Faculty and Staff
Head of School; Logic and Rhetoric School Instructor
Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the School of Architecture and Design at University of Louisiana-Lafayette. After working on the first half of his Master of Arts in Trinitarian Theology and Culture at New Saint Andrews College, Brian completed a Master of Humanities from the University of Dallas. Doctoral studies include coursework at Louisiana State University in Comparative Literature. Along with various published works on logic, literature, and culture, Brian’s work has been featured in Classis Magazine, Circe, and The Classical Difference. Brian is currently owner and author at Mud House Art and Literature as well as the Director and professor at The Classical College. He and his wife, Lauren, have three children - Emery, Charlotte, and Benjamin.
Operations Coordinator and Receptionist
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
Oak Hill Acorns FACULTY
GRAMMAR SCHOOL FACULTY
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 12 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 is a Freshmen at UGA.
K5 Instructor (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
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. Stephanie attends Restoration Presbyterian with her husband, Shane and children, Emily, Grace, Micah, Josiah and Spencer.
K5 Instructor (Tuesday and 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
First Grade Instructor
Susan Rucker has been teaching at Oak Hill for 8 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.
Fifth Grade Instructor
Alyssa Luttjohann graduated from Wheaton College with degrees in Political Science and French. After graduating, she worked for the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C. where she helped promote ideas of judicial restraint and strict reading of the Constitution, as well as studying the trend toward global governance and its effect on American sovereignty. After moving to Georgia, she was the director of operations at a student scholarship organization and for the past 6 1/2 years, has been a stay-at-home mom. She has 3 kids, two of whom are currently at Oak Hill. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys knitting, reading and music
Logic and Rhetoric School
Sixth Grade Instructor
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. 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
Logic School Math and Science Instructor
After graduating from The University of Mississippi in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics education, Holli Gray went on to marry her husband, Nathan, of 8 years. From there she stayed at home to raise her boys in their hectic military life. Her family was involved in building a children and youth group ministry at a small church in Reedsburg, Wisconsin from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, her family was sent to Georgia where she grew up and this is where her family has settled. Since becoming a military wife, Holli has been involved with private tutoring and homeschooling groups. In Holli’s spare time she enjoys playing her flute and spending time with her children. Both Clayton and Chandler attend Oak Hill! Holli loves the community and family atmosphere at Oak Hill and looks forward to continuing her teaching career in this wonderful community.
Sub-Creator Instructor: The Body and Physical Education
Laura Mattison graduated from Berry College in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science where she was also a four-year member of the women's basketball team. She holds a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from Armstrong State University. Laura has worked in the fitness industry since 2011 as a strength coach, group fitness trainer, and youth fitness coach. Laura joined the staff at Oak Hill in 2017, bringing her knowledge of human movement and fitness to the physical education program. She believes physical literacy is an integral part of a holistic education. She also serves as the Logic School girls basketball coach.
Sub-Creator Instructor: The Musical Arts
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. 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 staff childcare program at Oak Hill