Current Faculty Fellows

Megan Buckingham

Megan Buckingham serves in the lower school and assists with Varsity Cross Country, Omicron, and middle school track. Megan graduated from Saint Joseph High School in Saint Joseph, MI. Prior to returning to her home in Colgate, WI, to complete her studies remotely, she served as a student-teacher at Dove Creek Elementary School in Statham, GA. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia last May. In Athens, Megan attended Classic City Church.

"Wesleyan’s Faculty Fellows program presented me with the perfect opportunity to combine two of my greatest passions—faith and education. Wesleyan is an institution of academic prestige that prioritizes the mission of nurturing and strengthening the spiritual and intellectual growth of all students. As a Faculty Fellow, I get to wake up every day and serve as a steward of The Lord and help contribute to this mission. Becoming a part of Wesleyan’s Faculty Fellows Program has been an honor, a privilege, and a blessing to me both personally and professionally and I am so thankful to be a part of this community!"

Parker Durrance

Parker Durrance teaches 9th grade World History in the high school alongside Ari Young. He also assists with middle school football, middle school basketball, and JV Lacrosse. Parker is a graduate of Maclay School in Tallahassee, FL, and graduated last May from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. For the past four years, he has served as a Young Life leader at Chiles High School. Parker’s home church is Incarnation Tallahassee.

“I gladly accepted the Faculty Fellow position at Wesleyan because of the school’s amazing mission and supportive staff. It is a wonderful environment to both teach adolescents and share the Gospel. I am so excited to be a part of the Wesleyan community!"

Kathryn Lanyon

Kathryn Lanyon serves alongside Beth McConnell in high school science classes and assists with middle school cross country, Omicron, and middle school soccer. Kathryn is from St. Simons and graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, GA. Last May, she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Berry College. At Berry, Kathryn served as a Biology teacher assistant, a peer tutor, and a mentor to first year students. She attends Seven Hills Fellowship in Rome, GA.

"I grinned ear to ear as I accepted to be a faculty fellow. Once I visited Wesleyan, there was no denying that this school is special. The excellence and Christian values shine throughout the school in all aspects. I was drawn to the school because of the chance to be mentored to and to mentor. I am excited to be at Wesleyan and become a part of the family".

Valerie Medlin

Valerie Medlin joins Alex Bufton to teach high school Spanish III classes. She is assisting with JV Volleyball, middle school basketball, and Varsity Soccer. Valerie is a graduate of St. David’s School in Raleigh, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English from Elon University last May. Valerie studied for six months in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has experience in both domestic and international missions. Her home church is New Life at Hocutt in Burlington, NC.

"I chose Wesleyan because of its laser focus on the kingdom of Jesus Christ – to know him and make him known. The Faculty Fellows program provided an unparalleled way for me to grow in my knowledge of Christ and my ability to know and love students along the way. Wesleyan is a place where academic learning and gospel love are inextricably bound so that Christ might be magnified on earth as He is in heaven. Every member of the community here grows in love and knowledge, and all the while God is glorified. How could I choose somewhere else?”

Caroline Nichols

Caroline Nichols is working in middle school English classes with Ashley Kuehne. She also assists with Fine Arts extracurricular activities. Caroline is a graduate of Glendale High School in Springfield, MO, and the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a minor in English. She left a position in a marketing communications agency to fulfill her desire to teach. Caroline attends Peachtree Presbyterian Church.

"I made the decision to accept the position at Wesleyan upon realizing it was the perfect opportunity for me to combine my love of English and working with young people, pointing them towards the Cross. After working in the corporate world for three years, I am absolutely honored that I have the opportunity to openly share the gospel in my work, while (hopefully) inspiring a love for reading, writing, and analysis in my students."

Will Yancey

Will Yancey is working in middle school PE classes with Ryan Hodges. He assists with JV Football and middle school basketball and will help teams with strength and conditioning in the spring. Will graduated from Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, GA, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia last May. He has served as an orientation leader at UGA, a staff supervisor at WinShape Camps, and is a fitness coach at Creed Fitness in Athens. Will attends church at Grace Athens.

“Leaving college I found it hard to imagine a place where I felt like my passions, my desire for personal growth, and my hope for a job that is both challenging and rewarding could all coexist. Wesleyan School not only offers what I had hoped for but abundantly more. The Fellows Program allows you to give joyfully while simultaneously receiving what seems to be an unlimited stream of leadership, wisdom, and kindness from mentors and coworkers.”