FACULTY AND STAFF
Meet Our Team
Headmaster - History
BA - Mercer University (Macon, GA; 1975)
MDiv - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC; 1980)
EdD - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC; 2012)
Dr. Morris is the founder of the Commerce Center for Christian Education (est. 1983), the governing organization of Providence Academy, and served as the principal of Union Christian Academy for twenty years. He specializes in history and is eager to teach God's Word and works to the next generation. Most recently, he spent four years as Chief Academic Officer at the Athens College of Ministry, playing a crucial role in its accreditation.
Principal - Bible, Theology, Greek
BA in Music - Piedmont College (Demorest, GA; 2014)
MDiv - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL; 2018)
Taylor has a passion for building the Kingdom of God through self-consciously Christian education. As the new principal of Providence Academy, he is excited to begin this new adventure for a new time.
Teacher - Science
Michelle homeschooled three children over twenty years and concurrently taught classes in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, earth science, and physical science at Geneva Academy, (Buford, GA; 5 years) and Covenant Homeschool Co-op (Buford, GA; 15 years). In teaching the sciences, Michelle hopes to impart God's love and care for creation in His marvelous design, sustaining power, and even the humor and joy reflected in all of His creatures. She is an avid bird watcher and gardener, enjoys hiking, and prefers taking her own wildlife photos for class presentations. She has visited 26 of the 71 ecosystems in the state of Georgia, often accompanied by her students, and aspires to visit the other 45. Michelle and her husband Jeff have been married for 32 years and have 3 grandchildren.
Teacher - English and Grammar
BA in History (summa cum laude) - Georgia Gwinnett College (Lawrenceville, GA; 2016)
Ashley is a history major with five years of teaching experience at Covenant Co-op (Buford, GA) and also works part-time as a writing tutor at Lanier Technical College. Despite being a history major, Ashley has a great love for writing. She has participated in and won National November Writing Month several times, enjoys writing screenplays and fantasy novels, and beta-reads for other writers. As a teacher she hopes to encourage an appreciation for and an understanding of good writing, especially because both are quickly becoming lost arts. When not teaching or writing stories, Ashley also enjoys astronomy, music, critiquing bad writing, caring for her two guinea pigs, and spending time with her family.
Teacher - Mathematics
BS in Math Education - Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC; 1996)
Mrs. Eernisse is a certified mathematics educator (7th-12th grades) and has homeschooled since 2003. She has classroom teaching experience as well as extensive experience as a math tutor since 1996.
Mrs. Eernisse believes that math reflects the workings of God’s creative acts and shows mankind a tiny glimpse of His majesty. She especially loves teaching Algebra! She believes in making math interesting by making it understandable. She values a positive, joyful learning environment and seeks to exalt the Lord in her interactions with students and in giving God glory through teaching math!