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Lori Teague


Lori Teague has spent the last 31 years in public education.  She is a former middle school teacher and spent 20 years as principal of both elementary and middle schools.  She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from James Madison University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech.  She is currently a co-instructor for several courses at Mary Baldwin University in their Masters in Teaching program.

During her years as an elementary principal her elementary school was consistently recognized by the Virginia Department of Education as School of Excellence and high achievement in reading and math.  In 2017, her school was named a National Blue Ribbon School. One of only 350 public and private schools in the United States to receive such honors in 2017.  

In 2021, Mrs. Teague retired from public education with a mission to help New Beginnings Christian Church establish a private Christian school giving parents in the Rockbridge County area another choice for educating children with a God centered approach. Her vision for Castle Christian School is providing rigorous high quality academics and  learning opportunities, indoor and out that keep God in focus. She hopes to create a school environment where staff and students love God and want to glorify him in their daily lives. 

Ashton Watts

Classroom Teacher

 Ashton has been a teacher for five years. She has a heart for teaching  and for helping children develop a relationship with God. Ashton is a member of Parkway Wesleyan Church where she is active with the children's ministry and the tech ministry.  Ashton lives in Staunton with her husband and two children.


Gail Clark

Classroom Teacher

Mrs. Gail has been an educator for thirty three years.  She is a member of Marlbrook Baptist Church where she is active in the children’s ministries and a member of the choir. Mrs. Gail loves teaching, and strives to help children grow in their relationship with the Lord. Mrs. Gail is a native of Rockbridge County and lives in Brownsburg with her husband Ron and their two children Margaux and Matthew.

Skylar Forren 

Classroom Teacher

Skylar Forren is a Rockbridge county native. She has a background in nursing and public education. She had spent four years working in the public school system before joining Castle Christian School. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Liberty University. Her family and friends describe her as outgoing, strong and determined. Skylar enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family, and having the ability to teach students about God.


Chris Floyd comes with 16 years of teaching experience. He’s taught English, journalism, photojournalism, AP language and literature, dual enrollment literature and composition. He was named 2020 Teacher of the Year for Buena Vista City Schools. He’s coached baseball and was the academic team coach. Chris was also an award-winning writer for The News Gazette for several years. He has a B.A. in English from Longwood University and a M.A in English from National University. 

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Brandon McClung

Spiritual Life Director

Brandon is a native of Rockbridge County. Growing up in Fairfield, he felt the Lord's call to ministry when he was 17 years old. He was ordained in 2009 by Pastor Scott Reese of Goshen Baptist Church. He studied at Liberty University and graduated from Willmington's School of the Bible with a diploma in Biblical Studies.
Over the years Brandon has served in various ministries, filling roles such as Youth Pastor, Director of Ministries and Missions, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor. 
Four years ago God led him to plant New Beginnings Christian Church in Fairfield where he currently serves. 
He has a passion for discipleship, so when God started opening doors toward establishing a Christian school in this area he was humbled and excited to answer the call. 
His role at CCS will be to help guide decision making and ensure that God is always kept at the center of all our decisions. He will also offer guidance on Bible curriculum, discipleship opportunities, and family and student counseling.

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