Meet the Faculty

Pastor Scott Van Kirk
School Principal

Pastor Van Kirk was part of a parent group that started FLCS in 1990, and served as chairman of the school board until 2003.  That year he left the IT dept. at Goulds Pumps to become the school’s Principal.  He’s also a Pastor of Calvary Chapel Seneca Falls.

Jennifer Burns
Vice Principal

Mrs. Burns has worked at FLCS since 1996.  She began teaching Kindergarten and first and second grades, then moved to secondary education.  She has taught classes in every subject area, but her specialty is mathematics. Since 2011 she has served as the school’s Vice-Principal.

Tammy Humphrey
Music & Home Economics

Tammy Humphrey has 15 years experience in the education field.  She has taught pre-school in both New York and Florida.  Mrs. Humphrey also spent five years as a substitute teacher in the Polk County Public School system in Polk County, Florida.  She has been at FLCS four years and is currently a student aide and music teacher.

Julie Allen

Mrs. Allen is FLCS’s Spanish teacher.  Prior to  serving at the school she home-schooled her children (ages 12-18).  Mrs. Allen has extensive experience working with children, teens, and young adults of all ages, abilities and faiths.  She founded and administered a private school, ran a home-school school-of-the-arts group with over 100 students, worked as an early intervention and pre-school special education direct-service facilities director in Oneida County (NY), and has been a Pastor’s wife for over 20 years.  Mrs. Allen has authored and published over 50 curriculum books in four languages, which are sold and used throughout the world.

Daniel Hennessy
English Grades 3 - 12

Mr. Hennessy has taught seventh through twelfth grade English at FLCS since 2011. He began his career in education as a substitute teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, before being hired as a full-time Social Studies teacher at Hermosa Valley School in Hermosa Beach, CA.  He’s trained as a certified Holocaust Educator by staff from the Yad Vashem Int’l School of Holocaust Studies in Israel and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C, among other respected Holocaust educational institutions.  He’s a past recipient of the Meyer A. Nathan Scholarship for Holocaust Education, awarded by the Anti-Defamation League, and he’s the author of the book, Repentance and Remembrance: The Call to Remember and Memorialize the Holocaust.

Felicia Leary
Grades 2 and 3

Mrs. Leary teaches second and third grades. Before deciding to stay home with her children she worked in the education field at the kindergarten level and with children with special needs up to sixth grade. She has always had a passion for young kids and loves teaching them about the Lord. Mrs. Leary has been at FLCS since 2013.

Dawn Schell
Elementary Math and Junior High Science

Mrs. Schell has served at FLCS since the 2000-2001 school year, teaching in a variety of capacities. She currently teaches fourth-eighth grade science and facilitates the high school worship band.

Jess Adler

Mrs. Adler graduated in 2012 from Cedarville University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  She was hired as an assistant teacher in a transitional Kindergarten classroom at Emmanuel Christian Academy in Springfield, Ohio.  A year later she and her husband moved to Waterloo, NY, where she starting subbing in local schools, including FLCS.  In early 2014 she took a full-time position at FLCS as an aide for a student with special needs.  In the late spring of 2015, Jessica and her husband were blessed with their first baby boy.  Because of this life change, the opportunity to work part-time in the Pre-school classroom was a tremendous blessing for their family.  Mrs. Adler loves the Lord and thanks Him for the gifts and abilities that He has given her to teach.  She is so thankful for the opportunity to show Christ’s love to each one of her students.

Mark Edell
High School History

Mr. Edell has been the high school history teacher at FLCS since 2006. Previously he was an accountant at Lyons National Bank.  Mr. Edell holds two degrees, one in accounting and one for liberal arts with an emphasis on history.  He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.  Part of Mr. Edell’s passion for history extends to visiting historically significant sites, and has enjoyed taking FLCS students with him on trips to Boston, Washington, D.C., Gettysburg and New York City.

Amy Park
High School Math and Physics

Mrs. Park has had a lifelong love of learning and teaching.  She studied for her undergraduate degree in Math & Secondary Education at Messiah College & Cedar Crest College.  After working in the Union Springs School District in a variety of long-term substitute math teaching positions in grades 7-12, she earned her Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Scranton.  Through a series of personal and professional events that only He could put together, God led Mrs. Park to FLCS as the high school math and physics teacher in 2011.

Diana Massey
Grades 1

Mrs. Massey studied Early Childhood Education at Cayuga Community College.  She taught Pre-school for ten years and also worked with special needs children for six years.  After having her second child she decided to stay home  and run an in-home daycare, which she did for four years.  In 2009 she started at FLCS teaching first and second grades, and this year is transitioning to a dedicated first grade classroom. She has two children attending the school and a third that will attend Pre-school soon.  Mrs. Massey enjoys teaching the children each day and helping them grow closer to the Lord.

Garrett Searing
Elementary and Middle school Math

Mr. Searing graduated from Auburn High School, then attended Cayuga Community College before transferring to Houghton College, where he received his Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2003. His Masters in Elementary Mathematics followed from Walden University in 2010.  Mr. Searing has been teaching teaching fifth and sixth grades since 2007, and this year takes on the new position of dedicated elementary and middle school math teacher.

LuAnn Netti

Mrs. Netti has been the FLCS Kindergarten teacher since 2004. She studied Elementary Education at Cayuga Community College. Prior to joining the FLCS staff, she homeschooled her own children for several years. Mrs. Netti has a passion for teaching reading, as well as for helping her students to understand how much God loves them and has a great plan for their lives.

Jill Goodman
Office Manager

Mrs. Goodman graduated from Waterloo High School in 1997 and received her Associates in accounting from Community College of the Finger Lakes in 1984.  She gained extensive accounting experience with several local businesses before joining FLCS as the office manager in August 2015.