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

    • Education: BS in Applied Math - Florida State University
    • Certified teacher with nine years experience
    • Enjoys traveling, and has spent time teaching English in China
  • 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
    • Enjoys traveling and spending time with family
  • Bernice Brinkley, Administrative Assistant

    • Education: North Florida Community College
    • Has served at WCS for over 40 years
    • Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church
    • Married for 47 years, with two children and eleven grandchildren
    • Enjoys reading, yard work, and spending time with her family
  • TerrY Woods, BookKeeper

    • Education: AA in Office Management - Lake City Community College
    • Owner/Operator of Woods Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
    • 20 years of bookkeeping experience
    • Member of First Baptist Church
    • Enjoys doing crafts and all kinds of DIY projects
  • alyssa cashmore, K3-4

    • Education: Completing AS in Early Childhood Education at Georgia Military College
    • 3 years experience teaching preschool
    • Member of First Baptist Church of Live Oak
    • Enjoys spending time with her husband, fishing, art, and her two dogs
  • Bonnie Swartz, K-4

    • Education: AA in Child Development
    • 32 years experience teaching preschool and kindergarten
    • Mother of two and grandmother of five
    • Enjoys walks on the beach, collecting seashells, and gardening


  • Patricia Smith, Kindergarten


  • Mary Fletcher, Kindergarten


  • Amy Ivie, first Grade

    • Education: BS in Elementary Education - University of Phoenix
    • Seventeen years teaching experience at WCS
    • Attended WCS as a student through sixth grade
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church
    • Enjoys reading and cheering for the Florida Gators
  • Patty Boswell, Second Grade

    • Education - BS in Elementary Education
    • Over a decade of experience teaching at WCS
    • Member of Westwood Baptist Church
    • Enjoys spending time with her family and attending sporting events
  • Kelli Hogan, second grade

    • Education - BA in Elementary Education
    • Eight years of teaching experience
    • Attended WCS as a student from preschool through 8th grade
  • Jennifer Smith, third Grade

    • Education: BA in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University
    • Nine yeas teaching WCS
    • Enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling
    • Married for 15 years with two daughters who attend WCS
  • Kelly cushman, third grade

    • Education: BA in Elementary Education from University of Florida
    • Married with 3 children
    • Attends Westwood Baptists Church
    • Enjoys all things vintage
  • Betty Barker, Fourth GraDE

    • Education: AA - Central Florida Community College
    • Nine years experience teaching at WCS
    • Former assistant director of a daycare in Ocala
    • Pastor's wife at Orange Baptist Church
    • Enjoys serving at her church, reading, and spending time with family
  • Tiesha Norris, Fifth Grade

    • Education: Lake City Community College
    • Attended WCS as a student for nine years
    • Married for 22 years with two sons
    • Member of Friendship Baptist Church
    • Enjoys reading, watching football, and spending time with friends and family
  • Linda Barton, Sixth GRADE

    • Education: MA in Educational Leadership
    • Reading Endorsement
    • Over 37 years experience in teaching and school administration
    • Has taught at WCS for five years
    • Traveled extensively, including locations like Israel, Turkey, and France
  • Penny Kuntz, sixth grade

    • BS degree in Elementary Education and General Science

    • Married with 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren

    • Member of Lee Methodist Church

    • Enjoys outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking

  • Pam Wainwright, Middle school science and math

    • Education: BS - Florida State University; MS - Florida State University
    • Certified ESE K-12; Certified Elementary Ed K-6
    • 28 years teaching experience
    • Member of Orchard Community Church
    • Enjoys baking and reading
  • Sharon Westberry, middle school english and social studies

    • Education: BA - Valdosta State University
    • Certificate in Education - Florida Gateway College
    • Seven years experience in banking and insurance fields
    • Taught at WCS for three years
    • Enjoys reading, fishing, and cooking
  • john Abersold, High school science, hope, agriculture

    • Education: BS in Agriculture - West Virginia University
    • Taught 2 years High School Biology at Columbia High, 1 year High School sciences at WCS
    • Served 6 years, United States Marines. Owner/manager at Abersold Acres Poultry Farm
    • Attends Canvas Church in Alachua, FL
    • Married with 5 children
    • Enjoys Civil War reenacting, horseback riding, and traveling with family
  • Zachary Smith, high school social studies and spanish I

    • Education: BA - Baptist College of Florida
    • Interned with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in Washington DC
    • Member of Mayo Baptist Church
    • Teaches 9th grade Bible class
    • Enjoys studying theology and history, and following the Denver Broncos
  • Debra Barney, High School Spanish II

    • Director of Adult Education at Suwannee River Library
    • Former full time missionary in Panama and Senegal
    • Taught first grade to children in the Yura Tribe
    • Grew up in the jungles of South America as an MK
    • Enjoys sharing the language and culture of South America with her students
  • luke smith, high school english


  • JENNIFER STANSEL, PACE's and FLVS

    • Education: CDA - Ashworth College
    • Computer Lab Coordinator
    • Oversees Dual Enrollment, Florida Virtual, and PACE's.
    • Member of Haven Full Gospel Church
    • Enjoys four-wheeling, camping, the beach, and sporting events
  • Elke Day, Art TEACHER

    • Education: CDA in Early Childhood Development
    • 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
    • Enjoys camping and crafting with her family
  • cheyenne smart, chorus

    • Education: BFA in Art Education at Valdosta State University
    • Has been attending Marybelle Baptist Church since 2007
    • Enjoys drawing, singing, going to church, and spending time with family
  • Luciana dacosta, physical education

    • Education: Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from PUCPR Brazil
    • 15 years of experience as a Personal Trainer
    • Married for 16 years with 2 children
    • Attends Holiness Church in Mayo, FL
    • Enjoys sports, watching and cheering on the New England Patriots, traveling, and spending time with family
  • Emily Barker, after school and Substitute Teacher

    • Education: North Florida Community College
    • Three years substitute teaching at WCS
    • Member of Orange Baptist Church
    • Enjoys reading James Patterson novels
  • Jake Day, substitute teacher


  • Wendy Smith, substitute teacher


  • Kim Howard, Food Service Manager

    • Certified by Safe-Serv
    • Eight 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
    • Enjoys working in her yard and watching Hallmark movies
  • 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.
    • Five years experience teaching at WCS
    • Enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family
  • nancy warren, k3-k4 and after school care


  • Juan Quispe, custodian


  • Lou jack smith, custodian