Faculty & Staff

Each member of our faculty and staff make AYA the special place it is!

Stephanie Banner

Stephanie Banner

Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. Georgia State University

Margaret Burrows

2nd Grade Teacher
B.A. Child Development and Family Studies, UNC Chapel Hill
Erin Conrad

Erin Conrad

Director of Development
B.A. Vanderbilt University
Shanda Dennis

Shanda Dennis

4th Grade Teacher
B.A. Georgia State University
Masters Candidate, Brenau University
Bryan Fox

Bryan Fox

Campus and Facilities Manager
Shelby Huntley

Shelby Huntley

Administrative Assistant
Ashworth College, Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration
Karla Jelks

Karla Jelks

Art Teacher
B.F.A. Georgia State University
M.A. Central Michigan University

Anita Johnson

Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia State University

Tracy Johnson

After-School Director
Public Administration, Central Michigan University
B.S. Business Administration, Miles College
Kris Jones

Kris Jones

7th Grade Teacher
Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics, Morehouse College
Masters of Divinity, Candler School of Theology
Katie Martin

Katie Martin

6th Grade Teacher
B.S. University of Georgia

Kasia McDonald

Spanish Teacher
B.S. Spanish for International Business, Georgia State University
Christina Pack

Christina Pack

Learning Specialist
B.A. University of North Carolina
Masters Candidate, Penn State University

Danielle Pauling

1st Grade Teacher
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgia State
Peter Rooney

Peter Rooney

President
B.A. Rhodes College
M.E.L. Kennesaw State University
Reggie Short

Reggie Short

Custodian
Davonte Simmons

Davonte Simmons

5th Grade Teaher
B.A. Benedict College
M.A. University of Kansas
Assoc. Atlanta Technical College
Angela Simpson-Juhan

Angela Simpson-Juhan

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher & Academic Director
B.A. Clark Atlanta University
Masters Candidate Rice Lutheran University
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Development Manager
B.A. University of South Carolina
Pamula Smith

Pamula Smith

Lunch Manager

Briana Spence

3rd Grade Teacher
B.A. Child Development, Spelman College
Kathryn Stanley

Kathryn Stanley

8th Grade Teacher
B.A. Spelman College
J.D. University of Virginia
M.A., Candler School of Theology

Devron Woodruff

Physical Education Teacher
Fisk University & Georgia State
Paulette Woodruff

Paulette Woodruff

Dean of the Academy
B.A. William Jennings Bryan College