April 29, 2020
2019-2020 Yearbook Dedicated to Faculty and Staff Members, Mandy Eley and Kathy Stamey
The 2019-2020 Prince Yearbook Staff recently presented the 38th edition of the Koinonia to the Prince student body through a video announcement. This year’s yearbook was dedicated to two Prince Avenue faculty members – middle school Bible teacher Mandy Eley and Substitute Coordinator and Education Support Services (ESS) Testing Coordinator Kathy Stamey.
Mandy Eley has been at Prince for 11 years and in the education field for 13 years. Prior to teaching Middle School Bible class, Mandy taught kindergarten at Prince, so many of her current middle school students also had her as a teacher when they were in kindergarten. Students describe Mrs. Eley as encouraging and kind. 6th-grader Bella Rosenthal said, “She is like a mother to all her students. We learn so much from her.” Middle School Principal Jesse Owens explains that Mrs. Eley is a wonderful addition to the middle school team. “As a co-worker, Mandy’s sense of humor and sincere kindness are such a blessing each day. Her ability to engage and connect with students while demonstrating Christ’s love is evident to all who know her.”
Kathy Stamey has been at Prince and in education for 10 years. As the Substitute Coordinator, she is responsible for making sure that classrooms in all grade levels have substitutes when needed. As the ESS Testing Coordinator, she coordinates with teachers, tutors, and students to ensure the ESS office runs smoothly. ESS Director Kelly Vandagriff describes Mrs. Stamey as having a true servant’s heart. “Kathy works hard at many things on a daily basis, often answering calls and texts on the weekends, late, and early morning hours. She serves everyone in our school in some capacity.” Vandagriff also describes Mrs. Stamey as a wonderful friend and colleague. “Her soft, gentle words of encouragement can get anyone through a tough day.”
This year’s Koinonia is titled “Proud to Be Prince” and was designed and published by the Prince yearbook staff.
Pictured left to right –
Front row: Sarah Hill, Cassie Atha, Eden Solomon, Kelly Cascella, Niyah Beasley, Mackenzie Carroll
Back Row: Mason Goodyear, Jackson Zittrouer, Alex Gilmore, Gavin Harter (Not Pictured: Mac Ross)
Click Here to View the 2019-2020 Yearbook Dedication Video: