Our Faculty and Staff


Renie Pemberton is Floral Crest’s principal and lead teacher for grades 1-8. She has taught conversational English as a Second Language for over 15 years, has worked at two different preschools, and just finished up a year of teaching 9th and 10th grade English. She homeschooled her own children until recently and has been involved with children's ministry at Floral Crest Church and The Well Seventh-day Adventist Church for the last nine years.

Brenda Grimm teaches Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Floral Crest School.  She has been teaching at Floral Crest since August 2019. She loves teaching so much that she has been teaching her entire life. When she was in first grade, she would spend the day in class then come home and teach her younger siblings everything that she had learned that day. The practice continued for the rest of the year. 

Ms. Grimm has taught all grades from Pre-K through eighth grade during her 24 years of teaching. When Ms. Grimm is not teaching, she likes to spend time reading, writing stories, making cards, gardening, and crocheting.

Carissa Blewett, grades 1-4 math and science teacher and assistant English Language Arts teacher for grades 1-8,  is an alumnus of Floral Crest School. She went on to Bass Memorial Academy and Southern Adventist University, where she earned a degree in elementary education. She has been involved in children's ministry at Floral Crest Church for several years, including teaching Sabbath School and helping out in Pathfinders.

Sabrina Pemberton, our assistant PreK-Kindergarten teacher, is a wife, mother, grandmother, and church volunteer with many years of experience working with children of all ages. While raising her own children she took time to help with VBS, taught Cradle Roll SS, volunteered as a substitute teacher, and participated in many other various roles for Floral Crest Church and Floral Crest School. Sabrina is also a writer and author with a passion for promoting Jesus and the welfare of both humanity and the earth and its creatures given into our care.

Laura Ringer, our choir, handbells, and ukulele teacher, has been teaching children for 40+ years in Jackson County, AL. She is originally from North Carolina, but she came to Alabama in 1966 and calls Sand Mountain home. She is dedicated to the Lord and expresses that love to the children. She has four grown children: two boys and two girls.