Mrs. VanSchepen has overseen the financial details at Timothy Christian School for over 20 years. After studying accounting in Alberta, Mrs. VanSchepen met and married a past TCS graduate and relocated to Ontario. She has three children, two TCS alumni and one who is currently enrolled at TCS. Mrs. VanSchepen can also be found helping out in many other areas at TCS.
Mrs. Howell joined the TCS office staff at TCS 4 years ago. After coming to the Lord when she was 14 and travelling on multiple mission trips, Mrs. Howell loves to share God’s love with children of all ages. Mrs. Howell has 2 children who attend TCS and 1 who graduated from TCS in June of 2015. Mrs. Howell oversees the matters of the office and loves to lend a hand wherever she can.
Mrs. McConnell has been teaching music at Timothy Christian School for over 25 years. She is known for her wonderful musical productions and her ability to bring out the actor and musician in all her students. Born and raised in a Christian home, Mrs. McConnell believes the Lord has called her to share her love of music with her students, her church and the community.
Mrs. McCartney has taught at TCS for over 20 years. Being raised in a strong Christian home she went on to study at Calvin College in Michigan where she earned her B.A. and C.S.T.C. Mrs. McCartney enjoys facilitating the students, with the support of their parents, to meet the challenges and reach goals in faith development and academics, unmasking the potential God has placed in each of them. She is also the mother of four TCS graduates.
Entering her 5th year of teaching at TCS, Mrs. Swartzentruber loves the sense of community at the school. After growing up in a Christian home in the London area and graduating from the University of Western, Mrs. S as she’s lovingly called by her students, also brings her love of sports and the outdoors to the great TCS family. Mrs. Swartzentruber is an active member within the school and our greater community. Update***This fall Mrs. Swartzentruber and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their family. We look forward to her return in the Fall of 2016!
Teacher – Language Arts Grades 3/4, Science Grades 7/8
Mrs. Bittel has been teaching at TCS for five years. After coming to Christ in her teens she attended Spring Arbor University in Michigan where she graduated with her teaching certificate. Mrs. Bittel has three children, 2 of which are TCS graduates. She loves teaching in a Christ centred school and sharing Christ with students in all subject areas.
Miss Barwell is in her third year of teaching at Timothy Christian School. Born and raised in a Christian home in the Owen Sound area, Miss Barwell has returned to her roots after graduating with a BA from Laurier University and a BED from Nippissing University. Miss Barwell hopes to share her passions for the Arts with the students of TCS.
Mrs. Gates was 5 years old when her brother led her to the Lord and after receiving her Bachelor of Religious Education at Heritage Bible College she shares God’s love with the junior and senior kindergarten students at TCS. Mrs. Gates has been teaching at Timothy Christian School for 13 years and all three of her children are currently enrolled at TCS.
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Danica Harnick to the staff at TCS for the 2015/2016 school year. Mrs. Harnick grew up just outside of Ottawa in Kanata and Stittsville. She attended Redeemer University College where she earned a B.A. in Physical Education and a B.Ed. in Primary/Junior Education. She says the best thing about being a teacher is seeing a concept “click” with her students. Over the course of the year Mrs. Harnick would like to encourage her students to become more intrinsically motivated and excited about learning.
Mr. Bittel has been the Principal at TCS for the last 7 years. Mr. B, as he’s affectionately known by his students, is a graduate of Spring Arbor University. He is the father of two TCS alumni and his youngest is currently at TCS. He has attended Christian Schools since he was in grade 3 and feels passionate about sharing God’s love, his faith and experiences with students. Mr. Bittel loves to bring out the best in our students on the sports field, in the gym and in the classroom.