Our Teachers

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35

In order to follow this command, we must build relationships. Our teachers intentionally foster relationships with their students and help their students develop healthy relationships with each other and with the Lord. They all feel a deep sense of calling to PCS and to its families and therefore are truly partners with parents in the education of their children. We offer continuing education to our teachers annually, but they often pursue it on their own! Teachers pray for their students, are not afraid to address tough issues and genuinely love what they do and their students. Because God first loved us, we can love others.

                               

Emily Baso

Kindergarten
                               

After receiving a BA degree in Education from Southeastern Louisiana University, Mrs. Baso taught for nine years in the Louisiana public school system. Once she moved to Georgia, she was blessed to homeschool her two children, and also taught at both the elementary and middle school levels. As a New Orleans native, she misses the good food of the Crescent City!

                               

Sherry Moore

1st Grade
                               

Mrs. Moore graduated from Kingswood University in New Brunswick, Canada, with a BA in Christian Education. She home-schooled her four children for 10 years and has taught in Christian schools for 14 years. She and her husband Steve met at Kingswood and have been married for 35 years. She is excited to be part of the PCS team.

                               

Mischa Boot

2nd Grade
                               

Mrs. Boot has a BS in Elementary Education from Bryan College. She taught at PCS after her graduation and has been involved with the school as a teacher, board member, and parent for more than twenty years. She is thrilled to return to the classroom as a second grade teacher. Her oldest son attended PCS, and her younger son is now in middle school at PCS. She loves serving her church alongside her husband, who is the pastor at Grace Bible Church in Lawrenceville.

                               

Patricia Dye

3rd Grade
                               

Mrs. Dye has a BA in English Education and a Masters in Reading Instruction. She has taught everything from 3rd grade up to technical college, and even spent time teaching English in Buenos Aires. She homeschooled her two sons for a grand total of 30 years of teaching experience. She is a native Atlantan, and once had a job judging a shamrock growing contest – which is even more interesting when you find out that her birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day!

                               

JoAnne Gray

5th Grade
                               

Mrs. Gray is our “sporty” lady. She has a BA in Marketing from Kent State University and studied to get her teaching certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International. She played basketball in college, takes spin classes, and works out daily. She loves to attend sporting events, and can be seen wearing her favorite team jerseys on any Free Dress day. She has been married for 30 years and has two children. She taught kindergarten for many years, but now teaches 5th grade and loves it.

                               

Jan Collier

MS Language Arts and Curriculum Director
                               

Mrs. Collier teaches middle school language arts and serves as the Curriculum Director.  She holds undergraduate degrees in both English and Theater from the University of Mississippi, has a Masters of Ed. in Middle/Secondary from Mercer, and an Ed. Specialist in Teacher Leadership/Online Teaching Endorsement from Valdosta State.  Her classroom experience includes teaching middle school humanities, high school English, and AP literature.  She and her husband Bill have two grown sons.

                               

Beth Morris

Middle School History
                               

Mrs. Morris has a BA in Elementary Education from Covenant College and a Masters in Education from Mercer University. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and now middle school. Mrs. Morris received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2017 from the DAR. She has lived in Georgia all her life and has two grown daughters and a new son-in-law.  Mrs. Morris recently learned to play paintball with her middle school students!

                               

Mary Schirm

Middle School Math & Science
                               

Mrs. Schirm has a BS in Education from King University and a Masters in Education from GA State University. She has been teaching at PCS for seven years. Before that, she taught for 14 years in the Gwinnett County Public Schools. She has been married for 22 years, and all three of her children attended PCS. Mrs. Schirm played volleyball in college and has lent her expertise as the PCS girls’ volleyball coach. She is proud of the fact that she has visited 42 states, and plans to hit all 50!

                               

Stacey Dombrowski

Middle School Bible
                               

Mrs. Dombrowski graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in French, and completed her education coursework and teaching certificate at UNC Charlotte. She taught French for eight years in North Carolina. Our own Renaissance woman, she has taught music and Spanish at PCS, and is currently teaching Middle School Bible. She is also an accomplished tennis player and knitter! She is married and has three sons who all attended PCS.

                               

Christina Black

Music
                               

Mrs. Black started teaching music at PCS in January of 2020.  She is a native of North Carolina and earned her BS in K-12 Music Education from Southern Wesleyan University. She has 14 years of teaching experience in public, private, and homeschool settings. In addition to caring for her three young children, she is a flautist, conducts a youth choir, and is the children’s director for her church. She loves every kind of musical instrument she finds, and enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and kayaking.

                               

Esther McInnis

PE Coach
                               

Coach McInnis has a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Sports Medicine from Berea College and a Master of Science in Fitness and Wellness from Eastern Kentucky University. She taught physical education and coached cross country prior to coming to PCS. She and her husband, Jason, have three boys who attend PCS. Originally from Morgantown, WV, she is a huge Mountaineers fan. Coach McInnis loves playing most sports, especially basketball, and she likes to go hiking with her husband and three boys.

                               

Danielle Alexander

Afternoon Adventures
                               

                               

Donna Morris

Guitar
                               

Mrs. Morris has a BA in English and Theater from Western Maryland College, and took classical guitar instruction from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been teaching for 28 years. She has been married for 42 years and has three children and five grandchildren. Mrs. Morris has a love for reptiles and has had a number of pets: African clawed frogs, tree frogs, a gopher turtle, various box turtles, fire-bellied toads, newts, salamanders, and even a four-foot long iguana named Mrs. Nelson!

                               

Laura Mayeske

Visual Arts
                               

Mrs. Mayeske holds a BA in Bible from Columbia International University, and studied art, art history, and humanities. She has travelled internationally with mission teams, ranging from Medical missions to English camps, and she strongly desires to share the Gospel of Christ. Her husband of 11 years serves as the worship leader at Parkview Church, and their three children attend PCS. This is Mrs. Mayeske’s first year teaching at PCS as the Visual Arts teacher, and she is thrilled to be with us! She teaches the students technique and skill while encouraging expression and self-reflection.

                               

Annette Gibson

Spanish
                               

Ms. Gibson is a native of State College, PA. She earned a BA in Spanish from Penn State University and a M.Ed. in Spanish and English from Emory University. Ms. Gibson taught for dix years at Peachtree High School and for 24 years at Tucker High School. She was also the Head Cheerleading Coach, Varsity Gymnastics Coach, and eventually the Athletic Director during her teaching tenure. Ms. Gibson is enjoying a slower pace and teaching younger students at PCS. One student could be heard saying, “I never want to go to the bathroom during your class because I might miss something!”

                               

Dianne Montgomery

Business Manager
                               

Mrs. Montgomery has been part of our school since 2000. She and her husband Alan have three children who all attended PCS. She previously served on the school board, and for the last nine years as the school’s bookkeeper. She enjoys working in the nursery at her church, making bread with freshly ground wheat berries, and spending time with her family.

                               

Jennifer Fobart

Office Administrator
                               

Mrs. Fobart and her husband Jason have two sons who have attended PCS since Kindergarten. Before her children were born, she spent seven years teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Since joining the PCS community, Mrs. Fobart has enjoyed substitute teaching, serving on the PCS Board, and working part-time in the office. She loves the PCS educational philosophy and our amazing teachers!

                               

Catherine Chaney

Office Administrator
                               

Ms. Chaney joined the PCS staff this past summer after moving back to Atlanta from the Czech Republic, where she lived for 2.5 years while serving at the Christian International School of Prague as a 1st and 2nd grade TA and teacher. She is an Atlanta native, and is familiar with Charlotte Mason philosophy, having attended Intown Community School for her own elementary and middle school years. When she’s not in the front office, Ms. Chaney can be found climbing at the gym or eating waffles with her nephew and niece.

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