Meet our Administration

Mrs. Judy Pugh, Administrator

Mrs. Pugh is completing her 30th year with Cedar Hills Baptist Christian School. She taught 11 years and has been the Principal/Administrator for 19 years. She has been involved in teaching for over 33 years. Mrs. Pugh is a graduate of Florida Southern College and also has over 30 master hours beyond the B.A. degree. She has degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Spanish with a minor in History.

Mrs. Pugh has now been a Christian for 54 years. She has been married to her wonderful husband, John, for 40 years. She and her husband have one adult son, Michael, who is married. They are active members of Cedar Hills Baptist Church.

Mrs. Pugh is called from the Lord to work with children and has a great love for children. She enjoys working with the children the Lord has placed at CHBCS. What a testimony the Lord has given to her!

Mrs. Kavella Grant, Middle School Principal

Hello, my name is Kavella Grant. God called me many years ago to teach children. I have enjoyed all my teaching experiences and have always had a real desire to help others. I began my teaching in Kentucky, teaching in high school, followed by teaching in a Junior College in Illinois while working on my Masterís Degree. After moving to Jacksonville, Florida, I attended University of North Florida to complete courses in administration and guidance. I taught classes and was a part of the administrative staff in a special school for 20 years. During my semi-retirement, substituting at CHBCS, God opened the door for me to continue his work teaching Social Studies in Middle School. This is my second year as Middle School Principal and I feel that God continues to bless me.

I am married and have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Jacksonville, Florida has been my home since 1983. I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, and reading. I am a member of Cedar Hills Baptist Church. I thank God every day for the privilege to be a part of Cedar Hills Baptist Church and School.


Mrs. Heather Beard, Preschool Director and Extended Care Director

Hello. My name is Heather Beard and I am the Preschool Director and Extended Care Director at CHBCS. I have been blessed to work at CHBCS for 16 years. I came to CHBCS with 10 yearsí experience teaching preschool. I have always had a love for children. I was called by the Lord to work with small children at the age of 16. My first job was at a Christian daycare.

I attend Westside Baptist Church. I have lived in Jacksonville all of my life. I have an AS degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently working on my Bachelorís degree.

I am married and have two children, a son graduated from high school and a daughter in college. I enjoy shopping, reading and spending time with my children. The Lord has truly blessed my life. I thank Him daily for the opportunity to serve Him at CHBCS.

Heather Beard


Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will answer any questions you might have.

Main Office Number

(904) 772-0812

Fax Number

(904) 771-1699

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