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Faculty & Staff

Administration

Paul Gessner

Paul Gessner

Head of School
  • BA in History and Secondary Education - Cardinal Stritch University
  • MS in Educational Leadership - Cardinal Stritch University
Gail Parker

Gail Parker

Associate Head of School, Mathematics Teacher
Gail Parker

Gail Parker

Associate Head of School, Mathematics Teacher
  • BS in Mathematics - Piedmont College
  • M.Ed. in Mathematics Education - University of Georgia
  • EdS in Leadership and Administration - University of Alabama
  • 38 years in Education

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Nathan Edwards

Nathan Edwards

Dean of Students, History Teacher
Nathan Edwards

Nathan Edwards

Dean of Students, History Teacher
  • BS in Biology – University of Georgia
  • Certified Teacher of Catholic Catechism
  • 9 years in Education

“I want to share my knowledge with the next generation and continue to learn in everything that I do. I see my time at MDCHS as one of those experiences and opportunities.”

Nick Mrvos

Nick Mrvos

Athletic Director
Nick Mrvos

Nick Mrvos

Athletic Director
  • B.S.Ed Social Science Education - University of Georgia
  • M.S.Ed School Leadership - Jacksonville State University
  • MA History - Jacksonville State University
Kara Hatcher

Kara Hatcher

Director of Advancement and Enrollment
Kara Hatcher

Kara Hatcher

Director of Advancement and Enrollment

BS in Rehabilitation Education & Psychology - Emporia State University

Faculty

Bonnie Best

Bonnie Best

Mathematics Teacher
Bonnie Best

Bonnie Best

Mathematics Teacher
  • AAS in Accounting - Macomb College
  • BA in Secondary Math Education - Mount Mary University
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction - Mount Mary University
Anna Conti

Anna Conti

Latin Teacher
  • BA in Classical Languages - University of Georgia
  • MA in Classical Languages - University of Georgia
  • at Donovan since 2017

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau

Joy Craft

Joy Craft

Chorus Teacher
  • MA, Music Education - Georgia State University
  • EdS, Music Education - University of Georgia

“If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant.” -- Galatians 1:10

Karen Harpole

Karen Harpole

English Teacher
  • BA in English Education - Arkansas State University
  • M.Ed in English Education - Arkansas State University

"One of the sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." - Bryant McGill

Thomas Hurst

Thomas Hurst

Science Teacher
  • BFA - University of Southern Mississippi
  • MFA - University of Georgia
  • Broad Field Science - Piedmont College
  • 9 years in Education

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.“ Emma Goldman

Sandra Reinhardt

Sandra Reinhardt

Science and Math Teacher
Sandra Reinhardt

Sandra Reinhardt

Science and Math Teacher
  • BS in General Science - University of Georgia
  • MS in Secondary Education - University of Georgia
  • 10 years in Education

“Do what you love, and let be what you do, and love what you do...”

Dr. Daniel Haynes

Dr. Daniel Haynes

Part-time Theology Teacher
Dr. Daniel Haynes

Dr. Daniel Haynes

Part-time Theology Teacher
  • Ph.D in Theology - University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • M.Div. in Theology - Baylor University
Dr. Andreina Hernandez

Dr. Andreina Hernandez

Spanish Teacher
  • B.Architecture - University of Zulia, Venezuela
  • MS - Computer Science - University of Zulia, Venezuela
  • AA - Technical Design - University of Zulia, Venezuela
  • Ed.D - Dr. Raphael Belloso Chacin University
Valerie Johnson

Valerie Johnson

Visual Arts Teacher

BA- Communication, Advertising, & Graphic Design - University of Alabama

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

English Teacher
  • BA in English - University of Georgia
  • MAT in English - University of Georgia
Jacob Watson

Jacob Watson

Campus Minister, Theology Teacher
Jacob Watson

Jacob Watson

Campus Minister, Theology Teacher

BA in Theology - Franciscan University

Staff

Ryan Hirano

Ryan Hirano

Technology Coordinator
Ryan Hirano

Ryan Hirano

Technology Coordinator
  • AS in Networking Administration - Athens Technical College
  • at Donovan since 2018
Chris Enghauser

Chris Enghauser

Band Director
  • MM Music Performance - University of Georgia
  • 9th year at Donovan, 28 years as professional musician and educator

“The quality of the education and the quality of the students here at Donovan make it a wonderful place to teach. The students have it made here!”

April Higgins

April Higgins

Academic Advisor/School Counselor
April Higgins

April Higgins

Academic Advisor/School Counselor
  • BA in Biology from University of Georgia
  • M.Ed in School Counseling - University of West Alabama (In Progress)

 

Louri Caldwell

Louri Caldwell

Office Manager

BS in Microbiology - University of Georgia

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