Upper Learning Faculty & Staff

Denny Beatty

Denny Beatty

Titles: Kinetic Wellness Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation, Georgia State University
Departments: Upper Learning, Athletics
Kerren Berz

Kerren Berz

Titles: Strings Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee
Master of Music, Florida State University
Boston University
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts
Sam Biglari

Sam Biglari

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia
Master of Arts Degree, Georgia State University
Departments: Upper Learning
Anne Broderick

Anne Broderick

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Notre Dame
Master of Education, Teaching and Learning, DePaul University
Departments: Upper Learning
Silvette Bullard

Silvette Bullard

Titles: Guidance Counselor
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, DePauw University
Master of Science, Counseling and Counselor Education, Indiana University
Education Specialist, School Counseling, University of Georgia
Departments: Upper Learning
Edward Clark

Edward Clark

Titles: Physics Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Furman University
Master of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Education, Science Education (Physics), University of Alabama at Birmingham
Departments: Upper Learning
Robert Copley

Robert Copley

Titles: Long Term Substitute
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Kentucky
Departments: Upper Learning, 2022-23 New Staff
Josh Corin

Josh Corin

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Binghamton University
Master of Arts, English & Theatre, Binghamton University
Departments: Upper Learning
Katie Crowell

Katie Crowell

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Master of Arts, Teaching: Secondary English Education, University of Georgia
Departments: Upper Learning
Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis

Titles: Economics & World History Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Social Studies Education, Pennsylvania State University
Departments: Upper Learning
Alex Diaz-Williamson

Alex Diaz-Williamson

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College
Master of Arts, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
Departments: Upper Learning
Claire Duggan

Claire Duggan

Titles: French Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, French & Sociology, Boston College
Master of Arts, Sociology, Boston University
Departments: Upper Learning
Antonia Fairchild

Antonia Fairchild

Titles: Theatre Teacher
Degrees: Radio/TV/Film, Communications and Media, Northwestern University
M.F.A., Drama, American Conservatory Theater
Departments: Upper Learning, 2022-23 New Staff
Ayesha Fakhrid-Deen

Ayesha Fakhrid-Deen

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University
Master of Science in Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University
Departments: Upper Learning
Dr. Sue Feig

Dr. Sue Feig

Titles: Director of Learning Support
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Clark University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Emory University
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Emory University
Departments: Upper Learning, Early Learning, Middle Learning, Learning Services
Stephen Fleming-Cooper

Stephen Fleming-Cooper

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Oglethorpe University
Departments: Upper Learning
Mallorie Fonseca

Mallorie Fonseca

Titles: French & Spanish Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Spanish & French, Oglethorpe University
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning
Ann Fountain

Ann Fountain

Titles: Associate Director of College Counseling, English Teacher
Degrees: Sarah Lawrence College
Departments: Upper Learning, College Counseling
Heidi Gruber

Heidi Gruber

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy/Political Science, Davidson College
Departments: Upper Learning
Mary Stuart Hall

Mary Stuart Hall

Titles: Art Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Art, The University of the South
Master of Education in Art Education, University of Georgia
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts
Sally Harvey

Sally Harvey

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Secondary Science Eduation, University of Alabama
Master of Arts, Secondary Science Education, University of Alabama
Departments: Upper Learning
Dr. Lauren Holt

Dr. Lauren Holt

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Hendrix College
Master of Arts, English, University of Tennessee
Doctor of Philosophy, English, Emory University
Departments: Upper Learning
MariaPaola Jimenez

MariaPaola Jimenez

Titles: Technology Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design & Environmental Management, Universidad de Los Andes
Departments: Upper Learning
Chelsea Larson

Chelsea Larson

Titles: Librarian & Media Specialist
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Library, 2022-23 New Staff
Mrs. Cara Lavallee

Mrs. Cara Lavallee

Titles: Dance Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Dance/Spanish & Hispanic Studies, William Smith College
Master of Education, Dance Education, Temple University
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts
Jennifer Lloyd

Jennifer Lloyd

Titles: Assistant Principal
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English, Converse College
Master of Education, Secondary English Education, George Washington University
Departments: Upper Learning, 2022-23 New Staff
Jeanne Martinez

Jeanne Martinez

Titles: Registrar & Administrative Assistant
Degrees: Bachelor of Science
Departments: Upper Learning, Administrative
Jesus Martinez-Saldana

Jesus Martinez-Saldana

Titles: Spanish Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English as a Foreign Language, University of Havana
Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture, University of Salamanca
Departments: Upper Learning
Dr. Cassie Mattox

Dr. Cassie Mattox

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Master of Science, Biology, Wake Forest University
Doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Teaching, Nova Southeastern University
Departments: Upper Learning, 2022-23 New Staff
Felicia McCrary

Felicia McCrary

Titles: Upper Learning Principal
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wake Forest University
Master of Arts in Education, Wake Forest University
Departments: Upper Learning
Joseph Medeiros

Joseph Medeiros

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics & Economics, Emory University
Departments: Upper Learning
Nathan Medley

Nathan Medley

Titles: Choral Instructor
Degrees: BM, Vocal Performance, Oberlin Conservatory
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts, 2022-23 New Staff
Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell

Titles: General Music & Guitar Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Ochestral Instrument Performance, Georgia State University
Master of Arts in Music, Georgia State University
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts
Margaret Montgomery

Margaret Montgomery

Titles: Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, History, Sewanee University of the South
PhD., History, University of Alabama
Departments: Upper Learning
David Morgan

David Morgan

Titles: Design & Production Teacher
Departments: Upper Learning, 2022-23 New Staff
Natalie Pitchford

Natalie Pitchford

Titles: Director of Fine Arts
Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre, Elon University
Master of Music, Vocal Performance, Southern Illinois University
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning
Betsy Qualls

Betsy Qualls

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science from Birmingham Southern College; Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Alaska Anchorage
Departments: Upper Learning
Carla Rascoe

Carla Rascoe

Titles: Latin Teacher
Degrees: Graduate Teaching Certificate (M.A.T. in progress), World Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia
Post Baccalaureate, Classical Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Arts, Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Departments: Upper Learning, 2022-23 New Staff
Danielle Reed

Danielle Reed

Titles: English Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, English Education, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Master of Education, English, Kennesaw State University
Departments: Upper Learning
Dr. Lore Ruttan

Dr. Lore Ruttan

Titles: Art Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Chicago
Master of Science, Ecology, University of Minnesota
Doctor of Philosophy, Ecology, University of California, Davis
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts
Elizabeth Sanders

Elizabeth Sanders

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Yale University
Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University
Departments: Upper Learning
Daniel Solammon

Daniel Solammon

Titles: Band Director
Degrees: Bachelor of Music, Michigan State University
Master of Music, University of New Orleans
Departments: Upper Learning, Middle Learning, Fine Arts
Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland

Titles: Learning Support Teacher
Degrees: Masters, Learning Differences: Multiple and Severe Disabilities - Emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Georgia State University
Masters in Arts, Secondary Education, PIedmont College - Athens
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Agnes Scott College
Departments: Upper Learning, Learning Services
Kelli Walker

Kelli Walker

Titles: Spanish Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language and Education, Kennesaw State University
Departments: Upper Learning
Mallory Ward

Mallory Ward

Titles: Student Life Coordinator
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, History, George Washington University
Departments: Upper Learning
Mr. Lordserious Watson

Mr. Lordserious Watson

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech
Departments: Upper Learning
Julie Whitehead

Julie Whitehead

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Emory University
Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University
Departments: Upper Learning
Bob Zapotocky

Bob Zapotocky

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Gettysburg College
Departments: Upper Learning, College Counseling