Where Christian character is made and lifelong learning is inspired!
We are a 4-STAR State-Licensed Child Care Facility!
Contact Dr. Simmons for enrollment questions at:
In covenant with Restoration Christian Center, Int’l (Church)
1994 Ray Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390
The target market of Kid Stars Rising Christian Learning Center are children in pre-kindergarten up to those in twelfth grade (ages 3-19) who are comfortable in a least restrictive educational environment and/or may have mild mental inhibitors such as Attention Hyperactive Deficit Disorder and Specific Learning Disabilities. The Principal and staff will work diligently to ensure that each child has differentiated instruction that will meet his or her individual needs.
Students will be educated using the Abeka curriculum. Millions of Christian school students have used Abeka since it started in 1972. Students taught with Abeka have been accepted into prestigious colleges and gone on to serve the LORD in demanding careers. For over forty years, schools and homeschooling families have trusted Abeka to provide materials using the traditional approach proven successful throughout education’s history (https://www.abeka.com, 2019). The Abeka curriculum is very affordable and versatile for all age groups. Professionally illustrated textbooks and teaching aids, hands-on activities, challenging exercises, purposeful repetition, and the reinforcement of concepts from subject to subject give teachers the proper tools to make learning interesting and memorable. Each subject’s content comes from the work of skilled, dedicated scholars who have conducted primary research. Students have the opportunity to experience academic excellence and build moral character that leave them equipped for life (https://www.abeka.com, 2019).Learn More
The duration of the academic school day at Kid Stars Rising Christian Learning Center is 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for the elementary school, and 8:15 am - 3:50 p.m. for the middle/high school. Before settling into the school program, children will participate in Pledges of Allegiance to the Bible, the Christian Flag, and the American Flag. Children will engage in daily learning experiences that encompass the core subjects of English Language Arts, Spelling, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Resource classes such as Physical Education, Music, Art, Computers, Media, Guidance/Bible Study, and Middle/High School Spanish will be available each week for the children. Lunch and recess are also included in the daily schedule.
The Online Academy is now available for students in grades 1-8. During this time, children will receive one hour of intense, rigorous reading instruction and one hour of intense, rigorous math instruction. Fridays will be set aside for skill-based assessments and resource classes such as art, music, physical education, and Bible study.Learn More
Our before and after school care programs will cater to students who attend Kid Stars Rising Academy and other surrounding private and public schools. Students will be allotted time to complete their homework, have a morning or afternoon snack, and participate in fun-filled activities such as outdoor recess, indoor dramatic play, technology, and arts and crafts. We accept DSS vouchers for parents who would like to enroll their child for the first time, or have the desire to transfer their child's enrollment from a previous childcare facility to Kid Stars Rising Christian Learning Center.
Class Dojo will be used this year as one of our primary forms of communication for our Academy. The Principal is a certified Class Dojo Mentor and will guide the information shared in your child's classroom and on our Kid Stars Rising Christian Learning Academy's School Story. Once your child(ren) enroll(s), please use the following link to request to join our school. https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?s=5f947e832b6f1f7caf0b030d Your child's teacher will approve all requests. Class Dojo is the fun-named digital platform that works to connect teachers, students, and families in and out of the physical classroom by using a feed of photos and videos as well as messaging. While a photo and video feed from the classroom to parents and guardians is popular these days, and certainly not a unique service, the messaging part is a little more rare. Class Dojo specializes by offering a decent messaging service with built-in translation for up to 35 languages and a rating system for monitoring student progress.Learn More
The STARS Mentoring Program will be available by October 2021. Students Taking A Radical Stand will be available for students in grades 2-8 every other Tuesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 depending on enrollment. This time is when students will discuss Biblical principles and scenarios that will prepare them for life's challenges. The Principal will provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that support character development, study skills, respecting parents and other authority figures, and standing up to bullies. Christian-based music, art, dance, and virtual activities are included. As safety permits, we will take two off-campus field trips each school year. This program is free for students.
Summer school tutoring is offered from June until August. This year, we will accept students in Kindergarten - 8th grade who need specialized help in the areas of reading math, science, and social studies. The North Carolina Essential Standards will be reinforced during these sessions. From June 20 through August 26, 2022, we will provide a traditional or online format based on your students' needs. We also provide a flexible schedule that caters to your busy lives. Please contact Dr. Sharonne Simmons for details at firstname.lastname@example.org. Very affordable and flexible rates.Learn More
Preschool Lead Teacher (2-year olds)
Colleen Domina is a certified ABA therapist. She truly loves children and is gifted in working with younger children, especially those with special needs such as autism and ADHD. Ms. Domina is a great asset to Kid Stars Rising.
Shenita Lise is a former instructional assistant and webmaster at Cumberland County Schools. She recently finished coursework at Ashford University to earn a Bachelor's degree in Applied Behavior Science. We are excited to have her knowledge and expertise at Kid Stars Rising!
Preschool Teacher (2-3 year olds)
Shannon Ray-Covington is a resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina, originally born and raised in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She is a college graduate with a degree in Arts with the focus of Business Fundamentals. Mrs. Covington is also a Licensed Minister, A Licensed Hair stylist, a new Author and much more. Mrs. Covington has worked with after school child care in Scotland County Schools and she has also operated as a Youth Leader in multiple churches.
First Grade Teacher/Lead Teacher
I am blessed to be joining the Kid Stars Rising Academy. I am so excited to join such an amazing team and to work with each of you and your children. It is my goal to educate, encourage, and love every child on an individual basis according to their academic needs in a way that will help them reach their goals and their full potential in all areas of the curriculum. I was lucky to attend Galveston University during my senior year of high school then transferred to graduate Lamar University in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Having graduated top 1% of my class I was invited to pledge Kappa Delta Pi. I have been an educator for 15 years collectively across the states of Texas, Louisiana, California, and North Carolina. The past seven years I have worked at Morganton Road Elementary gaining experience in Kindergarten-3rd grades and was named Teacher of the Year in 2018. God has blessed me with my fiancee Jamie Scott, my son Lane, my adopted daughter Donna, three step-sons, Dolen, David and Adam, and a beautiful grandbaby named Landen. Thank you for welcoming me into the Academy. I am very grateful and super happy to begin this journey with you and your family.
Second Grade Teacher
Terrie Jordan has over 30 years teaching experience in Cumberland County Public Schools. She is a licensed, certified, retired elementary teacher. She has a Master’s degree in Reading Education, is a National Board Certified Teacher and certified in Montessori Education. She also worked as an adjunct teacher at UNC-Pembroke in the Birth thru Kindergarten Program. She has a heart for teaching the whole child in a Developmentally Appropriate manner.
English/LA Teacher MS/HS/Lead Teacher
Michelle Hulon has held various positions in public education for 23 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Methodist University in 2010 and taught full-time in Cumberland County Schools from 2011-2022. With teaching experience in all grades (K-12), Mrs. Hulon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the KSR family.
Math Teacher MS/HS
Caitlin Hunt has been in education since 2015. Prior to finishing her education degree, she worked as an assistant teacher and long term substitute at Fayetteville Christian School. She graduated from Fayetteville State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Mrs. Hunt continued her education career as a sixth grade ELA teacher for Cumberland County Schools for 4 years.
Social Studies/History Teacher - MS/HS
I am originally from southern Louisiana. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. I moved to North Carolina in 1984. I have a daughter and step son, daughter-in-law and three beautiful grandchildren. I received my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Pembroke University. I received my National Board Certification in 2006. I love teaching children and am excited to be part of KSR Learning Academy.
Science Teacher MS/HS
My name is Mrs. Garna Parsley and I’m very happy to be a part of the KSR Academy family. I will be teaching the middle and high School Science program this year and am looking forward to getting to know each one of you while celebrating your academic successes here at KSR Academy.
K-12 Resource/Electives Teacher
Tanya Fortune comes to Kid Stars Rising with a variety of skill sets and strengths. She has been with the Academy since the inception and has served wherever needed as an administrative assistant, classroom teacher, and teacher assistant.
Bible Study/Guidance Resource
Dr. Simmons has twenty years of experience working in the field of education. She is a licensed classroom teacher and former school administrator in North Carolina Public Schools. She has earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6), and a Master of School Administration, both from Fayetteville State University.
Spanish I & II Teacher - MS/HS
Hi my name is Nancia Marie Carreras. I am a native New Yorker. I have been an ordained minister since October 1994 and moved to Florida in 1988. I have dedicated and devoted my life to the Lord Jesus Christ. My walk with him has been a great adventure and life style. I am Hispanic and speak several languages.
Business & Technology/Media - MS/HS
Ms. Willoughby brings a thirty-year career of working in Cumberland County Schools to Kid Stars Rising. She holds an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her knowledge of technology and data is outstanding, which provides a great benefit to our students and staff.
Online Academy Teacher Grades 1-8
Ms. Sandra Elliott is a special education consultant assisting in training staff, developing legally proficient IEP's and FBA's, guiding progress monitoring efforts, and ensuring students receive an appropriate education. Her unique background combines knowledge of special education practices and procedures as well as special education law, allowing her to offer a range of services, including one-on-one consultations, district-wide professional development, IEP/FBA reviews, due process hearing preparation, and on-call support. Ms. Elliott prides herself on being informative yet personable, willing to listen to her clients while providing expert, up-to-date advice. In presentations, she is able convey complex ideas, particularly regarding the intricacies of special education law, through an accessible, user-friendly manner. She also offers tutoring services on a sliding rate scale (see attached flyers).