Kindergarten - Jenna Rodriguez
B.S., Early Childhood Education & Special Education, University of North Georgia (Cum Laude)
Georgia Certified Elementary and Special Education teacher
Parents and fellow teachers immediately respond to Ms. Rodriguez's passion for children and for Christ. She especially loves Kindergarten and Kindergarteners! Ms. Rodriguez has taught at the elementary level in both Christian and public schools.
While in college, Ms. Rodriguez appeared on both the President’s list and the Dean’s list. She is a member of the Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
1st & 2nd Grade - Kim Freemyer
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Emory University
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Emory University
Georgia Certified Elementary Education teacher
Ms. Freemyer has over 10 years of public elementary school teaching experience. She began her teaching career leading a classroom at Norcross Elementary. Ms. Freemyer later taught at Rebecca Minor Elementary and Dunwoody Springs Elementary, pausing her career to successfully raise three children.
Ms. Freemyer has a deep personal relationship with Christ. She embodies the spirit of Dunwoody Christian School, which is to establish children in knowledge and Christ-like character.
Art - Meghan Bailey
B.A., Studio Art, University of North Georgia
Ms. Bailey has a passion for art. One of her joys is to introduce students to artistic techniques and mediums previously unknown to them. The range of techniques Ms. Bailey teaches is vast, including drawing, weaving, sewing, clay, color mixing, and collage. Her goal for our art program is to educate and engage students using these techniques, while experimenting with different materials letting creativity flow, unlocking their potential to compose “mini masterpieces.”
Spanish - Clara Tolusso
B.A., Spanish/International Studies, University Georgia
Ms. Tolusso began speaking Spanish as a child growing up in Colombia. Her first career was as a Spanish medical interpreter at a local hospital. Ms. Tolusso has a passion for language, and a desire for all children to have access to quality language instruction. She is founder and President Language Connection, LLC. Ms. Tolusso resides in Dunwoody with her husband, 2 children, and their dog, Olive.
Physical Education - Stephen Burnette
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
B.S. Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies, University of West Georgia
We like to brag that Coach Burnette is likely the only Physical Education instructor in Dunwoody – and perhaps the entire Atlanta area – who has a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. Coach Burnette grew up in Sandy Springs loving sports. During college, he developed his relationship with God. Coach Burnette combines his love for sports with his love for God in all of his sessions with our students. He has written a sports curriculum, entitled “Soul Fitness 4 Kids”, which is one of the four main curriculums for his new school, “Soul Fitness Etcetera.”
Music - Lesley Kammerer
M.B.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., European Studies, Vanderbilt University
Ms. Kammerer is a very active member of the Dunwoody community. For many years, she has ministered at Dunwoody Baptist Church as a music instructor, middle school Bible study leader, student missions adult leader, and VBS storyteller. Music class with Ms. Kammerer is never dull! Ms. Kammerer’s giftedness is her ability to instill in even very young students an enthusiasm for music, while building within them the foundations of music theory and appreciation.
Technology - Rob Weaver
Ph.D. coursework, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Theoretical Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude)
B.S., Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude)
Mr. Weaver is well qualified to teach technology to Dunwoody Christian school’s students, holding degrees in physics from Georgia Tech. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Weaver is both an entrepreneur and a technologist. Inside the classroom, he skillfully explores the wonders of technology with our students in a way that both holds their attention, and builds their knowledge. Mr. Weaver currently serves as a deacon at Dunwoody Community Church. He and his wife Sydney have four children and live in Dunwoody.
School Administrator - Yolandi Hattingh
Ms. Hattingh is our first full time volunteer. As an au pair to two of our school’s students, she has a clear passion for developing children. She accumulated strong administrative skills while working in South Africa before moving to the United States. If you come across anyone at our school with a noticeable foreign accent, it is most likely Ms. Hattingh! She loves living in Georgia and serving in her community.