Dear Friend,

Brookstone’s standard is to offer a Christ-centered, academically excellent education to our students, and it’s all made possible by our amazing teachers.

Along these lines, we are excited to introduce our new faculty members for the 2023-24 school year!

• 2023-24 Faculty •

Sarah Arensman

Dean of Academics for Upper School


Sarah Arensman has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and is working on a Masters of Arts in Professional Communications from East Carolina University. She has previous experience as a Dean of Upper School and Head of School in Concord, NC.

Kay Valaoras

Learning Specialist


Kay Valaoras received a Bachelor of Science from Furman University and brings 23 years of classroom experience. She joins the Learning Specialist team this year.

Amelia Griffin



Amelia Griffin has a Bachelors of Child and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Early Childhood Education from the University of Tennessee.

Grace Ganim

1st Grade


Grace Ganim comes to us from Charlotte Lab Primary School. She’s had seven years of experience in the classroom and a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from Duquesne University.

Tamiko Greenlee

5th-6th Language Arts


Tamiko Greenlee has a Master’s in Education from Strayer University and has 17 years of classroom experience.

Sedae Slaughter

6th History, 7th-8th Language Arts


Sedae has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Independence University and a Masters in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary. She has 3 years of experience in the classroom.

Angela Crawley

7th-8th Science


Angela Crawley comes to us with a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Tech University. She also has 15 years of experience in the classroom.

Dr. Eric Bartel

5th World History, 7th-8th Mathematics


Dr. Eric Bartel has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Northern Michigan University, a Masters of Divinity from Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Biola University. He has 15 years of experience in the classroom.

Join us in giving our new teachers a warm welcome to the Bookstone family!

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