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


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


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.


Raleigh Bentz


Ms. Bentz is a PCS Alumni who attended from Kindergarten to 8th grade. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education (PK-3rd grade) and has a certification in English as a Second Language (ESL). She has been teaching in Hall County for the past 2 years as a homeroom and ESL teacher and is also a personal tutor. When she is not teaching, she is probably taking her cats on hikes or at Lake Lanier.


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

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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


Payton Methvin

5th Grade


Starr White

Middle School Language Arts and History

Mrs. White has a BA in Writing and Linguistics and a M.Ed. in Higher and Post Education. Her 13 years of teaching experience has forwarded her the opportunity to work in many academic avenues. She has taught both elementary and middle school grades, as well as ESL on the collegiate level. She also has three years of experience in educational leadership. Mrs. White is a published author, wife, and mother of three. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to share her story as a testimony to God’s goodness in her life. Although she is new to the PCS family, her philosophy of education uniquely aligns with the vision and values offered to our students daily.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Geri Newhouse

Office Manager

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