Our Staff


Lawanda Lynn-Administrative Director

Teaching Years: 14 @ Eastgate: 20

Married to Micah Lynn, Children: Colin, Caleb, & William

Home: Young Harris

Education/Degree/Certificates: University of Georgia

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Lori Allen-Campus Administrator, Upper-Level Learning Center

Teaching Years: 10 Years @ Eastgate: 3

Married to Michael Allen, Children: Grace, Billy, & Gabby

Home: Hayesville

Education/ Degree/ Certification: Harding HS, Liberty University- Education/History

Life Verse: 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you”

Hobbies: Family, reading, floral design, camping & caving

Lori Moody-Upper-Level Learning Center, School Nurse

Teaching Years: 11, @ Eastgate: 11

Married to Derrick Moody, Daughters: Jalen, Kenda & Carlee

Home: Hiawasssee

Education: Rabun County HS, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Pharmacy Technician

Life Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me”

Hobbies: Spending time with family & friends, and hiking

Angela Barrett-Middle-Level Learning Center, Lady Lions Basketball Coach

Teaching Years: 9, @ Eastgate: 9

Married to Eric Barrett, Children: Peyton, Jubilee, & Zoey

Home: Hiawassee

Education: Hayesville HS

Life Verse: Hebrews 12:1 “let us run with endurance the race set before us”

Hobbies: Anything outdoors, photography, exploring, and spending time with family and friends

Amber Moody-Elementary Learning Center, Lady Lions Assistant Coach

Teaching Years: 9, @ Eastgate: 9

Married to Ryan Moody, Children: Gabe & Lily

Home: Hiawassee

Education: McEachern HS, YHC, UGA

Life Verse: Psalm 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Hobbies: Travel, photography, books, & shopping

Stacie Moore-Kindergarten, ABC’s Reading Program

Teaching Years: 4, @ Eastgate: 4

Married to Tim Moore, Children: Zach, Jordan, Noel & Dalton, 2 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law, and 10 Grandchildren

Home: Hiawassee

Education: Towns County HS

Life Verse: Ephesians 3:20 “My God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think according to the power that works in us”

Hobbies:Reading, crafts, spending time with family and friends

Tina Ware: Primary Assistant Teacher

Teaching Years: @ Eastgate 1

Married to Chris Ware, Children: Kevin, Samantha, Olivia, Kennetha & Bianca

Home: Hiawassee

Education: Union County HS

Life Verse: Psalm 91

Hobbies: Gardening, Baking, Grandbabies

Donna Chapman-Administrative Assistant

Volunteer Years @ Eastgate

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Colin Lynn-IT

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