The Lima Christian School faculty and staff is committed to excellence in all areas.
Our teachers, administrators, and staff members are committed to caring for your children not only by providing them an excellent education but also by showing them the love and care of Jesus Christ. We pray for your students daily and seek to help them grow in their relationships with Jesus as well as growing in their academic pursuits.
We are an ACSI-accredited school, which means that all of our faculty members meet ACSI’s professional and biblical requirements. Establishing and maintaining the certification of our staff and administration is an essential step in assuring our families of our professional credibility and growth. We encourage our employees to remain life-long learners, just as we encourage our students to continually pursue growth.
Vicky comes to us with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from SUNY Geneseo. Mrs. Britton has been employed by The Norman Howard School and has worked extensively with students and families as a Speech Pathologist and Language Specialist. She has had the opportunity to work with high school students who had learning difficulties in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Stacy comes to us with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester. She has worked extensively with young children and teens in crisis through The Villa of Hope and Hillside Children's Center. Mrs. Tripp is a collaborative therapist who has worked alongside many different professionals in helping kids of all ages manage anxiety and depression. She is a mom of two boys and in her spare time, loves to capture memories for families with her camera lens. She is excited to be part of the LCS community!
Mrs. Kennell is the finance manager at Lima Christian School. She has an associate degree in business administration and a bachelor of science degree in finance from San Jose State University. Fay and her husband have two daughters, both of whom attend LCS. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and reading.
Sue Herring received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Houghton College. Mrs. Herring has been employed by LCS since 2013.
Patty Pragle earned her AAS degree from Monroe Community College, where she studied in the Legal Administrative Assistant program. Mrs. Pragle been employed at LCS since 2015 and has served on the LCS school board as the secretary.
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Jerry Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University and an associate degree in Biology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Thompson has been employed at LCS since 2003. He has been the Network Administrator since 2006.
Michael Burns earned a bachelor's degree in communication from SUNY Geneseo, and a master's degree and teacher certification in physical education from SUNY Brockport. He has worked in education for 37 years, 20 as a teacher and 17 as an Athletic Director/Administrator.
Mary Tripiciano, BSN, holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Rochester and has her EMT-B certification. Mrs. Tripiciano is working on her master’s degree at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. She has been employed at LCS since 1994.
Cathy Gretzinger is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a BS in Nursing. She served in the Air Force and hospital settings, as well as in home care and group homes. She has worked part time or as a substitute at LCS since 2011.
Lori Ann Bender
Grade 1, Mentors for Minis
Biology, Health, 7th Grade Science
Spanish 1A (7th), Spanish 1B (8th), Spanish 2 (9th), Spanish 3 (10th)
English 11, Fundamentals of Writing 12, British Literature
Seventh & Eighth Grade English, Study Skills and High School Health
Global I & II, Participation in Government, Economics
Bible 6, Bible 7, History 6-8, History 11
Math 6, Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 8, and Extended-Algebra
Algebra 9, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Chinese 101
Science 6 and 8, Earth Science, Consumer Math
Calculus I & II, Chemistry, AP Physics, Pre Calculus, Statistics
Physical Education K-12
Tom Michel has his training as a plumber through the Plumber’s Union. He has been working at LCS for 16 years.
Dave Dils earned an associate degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Architectural Design. He also holds Journeyman’s papers for Carpentry. Mr. Dils has been employed with LCS since 2013.
Special Education Services are provided by the Honeoye-Falls Lima Central School District.
If you have any questions about Special Education Services, please contact the main office at 585-624-3841.
To contact the Lima Christian School Board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.