Staff

Pam Stegall, Head of School

Pam Stegall

Head of School

Reading For The Children’s Sake inspired Pam to apply for the Head of School position at Intown Community School. She witnessed a philosophy being lived out daily that showed a lot of love and respect for the child as a person and learner. Her passion was ignited for this learning environment that is in sync with her heart for children. Her testimony today would be that it is still happening within the walls of each classroom.

Pam Stegall, Head of School
Susan Crist, Principal & Admissions Director

Susan Crist

Principal & Admissions Director

Wife. Mother. Principal. Nana… Mrs. Crist is blessed to have worked with children her whole adult life—either at home with her own family or in a school setting. She discovered her parenting/teaching philosophy in the writings of Charlotte Mason and has led many teacher journeys to Charlotte’s important European cities. Susan has worked in ChildLight Schools in the Atlanta area for most years since 1999 and consulted with Intown Community School in various capacities over the years before joining the staff in 2016. Her passion is to inspire children and strengthen families. She and her husband have two daughters, a son-in-law, and one grandson. The Crists live in Stone Mountain during the week and their north Georgia cabin on the week-ends.

Susan Crist, Principal & Admissions Director
Dena Keiss, Assistant Principal

Dena Keiss

Assistant Principal

Dena has loved Intown Community School since 1996 when her first born began first grade. All 4 of her children graduated from Intown and will tell you they got their love of learning here. It has been her privilege and blessing to be a parent and then a staff member at a school where students are recognized as children of God. Dena is the proud Nana of two baby girls and will gladly show you all of her pictures.

Dena Keiss, Assistant Principal
Amy Choate, Business Manager

Amy Choate

Business Manager

Amy’s three children enjoyed an Intown Community School education. She and her husband, who are both registered architects, are Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts. Amy loves numbers, math, and spreadsheets. She administers various aspects of our school’s business matters.

Amy Choate, Business Manager
Ken Evans, Athletic Director

Ken Evans

Athletic Director

Ken has enjoyed being the Athletic Director at Intown Community School since 2011. He previously served as Director of Community Service and Outreach at Intown Community Church. He has 15 years of experience teaching junior and senior high mathematics in Dekalb Schools, as well as over 20 years of urban ministry as a church planter and as the founder and director of IF Coffeehouse in Little Five Points. Ken and his wife Terri are the proud parents of six daughters and three grandchildren.

Ken Evans, Athletic Director
Lucy Ashby, First Grade

Lucy Ashby

First Grade

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2001

Lucy Ashby, First Grade
Jeanie Carr, Administrative Assistant

Jeanie Carr

Administrative Assistant

Jeanie is a big cheerleader for Intown Community School! After she and her husband, John, joined the school community as parents when their oldest daughter was in first grade, Jeanie has held several positions within the school: school parent for 13 years, School Ministry Team member, Drama Club Sponsor, Admissions Committee member and finally as her children began to age out of the school she became a member of the school staff as part-time receptionist and administrative assistant. Jeanie loves being part of such a vibrant and loving community and counts it a blessing to be able to serve the students and families of the school and share about Intown with new families.

Jeanie Carr, Administrative Assistant
Lori DeLange, Third Grade

Lori DeLange

Third Grade

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2010

Lori DeLange, Third Grade
Mary DeRuiter, Library & Media Specialist

Mary DeRuiter

Library & Media Specialist

God has given Mary a passion for education, which she has enjoyed for thirty-three years as a classroom teacher, an educational therapist and as a library media specialist. Mary’s education includes a BA in elementary education Gr. 1-6, a Masters in library media, a professional educator’s certificate, and a learning disabilities therapist certificate.  Her current role is the library media specialist, or as she prefers, “library teacher.” Love of children, learning, and serving are the reasons she loves teaching.  Children make her smile and laugh and she enjoys the relationships formed.  Mary also enjoys being part of a “team” (parents, fellow teachers, and administrators) dedicated to inspire children to love learning. It is a privilege to serve at Intown Community School and partner with parents in helping children follow Jesus each day. She gets excited about helping others create a learning experience that is interesting and meaningful.To God be the Glory!

Mary DeRuiter, Library & Media Specialist
Holly Evans, Fine Arts

Holly Evans

Fine Arts

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2016

Holly Evans, Fine Arts
Heather Hnat, Third Grade

Heather Hnat

Third Grade

Heather feels that God has blessed her whole family so much through the Intown community.  She taught kindergarten and first grade for ten years prior to coming to Intown Community School in 2014.  She is excited to begin this year at Intown with the new challenge of learning and growing with third grade students!  Her favorite thing about teaching at Intown is the strong partnership between families and teachers, which leads to amazing spiritual, emotional and academic growth.

Heather Hnat, Third Grade
Emmalyn Huddleston, Second Grade

Emmalyn Huddleston

Second Grade

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2014

Emmalyn Huddleston, Second Grade
Tom Lockwood, Seventh Grade Humanities

Tom Lockwood

Seventh Grade Humanities

After teaching for three years in DeKalb County Schools, more than seven years at Charter Brook Hospital, and more than seven years at The Cottage School, all focusing on high school English, Tom left teaching for a time to build custom cabinetry and high end custom furniture. He thought that he had completely plumbed the depths of his teaching gifts, having covered almost every high school subject other than Physics, Calculus, and second year French and Spanish. In 2007 he was called back into working with students and came to Intown Community School. Tom says it was the best career decision he has ever made.

Tom Lockwood, Seventh Grade Humanities
Kelly Mulroy, Kindergarten & Discovery

Kelly Mulroy

Kindergarten & Discovery

Her family moved to Georgia from New Jersey when Kelly was a young girl. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher. The oldest of four girls, Kelly forced her sisters to take spelling tests and solve math problems! She received her Bachelors from Nyack College, NY and relocated to Hollywood, Florida where she taught second grade for 6 years.  In 1999 Kelly finished her Masters at Nova and returned to Georgia to work at Intown Community School in 2000. Since joining the community, she has taught K, 2, 3, Yearbook and can be found most afternoons with the Discovery program. Kelly says her commute from Acworth is worth every minute to be able to teach in this incredible environment. She loves being a part of a team of educators that strives to do what is best for children and value them as image bearers!

Kelly Mulroy, Kindergarten & Discovery
Shannon Pierce, First Grade

Shannon Pierce

First Grade

Teaching at Intown Community School on and off since 1996 has been a joy. One of the reasons I enjoy teaching here is that I am able to talk about God and weave in a Biblical worldview throughout the day. I love that we believe that children are made in God’s image and that it shapes how we teach. Community is one of the most important aspects of Intown Community School. As a teacher and a parent, I enjoy the monthly parent meetings, high parental involvement, and a small classroom sizes that enable me to get to know the families of my students as we come together to educate their child.

Shannon Pierce, First Grade
Kelly N. Pierce, Administrative Assistant

Kelly N. Pierce

Administrative Assistant

While growing up in Macon, Georgia, Kelly was a member of First Presbyterian Church, PCA. After graduating from Auburn, she moved to Atlanta to take a position with the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) in their administrative offices. After four years there, she left to work at Ronald Blue & Co. for seven years. During that time, Kelly met and married her husband John. She left RBC in 1993 to work from home as a free-lance desktop publisher during the time her children (Abby and Taylor) were born and were young. When they got to be school age, she became the Nursery Director at Intown Church and was there until she took the position at Intown Community School in 2007.

Kelly N. Pierce, Administrative Assistant
Lindsay Pipkin, Fourth Grade

Lindsay Pipkin

Fourth Grade

Lindsay lives in the Virginia Highland neighborhood with her husband, Luke. They love to travel around the world and spend time in the great outdoors! She began teaching at Intown Community School in 2013. Intown has provided a unique opportunity for her to teach to the whole child and especially care for his or her spiritual well-being. She cherishes a work environment in which she can grow as an educator with an administration and faculty that are trustworthy and full of grace.  Lindsay considers it a privilege to be a part of this covenant community.

Lindsay Pipkin, Fourth Grade
Chris Pohl, Third Grade

Chris Pohl

Third Grade

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2001

Chris Pohl, Third Grade
Kim Powell, Fifth Grade

Kim Powell

Fifth Grade

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2004

Kim Powell, Fifth Grade
Carol Rankin, Art

Carol Rankin

Art

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2000

Carol Rankin, Art
Courtney Rogers, Sixth Grade Humanities

Courtney Rogers

Sixth Grade Humanities

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2009

Courtney Rogers, Sixth Grade Humanities
Susanna Schmidt, Fourth Grade

Susanna Schmidt

Fourth Grade

Susanna lives in East Lake with her husband Jon and their energetic chocolate lab, Josie. They attend All Souls Fellowship in Decatur. Susanna loves teaching at Intown Community School because of the richness of the curriculum and the freedom to be creative as she instructs and engages her students. She also enjoys the sense of community among the families and the staff. In her spare time, Susanna takes pleasure in cooking, traveling, reading, being active outside, and having people in her home.

Susanna Schmidt, Fourth Grade
Leah Scott, Pre-Algebra & Algebra

Leah Scott

Pre-Algebra & Algebra

Teaching at Intown Community School since 2015

Leah Scott, Pre-Algebra & Algebra
Alison Robson Smith, Math, Science, & Language

Alison Robson Smith

Math, Science, & Language

Smith was born and raised in the north east of England, and studied at the University of Oxford, England. She and her husband, Whit, feel privileged that their daughter is educated in Intown Community School’s loving, Christ-centered environment. Intown also provides a connection with her late mother, who as an educator in England, studied at the Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside. As a child, Alison was encouraged to read widely, explore nature, and pursue lifelong learning. Her desire is to pass on the educational gifts that she received to her students, that they may grow into whole, Christ-serving individuals.Teaching at Intown Community School for many years between 2004-2017

Alison Robson Smith, Math, Science, & Language
Elizabeth Stewart, Science

Elizabeth Stewart

Science

Elizabeth has been working at Intown Community School since 2002 and teaching science since 2009.  She loves that middle school science covers so many big questions about how the world works, just at a stage when students’ abstract reasoning abilities are taking off, which allows them to apply concepts to their everyday lives.  Intown’s emphasis on hands-on learning, relationships, and creativity means that students construct their scientific understanding through a variety of experiences together. Her favorite aspects of her job: Being moved by wonder at the beauty and complexity of God’s creation, getting dirty working in the school garden, and being present with students over two years as God grows them towards maturity.

Elizabeth Stewart, Science
Susanne Thompson, Second Grade

Susanne Thompson

Second Grade

The philosophy of Intown Community School is what Susanne loves to bring to life in her classroom. Through her own life-long learning, she realized the LORD as Savior, Creator, and Author of all history, nature and people. This integrated approach to teaching fosters a deep joy in learning and connection for her and her students. Through her years as a second grade teacher at Intown she has delighted in watching children grow educationally and in their relationships with God and each other. She and her husband Jay have seen the depth of an Intown education through all three of their children, who are now in college.

Susanne Thompson, Second Grade
Katy Tubesing, French

Katy Tubesing

French

Katy grew up in Snellville, GA and started learning French in 11th grade.  She grew to love the language and culture and continued at the University of Georgia, including a study abroad program in Tours, France. After graduating, she taught French, English and ESOL in Gwinnett County.  Katy and her husband, Mark have 4 children and enjoy music, traveling and volunteering with internationals in Atlanta. She has been working at Intown Community School since 2012 and is most inspired by the unique opportunity at Intown to help students explore connections between languages, culture, history and even science.

Katy Tubesing, French
Sherri Williams, Second Grade

Sherri Williams

Second Grade

“Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.”   It is the education Sherri would have loved as a child and the reason she teaches at Intown Community School. These words inspired her to educate her children and herself at Intown. She hopes you will be inspired, too!

Sherri Williams, Second Grade

Teachers and Staff