Dr. Amy D. Edwards

Head of Schools
Dr. Edwards is thrilled to embark on her journey as the Head of Schools for Hillview Christian Academy. After 16 years in the public education system in South Carolina, she felt God calling her to private Christian education. Dr. Edwards lives in North Augusta with her husband, Josh, and four children: Logan, Parker, Wyatt, and Sophia. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, photography, and woodworking.

Degrees Earned:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from University of South Carolina Aiken, May 2006
  • Master of Education in Educational Technology from the University of South Carolina, May 2010
  • Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Carson-Newman University, May 2021


Shannon Williamson

3K Teacher
Shannon worked for our daycare for almost two years before joining our team. Now she is a 3K teacher with the best kids and loves her job and the experience she has gained so far. I have been married to my wonderful husband Wesley for 11 years. She loves vacationing in the mountains or at Disney and Universal in Florida. Her hobbies are reading, writing, and disc golf. She has lived in Graniteville her whole life and is grateful that God has led her to an amazing school to teach at.

Degrees Earned:
  • High School Diploma from Midland Valley High School, 2012

Baileigh Nelson

4K Teacher
Baileigh is an experienced educator with five years dedicated to the field of special education within Aiken Co. Public Schools. Her commitment to her students is unwavering, and she finds deep fulfillment in making a positive impact on their lives.

Beyond her professional endeavors,  she is a devoted parent to a wonderful daughter named Leilani and caregiver to two beloved pets Kota and Kai. Her Christian faith is a cornerstone in her life, providing her with strength and guidance in all things. In March, she is looking forward to a significant milestone in her life as she marries her fiance Chris. This will begin a new and exciting chapter in her life. Her life is a harmonious blend of professional dedication, faith, family, and the anticipation of an exciting future.

Degrees Earned: 
  • Associate's Degree in Education from Aiken Technical College, May 2020

Martina Hoffman

5k Teacher
Martina graduated with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2019 and has over 13 years of experience in early care and education. She believes in building relationships with her students and not only teaching curriculum-based learning but also respecting others, modeling integrity, and how to live a Christ-centered life.  

Martina is a wife and mother. of a son. Her hobbies include reading, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends.
She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 2007. She strives daily to be like Christ and model appropriate behavior in front of her students. She feels blessed to be allowed to serve with Hillview Baptist Ministry in shaping the minds and hearts of future warriors for Christ.

Degrees Earned:
  • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education 2019

Trula Hicks

1-5th Grade Math, Science, and History Teacher
I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was 13 years old. As a teenager, I attended a Christian high school in Columbia, SC. I began teaching in Maryland after receiving a B.S. degree in science from Winthrop College (now University). A year after I began teaching, I married and continued to teach until our twins were born. After taking a 1 ½ years off I went back into the classroom. Our youngest son was born, and we moved to Charlotte, NC to be closer to family. I taught for 25 years at a Christian school in Charlotte. The Lord moved us to the Aiken area and Hillview Baptist Church a year before the church opened Hillview Christian Academy. I now have been blessed with the opportunity to continue my teaching career as the science, history, and math teacher for the upper grades at Hillview.

Degrees Earned:
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Winthrop University, 1981
  • Masters of Education from Liberty University, 2004

Kimberly Wolfe

Music and Art Teacher
Kimberly Wolfe has been teaching music and band in Aiken County for almost 20 years. She is a 2004 graduate of Newberry College where she completed her degree in K-12 Music Education. In addition to her teaching career, Mrs. Wolfe has served as the past music worship leader for churches including four years at Hillview Baptist Church. Mrs. Wolfe is the devoted wife to David and the mother of Lillyanna and Lilah-Grace. She is a member of Hillview Baptist Church. She loves spending time with her family and taking vacations to St. Simmons Island and going to visit her bonus sons, Tyler and Gabe with their wives and her grandson, Siris. In her spare time, she likes to bake yummy treats, have craft time, and read books. Mrs. Wolfe loves singing about God's love and sharing His Word with students. She is looking forward to another year at Hillview Christian Academy having fun teaching music and creating art with all of the students.

Degrees Earned:
  • Bachelor of Music Education: K-12 Music Education from Newberry College 2004