Our Faculty & Staff

Administration

Derek Monjure

Interim Head of School

Derek Monjure first entered education in the early 1990s after having earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of New Orleans and a Masters in Education from Jacksonville State University. Taking a break from education, Derek worked as a project manager for fifteen years at AT&T, Lucent, and Presidio. Derek serves on the board of academic advisors for Classic Learning Initiatives and on the board of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in downtown Atlanta. As the co-founder of Arete Scholars Fund, he has overseen the raising and distributing of over forty million dollars in scholarships to families in financial need. Derek is a founding board member of Oak Hill Classical School. He is married to Christy and their oldest son was a member of Oak Hill's first graduating class. Christy and Derek currently have four children attending Oak Hill.


Jamie Cain

Head of Vision & Advancement, Head Cross Country Coach

Jamie Cain is Head of Vision and Advancement for Oak Hill. He has been involved in education since he graduated Emmanuel College (B.A., English) in 1995, first as an English instructor and admissions officer. After completing an M.A. in English from the University of Georgia he spent five years in the publishing industry before returning to education. In 2007 he became headmaster of Oak Hill (then Dominion Classical Christian Academy). He completed an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Covenant College in 2013. In addition to his work at Oak Hill, Mr. Cain is a writer and editor, and he currently serves as Senior Editor of Forma Journal. He has written for Relevant, In Touch, Classis, Christ and Pop Culture, and the Circe Institute. He is married to Kristi, and they have three children, all of whom attend Oak Hill.


Tyler Godwin

Director of Operations, Head Swim Coach

Tyler Godwin joined Oak Hill Classical School in August of 2017.  While at Oak Hill, he manages day to day operations, the front desk, and coaches the swim team.  Tyler earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Delta State University where he swam collegiately, but more importantly, met his wife of 11 years Ashley.  Following Delta State, Tyler served as the intramural and activities director for Rust College before being called to Reformed Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity.  Tyler has served as a youth pastor and coached for club teams including the Mississippi Makos, PEAQ, and Memphis Thunder. Before coming to Oak Hill, he managed the aquatics department, front desk, and payroll for the Madison Healthplex and Performance Center.  Tyler, Ashley, and their son Ezra (age 1) reside in Dacula and are members of Restoration Presbyterian Church where Tyler and Ashley serve as small group leaders in the youth group. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, reading about all sorts of boring historical and theological minutia, and playing disc golf professionally.


Hannah Grey

Athletics Director, Head Track & Field Coach

Hannah Grey has served as a teacher and administrator at Oak Hill for 4 years. Before coming to Oak Hill, she taught in public and private schools for several years in Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in Secondary Math Education from Emmanuel College, where she attended on a basketball scholarship, and her Master's Degree from Liberty University in Sport Management. She currently serves as the school's athletic director and Dean of Student Life and track coach. She and her husband Seth of 13 years have 4 children who attend Oak Hill. Chase is a rising 5th grader, Charlie a rising 3rd grader, and Sydney and Savannah are rising 1st graders. They also are expecting their 5th child this summer.

Front Office Staff

Maya Buxton

Student Records/ Registrar

Ruth Knuteson

Administrative Assistant/ Reception

Ruth Knuteson's love for excellent education began with undergraduate studies focused on it, then grew as she served as a preschool teacher at a Christian school, and later homeschooled her own children using a Classical curriculum. With private sector experience in administrative, customer service and sales positions, Ruth brings a unique blend of project management, hospitality and organizational planning skills to her position as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist for Oak Hill. Ruth is married to Scott, and their three school-aged children are enrolled at Oak Hill, with the fourth eagerly awaiting his turn. Their family attends NewBranch Community Church.

Christy Monjure

Admissions Director, Track & Field Assistant Coach

Before she left the corporate world to raise her children, Christy Monjure worked in Human Resources and Computer Training for several companies, the final being Ryder Transportation Services and Integrated Logistics. Christy and her husband, Derek, along with another couple, dreamed of starting a classical Christian school in the Gwinnett County area, and in the fall of 2006, she joined the inaugural faculty and staff of Oak Hill Classical School, then Dominion Classical Christian Academy. Since that time, she has held many roles in and out of the classroom, with the most recent being Admissions Director. She attended Auburn University studying Business and Journalism. She and her husband, Derek, have five children, four of whom are at Oak Hill, with the eldest being one of Oak Hill's inaugural graduates.

Keri Walker

Branding & Design

Grammar School Faculty

Jeri Hanson

K4 Teacher

Jeri Hanson has worked with 4 year olds for 16 years.  For 4 years, she served as Teacher's Assistant at Rolling Hills Preschool before coming to Oak Hill as K-4 Assistant.  She has been K-4 Teacher at Oak Hill for 11 years. The Lord has given her a heart for little ones and she is amazed at their capacity and excitement for learning and memorizing! Jeri and Michael have been married for 20 years.  They have an 18 year old daughter, Alyssa, who will be a Freshmen at UGA in the fall of 2019.

Kim Roberts

Kindergarten Lead Teacher- Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Kim Roberts graduated from Covenant College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She taught first grade for 4 years, 2 of those years involved a transition classroom for children with mild to moderate learning and behavioral disabilities.  After becoming a mom, she stayed home with her children. During that time, she did private tutoring and was a tutor for a homeschool group. Kim and her husband, Josef have been married for 17 years and they have 4 children.  All of their children attend Oak Hill. Kim has taught second grade at Oak Hill and presently teaches kindergarten. In her spare time, she enjoys crossfit, reading and cooking and baking.

Jennifer Downs

Kindergarten Teacher- Tuesday, Thursday

Mrs. Jennifer Downs graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition.  She worked as a registered dietitian for three years before staying home to raise her three children. She has taught Kindergarten at Oak Hill for the last  seven years. She enjoys reading and spending most of the summer at the beach with her family. She and her husband, Kevin, have 3 children, Thomas, Claire, and Katie. She and her family are active members of Restoration Presbyterian Church in Buford.

Carrell Shivers

Kindergarten Aide

Susan Rucker

First Grade Teacher

Susan Rucker has been teaching at Oak Hill for 7 years. She is currently teaching 1st grade. Susan earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Auburn University. She taught in Plano, Texas, for three years and Cobb County for 2 1/2 years, before staying home to raise her four boys. She returned to the classroom (at Oak Hill) when her oldest was a senior in high school. Susan's husband, Ken, is pastor of New Branch Community Church and currently serves as board chair at Oak Hill. Their oldest son, Awbrey, lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama. Andrew, their second, serves the army in the 75th Ranger Regiment and is stationed in Savannah, Georgia. The youngest two, twins David and Jonathan, will graduate from Oak Hill in 2020.

Sandy Beck

Second Grade Teacher

Sandy Beck earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in 1986 at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She taught second grade in Guilford County, North Carolina, for five years and taught first grade in Caswell County, North Carolina, for twenty years. She earned a Masters in Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2006 from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. She also holds an associate degree in business from Emmanuel College. She is married to Joe who pastored Pentecostal Holiness churches in North Carolina and Virginia before moving to Georgia in 2015 to be close to their daughter Kristi, son-in-law Jamie, and three grandchildren. Kristi and Jamie are on the faculty at Oak Hill where their children also attend. Sandy and Joe also have a son Scott and daughter-in-law Kelli who live in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Sandy loves reading, spending time with her family, and teaching young children. She became familiar and very impressed with classical education after moving to Georgia and feels very thankful to have the opportunity to teach second grade at Oak Hill Classical School.

Laura DiGioia

Fourth Grade Teacher/ Head Archery Coach

Laura DiGioia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Georgia with an undergraduate degree in English Education. Ms. DiGioia has experience teaching, tutoring, and volunteering with students all the way from the elementary to the college level, including experience as a summer camp counselor and environmental educator. Ms. DiGioia joined Oak Hill in the fall of 2018 as the fourth-grade teacher and Oak Hill’s archery coach. She enjoys being outdoors, camping, reading, writing, and spending time with friends as well as her parents, siblings, and nephew.

Stephanie Ammons

Fourth Grade Aide

Stephanie Ammons received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College in 1998. She taught 2nd grade for two years in Charleston, SC. She has been a part of the Oak Hill community since 2007. She taught K4 for one year and Kindergarten for 8 years. She is currently serving as an aide/mentor to our 4th grade teacher. Next year, she will be teaching 3rd grade. Stephanie attends Restoration Presbyterian with her husband, Shane and children, Emily, Grace, Micah, Josiah and Spencer.

LeeAnn McCaig

Fifth Grade Teacher

LeeAnn McCaig has worked at Oak Hill for ten years. Her first position was running childcare for our faculty and staff. She then taught first grade for a year. For the last eight years LeeAnn has been teaching 5th grade. In the 2019-2020 school year, she will serve as the Grammar School Head.  LeeAnn earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Interpersonal Communication from Covenant College. She was able to utilize both as a social worker and as a construction project manager. After staying home with her children, LeeAnn changed careers and began Master’s work in Special Education. During this pursuit she stumbled upon and fell in love with classical education. One of her great joys is to help families grow their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, discipling and teaching them to recognize truth, goodness and beauty. She and her husband Brent have three children, a daughter in college and two sons in high school.

Logic School Faculty

Aleta Landers

Sixth Grade Teacher

Aleta Landers holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. She also has a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy Instruction from Walden University and an ESOL endorsement from the state of Georgia. Mrs. Landers has taught in public and private schools in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Joining the Oak Hill faculty in 2013, Mrs. Landers continues to enjoy learning classically alongside her students and colleagues. Mrs. Landers and her husband, Mark, have three grown children and two grandchildren. Dean (Margaret, Judah and new baby in September) Landers, KatieRuth (Dan) Tucker, and Ellie Landers. All the Landers enjoy traveling, hiking, and reading good books together.

Joy Lynne Gosey

Seventh & Eighth Grade Humanities Teacher, Eighth Grade Latin Teacher, Upper School Coordinator

Joy Lynne Gosey has been teaching at Oak Hill for eight years now.  She spent three years teaching as a fourth grade teacher and then five years as the 7th and 8th grade humanities and Latin teacher.  She also serves as the upper school coordinator. Joy Lynne graduated with a bachelor of arts in History from Covenant College, and a minor in secondary education.  After graduation she spent a few years working in the corporate world working as a compliance manager for an insurance company. Joy Lynne and her husband Chris have lived in the Atlanta area for over 16  years and have four children.

Mike Butler

Pre-Algebra Teacher

Mike Butler has taught at Oak Hill for six years. Prior to joining the Oak Hill faculty, he was the Resident Scholar of the Southern California Center for Christian Studies and taught at several institutions including Christ College, Christ Theological Seminary, and Tall Oaks Classical School. He has a Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and History and a Master’s in Philosophy (Claremont Graduate University). Mike and his wife Julie have seven children whose ages range between three to twenty. Mike teaches Latin, humanities, and math.

Kristi Cain

Life Science Teacher

Kristi Cain has been teaching at Oak Hill Classical School for the past seven years. Prior to joining Oak Hill's faculty she held various leadership roles in education and ministry, including teaching part-time at both Wheaton College and Emmanuel College,  directing the Residence Life program at Emmanuel College, and serving as the Executive Editor for One Accord Curriculum. During her undergraduate years, Kristi studied biology at the University of Virginia and psychology at Emmanuel College. She also received her MA from Wheaton College in Christian Formation and Ministry. Kristi has a passion for whole-person education and loves the classical model's emphasis on integrating faith and learning (especially in the science classroom).  She and her husband, Jamie, have three children.

Jessica Deagle

Seventh Grade Latin Teacher, Eighth Grade Physical Science Teacher

Jessica Deagle is a graduate of Berry College where she received a BS in Biology. After a brief stint studying abroad in Spain she also received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Emory University and holds an honorary doctorate from Universidad Mariano Galvez. Following graduation from Emory, Jessica moved to Honduras where she opened a rural clinic to serve the people of the Copan region. There she met her husband and joined him in his call to full time ministry. After pastoring in Virginia for 12 years, William and Jessica moved to Georgia (Jessica's original home).  For 9 years Jessica homeschooled their three children who are now all enrolled at Oak Hill. Jessica has served as a Classical Education Practicum instructor for Classical Conversations. She is a certified writing instructor through the Institute for Excellence in Writing and has served as a guest lecturer in Rhetoric at the College of William and Mary. Two years ago, Jessica joined Oak Hill's staff as a fourth grade teacher and currently teaches Latin and Physical Science in the logic school. In addition to teaching and homemaking, she often joins her husband on ministry trips to Guatemala where they oversee a missions hospital in San Benito, Peten.  Jessica has a love of learning and in her free time she can be found reading, drinking tea or watching British dramas at home.

Hannah Grey

Algebra 1 Teacher

Hannah Grey has served as a teacher and administrator at Oak Hill for 4 years. Before coming to Oak Hill, she taught in public and private schools for several years in Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in Secondary Math Education from Emmanuel College, where she attended on a basketball scholarship, and her Master's Degree from Liberty University in Sport Management. She currently serves as the school's athletic director and Dean of Student Life and track coach. She and her husband Seth of 13 years have 4 children who attend Oak Hill. Chase is a rising 5th grader, Charlie a rising 3rd grader, and Sydney and Savannah are rising 1st graders. They also are expecting their 5th child this summer.

Heather Johnson

Seventh Grade History Teacher, Logic School Theater Teacher, Uniform Coordinator

After graduating from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in history and a secondary education certification, Heather Johnson taught middle school history and drama for two years. She then spent the next ten years serving as a missionary with Trans World Radio alongside her husband Chris. Heather came to Oak Hill Classical School in 2014 when her family moved to Georgia. She teaches history and theatre for both Logic and Rhetoric School. Chris and Heather, along with their three sons, are actively involved with their church community, as well as, serving in and advocating for foster care ministry.

Rhetoric School Faculty

Mike Butler

Rhetoric Humanities Teacher, Latin III Teacher

Mike Butler has taught at Oak Hill for six years. Prior to joining the Oak Hill faculty, he was the Resident Scholar of the Southern California Center for Christian Studies and taught at several institutions including Christ College, Christ Theological Seminary, and Tall Oaks Classical School. He has a Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and History and a Master’s in Philosophy (Claremont Graduate University). Mike and his wife Julie have seven children whose ages range between three to twenty. Mike teaches Latin, humanities, and math.

Kristi Cain

Biology Teacher, Chemistry Teacher, Advanced Biology Teacher, Christian Ethics Teacher

Kristi Cain has been teaching at Oak Hill Classical School for the past seven years. Prior to joining Oak Hill's faculty she held various leadership roles in education and ministry, including teaching part-time at both Wheaton College and Emmanuel College,  directing the Residence Life program at Emmanuel College, and serving as the Executive Editor for One Accord Curriculum. During her undergraduate years, Kristi studied biology at the University of Virginia and psychology at Emmanuel College. She also received her MA from Wheaton College in Christian Formation and Ministry. Kristi has a passion for whole-person education and loves the classical model's emphasis on integrating faith and learning (especially in the science classroom).  She and her husband, Jamie, have three children.

Hannah Grey

Geometry Teacher, Algebra 2 Teacher, Pre-Calculus Teacher

Hannah Grey has served as a teacher and administrator at Oak Hill for 4 years. Before coming to Oak Hill, she taught in public and private schools for several years in Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in Secondary Math Education from Emmanuel College, where she attended on a basketball scholarship, and her Master's Degree from Liberty University in Sport Management. She currently serves as the school's athletic director and Dean of Student Life and track coach. She and her husband Seth of 13 years have 4 children who attend Oak Hill. Chase is a rising 5th grader, Charlie a rising 3rd grader, and Sydney and Savannah are rising 1st graders. They also are expecting their 5th child this summer.

Jamie Cain

British Literature Teacher, Latin II Teacher

Jamie Cain is Head of Vision and Advancement for Oak Hill. He has been involved in education since he graduated Emmanuel College (B.A., English) in 1995, first as an English instructor and admissions officer. After completing an M.A. in English from the University of Georgia he spent five years in the publishing industry before returning to education. In 2007 he became headmaster of Oak Hill (then Dominion Classical Christian Academy). He completed an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Covenant College in 2013. In addition to his work at Oak Hill, Mr. Cain is a writer and editor, and he currently serves as Senior Editor of Forma Journal. He has written for Relevant, In Touch, Classis, Christ and Pop Culture, and the Circe Institute. He is married to Kristi, and they have three children, all of whom attend Oak Hill.

Rebecca Ziegler

Trigonometry Teacher

Rebecca Ziegler is the main Rhetoric Instructor of Mathematics at Oak Hill.  Prior to taking a work sabbatical to raise her four children, Rebecca served as the primary high school Mathematics Instructor at Cono Christian School in Quasqueton, Iowa.  At Cono, she taught each level of upper school mathematics, mentored middle school math teachers, and introduced an Advanced Placement curriculum in Calculus. Rebecca earned her Master of Science in Mathematics at The University of Iowa (2000) after completing a two year academic fellowship. She joined Oak Hill in 2018. Rebecca delights in a broad range of liberal arts interests, from the sciences to the arts, having graduated from Belhaven College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics along with a minor in ballet. She, her husband Steve, and their family live in Lawrenceville.

Specials/ Electives

Heather Johnson

Upper School Theatre Teacher

After graduating from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in history and a secondary education certification, Heather Johnson taught middle school history and drama for two years. She then spent the next ten years serving as a missionary with Trans World Radio alongside her husband Chris. Heather came to Oak Hill Classical School in 2014 when her family moved to Georgia. She teaches history and theatre for both Logic and Rhetoric School. Chris and Heather, along with their three sons, are actively involved with their church community, as well as, serving in and advocating for foster care ministry.

Heather McAllister

Music Teacher

Heather McAllister earned a Bachelors in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Toccoa Falls College in 2009. She then worked at Perimeter Christian school for 6 years as their music director for the middle school musicals, directed 7th & 8th grade chorus and was the Administrative assistant for their school of the arts while teaching vocal and piano lessons. She has been at Oak Hill for two years and currently teaches general music to K4-5th grade while directing the logic and rhetoric school choruses. She also loves serving on the worship team at Restoration Presbyterian by playing piano or singing and enjoys long distance running in her spare time. Heather is married to Cameron and they have two children Dylan and Olivia in the childcare program at Oak Hill.

Internal Childcare

Leah Recker

Childcare Director

Tiffany Shiflett

Childcare Aide

Hunter McCaig

Childcare Aide