Our Teachers and Staff

“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.

                               

Shane Swezey

Principal
                               

Shane Swezey has worked in education for the past ten years, primarily serving students with special needs in Sarasota, Florida. He is a graduate of Florida State University (BM), University of Kentucky (MM), and American College of Education (MEd). He was the 2019 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year and finalist for 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year. Shane is passionate about emphasizing that every individual is made in the image of God and deserves the utmost dignity and respect, as well as the patience, kindness, and love that our Savior demonstrated to us. He has been married to his wife, Stephanie, for 12 years. They are blessed with three children–Landon, Levi, and Kate. Any free time in his week is usually spent hanging out with his family. His passions are the 3 B’s—the Bible, blues, and BBQ.

                               

Sherry Moore

Kindergarten
                               

Mrs. Moore graduated from Kingswood University in New Brunswick, Canada, with a BA in Christian Education. She met her best friend, Steve, at Kingswood and married him 38 years ago. She home-schooled their four children for 10 years and taught in Christian schools for 17 years.  She enjoys getting to know children, nature walks, and being creative. She especially enjoys being part of the PCS community.

                               

Erin Payne

1st Grade
                               

Mrs. Payne holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.  She has spent seven years teaching in Gwinnett County: five years at Simpson Elementary in 2nd grade, and two years as a substitute for the county.  She has also spent over five years homeschooling her own children. Erin and her husband, Jason, have a daughter and three sons who currently attend PCS.  When she is not driving her kids to various activities, watching them play sports, or cooking, she loves reading, gardening, sports, baking, enjoying coffee, and spending time outdoors.  Even though she is a transplant from Pennsylvania, thanks to her Georgia born and raised husband, she has fallen in love with all things Georgia, from the Braves to the Bulldogs, and also the Parkview/Lilburn community which has become home.

                               

Anna Kohler

1st Grade
                               

                               

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.

                               

Elizabeth Miles

4th Grade
                               

Ms. Miles has been teaching for 23 years. This is her second year teaching 4th grade at Parkview Christian School. She loves teaching young children about the amazing love of Jesus. Ms. Miles has two adult children and one 12-year-old son. When she is not teaching, she enjoys time with her children and cheering for the UGA Bulldogs.

                               

JoAnne Gray

School Leadership Team and 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 and her husband Ken have two grown children, and the Grays recently became grandparents.

                               

Jan Collier

Curriculum Director
                               

Mrs. Collier 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.

                               

Jessica Vaughan

Humanities
                               

Mrs. Vaughan is thrilled to be joining Parkview Christian School this year as the middle school History and Language Arts teacher! She has a B.A. in Education from GA State University and taught 7th grade French before becoming a stay at home mom. From home, she taught American and British literature and French language, developed Bible curriculum for children, started a local non-profit to educate and empower refugees, and worked for a Christian marriage therapist. She and her high school sweetheart have 4 children and live in a historic  farmhouse in Lilburn, GA. They enjoy traveling, camping, and exploring Georgia rivers. 

                               

Mary Schirm

School Leadership Team and 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.

                               

Ginger Tankersley

Music
                               

Ginger Tankersley has been teaching music in elementary schools, preschools and the private lesson studio for 30 years. Her BM in music education is from Ole Miss. She has certification in Orff Schulwerk, choral music experience and Musikgarten curriculum.  In 2020 Mrs. Tankersley switched from the public school system to church preschools and a piano studio in order to raise her two sons with more time and attention. Ginger and her husband are proud to have their two sons pursuing a career in music as well. Mrs. Tankersley loves making music with young people and giving them the tools and appreciation they need for creating music themselves. American and world folk music, old and new classics and the history of hymns and worship music will be the library of music she will draw from and share with our students She is excited to join the PCS community as a teacher and fellow life long learner under the Lord’s leadership.

                               

Esther McInnis

School Leadership Team, Admissions Director and 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.

                               

Laura Mayeske

Visual Arts and Charlotte Mason
                               

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 serves as the worship leader at Parkview Church, and their three children attend PCS. Mrs. Mayeske teaches both Visual Arts and Charlotte Mason. She teaches the students technique and skill while encouraging expression and self-reflection.

                               

Annette Gibson

Spanish, Applied Technology and Enrichment Day Director
                               

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.

                               

Geri Newhouse

Office Manager
                               

                               

Jennifer Fobart

School Leadership Team
                               

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!

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