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Bryan Hatmaker

Chair of Fine Arts Department and LS, MS, US Band Director

Mr. Hatmaker earned a Bachelor’s in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory, a Master’s of Science from Southern Oregon University, with an American Band College Certification, and has taken additional graduate level studies at both Michigan State University and Boston University. In addition to his Pisgah activities, he is an active member of both at the local and state levels of the Georgia Music Educators Association. He is presently coordinator of the District V Middle and High School Honor Jazz bands, and also the GMEA All-State Jazz band.

 

Tracy Cendoya

LS Visual Arts

Tracey Cendoya attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY; New School, NYC, NY; and Art Students League, NYC, NY. Mount Pisgah has been her family's community and home for the past 11 years with children currently in the Upper and Middle Schools. 

Daniel Glenn

MS and US Theater Arts

Daniel Glenn earned his MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, and earned his BA summa cum laude from New York University. He taught English and Theater for Fulton County Schools, where he was twice STAR Teacher. He is also a teacher for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. His plays have been produced throughout the country, and as a performer he has been seen extensively in New York and Atlanta.

 
 

Anita Hunter

MS/US Visual Arts

Anita Hunter, originally from Dublin, Ireland is both a ceramic artist and art educator. She earned her BFA cum Laude from Georgia Southern University and her Art Education certificate from Georgia State University. She is also certified through the College Board to teach AP Studio Art. She has taught in Fulton County Schools, The International School of Guatemala, and Village Montessori School in Roswell and at various art center around the Atlanta area. Anita also serves as a board member for the Georgia Arts Educators Association. Her students have entered many local, regional and statewide competitions, receiving numerous awards including All State awards and district winners. Anita enjoys throwing on the pottery wheel, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family. She lives in East Cobb with her husband, Michael and two daughters, Chloe age 8 and Ciara age 6.

Audriana Johnson

Choral Director US/MS/LS

Audriana Johnson has a Master of Music, Choral Conducting from Emory University and Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

 

 

Tiffany Searcy

US Visual Arts

 

Mrs. Tiffany Searcy has worked at Mount Pisgah Christian School since 2014. She has worked with both our Middle School and Upper School visual arts’ programs as a studio art and digital art instructor. She is also the sponsor of the National Art Honor Society and the upper school’s art club ArtREACH. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Oglethorpe University. She also completed her Masters of Arts in Art Education from the University of Florida. 
 
She holds a certification through College Board to teach AP Studio Art. She is a member of the National Art Education Association and the Georgia Art Education Association. She co-chairs the Independent School position on the GAEA board with Mrs. Hunter.
 
She attended the NAEA National Conference in San Diego, CA during the spring of 2014, GAEA fall Conferences in 2015 and 2016, and she has attended countless workshops at SCAD Atlanta. During the summer of 2017, she will attend the summer seminar with our students to SCAD Hong Kong. 
 
Prior to her Mount Pisgah experience, she worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Students at Marist School for five years. Mrs. Searcy lives in Alpharetta with her husband Brian and daughter Reagan. Mrs. Searcy and her family also are a host family for our international students. 
 
During her free time she enjoys working with paint, mixed media, and digital photography.
 

Katherine Thomas

Orchestra Director

 

Katherine Thomas is a veteran orchestra teacher in the Metro-Atlanta area since 1999.  A classically trained violinist and professional string educator, Mrs. Thomas also founded The Atlanta Irish Music School and has trained several national-champion Irish musicians.  Twice published in STRINGS magazine, she was also named a ‘Star of the South’ by Irish America Magazine and has served as a guest clinician at Georgia State University and Strings Without Boundaries.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Tennessee Tech University and a Master of Education degree from Kennesaw State University.  Mrs. Thomas lives in Alpharetta with her husband and two daughters; Lucy and Annabelle.

 

Pam Yarjan

LS Music Instructor

Pam Yarjan earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from UNC Chapel Hill and her P-12 GA Music Certification from the University of West Georgia.