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 Mrs. Rodriguez's passion for children and for Christ. She especially loves Kindergarten and Kindergarteners! Mrs. Rodriguez has taught at the elementary level in both Christian and public schools.
While in college, Mrs. 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 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.
2nd Grade - Jenna Hoelle
B.A, University of North Florida (Summa Cum Laude)
A.A., Florida State College
Certifications: Elementary Education (K-6); Art Education (K-12)
Mrs. Hoelle comes to DCS having served as an instructor at Thurgood Marshall Elementary here in Georgia, and Kings Trail Elementary in Florida. While a teacher at Kings Trail Elementary, Mrs. Hoelle was also an Americorps member. Mrs. Hoelle is an experienced behavior therapist, having specialized training and experience working with students with exceptionalities. She and her husband live in Sandy Springs, GA.
3rd / 4th Grade - Hope Hedrick
B.S., Health and Physical Education, University of Georgia (Magna Cum Laude)
M.Ed., Educational Studies, Piedmont College (Summa Cum Laude)
Gifted Endorsement, Early Childhood Education, Certification Only Program, Piedmont College
Mrs. Hedrick has many years of private school teaching experience, having served as an educator at both Wesleyan and High Meadows schools. She highly values integrating Biblical principles across all subjects, so that children cultivate the loving and serving mindset of Christ, while developing the higher order thinking skills of creating, collaborating, problem-solving, and evaluating. Mrs. Hedrick is an avid learner. She continues to research teaching best practices in order to instill in her students a love of learning, and to help them reach their highest potential. Hope and her husband have two adult sons, Jake and Luke.
Teacher Assistant (3rd / 4th grade)- Dr. Suzy Besson
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University
Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University
M.A., Teaching (Elementary Education), Wayne State University
Reading Endorsement Classes
Dr. Besson came to DCS after retiring from Forsyth County school system, where she enjoyed a long and successful career, most recently serving as a first grade teacher. Dr. Besson was named the Forsyth County teacher of the year in 2008, and was a Georgia Teacher of the Year finalist in 2010. She holds 11 teaching certificates. More importantly, she is a woman of strong Christian faith who is highly energetic and passionate about teaching.
Spanish - Andrea Guerrero
B.A., Film and Video Production / Minor in Spanish, Georgia State University
Ms. Guerrero’s personal mission is to make a positive impact on children’s lives, and to help them succeed as they become fluent in Spanish. Having worked for several years in the film industry, Ms. Guerrero has a gift for making Spanish a fun and exciting learning experience. She does this by engaging our students through a variety of means, including music, stories, and vocabulary.
Physical Education - Devonta' White
Former professional basketball player
Coach White comes to DCS with a wealth of experience as a teacher, coach, and professional athlete. He played basketball at Georgia State and was one of the best basketball players in GSU history. Coach went on to play basketball professionally in Europe. Since returning to the U.S., Coach White has been coaching and training youth.
Coach White leads and mentors youth at other area schools and churches. He has a passion for health and sports, and enjoys developing teamwork in youth.
Music - Elly Case
Bachelor of Music Education, Bob Jones University (Cum Laude)
Mrs. Case has taught music lessons since she was 13 years old. She now instructs an array of students in voice, violin, viola, and piano. Growing up in Columbia, SC, she has been immersed in music from birth. Mrs. Case began taking viola lessons at the age of 4, piano lessons in early elementary school, and voice lessons in fourth grade. While Mrs. Case has performed musically around the world, she loves to make music and share it with her family, friends, and students. Mrs. Case’s goal for her students is that they will become independent musicians while playing and singing with excellence and passion.
Administrative Assistant - Jasmine Little
B.S., Psychology, University of West Alabama
Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Ms. Little is an essential member of our team. Our school community has learned to depend upon Ms. Little as an efficient multitasker who is thorough, organized, and resourceful in overcoming obstacles. Outside of her responsibilities at DCS, Ms. Little has extensive experience in cheer and dance. Most recently, she danced professionally for two seasons as a Glads Girl representing the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team, serving as team captain her second season.