FCS Staff

Friendship Christian School Staff 2020-’21

  • Allison Berg

    Pre-School

  • Yuriy Mykhaylenko

    Worship Director/Music

  • Jordan Farley

    4th Grade

  • Alex Dragu

    FCS Technology Director

  • Nadia Shevchenko

    Art

  • Emily Cortese

    ASP 1

  • Jessica Tof

    Social Media Director

  • Julia Osolnik

    Russian K4-2nd/Language 1

  • Connie Bowman

    Spanish/Reading/ASP Asst. Director

  • Debbie Porter

    Pre-School

  • Kelli Arnold

    2nd Grade

  • Galina Rubets

    K4 Para-Pro

  • Yuri Markov

    US Bible/ASP Bible

  • Vasily Lantukh

    Board Chairman/Sr. Pastor at New Life Church

  • John Park

    Upper School Principal /I-20 Director/Math Chair

  • Clayton Shaw

    Lower School Principal/Admissions/US Bible/Testing

  • Becky Holmes

    Pre-School Director

  • Soyoung Park

    Fine Arts Director/Advanced Math 5th-7th

  • Andy Hoeweler

    Director of Athletics/PE

  • Joshua Osolnik

    HS History/History Chair/Dean of US Discipline

  • Olga Markova

    Front Desk Receptionist

  • Jay Jusino

    HS Science-Science Chair/US Bible/Curriculum Director

  • Serge Kulinich

    Facility Director

  • Maureen Brown

    Pre-School

  • Stacey Nemitz

    Pre-School

  • Pamela Rumer

    Pre-School

  • Lauren Hoeweler

    Language 2/ESOL After-School Director

  • Nadia Wasson

    Accounting Manager

  • Dusty Dobbs

    MS History/ASP English

  • Svetlana Bogdan

    Russian 3rd-12th Instructor

  • Jennifer Hollingshead

    5th Grade

  • Amy Bolinger

    K4

  • Tatyana Lantukh

    ASP Math/US Math

  • Olga Busumatrava

    Pre-School

  • Jan Brown

    3rd Grade

  • Alla Rudishina

    Finance Director-FCS

  • Nelya Vasyliv

    HS Math

  • Ashley Wadibia

    K5 & ESOL (after school)

Allison Berg

Pre-School

Mrs. Berg is a preschool teacher at FCS. She received her Bachelors in Psychology with a Concentration in Learning and Development from Framingham State University in Framingham, MA. Prior to having children she held various roles at private daycare’s and within the Head Start program.

Mrs. Berg and her husband have two daughters.

Yuriy Mykhaylenko

Worship Director/Music

Mr. Mykhaylenko is our new Worship Director at FCS.  He will be working with the Fine Arts Director in choir and worship.  He will direct the praise bands for upper and lower school chapels.  He will also direct the classes for both praise teams.

He has a BA in music and attended Sierra College.  He was the choir director at Bethany church in California.  He has been part of the music ministry for many years and brings a passion and love for worship to FCS.

Jordan Farley

4th Grade

Mr. Farley is a graduate from Cedarville University with a BA degree in Education.  He has a Pre-K through 5th grade teaching endorsement.  He has a strong relationship with the Lord and is active in his church. He brings a passion for learning and a vision for excellence in the classroom.

Alex Dragu

FCS Technology Director

Mr. Dragu directs our technology program at FCS.

Nadia Shevchenko

Art

Ms. Shevchenko has a MA degree in art education from Marywood University and a BA degree in fine arts from State University of New York.

She will be teaching art for FCS.  She has taught art in the classroom and is an accomplished artist.  She is very active in New Life Church serving in different areas.

Emily Cortese

ASP 1

Miss Cortese has worked in education several years.  She has her BA degree from Emmanuel College in education.

She teaches our ASP 1 (6th & 7th self- core contained class).  She has also mentored MS girls in her church and has worked in mission trips.  She is currently a small groups leader in her church.

She will also be the Asst. Coach for FCS volleyball.

 

Jessica Tof

Social Media Director

Jess graduated from UNG with her Elementary AA degree in Education. She also graduated from FCS in 2014.  She worked as a para-pro for 3 years at FCS.

She is the social media director at FCS.  She faithfully serves at New Life Atl.

 

Julia Osolnik

Russian K4-2nd/Language 1

Mrs. Osolnik teaches K4-2nd grade Russian at FCS.  She has her MA degree and has experience in language and tutoring.  She is the Language 1 teacher as well.

 

 

Connie Bowman

Spanish/Reading/ASP Asst. Director

Mrs. Bowman has a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University and a M.S. from California Baptist University.  She is certified in the state of Georgia.  She has a cross cultural and academic language certification.  She has been a credentialed classroom teacher for 16 years.  She was the Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator for 3 years, administering assessments.  Mrs. Bowman spent 16 years as a participating member on IEP teams and 16 years diagnosing reading difficulties and developing reading interventions.  She offers tutoring in reading.

 

She will be doing IEP reading and Spanish.  She will be the ASP Asst. Director for the 2019-’20 school year.

 

 

Debbie Porter

Pre-School

Mrs. Porter has been teaching preschool for 10 years, and teaching at FCS for the past five. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Ohio State University. She and her husband have four daughters and they attend Browns Bridge Community Church.

Kelli Arnold

2nd Grade

Mrs. Arnold is our second grade teacher.  She has her BA degree in elementary education from the University of Michigan.  She worked at FCS 4 years and is returning this year.  She has over 10 years experience and is certified with ACSI and she has her state certification.

Galina Rubets

K4 Para-Pro

Mrs. Rubets is a K-4 Para-Pro.  She has two children that attend FCS in 2nd and 12th grade. She is a member of New Life Church.

Yuri Markov

US Bible/ASP Bible

Mr. Markov teaches Bible and also teaches in our Academic Skills Program Bible program and 8th grade Bible. He has a Masters of Divinity degree in Theology from Church of God Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Technology from Kramatorsk College of Technology in Ukraine. He has been a pastor for over 15 years; he and his wife have three children who attend FCS.

Vasily Lantukh

Board Chairman/Sr. Pastor at New Life Church

As CEO/Board Chairman of Friendship Christian School, Rev. Vasily Lantukh is a talented motivator and organizer. He holds a masters degree in agriscience and has a track record of successful leadership as a minister, entrepreneur, international businessman and family man.

His strong personal commitment to education has most recently displayed itself in his own six children. Three earned undergraduate degrees from Georgia Tech, the other three from Georgia State University. Three of his children have completed their masters level education and are greatly excelling in their fields of work and study. His youngest son graduated as the valedictorian of FCS in 2011.

Mr. Lantukh recently celebrated his 27th year as Pastor of New Life Christian Church. When he’s not at school or church, he enjoys gardening with his wife, Marya, and tackling a growing list of home improvement challenges.

He fully supports the Head of School to run the daily operations at FCS.

John Park

Upper School Principal /I-20 Director/Math Chair

Mr. Park is the US Principal, I20 Director and Math Chair.

He received one master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and another master’s degree from Florida International University.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Math and minor in Language from Western Michigan.  He is fluent in English, Korean and Japanese.

Mr. Park has directed many tutor companies that focus on developing math skills. He has worked with struggling students and helped them achieve high ACT and SAT scores.  He can teach all math classes including college level classes at any level.  He also runs the academic summer program for FCS.

Clayton Shaw

Lower School Principal/Admissions/US Bible/Testing

Mr. Shaw is our lower school principal.  He also works in our admissions office, directs testing at FCS & teaches upper school Bible.

He received his degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College & State University and his Masters in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia. Mr. Shaw is state and ACSI certified, and is very strong in technology education at all levels.  He worked in South Korea the summer of 2019 with a local Korean school teaching English.

Before becoming principal, Mr. Shaw taught fourth grade for 10 years and has been at FCS since 2010.  He and his wife have a daughter; born December 2017.

Mr. Shaw also serves as the golf coach at FCS and his team are the current GCAA state champions.

Becky Holmes

Pre-School Director

Mrs. Holmes is the Preschool Director for Friendship Christian School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Louisville and her master’s degree in Teaching from Spalding University. Mrs. Holmes has been an educator for over 20 years and has worked as both a preschool and elementary classroom teacher. She has a passion for early childhood education and has served as a preschool director for 12 years.

Becky has been a part of the team at FCS for eight years.

Soyoung Park

Fine Arts Director/Advanced Math 5th-7th

Mrs. Park received her BA and MA from Keimyung University.  She has taught 10 years in the classroom.  She will be teaching advanced math classes for 5th-7th grade students. She is also the Fine Arts Director and will teach band, piano and choir.

She has taught math for several years and has made a huge impact at FCS with a strong vision in class.  She has worked in music several years; she is strong in conducting, arranging music and is a highly accomplished piano teacher.

She has a daughter who is attending FCS in 11th grade.

 

Andy Hoeweler

Director of Athletics/PE

Mr. Hoeweler is the Athletic Director and PE Director.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration and Biblical studies from Toccoa Falls College. Over the years, he has worked in various leadership positions in ministry.  He directs all coaches, teams and all athletic events at FCS.

Joshua Osolnik

HS History/History Chair/Dean of US Discipline

Mr. Osolnik is the HS History teacher at FCS.  He is also the Dean of Students and directs the discipline program for grades 6th-12th.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary History from Emory Laney Graduate School.

He has taught at FCS for 6 years.

Olga Markova

Front Desk Receptionist

Mrs. Markova works as the front desk receptionist for FCS.

She has three children at FCS and her husband is a pastor.

Jay Jusino

HS Science-Science Chair/US Bible/Curriculum Director

Mr. Jusino is the HS Science teacher, Science Chair K-12, and Curriculum Director. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology from Ferris University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from Ferris University.

He has over 20 years experience in classroom instruction and has taught Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Introduction to Logic, Health, Environment Science, Origins in Science in Culture, Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology and Business Math. He also has his ACSI Science Educator Certification.

He has taught “Education from a Biblical Worldview” from the Nehemiah Institute to staff and has nearly three years experience in Environment Field Work.

Mr. Jusino has seven children; he has been at FCS 6 years.

Serge Kulinich

Facility Director

Mr. Kulinich directs the facilities for the entire campus. This non-academic department encourages excellence in the cleaning crew, technology, school store and scholarship department for New Life Church.

Maureen Brown

Pre-School

Mrs. Brown received her Masters of Science in Education from Long Island University in New York. She has worked several years in schools in New York and Illinois, and is working in our FCS pre-school.

Mrs. Brown is married with three children and loves volunteering in her children’s schools, Girl Scouts of America, and her community. She also enjoys playing tennis in her free time.

Stacey Nemitz

Pre-School

Mrs. Nemitz is a preschool teacher at FCS. She graduated from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education.

Prior to having children, she worked as the Assistant Director at Huntington Learning Center in Frederick, MD. Mrs. Nemitz has also taught Pre-K and Kindergarten in private childcare settings.

She is currently involved in the Children’s Ministry working with preschoolers at Christ Community Church in Cumming.

Pamela Rumer

Pre-School

Mrs. Rumer is a Pre-K teacher at FCS. Previously, she worked for Forsyth County in the Special Education department. She has taught Music for Mommy and Me, Creative Movement, and developed themed summer children’s camps for Duluth Parks and Recreation.

She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree from William Smith College with a Certification in Elementary and Special Education.

Mrs. Rumer is married and has two daughters.

Lauren Hoeweler

Language 2/ESOL After-School Director

Mrs. Hoeweler graduated from Columbia International University with her Masters in TEFL/Intercultural Studies. She received her bachelor’s degree from Toccoa Falls College in English with a minor in Cross Cultural Studies. She has her ACSI certification in education and teaches the advanced language class. She directs our after-school ESOL classes.

When she’s not teaching, she enjoys soccer and tennis.

Nadia Wasson

Accounting Manager

Mrs. Wasson is the Accounting Manager with FCS and New Life Church.

Dusty Dobbs

MS History/ASP English

Mr. Dobbs is our MS History teacher for 6th-8th grades, and ASP English.  He will also teach one 9th grade English class.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education at Wayland Baptist University and his Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Seminary. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and Resource. He is certified as an instructor with the state of Georgia. He has also tutored in writing and reading.

He is married with three children and is very active in his church. His daughter attends FCS.

Svetlana Bogdan

Russian 3rd-12th Instructor

Mrs. Bogdan is our Russian instructor and has experience at all levels in teaching language. She has her master’s degree in languages and is strong in both Russian and German. She teaches 3rd-12th grade students and has great classroom management in education learning at different styles and levels. Mrs. Bogdan has taught 6 years at FCS and she has two children at FCS.

Jennifer Hollingshead

5th Grade

Mrs. Hollingshead has a master of arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Nyack College. She has taught for over 20 years and is state and ACSI certified.

Jennifer is very active in her church.  She and her husband serve as Sunday School teachers, and she has served in youth activities, and as the Vacation Bible School Director.

Amy Bolinger

K4

Mrs. Bolinger is the K-4 teacher at FCS. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in early education from the Baptist College of America. She has a passion for teaching and a true love for children. Mrs. Bolinger is strong in all core subjects and her visual and hands on instruction has developed a strong K4 program that prepares all students for K5.

Tatyana Lantukh

ASP Math/US Math

Ms. Lantukh will be teaching MS math and ASP math.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Georgia State University.

Ms. Lantukh has a vision for educating with excellence.  She has been at FCS for 9 years.

Olga Busumatrava

Pre-School

Mrs. Olga teaches in the two year old classroom.

Jan Brown

3rd Grade

Mrs. Brown is our third grade teacher at FCS. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University in Elementary Education and minored in Creative Arts.

She has been a home-school teacher for years for her six children and also taught several years in the classroom. She has worked with curriculum and several academic leadership roles over the years as a teacher.

Alla Rudishina

Finance Director-FCS

Mrs. Rudishina is the Finance Director for FCS. She has worked in finance for several years in a variety of areas. She has two children that attend FCS. She and her family are very active in New Life Church.

Nelya Vasyliv

HS Math

Mrs. Vasyliv teaches high school math for FCS.

 

More details to come…

Ashley Wadibia

K5 & ESOL (after school)

Ms. Wadibia teaches K5 and ESOL at FCS. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of South Alabama and her master’s degree from Liberty University.

Ms. Wadibia has taught elementary grades in the public school system over 10 years.  She has been trained in several areas and is strong in reading with phonics and all core subjects. She was the teacher of the year in her county in Alabama.  She worked in South Korea the summer of 2019 with a local Korean school teaching English.

She is very active in church leadership and community service.