Meet the Administrative Team
Andrew Livengood, Principal
I am so proud to be your principal as we begin our fifth year. We are fortunate to have great students, a supportive community and an amazing staff. 2020-21 is going to be the best yet!
I am a native North Carolinian and this is my 26th 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 the principal at Brier Creek Elementary School and we have two wonderful kids of our own. Leighton, our daughter, is a seventh grader and our son, Mason, is in fourth grade. We have a dog, Reynolds, who spends most of his day sleeping and hoping someone drops something yummy on the floor!
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 18th year in education. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Shaw University (Go Bears!), a teaching licensing 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 to improve 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 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 keeps 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.
Bryan Tunstall, Assistant Principal - 6th Grade
Hello Pine Hollow Middle Schoolers and family! I am excited for another year at PHMS as the 6th Grade Assistant Principal. I am originally from the area (Granville County) but moved to the coast for college. I attended UNC Wilmington for my Bachelors in History as well as my teaching certification. After teaching high school social studies, I went back for my Masters in School Administration. For my first three years in administration I worked at South Brunswick Middle School and then two years at Belville Elementary School.In my spare time, I enjoy anything outside including hiking, swimming, running, and obstacle course racing. I also enjoy spending time with my son who keeps me very busy. Any chance that I get to travel I take it; the world is too big to not go out and see it. You can follow me on Twitter at @cbryantunstall.I am looking forward to working with all the wonderful 6th graders and their parents at Pine Hollow. Let's have a great year!