Julie Shields, Director
B.S. Music Ed., Towson State University, 1986. Summa Cum Laude.
Loyola College, Towson Maryland – graduate work in educational administration
*Currently working toward Master of Humanities Degree at Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.
Mrs. Shields began her teaching career in the Baltimore County, teaching middle school music. After six years in the public school system, she left to teach at the newly established Chapelgate Christian Academy, where she taught French, Bible, Reading and Music. She is now in her eighteenth year of home-schooling her own children. As a home-schooling parent of six, she has successfully implemented the classical method, and the “Charlotte Mason” methodology used in the grammar school level at Veritas Classical Schools. She has a passion for developing curriculum specifically tailored for this type of program.
Rev. Clif Daniell, MS/HS History, Bible and Greek
B.S., Ed – Social Science, Georgia Southern University
M. Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA
*Currently working on Doctorate at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia PA
Mr. Daniell taught students in the International Baccalaureate program at Douglas County High School while working on his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He now serves as the Associate Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, and continues to exercise his gifts by teaching part-time at Veritas Classical Schools.
Jennifer Carman, Grade 1/2 Humanities
B.S., Early Childhood Education, Berry College
Mrs. Carman has taught at Bright Star and Lithia Springs Elementary Schools, as well as at Harvester Christian Academy. She loves learning and working with children. She and her husband reside in Douglasville with their three children, two of whom are enrolled at Veritas.
Nakia Chatman, Grade 3/4 Humanities
Lorry Turner, Grade 5/6 Humanities
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.S., Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia
In 1989 Mrs. Turner began teaching first grade. She taught in the public school system until 1999. Since then she has been homeschooling and learning with her own children. She and her husband Jeff have four children, the oldest of whom has graduated.
Mrs. Sharon Tysor, Science
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh. M.S. Physical Therapy, Arcadia University.
Mrs. Tysor has lived in Atlanta/Douglasville since 1991, having grown up in Fairport, NY, and attended college in Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh) and graduate school in Philadelphia (Arcadia University). She has a BS in Biology and a MS in Physical Therapy. She moved here following graduate school in order to work at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. She married Barry Tysor in 1995 and they have 3 daughters. Two are attending UGA, and one is a freshman at Landmark Christian School. The Tysors are members of Douglasville First Methodist church and Barry is the owner of Anchor Heating and Air in Douglasville. Last year Mrs. Tysor taught Biology and General Science at Veritas and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Dr. Joshua McIntire, High School Math, Economics and Government
B.S., History, Technology & Society, Geogia Institute of Technology Cum Laude
D.M.D., Medical College of Georgia
Dr. McIntire practices family dentistry in Douglasville and serves as an adjunct professor at West Georgia Techinical College. He lives with his wife and two sons in Douglasville, and is an elder at Grace Presbyterian Church.