Meet Our Staff

Below you will find information about all current staff members at LCS. Our staff has been chosen by qualification, ability, and their love for helping students reach their fullest potential academically.

Pam Mulkey

Pam Mulkey, Kindergarten-1st Grade Teacher

Pam has been a teacher at LCS for several years. She has experiencing teaching all ages from Kindergarten through 5th grade but has found her passion in the LCS Little’s Class. Pam has long been a part of the LCS family since she, her husband, and her children are all LCS alumni!

At Lighthouse Church, Pam along with her husband Bryan are Sunday School Teachers. They love working with children! Pam has also helped throughout the years with Vacation Bible School.

Pam specializes in hands-on activities for the students, including arts and crafts, music and fun days to ensure her students are instilled with a love of learning! We are so thankful to have Pam as part of our staff!

Nicole Mullins

Nicole Mullins 2nd- 5th grade teacher

Nicole is our newest addition to the Lighthouse family and comes many years of experience through homeschooling her own children. Nicole volunteers at church and is a wonderful woman with a Godly heart.

Nicole helps students transition from the Little Level to a more traditional classroom setting and helps prepare them for middle school. Her students learn to do science projects, book reports and essays on their level to make this a fun and rewarding elementary school experience!

Your children will be in excellent hands with Nicole guiding them!

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Susie Griffin, 6th-8th Grade Teacher

Susie has been a teacher at LCS for over 15 years. All of her children are LCS graduates and she currently has 6 grandchildren at our school. Teaching is her passion and it shows in the improvement children make during the first few weeks of having her as their teacher. She works tirelessly to ensure each child has their educational needs met.

At Lighthouse Church, she has been a Sunday School Teacher, assisted with Vacation Bible School and kept nursery.

We are very thankful to have Susie on staff. She has taught all ages from Kindergarten through 8th grade but has recently called our Middle School Class home. Susie places an emphasis on reading, geography and the importance of volunteering throughout the year by expanding the curriculum to enrich the student’s learning environment. We are so appreciate of her hard work every year!

Meagan Tedder

Meagan Tedder, High School Teacher

Meagan is an LCS alumni who graduated with honors in 2003. She is currently married with 3 children currently attending our school. She is currently pursuing her degree in Sociology from Walter’s State.
She has been our Kindergarten Teacher and Elementary Teacher and taught a Middle School Reading Class. She began teaching high school 2 years ago and specializes in Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics. She also teaches Literature to 9th-12th grade and encourages critical thinking in preparation for the ACT exams.

Meagan is the head coach of the JV girls volleyball team and the assistant coach for the Varsity girls volleyball team.  She has also assisted with Vacation Bible School at Lighthouse Church.

Meagan works to ensure the high school students will be prepared for college and life after Graduation. She is a wonderful asset to our school!

Jill Jackson, 7th-12th grade Mathematics Teacher

I graduated Volunteer High School with honors in 1990. I was a member of National Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Future Business Leaders of America, Captain of the Color Guard, and President of Prom Committee. I graduated from East TN State University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

After graduation I served  several years in the banking industry. During that time I met and married Patrick Jackson in 1998 and we welcomed our first and only child, Kelly McKenzie Jackson, in August of 2001. It was during Kelly’s educational journey that I saw the need and felt the Lord leading me to the needs of child education.

I am currently a 14 yr servant as a Sunday School teacher at  Lighthouse Church. I became a substitute teacher for the Hawkins Co. district and was trained to teach K-12 in 2009.  I received individualized training and am qualified as a Special Education Aide and/or Substitute Classroom Educator.

After 8  1/2 years in the public school system, I saw the need for assistance in area of mathematics at LCS, and was offered the opportunity to serve as their Mathematics Educating Specialist. I just finished a year and a half at LCS and am looking forward to the upcoming 2019/20 school year.

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Betty Carter, 7th-12th grade English Teacher

Betty has over 10 years of experience with Lighthouse Christian School working with children of all ages. Her children are alumni of LCS and she enjoys helping the next generation prepare for life after high school.

Betty exclusively teaches English for our middle and high school students and is dedicated to helping them succeed in essay writing, sentence diagramming, parts of speech and critical thinking. These are important skills students need to master for the ACT and college entrance exams.

Her experience and skill makes her a trusted member of our staff and we are thankful to have her!


David Crawford, School Administrator
Donna Crawford, Secretary

Donna has been the Secretary for LCS since 1997. She is very dedicated to LCS and has a passion for serving the students and teachers. She works to ensure the school runs properly, the students and teachers have all the necessary supplies and parents are kept up to date with current events via “The Knightly News” weekly update newsletter she publishes or student-lead “The Knight Rider” Newspaper, which she oversees. Donna is the heart and soul of our school.

David has been the School Administrator since 2008.
His desire for LCS is to see it grow and to carry out our founder, Bishop Peters dream to provide a place where parents can allow their children to receive a Christian based education.

They believe strongly in the success of LCS as both of their children are LCS Alumni and work daily to improve the lives of the students, parents and staff members.

Pastor David Peters, Principal

Pastor David has been involved with LCS since we opened in 1984. He graduated from Carson Newman with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Psychology.

There aren’t many things he hasn’t done since working with LCS. He has been a teacher, coach, bus driver, counselor, principal and much more. His years of experience and love for the students is what makes him such a valuable asset to our staff.

He is currently the Pastor of Lighthouse Church.