top of page
St John the Baptist Hybrid School Header Image (1).png

Meet Our Teachers and Board

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.

Karen Madrigal

IMG_3270.jpeg

2nd/3rd Grade History and Religion

Mrs. Madrigal has Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Linguistics from UNC and a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Western Carolina University. After graduating, she worked in Marietta as a speech and language pathologist in the public school setting for 14 years, serving mostly preK-5th grade students. She has been involved with catholic formation classes at her parish for almost 20 years. After being a part of the SJBH community for 3 years as a parent, she is excited to get back in the classroom. She is married and has 5 kids that will all be attending SJBH this year.

Victoria Spratt

Screenshot_20240630_160401_Chrome.jpg

2nd Grade Language Arts and Mathematics

Mrs. Spratt studied to be a teacher at the University of North Texas and received her bachelor's in 1992. She has over 17 years of teaching experience, including grades 3rd—9th and preschool. She lives in Woodstock with her husband of 31 years and has 3 children.

Christie Macey

Christie Macey_edited.jpg

5th Grade History and Science, K-4th and Middle School Art

Mrs. Macey has a Bachelor’s degrees in Art and Education from University of Houston. She has taught middle and high school classes since 2010. As an active parishioner, her Catholic Faith plays a vital role in her classes. The students love how she integrates art into each of her science and history classes as well. When not teaching Mrs. Macey is a busy mom of 7 children.

Alyssa Hawkins

Alyssa.png

6th Language Arts

Mrs. Hawkins graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She attended DePaul University in Chicago for graduate school where she obtained her Master's degree in Secondary English Education. She has previously taught both high school and middle school ELA. Mrs. Hawkins lives in Woodstock with her husband and four children. After taking some time off to be home with her young children, she is excited to get back into the classroom and share her love of reading with her students!   

Holly Amodio

Holly.png

Fourth Grade Science & Religion Teacher

Mrs. Amodio graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Exercise Science. She then received her Health Fitness Instructor Certification through a rigorous program instituted by the American College of Sports Medicine. Mrs. Amodio believes the more we learn about science, especially the human body, the more it points back to a loving Creator and our Catholic Faith. As a life-long Catholic, she has a passion for teaching our students the faith and integrating it into their science curriculum.

Kerry Harth

IMG_1675.jpg

5th Language Arts

Mrs. Harth attended Georgia College & State University where she graduated with both a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Previous teaching experience includes 3 years at a Gwinnett County middle school followed by 6 years at a private Catholic school in Brookhaven. After taking some time off to be home with her two children, she is excited to be back in the classroom and part of the SJBH community!

Guy Catton

Guy.png

PE Teacher, 7th/8th History and Religion Teacher

Mr. Catton received a Bachelor's in Education along with a Special Education Certification. He has been a teacher at various public and private schools for over 25 years. He brings a wealth of experience along with a passion for the Catholic Faith to the classroom. 

Theresa Dodd

Theresa.png

High School Math Teacher

Mrs. Dodd graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computers and a minor in mathematics from Nichols State University.  She has experience working as an engineer before educating her children at home.  Mrs. Dodd is a consultant for a local Catholic homeschool program in addition to teaching for St. John the Baptist. 

Rachel McGlynn

Rachel McGlynn_edited.jpg

Lower School Science Teacher

Mrs. McGlynn graduated with a Bachelor's in Biology and Chemistry from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. After moving to Georgia from New York, Mrs. McGlynn became acquainted with many of our students through teaching tennis lessons nearby. Her love for teaching can be seen easily in the classroom. She is married and has a busy toddler at home.

Lori Dimond

Lori.png

High School Government, 6th Grade Science and 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Mrs. Dimond graduated with a Bachelor's in International Marketing from the University of Florida. She has many years of experience teaching in a Catholic environment. Her own children attended a hybrid school before Mrs. Dimond joined SJBH.  Her passion for reading and education is clear every time she steps in the classroom!

Heather Pulliam

Heather.png

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Science, Religion, and History Teacher

Mrs. Pulliam graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor's degree in
communications. She is a former preschool teacher who brings her knowledge and
creativity to the classroom to enhance the curiosity of learning in young students. With an
abundance of experience in early childhood education she’s passionate about the
development of young minds.

Molly Gareau

Molly.png

High School and Music Teacher

Mrs. Gareau holds a Bachelor's degree in both International Affairs and Music Performance from Xavier University.  She is a Catholic homeschool mother of seven girls and enjoys sharing her love for Catholicism with her Religion 9 class.

Maggie Hall

Hall, Maggie Transcript Specialist and H

Transcript Specialist

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.  

Susan Gonzalez

Susan.png

First Grade Math and Language Arts 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.  

Priya Johnson

Priya.png

High School History and Religion Teacher 

Mrs. Johnson has an academic background in English and education with a focus on children’s literature across the curriculum which began with undergraduate work at the University of Dallas, and was furthered through her graduate degrees through Texas A&M University, and Purdue University.  She taught at the university level for 5 years before she started homeschooling.  Mrs. Johnson has taught her own children as well as other children in co-ops, LEGO robotics, or hybrids for over 20 years. Mrs. Johnson has primarily focused on the teaching of literature, science, and history in a variety of educational environments and levels.  Additionally, Mrs. Johnson helps to coordinate school field trips and liturgical celebration opportunities for SJBH families and the local Catholic homeschool community.

Angela Barnes

Barnes, Angela SIGN LANGUAGE_edited.jpg

Assistant and New Family Inquiry Specialist

Mrs. Barnes is an assistant instructor for American Sign Language and a vital part of the St. John the Baptist community.  She is married and has four children.  Mrs. Barnes is an experienced homeschool teacher and volunteer in her parish.

Cristi Kent

Cristi.png

Operations Manager

Mrs. Kent has a Bachelor's in International Business and French from Loyola University.  She fulfills many roles at St. John the Baptist Hybrid, everything from operations management to substitute teaching.  She stays active with her three sons who participate in Boy Scouts, swim team, and more.  

Sharon Masinelli

Sharon.png

Lead High School Science Teacher, Head of School, and Board Member

Ms. Masinelli 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 eight children at St. John the Baptist Hybrid and has been married to her wonderful husband, Bob,  since 2002.

Shelby Muschara

Shelby.png

Third Grade Math and Language Arts Teacher, Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Muschara graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Reinhardt College.  Her prior experience as a preschool teacher and extensive early childhood training has made her a favorite among our students!

Lindsey O'Daniels

Lindsey.png

Fourth Grade Math, Language Arts, and History Teacher, Head of K-8 Language Arts

Mrs. O’Daniels graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas in Elementary Education. She has a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from the University of Florida and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State.  She taught for ten years in elementary classrooms in both Florida and Georgia until the birth of her son in 2016.  Mrs. O’Daniels and her husband live in Smyrna and are blessed to have two wonderful children.

Robert Baeten

Screenshot_20200824-192105_LinkedIn.jpg

Director of Board

Dr. Baeten received his doctorate from University of Lynchberg.  He is an assistant professor at Mercer University.  His research interests include medical science education and ultrasound.  As an expert in cardiopulmonary critical care, he has served as Director At Large for the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound, Vice Chair of the Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery section of the American College of Chest Physicians.  Dr. Baeten is Chair of the Board for St. John the Baptist Hybrid.   He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching to our school.  

Linda Grise-Grace

Linda Grise Grace SJTB_edited.jpg

Board Member

Mrs. Grace has been actively engaged in the educational field for over 23 years, as an administrator/principal and instructor. Mrs. Grace earned her MBA from Mercer University and MS Ed. from the University of Dayton. Mrs. Grace is passionate about Catholic education and is honored to be a part of the St. John the Baptist Hybrid School community.

Brian Gareau

BG Photo.jpg

Board Member

Brian is a Managing Director for Deloitte Tax based in Atlanta. Brian has over 19 years of experience in dealing with corporate tax matters and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia and Georgia.  Brian graduated from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) with a BBA in Accounting and earned a Masters of Accounting – Specialization in Tax from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH).  Brian is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Brian and his wife Molly have eight children and are parishioners of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Acworth, GA.

Sam Naab

Sam Naab.jpg

Board Member

Sam is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, a two-year teaching fellowship focused on supporting and enhancing Catholic education. He currently serves as the assistant principal for Saint Catherine School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as the chairman of the Diocese of Tulsa’s middle school athletic association. During the school year, Sam teaches middle school English and P.E. at Saint Catherine and coaches elementary and middle school soccer. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2021 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication and from Notre Dame in 2023 receiving a Master of Education. Sam is from Woodstock, Georgia, but currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kimberly Williams Naab

Kimberly Naab.png

Board Member

Kim is an acute-care nurse practitioner and works for a cardiology practice in Atlanta, Ga. She is also clinical faculty for Kennesaw State University’s Graduate School of Nursing. She has served on the advisory board of St. John the Baptist Hybrid for the last three years.

Kim received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Thomas More college in Crestview Hills, KY and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of North Georgia. She holds two post masters in Family and acute care medicine. She is married to her husband of 31 years, has one grown son and one daughter who is starting 7th grade. Kim and her family attends Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Ga.

bottom of page