Secondary

TCS’s high school offers a fully-accredited, rigorous, college preparatory program of study. We offer a balanced program consisting of strong academics and various fine arts opportunities, as well as an excellent athletic program. A minimum of 25 credits are required for graduation. Click here for a detailed list of graduation requirements. Advanced placement in English is offered. Students also have the option of dual enrollment with the University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College. Our graduates are accepted to colleges and universities throughout the United States.

 

Mrs. Jamie Arsenault
Mrs. Arsenault is a Bob Jones graduate with a B.A. in humanities. She teaches Girls Bible, home economics and art. She attends Grace Church where she currently teaches Children’s Church. “In 1996, Mr. Lancaster asked if I would teach junior high English. After praying about the decision and conferring with my family, I felt like it was God’s will to come be a part of the teaching staff at TCS. Two years later, I began teaching art, and eventually switched from junior high to senior high English. I love teaching here at TCS, and especially enjoy being around the students. All five of my children graduated from TCS, and now four of my grandchildren attend.”
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Mr. Josh Bridges
Mr. Bridges graduated from the University of Alabama in 2004 with a B.S. in human environmental sciences. He is married to Melanie Bridges and they have a daughter named Mylee. They are active members of Northwood Hills Baptist and volunteer with the Children’s Ministry. “I played baseball at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, and was drafted my senior year by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2002. After playing in the minor leagues, I was released and knew God had a different path for me. I am thankful to be a part of the family here at TCS. Coaching and teaching are passions of mine, and I am blessed to be able to do both.”
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Mrs. Reese Chandler
Mrs. Chandler, a 1988 TCS alumna, graduated from the University of Alabama in 1993 with a B.S. in elementary education. She teaches math at TCS. She is married to Dee Chandler and they have four children: Holly, Macey, Daxon and Kylie. She and her family attend First Wesleyan Church. “I wanted to become a teacher and coach because I love kids and sports!”
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Mr. Tim Harris
Mr. Harris, originally from Madison, Alabama, is serving in his second year as band director at TCS. He is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Saxophone Performance. He holds degrees from the University of Alabama, as well as the  Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. While at Eastman, Mr. Harris was a member of a groundbreaking saxophone ensemble, the Eastman Saxophone Project, which performs entirely from memory and without a conductor. He also plays baritone saxophone for East End Quartet, set to release its first commercial album this fall. Mr. Harris has taught saxophonists regularly in Tuscaloosa, in Rochester, and in his hometown of Madison, appearing as a guest instructor and clinician in several high schools throughout Alabama. He is a member of Valley View Baptist Church, where he serves in music ministry, and lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife, Amy, and their new baby, Samuel. “In my experience as both a student and a teacher, I have seen that band directors can have a tremendous impact on their students. I hope to reflect the gospel of Christ to my students as we strive to honor God through excellence in our music. I love the mission of Tuscaloosa Christian and pray that our young men and women will be equipped for lives of service and devotion to Jesus.”
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Mrs. Darlyce Hester
Mrs. Hester graduated from the University of Alabama in 2004 with a B.S. in human environmental sciences. In 2009, she received a teaching certificate from Athens University after completing the alternative teaching program. “After teaching in the public school system for 10 years, I felt God was leading me to change jobs. I am very excited God has provided me this opportunity to join the staff at TCS. My family has been a part of TCS for several years, where I have proudly graduated two sons and have a current fourth grader.”
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Mr. Joy Lancaster
Following graduation from TCS in 2001, Mrs. Lancaster attended Pensacola Christian College where she received a B.S. in secondary education with a focus in history and physical education.“I have taught in Christian education for eight years. My current classes are 7th, 8th, 9th grade history. I married my high school sweetheart, Danny Lancaster, and have a beautiful daughter named Della.”
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Mrs. Anne Miller
Mrs. Miller, a TCS alumna, attended Clearwater Christian College where she studied music and piano performance. Since then, she has lived in Tuscaloosa with her husband Scott Miller and four daughters, teaching piano and local choirs. She is very involved in local theatre costuming, theatrical makeup, orchestra, and being on stage. “I love being around students, teaching and inspiring them to accomplish things they never thought possible. I enjoy giving students opportunities in music or theater that they wouldn’t have otherwise received.”
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Mrs. Sandra Reach
This is Mrs. Reach’s 27th year with TCS. She attended Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This year she teaches Bible to the high school girls and also serves as Academic Coordinator. Mrs. Reach attends Hephzibah Baptist Church. One of her favorite verses is Philippians 3:10, “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings; being made conformable into His death.” “At TCS it is obvious that the teachers love the Lord and that we work with a common unity to encourage our students to know God and to foster in them a desire to grow in their personal relationship with Him. My favorite part of teaching and being involved at TCS is the opportunity to build relationships with the students, which continues even after they graduate. It is encouraging to see our graduates when they drop in for a quick visit or during Homecoming. It is also very rewarding to see so many former students who choose to enroll their own children at TCS. It is my personal desire to demonstrate a biblical worldview and to guide and encourage our students to view every area of their lives, both personal and academic, from a biblical standpoint.”
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Mrs. Nancy Robertson
Mrs. Robertson teaches science at TCS. She is a graduate of Judson College where she earned a B.S. in biology and psychology.“I became a teacher because I always enjoyed working with children. My mother’s influences led me into Christian education. The students here at TCS are the best!”
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Mrs. Anna Grace Talmadge
Señora Talmadge has a B.A. from the University of Alabama in Spanish, English as a second language, and world cultures. She teaches Spanish to our high school and elementary students. I fell in love with Spanish when I was in high school, and now I enjoy watching students experience a second language themselves. I enjoy international missions trips and serving with my family at the church my husband pastors, Grace Church.
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Mrs. Ginger Turner
Mrs. Turner is a lifelong resident of the Vance community. Directly after graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in math education, she joined our staff here at TCS. “I teaches algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and physics and love it! I am married to Mike Turner and have three children: Katherine, Emily, and Stephen. I enjoy serving at Vance Baptist Church in many different capacities, from leading the music to teaching an adult Sunday School class.”
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Mrs. Ashley Tyson
Mrs. Tyson graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in criminal justice and psychology, as well as a M.S. in psychology and counseling. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Capella University. Her husband is the Student Pastor of youth and college at Bellview Baptist Church in McCulla. They have two children attending TCS, Kinston and Kenna. “After being at TCS as Guidance Counselor for one year on a part-time basis, God began to stir in my heart and I accepted a fulltime call to ministry in Christian education. I am delighted to work in an atmosphere with educators who truly love the Lord and aim to serve Him in all that they do. I have taught in a public high school and a private college, and I have counseled both children and adolescents in office settings; however, I have never found a better place to serve than here at Tuscaloosa Christian School. I look forward to what God has in store for our school and our students.”
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Mrs. Pamela Welbourne
Mrs. Welbourne teaches speech at TCS. She is a 2001 TCS alumna. She is married to Casey Welbourne, and they have three children. The family attends Grace Church. “I am so thankful for the influence TCS has had in my life…I am an alumna, my children attend the school, and I have the privilege to teach speech at TCS. I especially enjoy helping the students develop their verbal and acting skills.”
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Mrs. Robin Wideman
Mrs. Wideman, a 1985 TCS alumna, graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in human performance. She has been coaching and teaching P. E. here at TCS since 1987. She attends Old Salem Baptist Church where she helps teach children’s church.“I came to TCS as a non-Christian in the sixth grade. I quickly noticed a difference in some of my friends; they were saved and I wasn’t. Because of this school’s influence, I asked Jesus into my heart at my church. I graduated from TCS in 1985. I really enjoyed cheering and playing sports. Cindy, my coach, inspired me to go into the teaching field. While attending Shelton State, a coaching job became available at TCS for volleyball. I took the position, and soon after started helping with softball and cheer leading. I love this school. I love the kids, and my job. At this moment, I know this is right where God wants me. This school is my mission field.”
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