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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.