Area: History

Name: Patti Ashley
Title: 6th Grade English Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3229
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Mrs. Ashley was awarded  a B.A. from Butler University’s Department of Education in History and a minor in English Literature. She has over fifteen years teaching experience.

Name: Kristin Ballew
Title: Chair, History Department
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3230
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Mrs. Ballew has 10 years of teaching experience in middle and high school Social Studies. She has taught both CP and AP level classes in public school systems in Tennessee and most recently in the Cumberland County School System. She has a B.A. in Social Studies obtaining a major in Geography with minors in History and Business, and a Masters degree in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee. Currently, Mrs. Ballew is teaching AP Modern History and Geography. In addition, she is also the Middle School Student Council Sponsor. 

Name: Dr. Mike Limberg
Title: History Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3232
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Dr. Michael Limberg received a BA from Gordon College and an MA from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  He recently completed a Ph.D. in History at the University of Connecticut, where he also taught.

Name: Rick Spell
Title: History Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3228
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Mr. Spell will be rejoining the F.A. faculty after having previously served as a teacher and a coach and having worked in our advancement office.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Religious Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in the History of Religion in America and World Religions from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mr. Spell has also taught previously at Fayetteville Tech and Sampson Community College.  In his prior stints at F.A., he taught A.P. World History, Middle School Geography, Government, and the History of Sports in America.

Name: Deborah Tyminski
Title: History Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3233
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Ms. Tyminski earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Studies from Wellesley College.  While a student there, she spent time studying abroad at the University of St. Andrews and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in American History from Pace University. She is currently a certified teacher in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kansas.  Ms. Tyminski has taught for nine years, most recently at Leavenworth H.S. in Kansas. She taught locally for three years at Jack Britt H.S., where she helped create the current A.P. U.S. History syllabus for the Cumberland County School system. Ms. Tyminski has served for the last five years as a reader (grader) and table leader for the A.P. U.S. History Exam. She was also selected for and attended a Gilder Lehrman Summer Teacher Seminar 2017 on Daily Life in Colonial America at Yale University.