Elementary School

Elementary School

Children in grades K through 5 participate in a Christ-centered education designed to help them grow in all areas of life – academically, spiritually, and socially.   Nurturing faculty guide students to see God’s handiwork in everything as they teach about his wonderfully integrated creation for a biblical worldview.  

Letter from the Director

Thank you for considering joining the Legacy Christian School Family.   Legacy is truly a special place where each child is loved and challenged to grow academically and spiritually.   Our teachers strive to prepare and equip students to reach their highest individual potential and to go out and impact the world for Jesus Christ.  

Based on our guiding principles of Loving God, Strengthening Family, Pursuing Excellence, and Serving Others, LCS teachers strive to invest in the lives of their students and their parents. We know this is God’s school and we seek to nurture a learning environment that is positive, safe, warm, caring and fun, but also to radiate His love for students in each and every subject.

I encourage you to come for a visit, arrange a tour, and witness all the exciting things happening on campus and within the lives of our students. We believe an LCS education will influence the course of your child’s entire life. I invite you to discover Legacy today.

Mrs. Melinda Just

Elementary School Director

Curriculum Overview

  • Reading:  The Elementary uses Wonders as our main reading, writing, and spelling curriculum.  This research-based curriculum provides a strong literacy foundation, complex fiction and nonfiction texts, and writing. It also encourages students to develop social emotional and learning skills.
  • Bible: The goal of the ACSI Purposeful Design Elementary Bible curriculum is for every student to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, developed by nurturing and engaging with the Bible in this series.
  • Math: Using Math Expressions, students develop an understanding of mathematics through real-world situations and visual supports.  Multiple approaches are given to solve problems including algorithms based on reasoning.
  • Specials:  All grades have the opportunity to participate in music, physical education, art, computer and library weekly.

Other Resources

  • Educational Support Services: NWEA MAP data is collected three times throughout the school year to drive the instructional need of our students.  Homework club and pull-out support is offered on an as needed basis. 
  • Discipleship:  LCS students attend chapel weekly where they participate in worship and listen to Bible teaching from local pastors.  Each class has an opportunity to lead chapel.

Meet Our Teachers

Melinda Just Elementary Director
Kelly Waller Kindergarten Teacher
Sarah Rafferty Kindergarten Teacher
Ruthie Casner 3rd Grade Teacher
Chelsea Stretshberry 1st Grade Teacher
Shannon Foster 2nd Grade Teacher
Paula Davis 2nd Grade Teacher
Ruthie Casner 3rd Grade Teacher
Tori Sales 3rd Grade Teacher
Tamela McKinney 4th Grade Teacher
Katie Stanley 4th Grade Teacher
Sonny Dagon 5th Grade Teacher
Leah Geisert 5th Grade Teacher
Blair Beals Physical Education Teacher
Megan Falin Library Teacher / P.E. Asst.
Gay Lynn Harrell Music Teacher
Nathan Just Computer Teacher
Bethany Overdoorf Permanent Sub
Heidi Siitari Art Teacher
Rebecca Sperry Elementary Aide
Allison Thomas Permanent Sub

Elementary School Contact

Mrs. Melinda Just

Email: mjust@lcsmail.org

Elementary Phone Number: (317) 776-4186