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Mrs. MacDonald joined the TCS staff in 2017, however she has been a very familiar face in the school community for many years. She is the mother of 2 TCS graduates and has 2 children currently at TCS. She loves to share her love of the French language with her students and is known for her many creative ways of teaching the students. She is a wonderful addition to the TCS staff!
Mrs. Grimm grew up in Port Elgin in a Christian home. She graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education, and has enjoyed working in the E.C.E. field for 16 years. She loves seeing the students’ unique personalities grow and develop. “Each child has value and purpose. As a teacher it’s a privilege to pray for, nurture, and foster each of their God gifted talents so that they can become effective leaders for Christ.” Mrs. Grimm is the mother of two TCS students.
Mrs. Bullock runs the TCS after school program. She has a love for missions and God’s people and that is reflected in her time at the school with the students. Mrs. Bullock is the mother of one current TCS student.
Mr. Aplin is a wonderful new addition to the staff at TCS. He takes pride in ensuring the school looks great and is welcoming for the students each day! He’s also the proud grandfather of a TCS graduate and a current student.
Mrs. VanSchepen has overseen the financial details at Timothy Christian School for over 20 years. After studying accounting in Alberta, Mrs. VanSchepen met and married a past TCS graduate and relocated to Ontario. She has three children, two TCS alumni and one who is currently enrolled at TCS. Mrs. VanSchepen can also be found helping out in many other areas at TCS.
Mrs. Howell joined the TCS office staff at TCS 5 years ago. Mrs. Howell loves to share God’s love with children of all ages and enjoys the daily interactions with TCS parents. Mrs. Howell has 2 children who attend TCS and 1 who graduated from TCS in June of 2015. Mrs. Howell oversees the matters of the office and loves to lend a hand wherever she can.
Mrs. McConnell has been teaching music at Timothy Christian School for over 25 years. She is known for her wonderful musical productions and her ability to bring out the actor and musician in all her students. Born and raised in a Christian home, Mrs. McConnell believes the Lord has called her to share her love of music with her students, her church and the community.
Mrs. Torrie is a great new addition to TCS and the Grade 7/8 class. She earned her B.S. in English with Teacher Licensure at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mrs. Torrie taught English for several years at a public high school in Virginia before moving to Ontario. She has a lifelong love of literature and her greatest desire for her students is to see them relate to others and the world around them through the lens of a Christian worldview, growing in their faith and in their ability to read thoughtfully, write powerfully and think critically. She is the mother of three current TCS students.
Mr. van Oord is in his first year of teaching at TCS. He has attended a Christian school since he was in kindergarten, and graduated with a BA in Physical Education and History from Redeemer University College. Mr. van Oord received his BED from St. Thomas University in his home province of New Brunswick. Mr. V. brings his love of teaching, coaching and all things sports-related to the great TCS family. Mr. van Oord is a wonderful new addition to the staff at TCS and can often be found wherever the students are playing sports.
Teacher – Language Arts Grades 3/4, Science Grades 7/8
Mrs. Bittel has been teaching at TCS for five years. After coming to Christ in her teens she attended Spring Arbor University in Michigan where she graduated with her teaching certificate. Mrs. Bittel has three children, 2 of which are TCS graduates. She loves teaching in a Christ centred school and sharing Christ with students in all subject areas.
Miss Barwell is in her third year of teaching at Timothy Christian School. Born and raised in a Christian home in the Owen Sound area, Miss Barwell has returned to her roots after graduating with a BA from Laurier University and a BED from Nippissing University. Miss Barwell hopes to share her passions for the Arts with the students of TCS.
Mrs. Gates was 5 years old when her brother led her to the Lord and after receiving her Bachelor of Religious Education at Heritage Bible College she shares God’s love with the junior and senior kindergarten students at TCS. Mrs. Gates has been teaching at Timothy Christian School for 13 years and all three of her children are currently enrolled at TCS.
Mr. Bittel has been the Principal at TCS for the last 7 years. Mr. B, as he’s affectionately known by his students, is a graduate of Spring Arbor University. He is the father of two TCS alumni and his youngest is currently at TCS. He has attended Christian Schools since he was in grade 3 and feels passionate about sharing God’s love, his faith and experiences with students. Mr. Bittel loves to bring out the best in our students on the sports field, in the gym and in the classroom.