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

Tiffany Greenland

1st Grade Teacher

Chelsea Haston

1st Grade Teacher

Shannon Foster

2nd Grade Teacher

Paula Davis

2nd Grade Teacher

Ruthie Casner

3rd Grade Teacher

Tori Miller

3rd Grade Teacher

Tamela McKinney

4th Grade Teacher

Katie Stanley

4th Grade Teacher

Sonny Dagon

5th Grade Teacher

Leah Gesiert

5th Grade Teacher

Blair Beals

PE Teacher

Megan Falin

Physical Education Assistant / Librarian

Gay Lynn Harrell

Music Teacher

Nathan Just

Computer Teacher / Building Technician

Heidi Siitari

Art Teacher

Elementary School Contact

Mrs. Melinda Just

Email: mjust@lcsmail.org

Elementary Phone Number: (317) 776-4186