Our society, at an ever-increasing rate, is departing from Christian values and standards that were commonplace only a generation ago. As our team has watched this transpire, we’ve become increasingly committed to the need for education as a ministry of cooperation within the Christian community. We are thankful for the partnership that we have with our families, allowing us to invest in the academic, social, and spiritual development of our students.
Rev. Randall S. Burr
Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake (VA) before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah (GA) and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg (MD). He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethren Church, Lanham (MD). In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became the Executive Director in 2010.
Ms. Vanessa Anchan
Ms. Anchan attended The University of Maryland, College Park where, in 2007, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has specialized in science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ high school chemistry teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.
Elementary School Faculty
Mrs. Stephanie Lee
Kindergarten 4 Teacher
Mrs. Lee has worked in Christian education for 18 years teaching both K4 and K5 students. This is her second year at Lanham Christian School. Before coming to LCS, Mrs. Lee taught at Odenton Christian School in Odenton, Md. In addition to teaching, she also works in her church’s nursery ministry and is involved in their ladies fellowship.
Ms. Allison Sellner
Kindergarten 5 Teacher
Ms. Sellner attended Bob Jones University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has 3 girls who also attend LCS and one son who graduated from LCS. She began her career working at Granite Baptist in Glen Burnie as a 4th grade teacher. Then she began teaching at LCS in 1993 as a 6th grade teacher. She attends Grace Bible Church in Lanham, MD.
Mrs. Michelle Alexander
Kindergarten 5 Teacher
Mrs. Alexander obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech & Communication Disorders with a Minor in Special Education from Howard University. She has also served for over a decade as an elementary teacher at Lanham Christian School. She teaches because “God has blessed me with a love for working with children”. Her philosophy is that every child can reach his or her fullest potential when provided the appropriate strategies and techniques that will allow them an equal opportunity to achieve their goals. Mrs. Alexander currently serves as a Teacher in the Little Lamb Ministry, a member of the Mass Choir, and Women of Rare Distinction Ministry. She also serves as a member of The Givers of Life Intercessory Prayer Ministry.
Mrs. Sheryl Mobley
First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Mobley is a graduate of Bowie State University where she did completed her undergraduate and graduate work. She received her teaching credentials from Trinity College and is ACSI certified. She is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in both Christian and public schools. She loves teaching reading and bible study to both children and adults. She joined the LCS team in 2015.
Mrs. Lidia Beltré
Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Beltré has been a part of Lanham Christian School for three years. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from the University of Maryland. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as the assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development and faith in Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Eulalee Anderson
Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Anderson has received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Nyack College. She is a Board Member of the Ladies Ministry and an assistant at her church. This is sixth year teaching at LCS.
Mr. Steven Hill
Fourth Grade Teacher
Mr. Hill is a D.C. native. He came to trust Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of twelve. With over thirty years of ministry experience, he desires to serve the Lord with gladness. He was licensed to preach the gospel on March 23, 1979, at the Glendale Baptist Church in Washington D.C. and was later ordained as a minister of the Gospel on March 23, 1984.
He earned his B.A. in Biblical and Pastoral Studies in 1984 from the former Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD. He earned his M.A.C.E. (1987) and M.A.B.S. (1989) from the Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He has also served as an Associate Minister at the Glendale Baptist Church.
Mr. Hill assisted in the church plant and establishment of the New Song Bible Fellowship Church in Lanham, MD, where he now serves as the Associate Pastor and Director of the Children’s Ministry. He has been teaching in the private sector for a combined thirteen years. He enjoys teaching children both in the classroom and in a church children’s ministry.
Mrs. Destiny Ocasio
Fifth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Ocasio is originally from San Antonio, Texas where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. With much prayer and guidance from her family, she recently made the jump to Maryland! She depends on her Savior Jesus Christ to guide her steps and her desire is to glorify Him here on this earth with the opportunities He has allowed us to walk in. Her goal is to point those around us solely to Him. Mrs. Ocasio is also the LCS Varsity Girls’ Volleyball coach.
Middle & High School Faculty
Mrs. Sherry Bell
AP English & 9th – 12th Grade Drama Teacher
Mrs. Bell has a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership and Management (High Distinction), from Liberty University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpretative Speech, and a minor in English from Bob Jones University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, English cognate with expected conferment in early 2018. Sherry is also a professor of English studies and Writing Center Director for Lancaster Bible College and Capital Seminary and Graduate School. She has ministered with her husband at Grace Bible Church to lead the music program, teach Sunday School, and work with the youth, young adults, and women’s ministries for over 25 years.
Mrs. Melanie Boyce
6th – 12th Grade English Teacher
Mrs. Boyce has been a member of the LCS staff since 2008 and currently teaches middle school English and high school Honors English. She serves alongside her husband, Rev. James Boyce II in youth ministry at Trinity Assembly of God in Lanham, MD. She is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education.
Mr. Bengel Franco
6th – 12th Grade Theology/Bible Teacher
Mr. Franco is a graduate (Magna Cum Laude) from Lancaster Bible College, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a focus on theology, and where he is completing a M.A. in Counseling. He has been involved in youth ministry for eight years and joined the LCS team in 2013.
Mrs. Sara Gonzalez
K4 – 12th Grade Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Gonzalez has a bachelor’s degree in Education from The University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. She has been teaching Spanish in the United States for 20 years and at LCS for the past 17 years. Her passion is to teach the Spanish language to the future leaders of the world and so impact God’s purpose through language and understanding.
Mrs. Earline Lee
K4 – 12th Grade Music & Physical Education Teacher
Mrs. Lee has been a part of the LCS Family since 2007. She has served in a variety of roles such as Dance Instructor, Volleyball Coach, Cheer Coach, and 11th and 12th grade Sponsor. Mrs. Lee has a Musical Theater background and currently serves as the Music Program Coordinator. She also serves as the praise and worship leader and heads the Titus 2 Women’s Ministry at her church were her husband serves as Senior Pastor.
Mr. Gene Pinkard
9th – 12th Grade Math Teacher
Mr. Pinkard graduated from The University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. After a brief time in the military, he has devoted his life to service in Christian schools. While teaching/teaching and serving as a part-time administrator in another Christian school, he served on the Lanham Grace Brethren Church committee that shaped the formation of Lanham Christian School. He served as the GBC Elder in charge of LCS when multiple elders were instituted. Since 1987 he has served LCS as math teacher (1 year), Headmaster (22 years), Headmaster Emeritus/math teacher and now volunteer teacher, teaching upper-level math.
Ms. Victoria Smith
6th – 12th Grade Science & Math Teacher
Ms. Smith graduated Cum Laude from Bryan College in May 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies. She joined the LCS program in the 2015-2016 school year as a middle school and high school math and science teacher. Ms. Smith has served in Awana Clubs, for ten years with local churches both in Maryland and in Tennessee where she went to college.