Faculty

LCS Administration

At Lanham Christian, our team is increasingly committed to the need for education as a ministry of cooperation within the Christian community. We are thankful for the partnership that we have with our families, allowing our staff, faculty, and teachers to invest in the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development of our students.

Rev. Randall Burr

Executive Director

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Vanessa Smith

Principal

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Lidia Beltré

Vice Principal

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

LCS Administrative Office

Zaimi Barboza

Family Accounts Representative / Enrollment Coordinator

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Keri Gallagher

Business Manager / Human Resources

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Earline Lee

Administrative Assistant / Fine Arts Coordinator

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

Nancy Bonce

Registrar/Reception

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Sergio Castillo

Facilities Director / Spanish

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Earline Lee

Administrative Assistant / Fine Arts Coordinator

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

CHURCH STAFF

Debbie Harten

Grace Church Secretary

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Eric Smith

Lead Pastor of Grace Church

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Earline Lee

Administrative Assistant / Fine Arts Coordinator

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

LCS Faculty

Stephanie Lee

Kindergarten (4) / Early Elementary Lead Teacher

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Michelle Alexander

Kindergarten (5) / Reading Specialist

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Adam Clark

First Grade

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

Elizabeth Byrd

Second Grade

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Claudia Mejia

Third Grade

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Nikki Butler

Fourth Grade / Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

Kimberly Alexander

Fifth and Sixth Grade Math and History

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Sheryl Mobley

Middle School Lead Teacher / Fifth and Sixth Grade English and Sciecne

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Nikki Butler

Fourth Grade / Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

Victoria Alvarez

High School Science / Science Department Head

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Kyle Coleman

Math Department Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Danise Chambers

Librarian / Elementary Computer

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

Bengelbert Franco

Middle School-High School Bible

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

LaToya Doster

High School History / 6 th-8 th Girls Physical Education

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Jim Boyce

Athletic Director

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

FINE ARTS STAFF

Donna Burr

Piano & Voice Teacher / Hand Bells

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Joseph Alexander

Elementary Physical Education

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Dr. Rickey Payton

Praise Band / Choir

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

Joseph Alexander

Elementary Physical Education

Mrs. Smith attended the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, she graduated with BS in Elementary Education. In 2018, she recieved a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Leadership. She has specialized in Science throughout her academic and professional career and currently maintains her post as LCS’ High School Pre- Calculus teacher in addition to her administrative role. She is a youth ministry leader with over fifteen years of experience and in 2007 joined the LCS team.

Candace Penn

Dance and Drama Teacher / Elementary Music

Mr. Burr is a graduate (Cum Laude) from Liberty University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in the ministry for more than twenty years. He served on the staff of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA before serving as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Savannah, GA and then Decatur Heights Baptist Church, Bladensburg, MD. He currently serves as an Elder of Grace Brethern Church, Lanham, MD. In 2006 he joined the administrative team of LCS and became Executive Director in 2010.

Dr. Rickey Payton

Praise Band / Choir

Mrs. Beltré attended the University of Maryland, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. Mrs. Beltré served as a youth pastor for 15 years and is currently serving as assistant pastor with her husband. She is passionate about educating and leading young people in their growth, development, and faith in Jesus Christ. She has been a part of the Lanham Christian School family for four years.

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