WCS Faculty and Staff

  • Bill Yanossy, Principal

    • Education: BS - Marshall University; M.Ed - Nova University
    • Over 35 years educational experience in classroom and administration
    • FLDOE Certified in Math, Spanish, and School Principal
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church since 1984
    • Inducted into the Marshall University Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
    • Enjoys working in his yard, watching sports, and walking his cats.
  • Mallory Bryant, Assistant principal

    • Earned Bachelor's of Science in Mass Media Communication and Applied Mathematics from Florida State University
    • 14 years teaching experience
    • Professional Teaching Certificate: Mathematics Grades 6-12
    • Attends First Baptist Church of Live Oak
  • Kristin Summers, 

    ADMINISTRATOR ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

    • Education: M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction - American College of Education
    • Completing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership dissertation
    • Director of Curriculum and Instruction at North Florida Community College
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church
  • Tiesha norris, Administrative Assistant

    • Education: Lake City Community College
    • Homeschooled both children 1st-12th grade
    • 22 years teaching experience at WCS
    • Attended WCS as a student for nine years
    • Married for 22 years with two sons
    • Member of Friendship Baptist Church
  • TerrY Woods, BookKeeper

    • Education: AA in Office Management - Lake City Community College
    • Owner/Operator of Woods Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
    • 22 years of bookkeeping experience
    • Member of First Baptist Church
  • Jean ohrmund, k-4


  • Bonnie Swartz, K-4

    • Education: AA in Child Development
    • 35 years experience teaching preschool and kindergarten


  • Mary Fletcher, Kindergarten

    • Education: Certificate of Education in Early Childhood Training
    • Online early childhood educational courses through Rochville University
    • 39 years teaching experience in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1-5th grades
    • CEU training at Pensacola Christian Colege
    • Led teacher training seminar in Syracuse, NY
  • Kelli Hogan, first grade

    • Education - BA in Elementary Education
    • 1 1years of teaching experience
    • Attended WCS as a student from preschool through 8th grade
  • Amy Ivie, first Grade

    • Education: BS in Elementary Education - University of Phoenix
    • 20 years teaching experience at WCS
    • Attended WCS as a student through sixth grade
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church
  • Patty Boswell, Second Grade

    • Education - BS in Elementary Education
    • 12 years of experience teaching at WCS
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church
    • Enjoys spending time with her family and attending sporting events
  • tiffany topping, second grade

    • Earned Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Florida State University
    • Earned Master's Degree in Education from Southern New Hampshire University
    • 3 years teaching experience
    • Attends First Baptist Church of Live Oak
  • Jennifer Smith, third Grade

    • Earned Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University
    • 11 years teaching experience
    • Attends Live Oak Free Holiness Church
  • Patty smith, third grade


  • Betty Barker, Fourth GraDE

    • Education: AA - Central Florida Community College
    • 11 years experience teaching at WCS
    • Former assistant director of a daycare in Ocala
    • Pastor's wife at Orange Baptist Church
  • misty cashmore, fourth grade

    • 6 years teaching experience
    • Former Special Education instructor at Suwannee Primary School
    • Attends Suwannee Station Baptist Church
  • kelly cushman, fifth grade

    • Earned Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida
    • 8 years teaching experience
    • Attends Westwood Baptist Church
  • annamary day, fifth grade


  • Linda Barton, Middle School english & social studies

    • Education: MA in Educational Leadership
    • Reading Endorsement
    • Over 40 years experience in teaching and school administration
    • Has taught at WCS for five years
  • emily barker, middle school science & math


  • Sharon Westberry, middle school english & social studies

    • Education: BA - Valdosta State University
    • Certificate in Education - Florida Gateway College
    • Taught at WCS for 5 years
  • Pam Wainwright, middle school science & math

    • Education: BS - Florida State University; MS - Florida State University
    • Certified ESE K-12; Certified Elementary Ed K-6
    • 30 years teaching experience
    • Member of Orchard Community Church
  • alyssa cashmore, High school spanish, history, & chorus/drama

    • Completing Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Conservation from Unity College
    • 5 years experience teaching
    • Attends Suwannee Station Baptist Church
  • benjamin mowry, high school english & keyboarding


  • , high school math


  • stephanie terry, High school science & hope


  • gavin cashmore, computer lab facilitator

    • Completing Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Ministries from the Baptist College of Florida
    • 2 years teaching experience
    • Attends Suwannee Station Baptist Church
  • Elke Day, Art

    • Education: CDA in Early Childhood Development
    • 18 years teaching experience
    • Teaches art to all grades, preschool through high school
    • Co-owner of an ornament making business
    • Sells artwork at Stephen Foster Cultural Center every winter
  • benjamin kurz, chorus and journalism


  • Luciana dacosta, physical education

    • Education: Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from PUCPR Brazil
    • 18 years of experience as a Personal Trainer
    • Attends Holiness Church in Mayo, FL
  • nancy warren, k3-k4 and after school care

    • 37 years experience teaching at WCS
    • Has taught preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church
  • addison o'steen, after school care


  • lindsey martin, after school care


  • Carl Thomas, chapel leader

    • Education: Extension Studies - Lee University
    • Ordained Bishop in the Church of God
    • Missionary evangelist who has served in Kenya, Ghana, Canada, China, Philippines, and other locations.
    • 7 years experience teaching at WCS
  • Kim Howard, Food Service Manager

    • Certified by Safe-Serv
    • 10 years experience at WCS
    • Oversees the kitchen and lunchroom
    • Organizes the annual Thanksgiving Feast, feeding 300 people in three hours
    • Member of Antioch Baptist Church
  • Juan Quispe, custodian