Our Staff



Head of School


Version 2    Jamie Emrich

Upper School Principal (Grades 7-12)

English Department Chair


Inspired by an early love of language and books, Jamie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has taught high school and college English in a variety of settings and enjoyed teaching at Arborbrook for more than three years before becoming principal of the upper school.  Jamie enjoys challenging students to grow as thinkers and writers, and she is passionate about creating an educational environment in which every student can succeed. Her two sons attend Arborbrook.
    Kristen Woodman

Lower School Principal (Grades K-6)


Kristen is a graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio. She is certified in Elementary Education K-6, ESL K-12, Mathematics 6-9, and Business Education 6-12. She is also certified in Mathematics 9-12.  Kristen graduated with a B.A. with a double major in Management/Human Resources and Marketing/Public Relations, and a double minor in Psychology and Biblical Studies. She has taught in both elementary and secondary schools for many years in Florida and North Carolina. Kristen and her husband, Gabriel, have three children, two who are students at Arborbrook.  Both Kristen and Gabriel have a heart for teaching God’s Word and building relationships with students and are very involved with the youth group at our local church, teaching Middle School Sunday School and leading High School Discipleship small groups.  Together, they also teach ballroom classes at various local private schools.
DSC_0568    Missy Trent

Guidance Counselor

Junior Seminar Teacher


Missy graduated from NC State with a B.A. in Public Relations and Communications. She has been an elementary school teacher at three different schools including Arborbrook. She homeschooled until she discovered the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy and enrolled her two daughters at Arborbrook, both of whom are now graduates. In addition to teaching first grade, Missy has also served as an administrative assistant and electives coordinator at Arborbrook. Missy loves interacting with students and encouraging them to pursue their goals and dreams. Missy has been married to Jimmy for more than 20 years and loves reading, hiking, walking, serving in church, flower gardening, and going on missions trips.   She loves to have fun, take short weekend trips, and explore new places.
Version 2    Venus McCrorey

Operations Manager

Admissions Director


Venus was raised in Miami, Florida with parents who taught her about the Lord at an early age.  Her family hosted missionaries on a regular basis as they flew in and out of the country.  Married to a missionary kid, Venus is blessed to still be a part of the missionary community.  Venus has worked at Arborbrook for the past 7 years and attended Belhaven University.  Venus and her husband have three children, TJ, Lauren, and Wesley.  Her daughter Lauren and her son Wesley both graduated from Arborbrook and are currently attending Liberty University.  The McCrorey family believes wholeheartedly in the philosophy at Arborbrook.  Venus is happiest when serving, a gift from the Lord for which she is grateful.  Venus has been married to her best friend for almost 30 years!
 DSC_0491   Michelle Beamer

Business Manager


Michelle is married to Robby and together they have three kids. Hannah is a graduate of East Carolina University, Will attends Central Piedmont Community College and Haley is a rising 8th grader here at Arborbrook. She has a love for children and has served in different capacities at Arborbrook-as a parent and volunteer, as the office manager, and now as the business manager. Michelle has worked in a realty office, and served as a children’s ministry coordinator and office manager for a local church. In her free time, she enjoys reading, scrap booking and spending time at the beach.
    Angela Cook

Assistant to Head of School

Communications Director


Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, a graduate of Ashland University with a Bachelors degree in Commercial Art, Angela has lived in Charlotte for 8 years now. She is a mother of three, a 14-year home educator who is artistically and visually minded, attentive to details, with a love of hands on creating, expressing this love through card-making, baking, and gardening. She has years of experience in retail customer service and the gift of hospitality.


Maria Lindsay

Office Manager

Electives Coordinator


Maria is a native of NC and have lived in Charlotte for most of her life. She and her husband Bobby have been married for 20 years and have two children, Payton (10th grade) & Cooper (8th grade) here at Arborbrook. Prior to taking this position as the Office Manager, she worked at Forest Hill Church as a LifeGroup Director in Children’s Ministry for 8 years. She loves children (all ages) and enjoys watching them learn and discover new things. Her family loves movies, riding bikes, the beach, lake and their two dogs Rocket & Simon.
 DSC_0566   Jennifer Grimes

PVC Coordinator

Drama Coordinator


As someone who said she would never drive a mini-van, have more than one child, or homeschool, Jennifer is blessed and proud to say she now has 3 kids (Sarah, Molly, and Elliot who attend Arborbrook), proudly drives a Honda van, and has homeschooled her girls in the past; she has learned never to say never to the Lord, because, “the heart of man plans his way but the Lord establishes his steps.” Jennifer grew up in the D.C. area and then attended Asbury University where she met her husband, Wade and received a degree in English and Art History. She also has a degree in Interior Design from Appalachian State University. Organizing, planning, and being involved in the Arborbrook community are some of her favorite things, so the PVC Coordinator position at Arborbrook is a perfect fit.
DSC_0537    Mary Lou Scott

Substitute Coordinator

Junior High Assistant & Teacher Support

Junior High Specials Teacher


Mary Lou is a graduate of the Master’s College in Santa Clarita California with a minor in Bible and a major in Communications. Before children, she worked for Sunshine Day Care and in the Admissions Department of the Masters College.

She has been married for 23 years to Brian Scott and has three daughters; the eldest Tiffany is a graduate of Arborbrook High School and a graduate of Charleston Southern University working as a graphic designer. Melissa and Jennifer are graduates of Arborbrook.

IMG_1864_MrTyson    Scott Tyson

Athletic Director &

HS Boys Bible Teacher


Scott played baseball at Northwood University in Michigan, and then moved to Lansing, Michigan and began working as a youth volunteer at Trinity Church where he felt God’s call to enter ministry as a vocation. In the fall of 2000, he returned to school at Spring Arbor University to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries. He was studying to become a youth pastor but changed to sports ministry and then moved to Charlotte, NC and began working as the CHAMP Sports Director at Calvary Church where he remained until 2007. Scott then started Legacy Sports through Southbrook Church, a sports ministry that seeks “to integrate sports fundamentals with life principles and Biblical truths.” Legacy Sports is now a non-profit community sports program with a ministry focus that is partnered with multiple local churches and schools in the Union County area. Aside from continuing to grow Legacy Sports, Scott also has a heart to see more churches embrace sports as a necessary and viable outreach ministry.   Scott and his wife Janna were married in 2001 and currently have 4 children.