Cornerstone Christian Academy announces new principals

Melissa Dill

Melissa Dill


Theresa Tamel

Two new principals will lead schools at Cornerstone Christian Academy next year.

The Peachtree Corners private school recently announced in a press release that Melissa Dill will be the new lower school principal, while Theresa Tamel is the new middle school principal exclusively. School officials said “rapid school growth” caused the need for an administrative shift to provide individualized attention to students and families.

Listed as a teacher assistant on the school’s web site, Dill, a Peachtree Corners resident, has previously worked as a second grade teacher with Gwinnett County Public Schools, and as a gifted teacher for Cobb County Public Schools, where she wrote the curriculum for the identified gifted program. She has also worked as a writing staff development instructor and new teacher staff development instructor.

Dill holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Piedmont College.

Tamel, a Peachtree Corners resident, will transition from being the kindergarten through eighth grade principal for the last three years. A long-time resident of Milwaukee, Wisc., Tamel holds degrees from Lakeland College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University. She has previous experience working in Christ-centered schools, and has worked as an elementary school director of development and principal of a kindergarten through 12th-grade school.