• Administration

Principal

Mrs. Stephanie Stewart

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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

Mrs. Amber McDuffie

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Mrs. Amber McDuffie

Amber McDuffie has been an assistant principal at Patrick Elementary since July 2016. After attending Florida State University and the University of Tennessee for a Bachelor of Arts in communication, she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching as well as a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She began her teaching career as a 4th grade teacher at Partee Elementary in Gwinnett County Public Schools in 2008. She later served as the gifted program teacher and the parent instructional coordinator at Anderson-Livsey Elementary. Mrs. McDuffie was selected as the Teacher of the Year in 2012, and went on to become a Top 25 Teacher of the Year finalist in the district. As a fun-loving wife and mother, she and her family enjoy traveling and experiencing new places.

Assistant Principal

Dr. Lisa Noga

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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.