2020-2021 Teachers

Pastor Adam Garber
Pastor of NorthSide Baptist Church

Ravenswood, WV

Masters of Theology  from Crown College of the Bible

Bro. JD Moore
Director of Education

Little Rock, AR

Bachelor of Education from Cameron University

Life Motto: "Learn to Learn, Learn to Think, Learn to do it the rest of your life."

"Love of learning was developed in me at a young age. I believe this was an early indication of God's purpose for me - teaching."

Bro. Joel Veteto
School Administrator

Oklahoma City, OK

Bachelors of Theology from Oklahoma Baptist College

God has a purpose and a plan for each and every individual from the youngest child to the oldest person. Our goal is to help young people see God's plan for their life, and to give them the knowledge and skills to accomplish that plan.


Ms. Grace Campble
K-4 Teacher
Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Hyles Anderson College

Ms. Gabriela Scurti
Kindergarten Teacher

Milpitas, California

Bachelors in Elementary Education from Golden State Baptist College

I chose elementary education because I want to impact the student's heart about education while they are young. I am excited to start my teaching career here at NorthSide Baptist Academy. I love to show students the joy of learning, and I am hoping to show that passion to my students. My goal is to teach them beyond a book but for life. Being both an example and teacher that helps them mature into what God wants them to be, to me that's fulfilling.

Mrs. Joy Riggin
1st Grade Teacher

 Oklahoma City, OK

Bachelors in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Baptist College

When not teaching Joy enjoys sewing or crocheting.

"I love teaching kids to read and being able to open up a whole new world for the children in my class. "

Ms. Beatrice Brinson
2nd Grade Teacher

Miami, FL
Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Commonwealth Baptist College

I am super excited to teach at Northside Baptist this year. I am looking forward to loads of learning and laughter with the students. It brings me joy to be able to be an influence to the next generation.

Ms. Autumn Larson
3rd/4th Grade Teacher

Moore, OK
Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Heritage Baptist College

I'm looking forward to teaching at Northside Baptist Academy. I find such joy in watching children excel in education as well as learning the love of Christ. I can't wait to see how the Lord will use me for His glory!

Bro. Canaan Collins
5th/6th  Grade

Eufaula, OK

Graduate Degree in Pastoral Theology from Calvary Baptist Institute

"As a teacher my prayer is two-fold: Encourage students in the Lord to be willing learners, and magnify Him in all we do! I don’t know of any greater privilege than to invest in young people!"


Mrs. Kimberly Veteto
Science Teacher

Little Rock, Arkansas

Associates Degree in General Studies with an Emphasis on Science from Central Texas College

"I love to read, sew and craft in my spare time. Decorating for church events is the highlight of my week."

Mrs. Andrea Garber
Music Teacher

Conyers, Georgia

Bachelors in Secondary Education with a major in Music

"I love helping students cultivate the musical abilities that God has given them. We can learn more about God through the gift of music."

Bro. John Cosminsky

McMinnville, TN

Bachelor of Biblical Studies with Missions Emphasis from the Crown College of the Bible

Associate of General Studies from Motlow State Community College

"Proverbs 23:23 says, 'Buy the truth, and sell it not, also wisdom, and instruction and understanding.' It is an exciting opportunity and a great responsibility to be able to show this value of truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding. My motivation for teaching is to be able to impart these values to a new generation."

John has been through the police academy and is also a fourth degree black belt

Mrs. Ann Moore
Head Cook

Mrs. Laverne Townsend

Mrs. Donna Bell
School Cook

Mrs. Karin Pierce
School Cook

Bro. Steve Estep
Facilities Operation Managers

Bro. Brad Harvey

Ms. Melissa Cowan