Meet the Administrative Team
Andrew Livengood, Principal
I am very proud to be your principal as we continue to do great things here at Pine Hollow. We are fortunate to have great students, a supportive community and an amazing staff. 2022-23 is our seventh year as a school, and it's going to be a great year!!
I am a native North Carolinian and this is my 28th year in education. I earned a Bachelor of History degree from North Carolina State University and a Master of School Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Don't worry, I'm a huge Wolfpack fan!) I taught middle school for four years and was a high school assistant principal for 8 1/2 years before becoming a middle school principal. Prior to opening Pine Hollow, I was the principal at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School for 8 years.
My wife is a PE teacher at the brand-new Barton Pond Elementary, We have two wonderful kids of our own. Leighton, our daughter, is a eighth grader and our son, Mason, is in fifth grade. We have two dogs, Reynolds and Tuffy, who keep us laughing!
I am honored to be the principal at Pine Hollow Middle School where "the sky is the limit".
Pamela Johannes, Assistant Principal - 8th Grade
I am excited about being a part of the Pine Hollow family. I am a native of South Carolina and this is my 19th year in education. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Shaw University (Go Bears!), a teaching license in special education from East Carolina University and a Masters of School Administration from Gardner Webb University. I have taught middle and high school in the areas of special education in Johnston and Wake County and I was previously an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix teaching critical thinking courses. I also worked in Human Resources (HR) for Wake County supporting teachers, mentors and mentor coordinators.
I’m looking forward to a great school year working with the 8th grade students .
Starr Richey, Assistant Principal - 7th Grade
I am very passionate about the work I do with children and I take the charge of improving the quality of education to heart. Not only am I passionate about student learning and success, but I feel proud to say that as I learn the talents of our teachers here PHMS, they share the same passion and excitement as evidenced by their daily commitment to our children.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education and Special Education concentrated in the area of Severe Emotional Disturbance. As a North Carolina Principal Fellow, I received my Master's degree from NC A&T State University, where I graduated with an overall GPA of 4.0. While there, I was also awarded the Edward B. Fort Leadership Award as an aspiring leader. I was one of two recipients out of a class of twenty students. I started my career as a special education teacher in Ann Arbor, Mi. I moved to North Carolina in 2006 and spent time working in Lexington, Durham, Guilford, and Harnett County schools in positions ranging from teacher, beginning teacher coordinator, to EC and Curriculum Facilitator, and the last few years have been spent as an assistant principal. I have a wonderful husband and two sons who keep me busy. I enjoy spending quality time with family, taking mini vacations to new places, and dancing. I’m looking forward to a great school year working with the 7th grade students .
Expecting Great Things.
Christopher Longo, Assistant Principal - 6th Grade
I am very excited to be part of the Pine Hollow Middle School community. I am in my 23rd year as an educator and have experience both as a classroom teacher and administrator. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. I received both my Master’s degree in Biology and 6th year degree in Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and obtained my Doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from Western CT State University.
I started my career teaching middle school science in Connecticut for 10 years before moving to the high school level as a science department chair for 2 years. After 3 years as a high school assistant principal, I moved on to a middle school principal position, where I served for 6 years. Our family then made the decision to move south to NC in the fall and I accepted a position teaching science at West Lake Middle School prior to joining PHMS as the new 6th grade assistant principal in May 2022.
I enjoy the beach, running, Star Wars, and spending time with my family. I ran 44 marathons in 3 years and I tweet… a lot! You can follow me on Twitter @DrChrisLongo. I recently moved to North Carolina from Connecticut and reside with my wife, 3 boys, and our dog named Gracie. I come from a large Italian family and I’m a die-hard Red Sox fan.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” - Albert Einstein