Edi Wohlgemuth is the School Administrator at Beaches Chapel School & Preschool. She also serves on the Pastoral Staff of Beaches Chapel Church. She was enrolled at BCS when the school began, attended until graduation and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She has served at BCS and other organizations through the last 30 years in different leadership capacities and roles including, Young Life Beach Director, YouthQuake Live Board Member, Assistant to the Principal at BCS and Founder/Director of the STARS Program. Edi has experience in Development, Promotion, Advertising, Fundraising and Community Relations. She provides oversight and leadership over our main campus and our new preschool campus. Edi is married to Dan and has five kids.
Kathy McWilliams is the Principal at Beaches Chapel School. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching and in school counseling. Kathy has served in a vast amount of leadership positions in Duval County Public Elementary, Middle and High Schools, from coordinating Dual enrollment programs and leading AICE Cambridge Programs. She also worked with military families, homeless students and international students. Kathy holds a B.A. in Elementary and Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Canisius College and an ABD in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. She is an expert speaker on academics, accelerated coursework, suicide prevention, drug abuse and depression. Kathy is married to Jack and they have eight children.
Allison Bass is a distinguished educator with two decades of experience in both the public and private school setting. After graduating from Mississippi State University, Allison began her teaching career in Jackson Public Schools in Mississippi. After moving to Florida, she taught grades 2-5 in Duval County Public Schools. In 2014, Allison began teaching 3rd grade at Beaches Chapel School. She has held many leadership roles over the years such as developing curriculum, chairing various committees, serving as a lead teacher, improving academics, and playing a critical role in many aspects of school improvement plans. She is empathetic to every student’s need, every teacher’s struggle and to the community’s challenges. She believes that keeping a positive atmosphere is key to success and that teamwork is the ultimate way a school can be successful. Her work ethic, vision, passion, and commitment to excellence make Allison a natural leader. She is married to Sam and has four children.
Lower School Adminstrator
Ken Black has taught 2 years of Biblical Worldview and Christian Apologetics to 11th and 12th graders at Beaches Chapel School. He has served many years in both Children’s Church and Adult Sunday School at Beaches Chapel teaching Biblical Worldview and Christian Apologetics. Ken has a BA in Theology from Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary and is working towards Masters in Theology. He has 30 years handling claims and litigation and 25 years training claims adjusters. Ken has spent 16 years as a teacher and mentor Lawtey Correctional Institute. He has been married to Mary for 35 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren with one on the way! Ken has an intense desire to see the Body of Christ, especially the young people, understand what it means to be a Christian and have the ability to stand firm in their faith in today’s culture.
Dawn Kell is the Financial Administrator of Beaches Chapel Church and School. She provides leadership and strategic direction for all financial and operational functions. She directly oversees finance, accounting, human resources, and strategic planning. Joining our team, Dawn infuses positive and strategic initiatives into our community. She began her journey over 20 years ago in health management and brings a wide array of experience including nine years of educational leadership, two years of governmental leadership, and 10 years in corporate leadership at various levels. She holds an M.S.A., an M.B.A. and a B.S. Degree in Accounting. She is married to Michael and has two sons.