Faculty & Staff

It’s a joy to work at a job that is so fulfilling… C. Easterlin, AYA 1st Grade Teacher

Each member of our faculty and staff make AYA the special place it is. Click here to read more about them.

Stephanie Banner

Stephanie Banner

Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. Georgia State University
Mary Heath (Boo) Clements

Mary Heath (Boo) Clements

First Grade Teacher
B.A. University of South Carolina
Erin Conrad

Erin Conrad

Director of Development
B.A. Vanderbilt University
Shanda Dennis

Shanda Dennis

Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A. Georgia State University
Masters Candidate, Brenau University

Bryan Fox

Campus and Facilities Manager
Corinne Harper

Corinne Harper

Second Grade Teacher
B.A. University of South Carolina
M. Ed., Georgia State University.

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

Kris Jones

Physical Education Teacher & After-School Director
Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics, Morehouse College
Masters of Divinity, Candler School of Theology
Ruby Jones

Ruby Jones

Jr. High Teacher
B.A. Georgia State University
Masters Candidate Beulah Heights University
Katie Koerten

Katie Koerten

Jr. High Teacher
B.S. University of Georgia

Areli Macias

Spanish Teacher
Christina Pack

Christina Pack

Learning Specialist
B.A. University of North Carolina
Peter Rooney

Peter Rooney

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

Reggie Short

Custodian
Davonte Simmons

Davonte Simmons

Third Grade Teaher
B.A. Benedict College
M.A. University of Kansas
Angela Simpson-Juhan

Angela Simpson-Juhan

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. Clark Atlanta University
Masters Candidate Rice Lutheran University Beulah Heights University
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

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

Pamula Smith

Lunch Manager
Kathryn Stanley

Kathryn Stanley

Jr. High Teacher
B.A. Spelman College
J.D. University of Virginia
M.RL Candler School of Theology

Alisha Torres

Dean of the Academy
B.A. Clark Atlanta University
M. Ed. Georgia State University
Paulette Woodruff

Paulette Woodruff

Fifth Grade Teacher
B.A. William Jennings Bryan College