Mrs. Paetzhold is a teacher in the ESOL department. She is a native of Kansas and a graduate of Kansas State University. Before coming to Atlanta Classical she taught academic English to pre-university international students and has also taught beginning English skills to recent immigrants. She enjoys learning from literature classics, and integrating language and culture. Her other loves are travel, tennis, helping refugees, watching her husband play baseball, and laughing with her grandchildren.

The mission of Atlanta Classical Academy is to develop graduates in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.