Our Team

Owner

Annette Hall

As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor with a B.S in math, computer science, and a masters in math education, I serve as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create a safe, and engaging atmosphere which monitors classroom assignments, projects and enrichment activities. I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all CELC’s extensively trained and certified Instructors, I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Gwendolyn Thomas

Instructor

Gwendolyn received a bachelor’s degree in early Childhood education from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University. For over 20 years, she has worked as a master teacher providing high quality, nurturing, and caring instruction to students. She currently teaches a zealous group of 4th graders at Union Chapel Christian Academy here in Huntsville. She has a belief that every child is capable of learning and should be given the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling with her husband of 32 years, entertaining friends & family in their home, trying new recipes, and listening to music.

Max McCall

Instructor

Max McCall is a Mechanical Engineer. He received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, and his Master of Business Administration, from Auburn University. He has 20+ years of engineering experience in government (Raytheon, ORNL, NASA) and commercial (Rheem, Devilbiss, Maytag) sectors. He is an Inventor/Co-inventor on numerous patents, recipient of various awards for innovation, author of CAD design magazine articles, cancer survivor, founder/owner of a technology company, Multiple Discipline Technology Group (MDTG), LLC. He is Married with a son and daughter and lives in Lacey’s Spring, AL.

Teresa Johnson

Instructor

I believe that every child is an artist… this is a quote from a famous artist, Pablo Picasso. In my years in the classroom, I have had the pleasure of teaching art and see the wonder in the eyes of students as they see the results of their finish work.  The experience is priceless! Too often students think that being artistic or having the ability to draw is a talent that was inborn and not learned.  However, everyone has an imagination. Art takes it a step further. Through art, students create something that, until that point, was only imagined. Thus, they create visual manifestations of abstract ideas.  I’ve discovered that creating art is a great way for students to make choices and solve problems.  Every step involves making a decision. For example, what color to use, how to make a line, or what size?  In every choice the object becomes more and more their own. Nothing makes a student feel more valued than their teacher being excited about their art work.

Aldwin Jackson

Coach Basketball/Swimming

I graduated from Oakwood College with a B.S. in Physical Education/Teaching. I have been teaching and coaching various sports for the past 20 years. Sports include basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming, track, and racquet ball. Getting students and players to better understand the sports and the history behind the sports is important in getting them to master each sport. I was the Physical Education teacher and Athletics Director for Oakwood Adventist Academy for the past 15 years. I am married to an amazing woman and we have 2 exceptional boys. I love teaching students to be better adults through sports.

Carol Byrd

Instructor

I worked in the field of Education for 34 years as a teacher, principal, associate superintendent, and superintendent of education. Students were motivated to perform up to their highest potential.  All students can learn and each has his/her own method or style of learning.  Each student is a unique individual and should be valued as such.  Developed unique techniques in establishing a successful team of teachers and principals to skillfully train and equip students to realize their academic goals.  Each educator was highly recognized and valued for their rich learning experiences and competencies.

Teresa Johnson

Art Instructor

I believe that every child is an artist… this is a quote from a famous artist, Pablo Picasso. In my years in the classroom, I have had the pleasure of teaching art and see the wonder in the eyes of students as they see the results of their finish work.  The experience is priceless! Too often students think that being artistic or having the ability to draw is a talent that was inborn and not learned.  However, everyone has an imagination. Art takes it a step further. Through art, students create something that, until that point, was only imagined. Thus, they create visual manifestations of abstract ideas.  I’ve discovered that creating art is a great way for students to make choices and solve problems.  Every step involves making a decision. For example, what color to use, how to make a line, or what size?  In every choice the object becomes more and more their own. Nothing makes a student feel more valued than their teacher being excited about their art work.

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