Banner Christian School

Christ first.

Education second to none.

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Mission Statement Banner Christian School is a K-12 program that is consistent with the Word of God. Considering paramount every child’s academic, emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs, Banner Christian School is dedicated to developing and educating the whole person to the glory of God. Philosophy of Ministry - Statement of Faith The general nature and object of Banner Christian School shall be: To conduct an institution or institutions of learning for the general education of youth in the essentials of culture and its arts and science, giving special emphasis to the Christian faith and the ethic revealed in the Holy Scripture; To prepare young people academically and spiritually to contribute to society; and To affirm and teach the divine inspiration of the entire Bible, the creation of man by the direct act of God, the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His identification as the Son of God, His vicarious atonement for our sins by the shedding of His blood on the cross, the resurrection of His body from the tomb, His power to save mankind from sin, the new birth through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit, the gift of eternal life by the grace of God, the second coming of our Lord, the resurrection of the living and the dead, and the final judgment of all mankind.

Staff Directory

Senior Administrators

Dr. Thomas Burkett

Head of School

B.S. Liberty University

M.B.A. Averett University

Ph. D. Columbia International University

Barbi de Haas

Upper School Principal

B.A. University of Virginia Psychology

M.S.W. Virginia Commonwealth University

Kathy Ivill

Lower School Principal

B.S. University of Tulsa

M.Ed. Liberty University

Travis L. Moore

Middle School Principal

B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

M.Ed. Liberty University


Paul Ivill

Athletics Coordinator

B.S. Elon College

Brandon Murrell

IT Coordinator

B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University

M.A. Concordia University

Stephen Wolf

Director of Marketing and Finance

B.S. James Madison University

M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

Support Staff

Demetria Heatwole

Discovery Therapist

B.A. Marshall University

Holli Blake

Annette Cupp

Office Manager

B.S.W. James Madison University

Carla Irwin

Guidance Counselor

B.S. Liberty University

M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

Susan Tignor

Director of Admissions

B.A. Wake Forest University

M.A. James Madison University

Resource Teachers

Robert Baugh

Music Teacher

B.A. Virginia State University

Anne Culver

Art Teacher

B.A. Sweet Briar College

Tina Petersen

Drama Teacher

B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth Universit

Lower School Teachers

Callie Van Horn

Kindergarten Teacher

B.S.   Longwood University

M.Ed. Nova Southeastern University

Bert Rhodes

3rd Grade Teacher

B.A. Mary Washington University

Angelia Higgins

1st Grade Teacher

B.S. Piedmont Bible College

Lisa Reyes

4th Grade Teacher

Carol Hopkins

2nd Grade Teacher

B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

Julie Burkett

5th Grade Teacher

B.S. Liberty University

Middle / Upper School Teachers

Pamela Arnold

Middle School Science

B.A. Florida Bible College

M.Ed Columbia International University

Nicholas Balducci

Middle/Upper School History

B.A. Liberty University

William Linares


B.A. University of Zulia

Elizabeth Dyson

Middle School English/ ESL

B.A. College of William & Mary

Diane Murrell

Middle / Upper School English

B.A. Florida State University

Cathrine Mireles

B.A. Mississippi College

M.Ed. Virginia Commonwealth University

Jan Pace

Upper School Math

B.A. University of Richmond

Rebekah Myers

Middle School Math/ Science

B.S. Pensacola Christian College

John Young

Middle / Upper School History

B.A. Bryan College

Rebecca Smith

Middle / Upper School History / Math

B.A. Liberty University

Lynne Wolfe

Upper School Science

B.A. Humanities (emphasis in science)

Pensacola Christian School

Core Values

The core values of Banner Christian School are identified in four areas:  Discipleship, Scholarship, Stewardship, and Fellowship.



Banner Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Banner Christian School is also recognized as an accredited school by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE).

Available Positions

Substitute Teacher We are seeking Christian adults who have had previous teaching experience and/or training who would like to substitute teach for Banner Christian School. Qualified candidates would be those who would follow the classroom teacher’s lesson plans, instructing and supervising the class well. Inquiries or applications for employment can be submitted to Mrs. Ivill at: .


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Banner Christian School    |   1501 South Providence Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23236-4435   |   Phone: (804) 276-5200








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