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Executive Council

List of 14 items.

  • Dr. Edward J. Spurka, Head of School

    Dr. Spurka began his career in education in Pennsylvania in 1992. He earned two degrees from West Chester University, including one in Special Education.
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  • Denise Cress, Middle School Principal

    Mrs. Cress holds a Master of Science in Education Administration from the University of Scranton, and has spent the last thirteen years in school administration.
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  • Charlene Dougal, Director of Development

    Mrs. Charlene Dougal has been a member of the Pinecrest community since 2013, when her husband, Al, was transferred back to the Atlanta area. They settled in Cumming, GA so that their two children, Rachel and Charlie, could attend Pinecrest Academy.
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  • Madeliene Flanagan Principal, Lower School

    Madeliene Flanagan was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Stone Mountain. She attended Georgia State University and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
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  • Chris Kane, Director of Athletics

    Chris Kane was named Pinecrest Academy Director of Athletics in 2015.
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  • Amy Kirkland, Director of Human Resources and Talent

    Amy joined Pinecrest Academy in April 2018 as Benefits and Payroll Manager.
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  • Terance Mathis, Head Football Coach

    Pinecrest welcomed Coach Terance Mathis as Head Football Coach in late Spring of 2017. After graduating from the University of New Mexico, Mathis play in the NFL for 13 seasons for teams including the New York Jets, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Joan McCabe, Vice-President of Finance/CFO

    Mrs. McCabe earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and her master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University.
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  • Kathleen Nichols, Formation Director

    Kathleen Nichols grew up in Wyoming and is an outdoors enthusiast. In 1993 she consecrated her life to God in Regnum Christi after completing a B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Wyoming the year before.
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  • Amy Price, High School Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Price holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
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  • Mark Tollett, Director of Facilities and IT

    Mark Tollett came to Pinecrest Academy in 2015 after working for 12 years in construction management.
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  • Father Daren Weisbrod, LC, High School Chaplain

    Fr. Daren Weisbrod hails from Milan, Indiana and is the youngest son of four boys. He grew up playing sports of all kinds while holding great interest in music and theatre.
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  • Claire Wilson, Director of Admissions

    As a public relations professional, Mrs. Wilson’s career experience includes both administrative and management roles.
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  • Luisa Zalzman, High School Principal

    Mrs. Zalzman is a native of Venezuela. She has lived in the United States for 29 years and has taught Spanish and Journalism for 21 years.
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