Our History

The Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence (NHSFE) is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds in support of Norcross High School.  We help bridge the gap between state and county funding, and play a pivotal role in generating the funds and resources necessary to provide the level of excellence and education desired for ALL students at NHS.

Norcross High School is one of the largest schools in Georgia. NHS is a Title I school and offers the International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme curriculum. Our school’s population is diverse: approximately 50 percent of students are Hispanic, over 25 percent of students are African American, 15 percent of students are White, and nearly 10 percent of students are Asian. Two-third of these students qualify for free and reduced lunch. It is estimated that over 35 different languages are spoken at home.

Our Vision

Every student at Norcross High School will be prepared to excel in college, career and life.

Our Mission

Ensure the success of all students at Norcross High School by building community support and by raising funds to cultivate excellence in academics, arts and athletics.

Our Beliefs

All students are capable of being successful. Through community involvement and support, as well as working in partnership with the school, we can positively impact all students.

Our Team

Kirk Barton

Athletics Director

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Kirk has been at Norcross High School since 1999. He has taught Health and PE, was an assistant football coach and the head Girls Track coach.  Kirk is ...
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Will Bishop

Principal

will_bishop@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Mr. Bishop was named Principal of Norcross High School in the spring of 2012. Before coming to Norcross High School, he was an Assistant Principal, math ...
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Carrie DeLong

co-President

president@norcrosshighfoundation.org

Carrie joined the Foundation Board in 2017.  She has 20 years of experience with Philips Healthcare, most recently focused on ...
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Sandy Greenstein

Co-President

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Sandy and her husband David have lived in the Peachtree Corners area since 1993.  Sandy holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor in ...
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Kevin Hallam

Treasurer

treasurer@norcrosshighfoundation.org

As the NHS Foundation for Excellence Treasurer, Kevin is responsible for setting and managing the Foundation’s budget, ensuring programming, incentives, ...
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Jessica Sapough

Secretary

secretary@norcrosshighfoundation.org

Jessica joined the board in 2019. Jessica and her husband Kevin have lived in Peachtree Corners since 2000. They have two children, Henry, class of 2022 ...
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Melinda Byrne

Faculty Board Members

Melinda Byrne has been teaching at Norcross High School since 2005 and has served on the Foundation for Excellence Board of ...
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John C. DeCarvalho

Assistant Principal

John has been at Norcross High School since 2009. He currently supports the Career and Technical Education and Science ...
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Elizabeth Frisbee

Faculty Board Members

Elizabeth has been teaching Mathematics at Norcross High School since 1998 and has served on the Foundation Board of Directors ...
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Ashley Watson

Assistant Principal

Ashley Watson has been an Assistant Principal at Norcross High School since July of 2014. Before coming to Norcross High School, she was a World Language ...
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Toby Anderson

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Toby Anderson is a Financial Advisor with Arista Financial Group. Prior to joining Arista, Toby held roles at Edward Jones, Pacific Life, Voya Investment ...
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Christy Andrews

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Christy, a native of Atlanta who was raised in Dunwoody, and her husband, Johnny (an NHS alum) have lived in Peachtree Corners for over 20 years. Her ...
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Lindsay Brereton

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Lindsay Brereton joined the Norcross Foundation Board of Directors in 2019.  Lindsay and her husband, Andrew, have of a daughter who graduated with the NHS ...
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Andrew Brereton

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Andrew and his wife Lindsay joined the Foundation Board in 2019. They have two daughters, the oldest is a 2015 NHS graduate. Andrew served as a community ...
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Bob Chapin

Parent Board Members

Bob has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2008 and served as co-president with his wife, Jenny.  Bob serves Mary Our Queen Catholic Church as a ...
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Jenny Chapin

Parent Board Members

Jenny has been a member of the Foundation Board of Directors since 2007 and served as co-president with her husband, Bob.  Jenny also serves as a Blue ...
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Eric Christ

Parent Board Members

Eric joined the Foundation Board in 2018. Eric is the CEO of a healthcare software company based in Peachtree Corners. He serves the community as a member ...
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Amanda Credendino

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Amanda and her husband Keith have lived in Peachtree Corners since 2004. Amanda graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Management ...
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Jed DeLong

Parent Board Members

Jed joined the Foundation Board in 2017.  He is a Native Atlantan and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.  Jed started ...
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Gretchen Gartin

Parent Board Members

Gretchen and her family have lived in Peachtree Corners for 16 years. She and her husband Bobby have two daughters, Katie a new NHS Blue Devil, class of ...
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Darrell “Tye” Hanna

Parent Board Members

Tye and his wife Stephanie are 20+ year residents of the Norcross Community.  They have two children, their oldest an NHS ...
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Kim Hartselle

Parent Board Members

Along with several other Board members, Kim Hartselle will help to plan, organize and implement the Annual Norcross Gala held in April 2019. Kim also ...
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Kara Herron

Parent Board Member

Kara Herron has served on the Marketing committee since 2018. With more than 30 years of marketing communications experience, she currently leads Brand ...
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Russell Little

Parent Board Members

Russell joins the Foundation Board this year and will be assisting with grant writing. Russell and his wife Tina have lived in the Peachtree Corners ...
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Aaron C. Lupuloff

Vice President

Aaron C. Lupuloff currently serves as Vice President of the NHS Foundation for Excellence. In the past, Aaron served as president and treasurer of the ...
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Elizabeth Magana

Parent Board Members

Elizabeth has enjoyed serving on the Foundation Board since 2015. She is married with 3 children, an NHS graduate Class of 2018, ...
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Jordan Mai

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Jordan joined the board in 2018. She also serves as the Co-President of the Pinckneyville PTSA. She and her husband, Eric, also volunteer through the ...
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Barbara Mettler

Parent Board Members

As the NHS Foundation for Excellence Technology Manager, Barbara will support and manage the Not for Profit Google share drive for the Foundation and its ...
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Tracy O’Leary

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Tracy began serving on the Foundation in 2014.  Tracy has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Taxation ...
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Stephan Oster

Parent Board Members

Stephan has lived in the Peachtree Corners Community since 1998 and lives in Amberfield Subdivision with his wife Deanna and ...
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Kelly Pettit

Parent Board Members

Kelly Pettit fills the NHS Foundation for Excellence role of Communication/Marketing.  Kelly’s focus is to keep our community engaged and participating ...
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DeeDee Portman

Parent Board Members

DeeDee and her husband Eric have lived in Peachtree Corners for 20 years. They have two children. One is a member of the ...
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Renee Reddic

Parent Board Members

Renee Reddic and her husband Bo have lived in the Peachtree Corners area since they were both in high school at Norcross High ...
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Tara Ryan

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Tara joined the Foundation Board in 2019. Tara holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Emory. She ...
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Adam Shapiro

Parent Board Members

Adam has served on the Foundation Board since 2010. For the past 14 years, he has been President of SalesReformSchool, a sales ...
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Jennifer Skurpski

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Jennifer joined the Foundation Board in 2018.  Jennifer has volunteered on the Board of the Pinckneyville Middle School PTSA and served as Co-President of ...
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Meredith Smith

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Meredith was raised in Peachtree Corners and attended Peachtree Elementary, Pinckneyville Middle and is a Norcross High School Alum. She has a Degree in ...
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Karin Susskind

PARENT BOARD MEMBERS

Karin joined the Foundation Board in 2019.  She has lived in Peachtree Corners for 15 years with her husband and two sons, Zachary a sophomore at NHS and ...
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