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
    • 8 years at Westwood
  • Tara lowe-Phillips, ASSISTANT principal

    • Education: BA and MA - University of Florida
    • 17 years educational experience, 8 years administrative experience
    • FLDOE Certified in English 6-12, Humanities K-12, Reading Endorsement K-12, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9, and the Civics Seal of Excellence.
  • MALLORY BRYANT, 8-12 GR. Curriculum Coordinator, Dual Enrollment & Flvs  Specialist

    • Education: BA in Mass Media Communication & Applied Mathematics
    • 15 years of educational experience, 4 years administrative experience
    • FLDOE Certified in Mathematics 6-12
  • Tiesha norris, Administrative Assistant

    • Education: Lake City Community College
    • 22 years teaching experience at WCS
    • Attended WCS as a student for nine years
  • 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
  • Jean ohrmund, k-3

    • Education: AS in Early Childhood Education - Lake Sumter State College
    • 19 years classroom experience
    • CDA certified
    • Has taught VPK, Head Start, K3, K4, and K5.
  • Bonnie Swartz, K-4

    • Education: AA from Brevard Junior College
    • CDA Certified
    • 40 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
    • 43 years teaching experience in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1-5th grades
    • CEU training at Pensacola Christian College
    • Led teacher training seminar in Syracuse, NY
  • amy garland, kindergarten

    • Education: AA degree from North Florida Community College
    • CDA Certified
    • 18 years teaching experience in Prek-12th grades.
  • 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
  • Pam Wainwright, second grade

    • Education: BA in Special Education - Florida State University
    • Education: MA in Special Education - Florida State University
    • Certified ESE K-12; Certified Elementary Ed K-6
    • 32 years teaching experience
  • Patty Boswell, Second Grade

    • Education: BS in Elementary Education
    • 12 years of experience teaching at WCS
  • Jennifer Smith, third Grade

    • Education: BA in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University
    • 12 years teaching experience
  • Patty smith, third grade

    • Education: Credentials for Early Childhood Education and Directors from North Florida Community College
    • CDA Certified
    • 13 years of teaching experience
  • Betty Barker, Fourth GraDE

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

    • Education: AA degree
    • 6 years teaching experience
    • Former Special Education instructor at Suwannee Primary School
  • kelly cushman, fifth grade

    • Education: BA in Elementary Education from the University of Florida
    • 15 years teaching experience
  • annamary day, Middle school math & science, 7th grade bible

    • Education: Currently taking classes at North Florida College
    • Certified in CDA, FCCPC, FIRST AID, CPR
    • 5 years teaching experience
  • Linda Barton, Middle School english & social studies

    • Education: MA in Educational Leadership
    • Reading Endorsement
    • Over 40 years experience in teaching and school administration
  • emily barker, 6th grade science & math

    • Education: AA from North Florida Community College

    • 7 years teaching experience

    • 3 years at WCS

  • tiffany topping, middle school english, social studies, 8th grade  bible

    • Education: BA in Social Work from Florida State University
    • Education: MA in Education from Southern New Hampshire University
    • 4 years teaching experience
  • alyssa cashmore, High school spanish, history, & chorus/drama

    • Education: Completing BA in Wildlife Conservation from Unity College
    • 6 years experience teaching
  • benjamin mowry, high school english & keyboarding, girl's volleyball coach

    • Education: AA degree from North Florida College
    • 4 years of teaching experience at WCS
    • Coast Guard Veteran
  • jesse caskin, high school math

    • Education: BA in Engineering, with a Minor in Mathematics, from Pensacola Christian College
    • 2 years teaching experience at WCS
  • stephannie terry, High school science & hope

    • Education: BA in Business Leadership from Baptist College of Florida
    • 2 years teaching at Westwood
  • gavin cashmore, computer lab facilitator, HOPE AND BIBLE INSTRUCTOR

    • Education: AA in Divinity from the Baptist College of Florida
    • 2 years teaching experience
    • Pastor of Suwannee Station Baptist Church
  • Elke Day, Art teacher

    • Education: CDA in Early Childhood Development
    • 18 years teaching experience
    • Small business owner of art
  • benjamin kurz, chorus and journalism, boy's basketball coach

    • Education: BA from Spurgeon Baptist Bible College
    • 9 years teaching experience
    • Ordained minister and trained counselor
    • Has worked in pastoral ministry for 22 years
    • Pastor of Faith Baptist Church
  • Luciana dacosta, physical education

    • Education: BA in Physical Education from PUCPR Brazil
    • 20 years of experience as a Personal Trainer
    • Certified in CPR and First Aid
    • 4 years at WCS
  • ELIANNA FLETCHER, 1ST GRADE PARAPROFESSIONAL

    • Education: Currently attending Seminole State in pursuit of an Early Childhood Education
    • Fluent in American Sign Language
    • 8 years experience in Children's Ministries
    • Certified in Food Safety
    • First year at WCS.
  • nancy warren, k3-k4 and after school care

    • 39 years experience teaching at WCS
    • Has taught pre-school, kindergarten, and 1st grade
    • Supervises the Pre-School Aftercare.
  • Carl Thomas, chapel leader, Counselor

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

    • Certified by Safe-Serv
    • 13 years experience at WCS
  • priscilla isidro, after school care, 

    K3 Assistant

    • Substitute teaching experience for 2 years
    • CDA Certified
    • Fluent in Spanish
  • Cynthia Giddens, After School CAre

    • Education: Currently attending University of Sacramento
    • Experienced Grandmother who supervises children.


  • Juan Quispe, custodian

    • 13 years at WCS
    • Certified in Basic Fire Extinguisher
    • Fluent in Spanish