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.

                               

Dinah Thomas

Kindergarten
                               

Mrs. Thomas grew up in northwest Ohio and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from The University of Findlay. Before having children, she taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade classes. Currently, Dinah volunteers at Grace Church teaching 2nd and 3rd graders on Sunday mornings, as well as helping teach the Thrive club at Brookwood Elementary.
Dinah has experienced the wonderful PCS community for the past four years as a parent. She is excited to join PCS as part of the staff, coming back to work after staying home with her girls for nearly a decade. It has always been a dream of hers to work at the same school her kids attend. Dinah lives in Lilburn with her husband Ben, daughter Kaitlin (4th grader), daughter LillyAnn (Kindergarten), and adorable puppy Ginger. She enjoys listening prayer and combining that with art, as well as outdoor activities, such as hiking and being around water.

                               

Anna Kohler

1st Grade
                               

Ms. Kohler studied Early Childhood Education at Catholic University with a minor in reading specialty. She taught in the Dekalb county school system for 2 years teaching 3rd grade and left to raise her son. During that time, she homeschooled special needs students for 10 years. Ms. Kohler has a passion for teaching students to read and realizing their full potential. She joined the PCS family 3 years ago and has loved teaching first grade. In her free time she loves to read and eat shrimp and crab.

                               

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. Both of her sons attended PCS. She loves serving her church alongside her husband, who is the pastor at Grace Bible Church in Lawrenceville.

                               

Lisa Gullion

2nd Grade
                               

Mrs. Gullion graduated from The University of West Georgia with a BM in Music Education and Mercer University with a Ed.M in Early Childhood Education. She has a master’s certification in Music Education. She is also a gifted certified teacher. She retired from teaching after 31.5 years in May 2023. She is married to Randy and has 2 adult sons. She is a grandma (Mimi) to Skylar and Chase. Mrs. Gullion enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, baking and playing the piano. She loves PCS and the community!

                               

Paula Woodard

3rd Grade
                               

Mrs. Woodard holds an AA from Oxford College and a B.S. in Biology from Emory University. Her work life has been diverse; she has taught ESL to bilingual secretary students in Honduras, Spanish to homeschool children in Smyrna, and pottery to adults in Decatur. She has worked as a researcher, then as a Compliance & Training Coordinator at the same facility. She also taught for Kaplan Test Prep for several years, helping students prepare for their graduate school entrance exams. Most recently, she served as the Communications Coordinator at a local church. She is excited to teach at Parkview, where her daughter also attends. In her free time, Mrs. Woodard enjoys spending time with family, reading, and being creative.

                               

Marie Hopper

4th Grade
                               

Mrs. Hopper graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a BA in U.S. History. She has taught for three years. For the past two years, she taught 3rd and 4th grade and worked as a licensed educational therapist. She taught students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Mrs. Hopper has been married for 8 years and has a 3-year-old daughter. She spends her free time with her family, reading, and being involved in Bible studies at church. She is excited to be joining the PCS community.

                               

Payton Methvin

5th Grade
                               

Ms. Methvin graduated from Young Harris College with a B.A. in Art, and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Azusa Pacific University. She has been in the field of Christian education for nearly six years. Her first four years of teaching were specifically as an art teacher, some of which also included technology components. She has taught all grade levels as well as college-level, as she currently teaches an online art history course for a tribal college in Nebraska. She is honored to teach fifth grade here at PCS and when she’s not in the classroom, she is likely spending time at home with her cat Lily, or wedding planning with her fiancé Luke.

                               

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.

                               

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.

                               

Brooke Adams

Middle School Math
                               

Brooke Adams grew up in Kingsport, TN.  She attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She loves math and science and always wanted to be a teacher.  After practicing engineering for five years, Brooke decided to stay home with her daughters.  She joined forces with a friend to homeschool her second daughter “just for kindergarten” and fell in love with the Charlotte Mason philosophy, which drew her beyond STEM and taught her to love literature, history, and the natural world in a new way.  During her eleventh year of homeschooling one or more of her daughters, she joined PCS as a parent and substitute teacher.  She’s excited about coming on board as Middle School Math Teacher for 2024-25. Brooke lives in Tucker with her husband, Andy, and their four daughters.  Anne Marie is headed to Georgia College, Eleanor is entering 11th grade, Charlotte (Charlie) is a rising 8th grader at PCS, and Meg will be joining PCS in 2nd grade next year.  Brooke enjoys crafting and fine arts, as well as reading widely, and is a member of Intown Community Church.

                               

Annette Gibson

Spanish, Applied Technology and Enrichment Day Director
                               

Ms. Gibson is a native of State College, PA. She earned a BA in Spanish/Latin American Literature from Penn State University and a M.Ed. in Spanish and English from Emory University. Ms. Gibson taught High School for 31 years for the DeKalb County School District, 24 of those years at Tucker High School. She was also the Head Cheerleading Coach, Varsity Gymnastics Coach, and eventually the Athletic Director during her tenure.  This will be Ms. Gibson’s 6th year at PCS, where she wears a number of hats. In her spare time, Ms. Gibson enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, decorating, and cheering on her beloved Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers.

                               

Sindhu Giedd

Music
                               

Sindhu Giedd is a musician, worship pastor, and teacher with over two decades of experience in music education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. With a passion for nurturing young musicians and pointing them to the God who created music, Sindhu is thrilled to be taking on the role of Music Teacher at Parkview Christian School! 

                               

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.

                               

Esther McInnis

Physical Education and Admissions Director
                               

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.

                               

Geri Newhouse

Office Manager
                               

Mrs. Geri serves as the PCS Office Manager (nurse, lunchroom coordinator, and a host of other jobs!). She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Technology from Gwinnett Technical College. She enjoys serving the school by caring for students, and interacting with parents and school guests. Before coming to PCS, she was a stay-at-home mom. She has been married to her husband Jarrell for 24 years. She has a college- aged daughter and a son who will graduate high school in 2024. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

                               

Jen Taitt

Academic Interventionist
                               

Mrs. Taitt graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors of Elementary Education (B.Ed.). She spent three years substituting at schools across Gwinnett County and one year homeschooling her three children. In 2022, Jen and her husband, Nathan, founded a school in Uganda for children of missionaries. As a family, they love to travel and engage in sharing the gospel across the globe! Serving at PCS as an academic interventionist, Jen desires to see all students thrive academically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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