Missy Collins Named Outstanding Employee of the Year

Each year, the Archdiocese of Atlanta invites Catholic schools to select someone from their faculty and staff as the Outstanding Employee of the Year.
Pinecrest Academy’s Outstanding Employee of the Year is Mrs. Missy Collins. As our School Nurse, Mrs. Collins has done a heroic, 24/7 job since last March, handling COVID-19 related tasks on top of her normal responsibilities.  According to Mrs. Beth Howard, Interim Head of School, “We couldn’t have navigated this year without her!”

Unable to hold the traditional Archbishop’s Banquet to honor school staff due to the pandemic, the Office of Catholic Schools is using its social media platforms to pay tribute to the honorees.

We are grateful for Mrs. Collins’ unwavering dedication to her role as school nurse, even in the face of extremely challenging circumstances. The professional and poised way she has handled COVID-19 demands is quite remarkable.

To further honor Mrs. Collins for her dedication to our students, families, faculty, and staff, and for her tenure, the school clinic will be named “Collins Clinic.”
Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK-12 Catholic school located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children. To learn more about our unique educational philosophy, visit our Welcome page.

The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.