Meet our Teachers

     Mrs. Stephanie Wilburn
has been teaching at Pride & Joy for five years. She has experience in classrooms ranging from infancy to 3rd grade. In 2010, she received her Master's Degree in Child & Family Studies with a PK-3 Licensure from the University of Tennessee. She is currently teaching  Second and Third Grade!

She has been married for Five years and has two children. Her hobbies include reading, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Spanish & Bible

​Vicki Giro attended Memphis State Barbra Lipmen School of Education. Began teaching Preschool Spanish since '05 and has been teaching Elementary Spanish since '07.

Special Areas

Miss Amanda Distin

Physical Education

Mr. Jason Seymore has a Physical Education degree with a minor in Spanish & Business Administration from King University.


Miss Rebekah Nyen​huis

Pride & Joy Children's Academy

​Music

​Mrs. Heather Coffelt has a degree in Music Education from Crown College. She also teaches private piano lessons in her spare time.


has been teaching at PJCA for three years. She has experience working with children from Kindergarten to High School. in 2009, she received her Bachelor's degree in Human Growth and Learning (Education K-6) from Tusculum College. She is currently teaching Kindergarten.

She loves to spend time with her family. She has four nephews and two nieces. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, reading, and planning events.

​This will be her first year teaching first grade. Amanda has her Bachelors degree in early childhood education (birth-2nd grade) from the college of saint rose, located in Albany, ny. after graduating she moved to Knoxville in 2014.


​in her free time she likes to spend time with family, hiking, and camping. She also loves to read and scrapbook.

In the Classroom

   What do we offer?


Grades K-3rd

Low Student to Teacher ratios

Widespread technology use by utilizing computers to familiarize and play educational games on websites such as Starfall, Funbrain, and PBS Kids. We also use educational videos from Discovery and National Geographic Kids.

Centers with hands-on learning experiences in Math, Language, and Science

One-on-one reading instruction to boost individual reading levels

We utilize the A BEKA curriculum as a base for all students and supplemental materials based on the individual needs of each child. This curriculum takes a Christian based approach. It has been thoroughly researched and tested for over 55 years in the classrooms at Pensacola Christian Academy.

Reading, Phonics, and math are emphasized most often in the a beka curriculum. We add supplemental materials to increase student achievement on an individual level. Low ratios provide an excellent opportunity for one-on-one instruction.