Nita Connell- Hello, my name is Nita Connell and I am the Principal and grades 5-8 teacher at Floral Crest School in Bryant, AL. My education is mathematics and language arts, and I love Bible and social studies. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Mathematics at Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ.

 

I have four grown children (one son and three daughters) as well as nine grandchildren. My children and grandchildren are my delight.

 

My passion is teaching and I believe that teaching is my mission for our LORD. I love seeing the faces of my students light up when they learn and understand something new. 

 

 

Florabell Wear has been part of the Floral Crest family for many years. She teaches private piano lesson to students at the school during school hours. She plays piano for the music class each Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcia Gifford- Marcia is the teacher for grades 1-4 at Floral Crest School in Bryant, AL. She loves children! Marcia graduated with a degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University. She also graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Education from Southern Adventist University. She earned her Elementary Education degree as well.  

 

 

       

       

      Brenda Grimm- Brenda teaches Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Floral Crest School in Bryant, AL.  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 rest of the year the practice was continued. 

       

      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, scrape booking, gardening, and crocheting. 

       

       

      Mrs. Laura Ringer  Choir

      Mrs. Laura has been teaching children for 40+ years in Jackson County, AL. She is originally from North Carolina, however she came to AL in 1966 and calls Sand Mt home. She is dedicated to the Lord and expresses that love to the children. She has four grown children, two boys and two girls.