Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers are experienced instructors who are passionate about education.  All lead instructors have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and many have Master's degrees in education as well as a Georgia Teaching Certificate. With diverse backgrounds in Catholic schools, public schools, and other hybrid homeschool programs, our teachers partner with parents to make this a great experience for all of our students.

Liliana Barkes

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Elementary History Teacher

Mrs. Barkes received her four-year degree in Food Engineering at La Salle University in Colombia.  She has experience with teaching at Catholic co-ops and brings her wonderful knowledge of the world to our elementary history students.

Susan Gonzalez

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Lead Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher

Mrs. Gonzalez has a Master of Science from New York University and has years of experience teaching in Georgia and California.  She is also a Spanish interpreter for the Department of Education and enjoys integrating Spanish into our kindergarten and first-grade classrooms.  

Maggie Hall

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Social Studies Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Hall holds a degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta.  She has homeschooled her children for years and taught in other hybrid homeschool programs.  She uses her experience in graphic design while teaching history by incorporating unique art projects into the curriculum.  

Eva Hildreth

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Lead Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Hildreth has a Master's degree in Education along with years of experience teaching at Title I schools in Georgia.  She and her family are parishioners at St. Clare's Catholic Church in Acworth.  After teaching elementary science for one year at St. John the Baptist Hybrid for one year, we were excited to have Mrs. Hildreth become the lead teacher for our Third Grade class.

Anthony Koszalkowski

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Middle School Religion Lead Teacher

Mr. Koszalkowski has a Master of Business Administration and is a parishioner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  He has experience as a catechist and is passionate about teaching the Catholic faith to our middle school students. 

Camille Kroll

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Lead Elementary Religion Teacher

Mrs. Kroll has a Master's degree in Education along with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.  She has many years of experience as a catechist and is a parishioner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  Mrs. Kroll helps guide our youngest students in learning about the Catholic faith using our Montessori-based program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.   

Meghan Manting

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Lead Language Arts Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Manting, a lifelong Georgian, is a graduate of Holy Redeemer Elementary and Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies from Georgia College. She spent her first 6 years teaching Middle School Literature at St. Joseph Catholic School in Marietta until her first baby, Annie, arrived in May 2019. Current residents of Woodstock, her and her husband can be found watching movies and eating pizza on Fridays, hiking on Saturdays, and worshiping at St. Ann's on Sundays.

Sharon Masinelli

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Lead High School and Middle School Science Teacher

Ms. Masinelli (also known as Mrs. Baeten) has a Master of Clinical Medical Science and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education degree.  She has taught at several other hybrid homeschool programs as well as Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.  Ms. Masinelli has been a part-time Physician Assistant in cardiology since 2004.  She enjoys teaching science, particularly Biology, given her medical background.  She has seven children at St. John the Baptist Hybrid and has been married to her wonderful husband, Bob,  since 2002.

Lindsey O'Daniels

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Lead Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher

Mrs. O’Daniels has been an elementary classroom teacher for over ten years.  She grew up in Texas and completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Texas.  After graduation, she moved to Florida to pursue a Master’s Degree in Reading Education at the University of Florida.  She spent four years in Florida teaching 3rd and 2nd grade before moving to Atlanta to teach at a charter school. Mrs. O’Daniels has experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, as well as serving as the English as a Second Language teacher for grades K – 5.  She also graduated from Georgia State with a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.   Mrs. O’Daniels and her husband live in Smyrna and are blessed to have two wonderful children. She is passionate about education and loves having the opportunity to work with the students at St. John the Baptist Hybrid!

Maggie Schuster

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Lead Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Schuster has a Master's degree in Elementary Teaching from Mount St. Mary's University.  She has experience in teaching at Catholic schools in Maryland before relocating to Georgia in 2017.  Mrs. Schuster and her husband have three children and they all run a family farm, Sawnee Acres, together in Cumming.   With Mrs. Schuster's passion for Elementary Education and experience in Catholic education, we are blessed to have her leading our second grade class!  

Barbara Small

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Lead High School Religion Teacher

Mrs. Small holds a Master's degree in Education from Duquesne University.  She taught at Catholic schools and private Christian schools for years before becoming a dedicated homeschool educator for her own family.  She has excellent experience teaching the religious curriculum from Mother of Divine Grace.  Mrs. Small brings a unique blend of strong academics from her teaching experience while simultaneously partnering with homeschool parents in a traditional homeschool setting. 

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