OUR STAFF
 

 

 

Principal Jim Richards

Jim began serving as principal at St. Paul Lutheran School in the summer of 2008. Jim loves his wife and family and also values every minute he gets to spend watching his children participate in activities.  He also enjoys sports, fantasy football, reading, and serving others.

Joanne Poole

Admin. Assistant

Joanne has been the Administrative Assistant since 2007. Joanne enjoys getting lost in a new book, watching movies, and traveling to spend time with family and loved ones. She is inspired by the congregation as well as the staff and amazing volunteers that faithfully serve our ministry.
 
 
 

Brenda Spieler

8th Grade

Brenda moved to Georgia in the summer of 2000 when she began teaching at St. Paul Lutheran School. Brenda teaches middle school history, art, PE, and health.  She is also the Athletic Director and volleyball coach at St. Paul. Brenda enjoys spends time with her family and running.
 

Mark Abresch

7th Grade

Mark received his undergraduate degree from Concordia Nebraska, and received his Masters in Middle School Science Education from Western Governor’s University in 2012. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and his three lovely grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and bicycling.
 

Katherine Rudd

6th Grade

Katherine is a St. Paul alumnus, having graduated in 2004! While attending Berry college, Katherine discovered a passion for teaching literature and English. She then worked hard to achieve a Masters Degree in Reading and Literacy from Georgia State in 2014.

Brenda Dean

5th Grade

Brenda is a graduate of Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, and has been teaching since 1986. She has taught in several different Lutheran Schools at a variety of grade levels.  She loves spending time with her husband, Michael, and her daughter, Megan. 

Kiara Denholm

4th Grade

Kiara grew up in Indiana, where her family still lives (Go Colts!). She graduated from Concordia University Chicago. She has been teaching at St. Paul since the fall of 2011. She loves how St. Paul has become her southern family! In addition to teaching, Kiara coaches Track and Field

Molly Millard

3rd Grade

Molly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Nebraska, and has taught at St. Paul since 2011. She enjoys being a first-hand witness to the spiritual, academic, emotional, and physical growth of her students. She also serves as the soccer coach at St. Paul. 

Shelby Means

2nd Grade

Shelby graduated from Columbus State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Shelby has been a 2nd grade teacher at St. Paul since the fall of 2010. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and taking her dog to the dog park.

Jenny Wachter

1st Grade

Jenny graduated from the University of Alabama and Concordia University Texas in Austin. She has taught 2nd grade and special education in Texas and Missouri. Jenny joined the St. Paul family in 2014. She is excited to continue her ministry as a Lutheran school teacher with us! 

Pamela Dietrich

Kindergarten

Pamela’s Bachelor’s degree is in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in early childhood, at Concordia Irvine, and a Masters in Special Education. Her goal is to help students reach their maximum potential! Pamela also enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and golf carting around PTC.

Brenda Dobler

Pre K-4

Brenda is from Dundee, Illinois, and attended Elgin College for her degree in Early Childhood Education. Brenda has been teaching at St. Paul since the school opened in 1997! She loves teaching and enjoys sharing the love of Jesus with her families.

Michelle Pickering

Pre K-4

Michelle has worked in the Exceptional Children’s Service department of Fayette County schools for several years, and served at The Joseph Sams School as a Collaborative Teacher. Her graduate studies include ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and BehaviorClassroom Management with a concentration in Autism. 

Linda Stark

Pre K-3

Linda earned her degree in elementary education from Concordia Chicago. She loves to share the knowledge of Jesus’ love with students and their families! Linda enjoys reading, watching movies, playing games and knitting. She loves to laugh and live life to the fullest!

Kay Webb

Pre K-2

Kay received her degree from Brevard College in North Carolina. Kay has been involved in a private school setting as a teacher or teacher’s aide from Pre-K 2 – Kindergarten for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, Zumba and any activity outdoors.

Ronda Schwartz

MMO

Ronda became the lead teacher for our Mothers Morning Out program in 2012. Ronda is married to Chris and their daughter, Evelyn, attends St. Paul. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, traveling, crafts, cooking, music and going to the movies with her daughter.

Karina Langford

Computer & Library

Karina graduated from Georgia State University with a BS in Psychology and concentrations in secondary social studies and math/technology education. She joined the St. Paul Team in 2009 as an advanced math & technology teacher. Karina loves her family and taking care of horses.

Maria Kachadurian

Marketing & Admissions

Maria joined the St. Paul staff as the Marketing and Admissions Director in 2015. She is married to her husband, Jim, and is the mother of two children, Natalie and Gregory. Maria enjoys spending time with her family and plays the flute in two local area flute choirs.

Kim Langner

Eagle’s Landing

klangner@stpaulptc.org
Kim attended the University of Cincinnati and was employed by American Airlines for 21 years. She is excited to be working with the After School Program! She enjoys watching her children participate in their sports, as well as singing in the St. Paul Praise Band and traveling with her fun family.

Bill Bonds

Facilities

Bill began working with St. Paul in 1997. Previously, Bill worked in the commercial/industrial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration (HVACR) and roofing industries for 25+ years in Chicago. Bill attended Concordia Wisconsin. Bill enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.

Beth Potts

Spanish & Band

Beth is one of our very own St. Paul Lutheran Church & School Alumnus! Beth graduated from St. Paul in 2004. She now works part-time at St. Paul as the band and Spanish teacher. 

Joanne Shepard

Receptionist 

Joanne joined the St. Paul staff in the summer of 2015 and is very excited to be a part of the team.  Joanne loves her daily walks by the lake in Peachtree City with her dog Jezze. In her spare time she enjoys aerobics, bike riding, swimming, traveling and just spending time with her family.

Donna Fornito

Accountant

Donna has been an accountant in various industries after receiving her BBA from the University of North Florida. Donna loves to visit family, friends, and places unseen. So far she’s been in forty eight states and many foreign countries.
 
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