Mr. Terry Lee

Principal/Grades 5-8


Phone: 503-309-1610

As I start my seventh year teaching at ACA Charleston, I am excited to see my returning students and to meet new students coming to our school this year.  Even though I have had many “First Day of School” in my career, it is always refreshing to have a new beginning for all!

My first “First Day of School” was in Korea where I taught as a student missionary.  Other “First Days” have occurred in Florida, Tennessee, Washington, Oregon and now in South Carolina. While living in these different areas, I have enjoyed traveling and experiencing many new places and cultures.  Hopefully I can bring this first- hand knowledge of the United States and the world to my classroom as we focus upon US History from a Charleston viewpoint. 

It is my prayer that I will be able to challenge my students to achieve more than they think possible academically, but more importantly, that they will come to know Jesus in a way that will shape them into great, wonderful human beings that will be prepared for a lifetime of Christian service. 

Mrs. Jeanette Gillard

Grades 1-4


I am very excited to be in my 12th 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 activities are going for long walks and bike riding.  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. 


Melissa Azevedo

Melissa Azevedo 

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Erin Wheatley

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Wendy McCants


Leidi Santos 


Related Information

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