The Elementary Staff

Tina Gilbert

Mrs. Tina Gilbert

Mrs. Gilbert is a Kindergarten teacher and the preschool supervisor at Glendale. Mrs. Gilbert has been teaching at Glendale since 1997. “I truly love working at Glendale Christian School. I get to come into work every day with the most caring and encouraging group of people that have become like family to me.” Mrs. Gilbert finds being a K-5 teacher to be such a blessing. She loves that the children make her laugh every day. She finds such joy when a child’s face lights up when they learn something new. She welcomes the big hugs and the, “I love you’s”, which are a constant reminder to her that she plays an important role in the life of the children. Mrs. Gilbert also enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband of 28 years, their family and new granddaughter. She likes cooking and loves a house full of family and friends.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Philippians 4:13 - ”I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

Jill Huber

Mrs. Jill Huber

Mrs. Huber is a Kindergarten teacher at Glendale. She has been teaching for 21 years and has been at Glendale Christian School since 2007. Mrs. Huber enjoys the children and the atmosphere. She loves the administration staff as well as the teachers at Glendale. She feels this is a great place to work! Mrs. Huber likes spending time with her husband and two children, being a mommy, reading and of course going to the beach.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Isaiah 41:31 - ”But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up as wings on eagles, they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint.”


Mrs. Maxine Page
First Grade

Mrs. Page is a First Grade teacher at our school! She has taught for 40 years and she came to Glendale in 1993! Mrs. Page loves getting to know her students and their parents. She enjoys watching the students grow and learn. Mrs. Page also enjoys singing, reading and photography!

Favorite Bible Verses:

Psalm 103


Mrs. Mallie Jacobs
First Grade

Mary Louise Fullerton

Mrs. Mary Louise Fullerton
Second Grade

Mrs. Fullerton made 2018 her first year at Glendale however, she has been teaching for over 13 years. When asked what she likes most about her job, she answered, “Teaching the children in a christian environment and not only their academics, but how much God loves them and has a special plan for their life.”

She enjoys music, watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Jeremiah 29:11 - “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


Mr. Matthew Alfaro
Second Grade

Crystal Kepler

Ms. Crystal Kepler
Third Grade

Ms. Kepler is one of our 3rd grade teachers at Glendale and has been with us since 2006. Ms. Kepler loves being around the children and seeing the excitement when her students master a new skill. “Their enthusiasm is contagious!” Ms. Kepler enjoys reading, being creative and she is a volunteer for the Vero Beach Theater Guild.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Proverbs 16:9 - ”In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

Brian Smith

Mr. Brian Smith
Third Grade

Mr. Smith is a Third Grade teacher at Glendale. He has been with Glendale since 2013,

Mr. Smith has this to say:

“I am blessed to fulfill God’s calling to Glendale Christian School. I love working with children because they are 25% of our population and 100% of our future. I love seeing them develop faith, knowledge, respect and responsibility. It touches my heart to see them learn, laugh and begin to do things on their own.”

When Mr. Smith is out of the classroom, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys loving his friends and family, spreading laughter, playing golf, attending Gator football games, listening to music and writing.

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 16:8
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord; with Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Daniel Andonian

Mr. Daniel Andonian
Fourth Grade

Mr. Andonian (or “Mr. A” as the children call him) is one of our Fourth Grade teachers this year! Mr. Andonian has been teaching since 1993 and has been with Glendale since 2014.

Mr. A. has this to say about working at Glendale, “One of the best parts of being a teacher is participating in the development of today’s youth. To see a student learn from something that was directly taught to them, is the greatest feeling in the world. Knowledge is POWER!”

A favorite quote of his: “Whatever tears at us, whatever holds us down, and if nothing can be done, we’ll make the best of what’s around!”

In Mr. A’s spare time, he enjoys tennis, trivia, the beach, photography and his cats.

Ingrid Joseph

Ms. Ingrid Joseph
Fourth Grade

Derek Meier

Mr. Derek Meier
Fifth Grade

This is Mr, Meier’s first year as our 5th grade teacher however, he has taught at Glendale since 2015. Mr. Meier has this to say, “The staff at Glendale is incredible and everyone here feels like family. I’m excited for the opportunity to help children achieve their true potential both inside and outside of the classroom.”

In his leisure time, Mr. Meier enjoys football, basketball, chess and most of all time spent with family.

Mr. Meier also has a favorite poem, “If”, by Rudyard Kipling

Favorite Bible verses:

James 1:21-24 - “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you."

John 20:31 - “ But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”