Office Staff

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Welcome

JoAnn Keefer

JoAnn Keefer

I went to work at Southern Bell when I was 16. I retired from there at age 46.  Since I still had children in school, I needed to go back to work 2 years later. That is when I started with Gwinnett County. I love what I do. I enjoy seeing the children everyday and greeting the parents in the front office.

I am married to a wonderful husband, named Mike.  I have 3 children, Nikki, Colby and Chance.  I have 3 grandchildren, Tyler, Matthew and Madison.  My family is so important to me. I am so blessed.

Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller

Hello! I am the Stellar Sub at Harmony Elementary. I am married to Ron and have 2 children. This is my ninth year at Harmony and I’ve been in this position since my kids went here. Max is now a freshman at Georgia State University and Emma Grace is a freshman at Mill Creek High School. How time flies! Before working here full time, I subbed for 2 years.

As the Stellar, I cover classrooms when teachers have meetings or are out for various reasons. I also offer assistance to the front office and teachers whenever it is needed. I could be somewhere different every hour of the day.....and I love that. You never know where I will turn up!

I love my job because I am lucky enough to be in every class and get to know all of our fabulous students and parents. When I am not at work, I enjoy exercising at the gym, walking outside, reading, and traveling or hanging out with my family.

Nancy Schrader

Nancy Schrader

 I'm the school Bookkeeper.  If you want something personal, I'm married with 2 children and 2 grand children. I studied at Virginia Tech where I received a BS in Accounting and University of Richmond where I received a MBA.  I live in Hoschton, Ga.

Julie Tharpe

Julie Tharpe

My name is Julie Tharpe and I began working at Harmony Elementary on November 17, 2014 as the SASI clerk.  I have three children who bring joy to my life every day.  My two oldest children actually attended Harmony Elementary many years ago, and Harmony is just as welcoming now as it was back then.  I am thrilled to be a part of this awesome school and I will do my best to continue the wonderful reputation Harmony has established.