Mrs. Brooklyn Smith is a Mobile, AL native who loves The Lord, her city, and her students. After graduating high school, she stayed local to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from University of South Alabama. While in college, she worked on the USA Football staff as an equipment manager and at Saraland Middle School as a Paraprofessional Educator. Prior to teaching at Cottage Hill, Mrs. Smith taught at W.P. Davidson High School, her alma mater. She is excited to still be able to say, “Go Warriors!”
Mrs. Smith is married to her husband, Collier Smith, and together they have a sweet golden retriever named Murphy. Mrs. Smith loves her new Warrior family and looks forward to many more years of teaching young believers and those who will one day come to faith in Christ. She believes that there is no greater joy than planting Gospel-centered seeds of encouragement in teenagers, one class period at a time.
As a veteran English teacher, Mrs. Jones has taught middle school and high school English in several states, in Europe, and online for the Alabama State Department of Education. Her teaching assignments encompass regular, honors, and advanced placement language arts. Upon graduating from the University of Mobile, she began her teaching experience at Davidson High School and subsequently moved to a Georgia school system. Almost two years later, her husband’s new assignment in West Point, New York gave me an opportunity to start graduate school at the C.W. Post Graduate School of Long Island University. After three enriching years in the Hudson Valley area, she moved to Germany where I taught high school English for the Department of Defense. While living in Bavaria, she enjoyed touring most countries in Western Europe before moving to Washington, D.C. During her husband’s tenure at the Pentagon, she experienced a diverse classroom of international students as an English teacher in Fairfax County. Before professionally relocating to a rural Louisiana school system, she enhanced my teaching certification with additional graduate classes from the University of Virginia and George Mason University. Mrs. Jones returned to “Home Sweet Alabama” to teach English at Murphy High School as a highly qualified English teacher. In 2020 she retired from the Mobile County Public School System. Her Alabama home is now close to Cottage Hill Christian Academy where she says she is blessed to be a faculty member.
Amber Threadgill has been an educator for 12 years; she graduated from the University of South Alabama with bachelors' degree in secondary education and history, with an Honors Program distinction. She has been a middle school educator for the tenure of her career teaching 6th through 8th grades at three different schools. Mrs. Threadgill started last year at Cottage Hill Christian Academy as a 7th and 8th-grade history educator. She is beyond excited to begin a new year teaching 10th and 11th grade.
Mrs. Threadgill is married to her husband of almost 15 years, Kevin, who is also an educator. She has three daughters aged 12, 10, and 6. A great passion of Mrs. Threadgill's is music-she plays the clarinet and currently serves in the worship ministry at Cottage Hill. She also plays in the Mobile Pops. When she's not at school, Mrs. Threadgill loves to spend time with her family, her dog Lulu, and gardening (or trying to save all the plants).
Krista Womble is a native of Mobile, AL where she graduated from John Shaw High School as a standout softball and volleyball player winning many awards including Mobile County Athlete of the Year, Mobile All-County Team (3 years), Mobile Press-Register Super 12, Kiwanis Club Player of the Year, and United States Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award under Coach Kathi Smith. She teaches American Government and Economics for our 12th graders as well as a Finance for Teen elective class and serves as the JV Volleyball Coach and Varsity Softball Coach.
Krista studied and played junior college ball for Bishop State Community College in Mobile, AL, and was a NJCCC All-American. She then transferred and played NCAA softball at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL winning 2 conference championships, and completed her Bachelor's in Political Science with minors in English and History. Krista also has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Troy University.
Post graduate school, Krista met her husband Seth while working in advertising at AT&T and they have been married for 14 years. After establishing residency in Georgia and briefly in Louisiana, she and her family made their way back home to Mobile in 2020. They have a 14-year-old son, Ethan, 6-year-old boy/girl twins, Elliott and Elleana, and a 3-year-old, Emmie. As a family, they love to attend Cottage Hill Baptist Church and volunteer in the children's ministry. The Womble kids also love staying active in all CHCA Sports activities including YDL Cheer, Softball, Football, Soccer, and Varsity/JV Baseball and Football.
Prior to teaching at CHCA, Krista spent 15 years working in advertising, marketing, and corporate training for AT&T along with coaching elite travel softball across the country. She is now a part of the Marucci Patriots organization where she heads up the Gulf Coast region and handles college recruiting and social media for the entire organization.
Krista has loved the relationships she has been able to build with her students and the athletes she coaches at CHCA. She looks forward to being able to make an impact on our young adults by leading them through their studies of the government in a Christian environment and teaching our athletes to be Christ-like leaders and mentors as they venture out into the world.
Mrs. Charlet Fuller teaches science here at CHCA. She graduated from Old Dominion University and has 13 years of teaching experience. Mrs. Fuller's areas of expertise include the biological and physical sciences. She is married to her husband, Ashley, and they have 3 children who attend or have attended CHCA. Mrs. Fuller and her family have lived all over the world while being a military family, and they still love travel and missions since settling in Mobile in 2016. She and her family are members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shaw teaches biology, zoology, and forensic science. She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She also has an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. In 2022, Mrs. Shaw earned an Alternative Master of Education: Secondary Science from the University of South Alabama. She loves to learn and share her love of science with her students. Mrs. Shaw and her husband, David, have been married for 23 years and have 5 children. The Shaw family has been a part of the Warrior community for several years as parents of 2 CHCA students and 2 CHCA graduates. This is Mrs. Shaw's fourth year teaching at CHCA.
Mr. Jones graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1974, he completed a Master of Science in Operations Research degree at Georgia Tech. Mr. Jones has also completed work at the University of New Hampshire, George Mason University, and McNeese State University.
Mr. Jones served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army for 20 years. Following his retirement from the Army, he taught high school physics and mathematics at DeRidder High School, DeRidder, Louisiana for 10 years. He next taught math for 17 years at Murphy High School and then Aerospace Technology at BC Rain High School in Mobile, Alabama.
Mr. Jones is a native of Brandon, Mississippi and graduated from Brandon High School. He and his wife attend Christ United Methodist Church. Mr. Jones enjoys riding his bicycle, golfing, backpacking, and working out in the gym.
Mrs. Lauren Lanier comes to us from Pensacola, Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Alabama, where she was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Mrs. Lanier enjoys teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, and Discrete Mathematics at Cottage Hill Christian Academy.
Mrs. Lanier and her husband have been married for three years and have welcomed their first child. Mrs. Lanier loves supporting her husband through his career and coaching, having fun with their baby girl, and being a Cottage Hill Warrior!
Mrs. Kimberly Tharp loves being a Cottage Hill Warrior! A lifelong Mobilian, she attended Cottage Hill Baptist School from K4 through the 8th grade. Mrs. Tharp remained a Warrior at Davidson High School through graduation, when she became a University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagle. A passion for technology led Mrs. Tharp to the University of South Alabama for her Master's degree in Instructional Design with technology. Mrs. Tharp and her husband Randy have been married 24 years and have 3 children. Mrs. Tharp believes she is blessed to have Cottage Hill as an important part of her life as a student, a parent, and now a teacher for 15 years.
Mrs. Olsen has a degree in Math and Middle School Education from Meredith College, an all women’s college in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has been a teacher for over 20 years. She and her family moved to Mobile in 2008 after living in North Carolina and Guatemala. Her husband, Bob, is a professor at the University of Mobile where her two oldest kids, Anna and Peter, both graduates of CHCA, attend. Their twins, Ellie and ZZ, are sophomores here at CHCA.
This is Mrs. Olsen’s 7th year teaching at Cottage Hill. She previously taught Math and Spanish for 6 years at the Middle School. She is now on the West Campus faculty team as the Spanish teacher.
Micah Steadham has grown up in Mobile, where he gained a strong foundation in the musical arts at Satsuma High School within the band program. He later attended the University of Mobile on scholarship for the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts in ensembles including the UM Jazz Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, and a traveling ensemble RamCorps, an elite, auditioned high-impact brass and percussion performance group, in more than 100 concerts each year.
Micah was also a member of the University of Mobile Ambassadors which is a select group of students who demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills, enthusiasm for the university, proven leadership abilities, positivity, sound judgment, and reliability, and serve the University through intentional Biblical leadership. He graduated University of Mobile in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in music education.
Lee Everett graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a Masters of Education from the University of West Alabama. He has been teaching and coaching football for 30 years and began teaching Driver’s Education in 2002. The most rewarding part of teaching Driver’s Education is instilling proper and safe habits while observing students as they gain confidence in the driving task. He and his wife Wendy proudly have five grown children. Although we are empty nesters, we have two golden retriever dogs who keep them very busy! In their spare time, we enjoy boating, hiking, and traveling to new places. Everett is excited to join the Warrior family and teach in a Christian environment.
Nicole Sweatt is in her 10th year at CHCA. She is serving as the Director of our Extended Care Program, CHCA Yearbook Coordinator, and Chapel Coordinator for Elementary and Preschool. Mrs. Sweatt and her husband, David, have three children, Kathleen married to Phillip, Ryan married to Skylar, and Mallory. Kathleen, Ryan, and Skylar are proud CHCA alumni. Mallory is a current CHCA senior. The Sweatt Family has been blessed with their first grandbaby, Elijah David, born July 11, 2023. Mrs. Sweatt and her family are active members at Cottage Hill Baptist Church where she serves as the Kid's Worship Director. Mrs. Sweatt is so excited to be part of all God is doing at CHCA.
Ms. Stabler graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. As a member of the Bay Area Art Educators, Mobile Art Association, and the Mobile Watercolor and Graphics Society, she enjoys promoting students' work in the area and showcasing the many talents of CHCA students!
Mrs. Sanders graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Music Education/Voice. She feels blessed to have been given her heart's desire when He led her to CHCA 31 years ago. From Broadway Production Dinner Theaters over the past 13 years to almost 200 elementary children singing at Christmas Magnificent and Spring Fling, she has a front-row seat at seeing God moving in the hearts and lives of our faculty, students, parents, and friends!
Mrs. Sanders has been married to her husband, Barre Sanders, since 1980. They have three children; Rick, Jenni, and Keri, and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Sanders and her family have attended Cottage Hill Baptist Church since 1993.