Master of Arts in Teaching, UNC-Charlotte
I teach because developing engaged citizens is directly related to maintaining the freedoms we have inherited. The courses I teach allow me to play a meaningful role in that endeavor.
Master of Adapted Special Education, Educational Specialist, Adult and Developmental Education
I have been teaching for 13 years now, and am a mother of two sweet boys, with my fiance, John. My oldest son will be starting at PLP this fall, and we cannot wait! We love spending time outdoors, on the lake, going to the beach and mountains, and simply being together as a family.
Masters of Choral Conducting, Georgia State University
I am originally from Seoul, Korea. When I was three years old, I started my first piano lesson and have loved music ever since. I earned my Bachelor’s of Church Music degree from Seoul Theological University, my Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and my Ph.D in Music Education at Texas Tech University (TTU). My dissertation focused on the effect of singing gestures and student empowered instructions in choral rehearsal.
Prior to coming to PLP, I taught three undergraduate courses at TTU and I taught middle and high school classes in Texas and in Charlotte Mecklenburg for three years.
I live in Statesville with my husband (James) and my one year old daughter (Nora). I am extremely excited to join the Pine Lake Prep family.
Masters of Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, Concept Illustration
This is my 13th year in education, teaching all grade levels from Kindergarten to the collegiate level. My wife Andrea and I have three children; Maggie (5), Grayson (4), and Merritt (born June, 2019). As an educator in the field of visual arts, I feel that it is important that every individual finds their own way to self express themselves and to use that skill when moving forward in life's journey.
I am the proud Mom to three amazing children, Madison, Tanner and Jayden. Watching my children play their sports is my favorite past time. I am a Carolina Tarheel's fan and bleed Carolina blue! In my free time, I enjoy getting out for a jog to think and re-energize. I also love to read; biographies and autobiographies are my favorite. This is my second year in the Upper School at Pine Lake. I feel blessed that working at Pine Lake isn't just a job but a community that I can feel proud to be a part of! “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Masters, Walden University
My first career was in the United States Air Force as a Signals Intelligence Analyst. I spent most of my time overseas in Italy and Japan. Afterwards, I decided to go back to school to become a math teacher and I can't believe that I am already in my 12th year. This is my second year at PLP and I could not be happier here. The administration, faculty, and students are fantastic and I am proud to be a part of the wonderful team.
Master of Arts of Educational Leadership, Middle Tennessee State University
I am a mother of three amazing young adults, Jake, Dylan, and Emma. My happiest moments have been watching them on and off the soccer field, and excelling in school. I am an Ultra Runner and have accomplished many trail races from 50K to 100 miles. So, I pretty much love anything outdoors. I love college football as I am a die hard UGA fan. I have teaching experience in Business Education but focused on Exceptional Children for the past 10 years. I feel so blessed to be a part of Pine Lake and this community.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - Coastal Carolina University
Masters in Adolescent Education - Gardner-Webb University
National Board Certified in Mathematics