd grade. She is a Morgantown native and a Fairmont State University graduate. She knew she was being called to be a teacher at the young age of 10. She strives to
make learning fun and memorable.
Tiffney believes children learn best by doing, so you will see many hands on activities in her classroom.
She believes in applying effective teaching methods for each child to
develop emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. She knows that God has a plan for each of our lives, and is very thankful that he has chosen her to serve at Covenant Christian School.
4th Grade Teacher
Rhonda Fout is the fourth grade teacher at Covenant Christian School. She is a wife to Tim and mother to Savannah, Joshua, and Josiah. Rhonda has bachelor's degrees in elementary education and special education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has taught over 15 years in a variety of school settings. She absolutely loves teaching fourth grade in a Christian School! She enjoys talking with her students about the Lord every day. Rhonda's joy is watching her students grow spiritually and academically throughout the school year.
Middle School Math Teacher
Marcie Kincaid joined the Covenant family in the 2016-17 school year as the 5th-8th grade math teacher. She had previously taught 6 years before taking time to be at home with her children when they were young. Mrs. Kincaid holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. What she enjoys most about teaching at Covenant is being there with her children and the amazing opportunities to integrate her love for Christ in her teaching.
When she's not teaching, Mrs. Kincaid enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as having time for her hobbies: baking, sewing, and card-making. A good cup of hot chocolate or a bowl of ice cream are never too far away, either.
Elementary and Middle School
Karen Shultz was born and raised near Harrisburg, PA. She married her high school sweetheart in May 1981; moved to Charleston for a few years and now lives in Morgantown since 1985. She has 3 children; Brian, Andy, and Allison. Andy is married to Brittany and has 2 boys, Carter and Greyson.
Her testimony. “I became a Christian because of this school. I grew up going to church and knew who Jesus was, but I didn’t dedicate my life to him until 1991. Two of my children started school the very first year Covenant was opened when they were 2 and 4. They would come home with stories from the Bible about people and places and events that I never heard of. I started reading the Bible and coming to Covenant and really got to know my Savior. I thank the Lord for the obedience of Pastor Ed and Loretta Williamson and their desire to ‘feed the lambs’. I was one of those lambs!”
She has been a part of Covenant since the school started. She says she’s not sure when she officially started working here because it doesn’t feel like a job and loves working with the staff, students and parents.
Jobs here at Covenant. Mrs. Shultz says about her job here at Covenant, “I love music. Music is my passion. I like to think of my first job here at Covenant as the music director. Although I have not had any formal training other than piano lessons and band and chorus in high school, the Lord has gifted me to teach band, choir, drama and bell choir to the middle school. I love to teach music to the children and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to teach the kids. We have a Christmas musical each year performed by the elementary grades and a Dinner Theater, Variety Show and Spring Concert to showcase the students’ talents. I am amazed at what the children can do and learn when it comes to music and the arts.”
Mrs. Shultz studied nursing in Lancaster and is a registered nurse. She works as one of the school nurses with the help of Darren Stockett. She has worked in hospitals and home health agencies over the course of the years.
She has also helped as an administrative assistant to Pastor Dave. She helps Mrs. Wightman and Mr. Stockett from time to time as well.
Angela Tanner is the Intervention Specialist at Covenant Christian School. She began teaching at Covenant in 1998. Since then, she has taught students in fourth through eighth grades. She graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a BA in Elementary and Specific Learning Disabilities Education. Miss Tanner firmly believes that God creates every child with the ability to learn, and He created many different ways to accomplish this. She loves helping children discover how they learn best! Miss Tanner also enjoys teaching music, puppetry, and drama. She coordinates Pioneer Day as well.
When she is not at school, Miss Tanner enjoys spending time with her family and being active in various ministries of her church.
Marketing /CEMC Administrative Assistant
Lindsay Richards was raised in Bruceton Mills, WV. She graduated from Fairmont State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Graphics Technology and a minor in Fine Arts. She has been teaching art at CCS since 2017. In 2019 she took on the role of marketing for CCS and became the Administrative Assistant for Covenant EMC. She loves art and teaching children to express themselves through their work. Her desire for others to know Christ makes Christian education a top priority. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Richards enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. They enjoy being outdoors. She is also passionate about photography and design.