About Us


Art

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Contact Mrs. Hansen

p.hansen@providencechristianacademy.org

Patti Hansen - Elementary Art

Patti Hansen has been teaching art at Providence Christian Academy since 2003.  She became part of the Providence family as a parent of 2 boys who attended PCA from kindergarten through graduation.  During those years she volunteered and was a substitute teacher at the school before the Lord opened the door to teach art there.

Patti’s passion for art began as a child, but blossomed in college. She graduated from a Christian College, Taylor University, in Indiana. Her majors in Educational Media and Early Childhood Education, as well as 6 years as an Early Childhood educator provided the foundation for teaching art to elementary students.

Nurturing creativity in young students and helping them explore the gifts God has given them is the heart behind Patti’s classes.


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Contact Mrs. Reavis

l.reavis@providencechristianacademy.org

Lauren Reavis - Middle School Art 

Lauren Reavis graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2000.  She then worked for an international architecture firm as a corporate interior designer for several years, specializing in commercial spaces.  She also produced freelance art, both pro bono and for profit.  

Lauren left interior design in the mid-2000s to pursue a career in art education, teaching visual arts at Chamblee Charter High School.  While raising her children Elise and Sam, she earned her Masters of Art Education from Georgia State University, where her thesis assessed inclusion in the art classroom.

Lauren is an advocate for encouraging artistic creativity, expression, and self-confidence in her students and strives to instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.


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Contact Mrs. Webb

j.webb@providencechristianacademy.org

Janet Webb - High School Art 

Janet Webb has been an educator at Providence Christian Academy since 2002. For sixteen years she has taught all levels of art from Introduction classes to Advanced Placement classes for college credit. In her years at Providence she has been awarded Providence Star Teacher of the Year and the Apostle Paul Award.

Her students have received multiple awards through the years from Scholastic Art, SCAD Challenge and Georgia Art Competitions.  Two of her students won First Place Awards in SCAD Challenge Competitions and two students have won Presidential Scholarships. 

During her years at Providence there have been four National Medal Winners for Scholastic Art which awarded students at the Carnegie Hall in New York City. During her tenure at Providence, Janet has directed her students to produce work and portfolios with top scores in Advanced Portfolio and her students have earned multiple opportunities for Scholarships and College acceptances. Janet’s passion for art and her love for her students has been a great platform to share her life and faith and to help students realize their gifts and talents for their enjoyment and God’s Glory.  


Band

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Contact Mrs. Sargent

r.sargent@providencechristianacademy.org

Renee Sargent - Band

Renee Sargent has been teaching music students for 34 years.  She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Jacksonville State University in 1984 and her MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech) in 1986.  Mrs. Sargent spent 15 years in the business world in management and insurance while maintaining a private music studio and teaching camps and clinics for a variety of schools before returning to her true calling of teaching school full time.  She has been the Band Director at Providence Christian Academy since 2001, where the band program has grown substantially in her tenure. Mrs. Sargent has added 2 Percussion Classes and AP Music Theory to the offerings at Providence.  She also started the first High School Marching unit at the school which has grown to a 22 member drum line.  Her students have competed with students throughout the District and State to be named to District Honor Bands, Allstate Bands, and University of Georgia Honor Bands.  She has had many students go on to be successful in college Band Programs as well as earning scholarships for their music ability.  Mrs. Sargent’s bands at Providence have traveled to Chicago, New York City and Orlando.  Mrs. Sargent has also been active in teaching music clinics for a variety of schools, as well as performing and being a member of her church’s praise team.  She was honored by Providence Christian Academy with the Apostle Paul Award for the 2017-2018 school year.

Mrs. Sargent strives to help students grow as positive, encouraging leaders, seeking excellence in all they do to the glory of God.  The love of music is the means by which students at Providence can find a family where they are loved and accepted and can grow academically, personally and spiritually. 


Digital Media

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Contact Mrs. Moody

k.moody@providencechristianacademy.org

Katie Moody - Digital Media 

With a BA in Communication from Berry College and a couple of years of experience as a marketing coordinator, Katie Moody began teaching at Providence in 2014. She has taught digital photography, videography, film production, 3 levels of graphic design, and yearbook classes so far during her time here. Katie has worked hard to transform a few elective classes into a full scale digital media track that students can take to learn and grow in digital media skills throughout their high school experience at Providence. 

In the Summer of 2016, Katie and Providence's director of technology, Jeremy McBryar, teamed up to redesign and renovate two classrooms to become the digital media suite. It features an iMac lab where students can learn programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro, a collaborative space for students to learn new concepts and view each other's work, and a photography studio where students can learn studio lighting techniques for both photo and video work.  

As the yearbook advisor since the Fall of 2015, Katie and fellow advisor, Melissa Westbrook, have worked hard to update the book to match the needs and desires of the student body at Providence. With an emphasis on engaging photography and fresh, bold design concepts, the 2016-2017 Providence yearbook received the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award from Jostens. 

Katie believes strongly that all students are gifted by God with the ability to create, and she is passionate about giving students opportunities to learn new ways to use their own creative talents and abilities and hopefully discover a future career path.  


Music

Contact Julie Sherman

j.sherman@providencechristianacademy.org

Julie Sherman - Elementary Music & Hosanna

Julie Sherman holds a B.M. in Music Education from Columbus State University and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University. She currently teaches K-4th grade music and leads the extracurricular Orff ensemble, Hosanna, for 4th-7th graders at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, GA.

Julie has also taught K-5th grade music in Harris and Rockdale County Public School Systems where she was the 2010 Outstanding Technology Teacher of the Year for her school. Julie is an Orff certified teacher currently serving on the board of the Atlanta Orff Chapter as the communication coordinator. She is also a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and plays keys in the worship band at her church.


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Contact Mrs. Langley

j.langley@providencechristianacademy.org

Jennifer Langley - Middle & High School Music & Chorus

Jennifer Langley has worked in the field of choral and vocal music for over 25 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Agnes Scott College and a Master of Music degree from Georgia State University. Highlights of her teaching career on the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels include positions at Woodward Academy, The Wesleyan School, Brenau University and Agnes Scott College. She served as Artistic Director of the Atlanta Youth Choir from 2000-2005 during which time the choir gained national recognition through an acclaimed performance on Public Radio International’s From The Top. 

After performing as a lyric mezzo in regional opera and with the Atlanta Opera for seven years, Jennifer worked as the Children’s Chorus Master for the Atlanta Opera from 2001 to 2010 and again in 2013.  Her choruses consistently received outstanding reviews by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.   She was the Director of Music Ministries at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church from 2010 to May of 2017 and served for five years on the Executive Board of the Atlanta Chapter. of Choristers Guild. Jennifer began service as High School Choral Director and Fine Arts Instructor at Providence Christian Academy in August 2017.


Drama & Dance

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Contact Mrs. Bragg

a.bragg@providencechristianacademy.org

Anna Bragg - Middle School Drama & High School Dance

Anna Bragg has been acting, choreographing, and directing since she graduated from Baylor University in 2008. As an actor, director, and choreographer, she has worked on multiple productions such as CATS, Side Show, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, In the Heights, The Lion King Jr., Catch Me If You Can and many more. She has worked with multiple Atlanta theaters such as OnStage Atlanta, 14th Street Playhouse, and Georgia Tech Players. She also worked for the Atlanta Ballet for several years teaching dance. Anna currently works at Providence Christian Academy as the elementary/middle school drama director.

At Providence in 2016-17, her work for Mary Poppins received 3 Shuler Hensley Award nominations. Anna was nominated for Best Choreography, "Step In Time" was nominated for Showstopper,  and she won the Shuler Award for Best Costumes. Anna is dedicated to making the performing arts an enjoyable experience where everyone can learn to shine. 


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Contact Mr. Bragg

e.bragg@providencechristianacademy.org

Eric Bragg - High School Drama & Fine Arts Director

Eric Bragg has been an educator in Georgia since 2003. For 11 years, he served as a teacher with the Fulton County School System. During that time he founded the drama department at Creek View Elementary School. His efforts at Creek View were recognized with a Teacher of the Year nomination and NBC’s prestigious Class Act Award in 2006. Eric has been the award winning director of numerous films that were entered in the Georgia Movie Academy state film competition and was a National Finalist in Sony’s Technology in Motion film competition. In 2007, Eric transferred to River Trail Middle School to teach drama full time. 

During his tenure as the drama teacher and director at RTMS, Eric directed numerous titles both at River Trail and with The Red Phoenix Theatre Company. Some of these credits include: Les Miserables, Into the Woods Jr., Flowers for Algernon, Sweeney Todd, Seussical Jr., Once on this Island Jr., In the Heights, and The Lion King Jr. He was also nominated for Teacher of the Year again in 2012. In January of 2013, Eric received the Freddie G Experience award from Music Theatre International for his work as a director with youth. In 2015, Eric was asked to direct Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Providence Christian Academy, and in the fall of that year was asked to come on staff at Providence as the Fine Arts Director full time. In 2015-16, Providence's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid was nominated for two Shuler Hensley Awards and two honorable mentions. Eric was nominated for Scenic Design and was an honorable mention for Best Director that year. In 2016-17, Steel Magnolias was runner up at Area One Act competition. Also that year, the cast of Mary Poppins received 3 Shuler Hensley Award nominations, a win for Best Costumes, and an honorable mention. 

Since moving to Georgia, Eric has performed in both professional and community theatre. Some of these credits include: True West (Austin), Once On This Island (Julian), Wit (Jason), The Boys Next Door (Jack), Into the Woods (Narrator/Mysterious Man), and Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble). Eric’s passion for theatre and his love of children have paired well in his professional pursuits. He is thankful to have had so many fantastic opportunities doing what he loves each day!