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Daniel Alburger

Daniel Alburger
Degrees: Bachelor of Education, Cedarville University
Master of Education, Walden University
Locations: Upper
Departments: Upper School English
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We moved to Pine Lake in August of 2015 after teaching in the Baltimore area for nine years. Even though we had moved down to the area in order to live on a farm, we didn't make that happen until this past summer. When I'm not teaching English or mowing the acres, I enjoy playing board games, building things, reading, and Xbox. More writing, more reading!

Jennifer Bassett

Jennifer Bassett
Degrees: Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and Bachelor's in Music Education, The Hartt School
Master's in Music Education, Northwestern University
Locations: Upper, Middle and Upper, Middle
Departments: Fine Arts, Orchestra
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I have been teaching strings for 14 years, in both the private studio and public school settings. I believe that music education is a core part of a balanced school curriculum, and that even the youngest of musicians can play an instrument with artistry. When I am not teaching or conducting, I freelance as a cellist throughout the greater Charlotte area and spend time with my husband and children.

Adam Bitters

Adam Bitters
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Kentucky
Locations: Upper
Departments: English, 9, AP Seminar, Multimedia
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Sarah Frances Brown

Jeff Burr

Jeff Burr
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Social Studies , Eastern Michigan University
Master of Art in Educational Leadership, K-12 Administration, Eastern Michigan University
Locations: Upper
Departments: Social Studies, 10-12
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It is my belief that every child as the ability to learn and it is my purpose to find the best avenue for their learning. I had a coach once tell me that every day you should learn something new because if you don't others will pass you by in life. I have taken that advice to heart and find different ways to present material and encourage my students to help them build relationships, critical-thinking skills, and learning to cope and respond to adversity. 

Jen Douglas

Jen Douglas
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English/Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Boston College
Master of Arts in Education, Simmons College
Locations: Upper
Departments: English
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Literature is life. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to examine the work of literary artists with young minds and distill meaning from text. Not to mention working with them to grow as writers, speakers, and human beings. We are all enhanced by deepening our understanding of ourselves and others.

Anna Drury

Anna Drury
Degrees: Bachelor of Science - Textile and Apparel Management, N.C. State University
Locations: Upper, Administration
Departments: Administration
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Before joining Pine Lake I spent over 15 years in the retail industry. I worked in the buying office for Belk Department Stores and Rack Room Shoes. I currently serve as the Development Director for Pine Lake. I have a passion for fundraising and am dedicated to building a culture of giving at Pine Lake. When I am not at Pine Lake I enjoy spending time with my family watching college football, vacationing at the beach and I am huge Disney fan!

Tony Dunbar

Tony Dunbar
Degrees: Kinesiology Special Education - IUPUI, Indiana University
Masters in Special Education, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Locations: Upper
Departments: Exceptional Children
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I want to provide the best opportunity to help people be successful.

Amanda Dworsky

Amanda Dworsky
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, Syracuse University
M.S. School Counseling, The Sage Colleges
Locations: Upper
Departments: Counseling
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Prior to joining Pine Lake Preparatory in 2016, I spent the majority of my professional career working in higher education for a variety of both public and private universities. As a former admissions officer and Director of Admission, she enjoys working with students through the college search and application process. In particular, Mrs. Dworsky is incredibly passionate about working with first generation college students and helping students to find the right academic, social and financial fit for college.

Paul Ebenhoeh

Paul Ebenhoeh
Degrees: Bachelors of Physics and Spanish Education, Saginaw Valley State University
Locations: Upper
Departments: Engineering and Social Studies
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Originally from Oxford, Michigan, I have been at PLP since 2011 and coach mens varsity soccer and tennis. My wife Mallory and I reside in Huntersville with our two furbabies Bentley and June. I have taught Spanish, Engineering, Physical Science, and Social Studies. 2020-21 State Champions for both Soccer and Tennis.

Bethany Elmquist

Bethany Elmquist
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Arcadia University
Master of Arts in Education, Lamar University
Locations: Upper
Departments: Social Studies
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I enjoy teaching world history at Pine Lake because I get to have fun while telling cool stories about the past. Sometimes that means dressing up like a 14th century explorer, and sometimes that means hosting a Peter the Great Luncheon. My classroom is bright, engaging, and full of 9th grade energy. I'm originally from Jersey, but met a local, fell in love, and was honored to join the Pride in 2016. We welcomed our daughter, Eloise, in January of 2022.