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Principal, Faculty, and Staff

Mr. Rene Longoria

Mr. Rene Longoria

Principal

Words cannot express how excited I am to be able to join the Atlanta North School family.  My name is Rene (ren-nee) Longoria (lon-gor-eeah) I’ve been a middle school teacher at Oceanside Adventist Elementary, which is located in Southern California, for the past 6 years.  I have my BS in Social Psychology from Park University and I have my Master’s in Teaching from the University of California, Irvine. I grew up in many different countries because my dad was in the Marine Corps.  I was able to learn about many different countries and their cultures.  I am married to my beautiful wife Chelsea and have daughter who is 7 months old.  My wife and I have known each other since we were teenagers and will be married 3 years this July. I believe in having a family atmosphere just like it is at Atlanta North School.  That type of atmosphere brings a sense of safety and with that a school is able to flourish in all areas. I am truly excited for what God has in store for us this next year and for years to come.
Mrs. Debbie Bergherm

Mrs. Debbie Bergherm

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Mrs. Bergherm is an energetic warm caring teacher who all students love and continue to seek out as they move on to higher grades. As the teacher, all lessons are well-prepared with strong academics interwoven with stations of learning. Classroom management is well maintained with order and classroom rules. Students thrive in their learning and excellence, and are well prepared for moving on to 1st grade. Education: Bachelors of Science Certification: Seventh-day Adventist Standard Certification in early childhood The Georgia Association on Young Children with Director Training

Mrs. Vanessa Williams

Mrs. Vanessa Williams

First Grade

Mrs. Williams is a teacher with a great love for the children in her classroom. Classroom management is well maintained with students on task and engaged in personal learning. Students thrive in their academic challenges, as well as their recess and PE education, art, and music choir training. Students are well prepared to continue on with their education in progressive grades. In addition, Mrs. Williams teaches Pre-K through 4th Grade Choir. Education: Early Childhood and Psychology Bachelors degree Certification: Seventh-day Adventist Professional Certification in early childhood Georgia State Certification in Pre-K through 5th grades

Ms. Carissa Steen

Ms. Carissa Steen

Second Grade

Mrs. Steen is an effervescent and loving teacher with a heart for strong academics in each of her students. As a passionate teacher, she is committed to introducing children to fun academic learning experiences. Her desire is to develop happy, healthy, and ready-to-learn students. Her style of teaching is through intentional loving kindness. Education: Elementary Education Bachelors degree Certification:

Mrs. Jocelyn Bennett

Mrs. Jocelyn Bennett

Third and Fourth Grades

Ms. Yvionne Joseph

Ms. Yvionne Joseph

Fifth and Sixth Grades

Ms. Yvionne Joseph is the homeroom teacher for 5th and 6th grades. Her caring spirit and ready smile embrace each student with love for academic excellence. Her expertise is in the English language arts with a strong emphasis on writing skills, grammar, and reading for each student. Project presentations by the students in class emphasize good speaking and listening skills. Students are well prepared to move on to their next grade level. Click Here for Ms. Joseph’s Class Site! Education: Elementary Education Bachelors degree Currently beginning Master of Education degree Certification: Seventh-day Adventist Basic Certification in elementary and junior high school Nebraska State Certification in Pre-K through 8th grades

Mr. Cody Cowin

Mr. Cody Cowin

Seventh Grade

Mr. Cowin is the homeroom teacher for 7th grade. His ready smile draws students to his classroom with an eagerness to learn their academics. Mr. Cowin sets goals for his students to learn and follows through with classroom management to help students feel respected and safe. His desire is that students will learn to believe in themselves and become strong competent learners.   Education: Elementary Education bachelors degree Certification:

Mr. Jeremy Steinkraus

Mr. Jeremy Steinkraus

Eighth Grade

Mr. Jeremy Steinkraus is the homeroom teacher for 8th grades. His expertise is in math and science. Students in 6th through 8th grades rotate between the two classrooms for the math and science classes along with laboratory experiments in the science laboratory. The students appreciate the additional emphasis on physical exercise during recess and PE. The strong academics and classroom management are emphasized along with technology learning with the aid of the Chromebook laptops. Click here for Mr. Steinkraus’ class site! Education: Interdisciplinary Studies in Pre-K through 8th Grades Bachelors degree Masters of Education in Outdoor Education Certification: Seventh-day Adventist Professional Certification in elementary and junior high school

Ms. Chantal Toledo

Ms. Chantal Toledo

Secretary

Ms. Toledo is the secretary for the Pre-K through 8th grade school. Her ready smile and quick attention to details welcomes everyone to the school. In addition, her bilingual knowledge with both English and Spanish helps facilitate understanding for both languages. If you have any question, Ms. Toledo will readily find the answer, refer you to the correct person, or help facilitate your application and registration to the school.

Mrs. Thania Cruz

Mrs. Thania Cruz

Librarian, Part-Time Secretary, & Accountant

Mrs. Cruz is the school librarian, part-time secretary, and accountant. Her smile and kind helpful attitude helps students, teachers, and parents.

Ms. Jean Grivas

Ms. Jean Grivas

Piano Instructor

Ms. Grivas is the piano instructor for nearly a third of the students at the school. Her contagious smile empowers students to practice and perform on the piano. All lessons are pre-planned with the teacher to be given during the school day.

Mr. Andres Silva

Mr. Andres Silva

Violin Instructor

Mr. Silva is the violin instructor and conducts the violin group lesson at the school. His engaging violin-playing encourages students to practice and do their best in their lessons and performances. All lessons are pre-planned with the teacher to be given during the school day.

Ms. Regina Evelyn

Ms. Regina Evelyn

Pre-K & K Teacher Assistant

Ms. Regina assists Mrs. Debbie Bergherm in the Pre-K & Kindergarten classroom. Students love her energy and patience with them as they learn new things each day.

Ms. Nohora Bryan

Ms. Nohora Bryan

Hot Lunch Coordinator & Morning Care Greeter

Ms. Nohora is the hot lunch coordinator for the school. Her delicious and healthy meals provide parents an alternative for their students’ lunches. Ms. Nohora’s engaging smile and kind words encourage each student coming through the school doors in the morning.

Mr. Giovannie Jordan

3rd & 4th Grades Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Kathy Sanocki

Aftercare Director

Mrs. Sanocki is in charge of the Aftercare program at our school. Aftercare provides a safe environment for your students in supervised after school activities.

Contact Us:

Phone: 770-512-8456
Fax: 770-512-8298

5123 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30338

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Class Schedule:

Monday - Thursday
8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

Friday:
8:15 AM - 2:00 PM

Admissions Info:

Contact
Rene Longoria
or Chantal Toledo
770-512-8456
ans@gccsda.com