Bill Maner, Head of School
Bill Maner has an undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and a graduate degree from Mississippi State University. Though he has been working with children and teens since college his start in education began at Mt. Salus as a teacher, coach, and Athletic Director. He and his family then served in El Salvador as missionaries for almost 2 years, where he taught English as a second language and coached basketball at a Christian university: Universidad Evangelica El Salvador.
Upon returning to the United States, God continued paving his path in education. Bill spent a year as an instructor of Spanish at the University of Southern Mississippi and six years as a Spanish teacher, basketball coach, and Athletic Director at Laurel Christian School. He is married to Kim, also an educator, and has 4 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, athletics, being outdoors and traveling.
Judy Bennett is our 5th grade teacher. She taught special education for thirty-five years and recently retired from Clinton Public Schools where she taught for twenty-one years. She is married to Tommy Bennett and has lived in Clinton for the past 22 years. She has two children, Jessi, who is married, and Ben. She has two dogs, Allie and Sidda. She loves going to the beach, working in the yard, and reading.
Kristy Buchanan is our School Counselor as well as our 7th and 10th grade World History teacher. She studied English and History in college, earning a B.A. from Mississippi State University and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She is a military wife and mother to a 8 year old little girl.
Amy Carter is our second grade teacher. She studied English in college, earning a B.A. from Belhaven University and an M.A. from Mississippi College. She was formerly a kindergarten/first grade teaching assistant. She and her husband, Jason, have three children, and she enjoys reading and crafting in her spare time.
Kim Crosby is a graduate of Mississippi State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She teaches English and Science courses at Mt. Salus. Kim enjoys watching the MSU Bulldogs play with her husband, Kyle, and working on crafts for their home.
Debbie Davidson, the school’s administrative assistant, is in her eleventh year at Mt. Salus. She holds a B.S. in Business Education from Mississippi State University. She enjoys playing tennis and watching her hummingbirds.
Brittany Davis is in her third year of teaching art at Mt. Salus. She earned a BFA with an emphasis in photography from Belhaven University. She enjoys taking photographs and traveling with her husband whom she met while attending school at Mt. Salus.
Richard Elam is in his eleventh year at Mt. Salus and serves as our Athletic Director and coaches boys basketball. In addition, he also teaches Government, Mississippi History and U.S. History. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. In his spare time you can find Coach Elam enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening.
Patty Fyke is our 1st grade teacher. She has forty-two years of teaching experience and loves Mt. Salus. She has a B.S. from Mississippi University for Women and graduate hours from Mississippi State University. Mrs. Fyke loves spending time with her two sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.
Krysta Jolly is our K3-K5 Assistant.She’s currently a student at Jackson State University studying social work. She has always loved working with children. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dogs, working out and being with friends.
Theresa Kinsey teaches high school science and is in her thirteenth year at Mt. Salus. She has a B.S. in Chemistry and a Masters in Geosciences from Mississippi State University. She resides in Clinton and enjoys cooking, gardening and playing with her dogs – Maggie and Jetta.
Kim Maner has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Mississippi College with an emphasis in art education. She has taught elementary to high school art. She has taught in several independent schools as the family has moved. She served with her family in El Salvador as missionaries (close to 2 years). She assisted her husband in outreach to college students. Upon returning to the United States, God continued paving her path in education. For the last six years, Kim taught high school art at Laurel High School. She is married to Bill and has 4 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and in her free time exploring art.
Andrew Mitchell is a Mississippi College graduate where he received a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management. During his time at MC, he also worked part time at Jackson Prep coaching middle school basketball. Upon graduation, he started full time work at Prep as a teacher/basketball coach for four years before coming to Mt Salus. Andrew is married to Paige Mitchell, and they have a one year old son named Micah. They are also expecting another child this coming February. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, and spending time with this family. Andrew and his family are active members of Grace Community Church.
Frances Moseley teaches high school English and English Comp. I and II. She has over thirty years of teaching experience, mostly in private schools, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Secondary Education from the University of Mississippi. Miss Moseley lives in northeast Jackson and is a member of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland. At POPC, she is a part-time staff worker in the nursery and is a member of Ruth Circle Ladies Bible Study. She enjoys reading, watching old movies, and needlework in her spare time.
Andrea Perkins is in her twenty eighth year at Mt. Salus. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Belhaven University and serves us in a variety of capacities. She works in the office and facilitates our LEAP program.
Martha Roth teaches 4th grade and is in her tenth year at Mt. Salus. She holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education from Mississippi University for Women and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Mississippi State University. Her favorite pastime is playing with her four adorable grandchildren. She loves to read, hike in the mountains and eat good food!
Elizabeth Thomas, a newly wed, earned her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Mississippi College including endorsements in K-12 social studies and library science. She’s been teaching for 7 years, 3rd grade and kindergarten and is currently working toward her Masters in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. She believes teaching is a calling from God and loves it. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dog Oliver, playing tennis and art!
Hannah Tullos teaches 6th-12th grade Math. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Mississippi College and is also a graduate of Mt. Salus Christian School. She and her husband live with their two dogs in Ridgeland and attend Broadmoor Baptist Church. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the outdoors, cooking, cleaning or running.
Mary Kathryn Whittle
Mary Kathryn Whittle is a Mt. Salus Christian School alumnus. She earned her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University and her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling from RTS. She serves as our Alumni & Community Outreach Coordinator. In addition, she provides counseling through Active Impact International.
She and her husband have two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing or watching sports.
Lora R. Williams, is married and has four children. Mrs. Williams is an ordained pastor and Doctoral graduate of International Miracle Institute where she also received her M.A. in Christian Theology, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry. Her secular background includes a B.A. in Liberal Arts/Communication from Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She has worked as a Teacher Assistant in the Vicksburg School District and was employed by the U.S. government for fifteen years. In 2015, she joined the Mt. Salus Family as a Steering Committee member and Substitute Teacher. In 2016, Mrs. Williams also assisted with the Mt. Salus After Care program and as a Tutor at Stewpot Community Services/After School Program. Mrs. Williams has a passion for teaching and spending time with children. She also loves to spend time caring for the elderly, reading and spending time with her family, church family and Mt. Salus family. Her favorite scripture is Mt. 6:33.
Kim Yelverton is our Preschool Director and teaches K4 and K5 and is in her sixteenth year of teaching. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, decorating and taking trips to the beach with her family.