Granville Academy Staff

Meet the Granville Academy Team 2020 - 2021

Mr. William Graham: Principal

Mr. Graham is very excited to start year two with the Granville Academy Team!

He is a veteran teacher, coach and administrator having served many years in Durham, as well as Granville County. He is honored to be following Dr. Wrenn as the leader of this extraordinary program. Mr. Graham received his undergraduate degree from Miami (Ohio) and graduate degrees from Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He is extremely grateful to be back in Granville County working with families in this unique opportunity. He feels truly privileged to work with such a fantastic staff of dedicated professionals. He looks forward to working collaboratively with everyone in this endeavor.

Mr. Graham is blessed to be married to a wonderful educator and amazing person. When not working on school activities, they enjoy running, biking, swimming and reading. Both love being outdoors and are also active with Disaster Relief efforts.

Mrs. Mary Warehime: Dean of Instruction

Mrs. Warehime was raised in the small town of Creedmoor, North Carolina by her parents, Tom and Kathy Weeks. She is the second of five children, with two older sisters and two younger brothers. She was fortunate enough to grow up on a farm, which included a never-ending supply of outdoor fun. Not many children grow up with room to roam and explore, but she had plenty of fields to run in and animals to play with. During her time in Granville County Schools, she attended Creedmoor Elementary, Mount Energy Elementary, G.C. Hawley Middle, and South Granville High School.

In May 2017, she graduated with her Masters of School Administration from UNCW. She is currently enrolled in the Ed.D Doctoral Program at UNCW with a new anticipated graduation date for Ed.D that is May 2021!

. She has been teaching English and Social Studies courses for grades 6-12 digitally and in-person since 2013. She was the Assistant Principal at Tar River Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year. During the 2020-2021 school year, she will serve students and staff at Granville Academy!

She believes that every child should read, write, think, and talk in every class, every day! It is an honor to serve the community that she knows and loves by teaching the next generation of youth in Granville County.

Ms. Gayzelle Parker: GA Academic Advisor

Granville Academy welcomes Ms. Gayzelle Parker as our School Academic Advisor!

Mrs. Parker is a native and graduate of Granville County Schools. She graduated from North Carolina Central University( Cum Laude) with a BA in Sociology and Social Work and a Masters Degree in Sociology and Counseling Education. She has been employed with Granville County Schools since 1998. She worked at West Oxford Elementary from 1998 to 2014, and transitioned to JF Webb High School in 2014 where she was the counselor for 9th and 10th grade students. Ms. Parker is looking forward to spending her last few years at Granville Academy.

Ms. Parker says, "I have a love of people in general but my love for my students is special. Watching the growth and maturity in students is what I long for. I push students to do their very best in hopes they will recognize their potential and ability to NOT GIVE UP!"

Mrs. Bethany Young: Middle School Science

Mrs. Bethany Young is a third year teacher and loves teaching at Granville Academy!

She received her Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and a minor in Chemistry from there as well.

Her favorite thing to do is to get students excited about learning and doing science! She also enjoys coaching Science Olympiad to give students a chance to expand their scientific knowledge even further beyond the classroom.

Growing up on a farm, she has always had a love for the outdoors that has only increased as she has gotten older and one of her favorite places to be is the beach. She also enjoys hiking, running, reading, and painting.

Ms. Pamela Perry: Middle School Math

Ms. Perry is excited to join Granville County Schools. Ms. Perry's 23 years of teaching experiences have allowed her to teach Middle School Mathematics and Science in much of the tri-county region including Franklin, Vance and Wake counties. She is a former NC Teaching Fellow and an alumnus of North Carolina Central University.

She is a Warren County native and currently resides in Vance County with her family. She enjoys reading and the adventure of raising four creative and artistic children.

Mr. Michael Spradlin: Middle School English and Social Studies

Mr. Michael Spradlin received his Master's Degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2011. He received his Bachelors Degree in both History and Religious Studies from Brevard College in 2008.

Before coming to Granville County in 2016 he worked for 5 years as an outdoor educator for the YMCA and other non-profits. He spent the majority of this time teaching group development, ecology and facilitating high ropes. This only increased his love for the outdoors. Some of his other interest include cooking, reading, board games and video games. During the fall and winter he enjoys spending time cheering for his Tarheels in both football and basketball.

Ms. Jaime Melton: Elementary Teacher K-1

Mrs. Jaime Melton is the K-1 teacher for Granville Academy.

Mrs. Melton has a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from West Liberty University. She also has a Masters degree in reading from East Carolina University. She grew up in Ohio where she was a long term substitute teacher for over a year before moving to North Carolina. This is Mrs. Melton’s 17th year teaching in Granville county schools but her first year with Granville Academy.

Mrs. Melton has been married for 12 years and has 2 daughters. She also has a very furry dog named Hawk. In her spare time Mrs. Melton likes to read, bake, and watch her girls dance. She also loves coffee and colorful pens.

Mrs. Maryellen Bickel: Elementary Teacher 2-3

Mrs. Maryellen Bickel is the Granville Academy Elementary School Teacher for grades 2-3.

Mrs. Bickel has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Providence College. She has 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught in 4 different states, the last 12 in North Carolina. She is married and the mother of 4 adult children and has 6 grandchildren.

Mrs. Bickel loves to travel, hike, and read. She is happy to be working at GA. She says, "Granville Academy is a wonderful school filled with amazing families."

Ms. Brenda Kellam: Elementary Teacher 4-5

Mrs. Kellam is the teacher for grades 4 & 5 for Granville Academy.

Mrs. Kellam holds a BA is Psychology from Queens University of Charlotte. She is currently working towards another BA in Elementary Education through Western Governors University. She has 10 years of early childhood education experience teaching children from 1- 5 years old.

Mrs. Kellam is married with 2 furbabies. Outside of work, you can often find her spending time with her friends and family, trying new foods, or doing a plethora of different arts and crafts projects such as paper crafts, jewelry making, and wreath making. She also has a passion for technology and creating and designing things digitally.

Ms. Natalie Russell: Teacher Assistant

Ms. Russell is a member of the Granville Academy team as an Elementary School Teacher Assistant.

Mrs. Phyllis Cameron: Exceptional Children Teacher

A veteran teacher of 26 years, Mrs. Phyllis Cameron has worked across all settings in all grade levels. She attended Fayetteville State University where she completed a M.A. degree in Learning Disabilities and Mental Retardation. She received a B.S. degree in Child Development and Family Relations from East Carolina University, and attained her initial certification in Early Childhood Education from Greensboro College. She now lives in South Hill, VA, with her husband, Bain, who is a geologist turned high school math and science teacher. She has two adult children, both of whom graduated from J.F. Webb High School. Her eldest of two grandchildren attend Kindergarten at Wilton Elementary School.

Mrs. Cameron recently left public education for several years and spent that time along with her husband developing programs for a local system of food pantries in their capacity as coordinators. They also volunteer with Remote Area Medical, which provides free medical, dental, and vision services to underserved populations across the country. She loves to travel and was fortunate to travel with family aboard the National Geographic Explorer to Antarctica in January. In addition to travel, she enjoys crafting and reading.

Mrs. Mazie Marlin: High School Student Support

Mrs. Mazie Marlin earned her BS degree at Winston-Salem State University and MS from Indiana University. She had a total of 42 years of teaching experience before retiring from GCS in 2017. Currently, she works as lab facilitator for Granville Academy’s high school students.

Her mission is to ensure that the high school students know how to navigate the various learning management systems and are able to maintain academic success,

Mrs. Leah Powell: Digital Teaching & Learning Advisor

Mrs. Powell is a Digital Teaching & Learning Advisor that supports blended learning within the GA community. She is also a Granville Online & Granville Academy Spanish teacher.

She has worked for GCPS for a total of 13 years. She began her career as a Teacher Cadet and Spanish teacher at South Granville High School and for Granville Online. In 2015, Mrs. Powell joined the Technology Team as a district Instructional Technology Facilitator and continued to teach for Granville Online.

Mrs. Powell truly loves being apart of the Granville Academy community!

Mrs. Monique Feast: 9-12 Academic Support

Granville Academy is welcoming Mrs. Monique Feast to our team as academic support to our students in grades 9-12!

Mrs. Monique Feast is married with two daughters in college. Mrs. Feast and her husband are from New Orleans, Louisiana. Mrs. Feast and her family attend Henderson Church of Christ in Henderson, N.C. where she serves as a ladies bible class teacher for women of all ages.

Monique has a B. A. in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans. Monique has worked in the school and hospital settings as a social worker. She worked as a Foster Care social worker for Wake County Human Services before leaving the workplace to raise her daughters at home.

Mrs. Feast is blessed and humbly grateful for the opportunity to serve and work with the faculty, students and parents of Granville Academy.

Mrs. Dawn Hicks

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