We enjoy featuring alumni and sharing how their stories continue after graduation. This is a special feature because this alumnus has blessed us with four years of outstanding service at LCA after his graduation from LCA! Logan Teffertiller began attending Loganville Christian Academy as a sophomore and graduated in 2015.
Cheryl Ingle, the theatre director at LCA, recalled when Logan came into her theatre class as a junior with plans to stay behind the scenes and run sound. However, Mrs. Ingle requires that all interested students audition—even if they know that they want to be crew/tech. She said, “Logan had a stage presence and a talent that I felt was just below the surface.” Logan ended up being cast in the role of Charlie Brown in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” his senior year. It was fun for Cheryl to watch him find his place in the world of theatre. Logan helped with sets every spring break, and when he graduated, he came back to film shows and to run sound for LCA’s musicals each year. “Theatre creates a family, and I am thankful that Logan became a part of mine. He is LCA theatre,” said Mrs. Ingle.
After graduation Logan joined the IT staff part-time for the next three summers and four school years. His service to LCA included hosting a welcoming Help Desk environment for students, faculty, and staff as well as co-leading the new student device training with other IT members. His other accomplishments in the IT department included:
· Managing 180+ Windows devices, 400+ Chrome OS devices, 130+ iOS devices, and various macOS and tvOS devices through Mobile Device Management solutions
· Managing wired and wireless networking, server hardware and software, storage array networks, content filtering systems, security systems, and audio/visual systems
· Producing videos for events and advertising
· Producing events such as commencement ceremonies and student functions throughout the year
Holly Godfrey, the IT director at LCA, said, “Logan is an incredibly hard worker. He is always willing to help, do anything for anyone, and is always tinkering behind the scenes to make a process or a solution better. He has a gentle spirit and a heart for the Lord. God has big plans for Logan, and we are so thankful that he has shared his gifts with us for this season!”
When asked who impacted him the most while he was a student at LCA, Logan quickly responded: Jeff Scott. Logan worked alongside Jeff who did the sound for Christmas concerts, LS Christmas plays, commencements, chapels, and other platform events. Logan learned a lot from this hands-on experience and ended up doing these things at LCA for the years to follow.
When asked what advice he would like to offer to current LCA high school students, he recommended a couple of learning resources. He said, “If a student is looking into anything related to IT, lynda.com is a great launching ground for learning, and pluralsight.com has online self-guided tutorials on how to use various professional software, programs, coding, etc.”
While serving/working at LCA, Logan has also been taking classes at Georgia Gwinnett College, majoring in Management Information Systems. Logan switched from a strictly IT degree to MIS, which merges analytics/business with information technology. Logan is excited to have only eight classes left before he will graduate. This school year will conclude his service to LCA, and he will be greatly missed. If you see Logan this month, thank him for his service the past four years to his alma mater. We have all been the benefactors of his behind-the-scenes IT work.
The last question Logan answered was what his “dream job” would be after he graduates from GGC. He said working at Apple, Microsoft, or Google or doing event management of concerts and events. We wish Logan all the best as he moves on to whatever God has for him to do next.