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 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/3rd Grade - Amy McCashen
B.A., Elementary Education, Moody Bible Institute
Nationally certified teacher (ACSI, Elementary Education)
Born and raised in California, Ms. McCashen brings to DCS a devout heart and passion for teaching children. Before coming to DCS, she taught a combined 2nd / 3rd grade class in Oxford, UK. Ms. McCashen has a diverse perspective, having lived over two years in the UK, and having participated in missions trips to China, Israel, and Italy. You can learn more about Ms. McCashen here.
Art - Mary Culbreth
B.S., Business Management, Kennesaw State University
Ms. Culbreth has always loved art. She has fond memories of painting and crafting with her mother growing up and has carried on the tradition with her three children. She is passionate that artistic activities foster intellectual development as well as creativity, observation, self-expression, confidence, focus, discipline, perseverance, and collaboration. And, to Ms. Culbreth, art is just fun!
The range of techniques Ms. Culbreth 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.”
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 - Natalie Garcia
Natalie has a passion for teaching children about music, and Jesus. She is a gifted singer, majoring in vocal performance at Kennesaw State University. Natalie has over 20 years of experience as a worship leader. She currently serves as the worship and social media Director at Dunwoody Community Church. Natalie is married, and is the mother of two young daughters.
Spanish - Josy Bazan
Ms. Bazan is a native Spanish speaker from the Dominica Republic. Ms. Bazan has a passion for teaching Spanish language and culture, having taught Spanish to elementary students for the past 10 years. She resides in Marietta with her husband and two of her daughters. Her third daughter is a college student.
Technology / Robotics - Nicholas Jansen
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Kennesaw State University
Nick grew up as a missionary kid in Africa, and is the son of the teaching pastor of Dunwoody Community Church. When his family returned to the United States, he became a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Nick has a passion for math, science, technology, and robotics which is infectious. He is also a math tutor, and a member of the Ariel Robotics Club at Kennesaw State.
College Intern - Diamond Ryan
Diamond is a senior at Kennesaw State University who will earn her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in May, 2020. Although born in Florida, Diamond calls Georgia home, as she has lived in Georgia from a young age. She has a passion for faith and children, so Dunwoody Christian School is the perfect place for her to develop in both of those areas. Diamond is married and lives with her husband in Kennesaw, GA.