Meet your PTO Board for the 2020-2021 school year! 
Nicole Montes, President

Nicole is the Christ-following mama to two sweet kids: Natalie, a 5th grader, and Christian, a 2nd grader. She enjoys playing the piano, exercising, and spending time with her kids on trips to the mountains and the beach. We're excited to have Nicole return for a 2nd year as our president!


Lindsay Smith, Vice-President

Lindsay is excited to serve this year as the PTO Vice President. She and her husband Mark are the proud parents of Kinslee (6th grade), Carter (4th grade), and Keeler (kindergarten). This is their second year at North Columbia and they belive that they couldn’t have chosen a better school for their children and family. Lindsay works full time at The Children’s Hospital of Georgia as a Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Therapist. She was born and raised in Evans and graduated from Greenbrier High.  The family are members of Kiokee Baptist church and have been for the past ten years. The Smiths love this community and are so thankful for this sweet little school tucked away in Appling! 



Charitie Tillery-Rubenstein, Secretary

Charitie and her husband Trent are the happy parents of Keaton (5th grade) and future dragon! The Tillery-Rubensteins have been part of the NCE for 6 years, and we're so blessed to have them. Charitie owns her own business working with families, patients and nurses. Trent is a dedicated CCBOE employee. Most of the time you can find Charitie with her family cooking, gardening, at the lake or enjoying Georgia football. We're excited to have Charitie serving as out Secretary this year. 




Joyce Shell, Treasurer  

Joyce is wife to Kevin and mother to Wesley (a 4th grader), Matthew (a 2nd grader), and Zachary (a future Dragon!). She has lived in Columbia County all her life, and even attended NCE! Family is the greatest blessing in her life, and she loves spending time with her husband and boys camping, fishing, tubing, and doing anything they can outdoors. Joyce's favorite quote is, "The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything."




Andrea Patrick, Parliamentarian 
Andrea is a wife to Nathan Patrick and a mother to Lorelai (3rd grade), Sloane (kindergarten) and Jolene (future dragon!). Spending time with family and friends from Sunday dinners to backyard cookouts watching UGA football is where you can usually find her. For the past 13 years Andrea has been on the teacher side of PTO, so she's excited to be fully on the parent side this year! Andrea grew up in Columbia County, and, for the past two years, has been happy to be a part of the Appling community!