Mr. Terry Lee

Principal/Grades 5-8


Phone: 503-309-1610

Mr. Lee is a veteran teacher who has taught in various regions of the United States.  His teaching career actually began in the country of South Korea where he was an English language teacher/director of a school in Pusan.  

After graduating with a Theology degree along with secondary certification in History and Religion, he has taught in Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Washinton State, Oregon and now South Carolina.  Along the way, he also completed a Master's degree in Educational Leadership (Administration), plus certification to teach Elementary education. At different times he has taught grades 4 through 12th. 

He and his wife enjoy the history of the Charleston area along with the nature found by kayaking some of the backwaters of the area.  He enjoys photography also. This is his sixth year at Adventist Christian Academy. 

Mrs. Jeanette Gillard

Grades 1-4


I am very excited to be in my 11th year at Adventist Christian Academy.  I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and moved to Charleston in 1990.  I graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband and my two girls.  My favorite family outdoor activity is going for long walks and riding our bikes.  These activities have always been a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about our day and reconnect as a family.  Becoming a mother has definitely helped me to have more patience and understanding for my students.  I believe as an educator it is my responsibility to be fully committed in building a personal relationship with my students in order to understand their needs, create a passion for learning, and help them reach their fullest potential. When my students are grown, my hope is that they will have positive memories of their experience in my classroom.

     When I chose to become a teacher, I began to understand the great responsibility I would have in the lives of my students. God could use me as an instrument to guide and shape young minds and I am honored to share this sacred opportunity. I encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas in a way that develops their ability to express themselves with the assurance that they will be respected as they will respect the views of others.  It is part of my goal to prepare my students to be citizens who will reflect God's character to the unbeliever. I want them to contribute in making their community a better a place through a Christ like attitude.

     I consider myself blessed to be a teacher who can share the Word of God daily with my students. It is vital for them to know that God is the center of every aspect of learning. My desire is to help them discover and strengthen the talents the Lord has given them as they learn to trust and seek His plan for their lives. 




Related Information

MRS. GILLARD'S Lower Grade  Classroom MR. LEE'S Upper Grade Classroom