• Administration

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Mrs. Stephanie Stewart

Stephanie Stewart has served as principal of Patrick Elementary since her appointment in December of 2016.  Mrs. Stewart is an Atlanta native and proud Gwinnettian.  She attended Gwinnett County Public Schools as a student from first through twelfth grade, and returned from college to serve in the community she loves.  Mrs. Stewart began her career as an elementary teacher at Simonton Elementary from 1995-2002.  She taught reading intervention, second grade, and kindergarten.  Mrs. Stewart served as an Administrative Intern at Minor Elementary from 2002-2003, an Assistant Principal at Dyer Elementary from 2003-2009, and as Assistant Principal at Puckett’s Mill Elementary from 2009-2016.  Mrs. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia.  She also holds a certificate in Educational Leadership and a specialist degree in Educational Leadership, also from the University of Georgia.  In addition to cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, she loves to spend time with her husband and their two teenagers, a son and a daughter. 

Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Theresa Ellinger

Mrs. Ellinger joined Patrick Elementary as an assistant principal in 2021. Born and raised in Texas, she taught for 8 years in Red Oak, Texas. Mrs. Ellinger was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2016 before moving to Gwinnett in 2017. She taught for four years at Hopkins Elementary in Lilburn. She started out teaching 5th grade math and science. Mrs. Ellinger later served as an advanced content math teacher, math coach, and gifted contact teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University. Mrs. Ellinger loves shopping, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two daughters and son.

Assistant Principal

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Dr. Lisa Noga

Dr. Lisa Noga joined the Patrick elementary team as an assistant principal in 2018. She began her career teaching science at Miller Grove Middle School in Dekalb County from 1996-1999. She soon moved to Gwinnett County and taught science at Five Forks Middle School from 1999-2004. Dr. Noga served as a science enrichment teacher at Osborne Middle School from 2004-2010, where she created an integrated science curriculum and was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2005. In addition, she served as an assistant principal at Osborne from 2012-2018. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brenau University, as well as a master’s degree in integrating technology in the classroom, and a doctoral degree in teacher leadership from Walden University. She also holds an educational leadership certificate from the University of Georgia. Lisa is a proud wife and mother, who treasures spending time with family and enjoys the great outdoors.