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
Curtis T. Brown

Curtis T. Brown

Dean of the Academy
M.B.A, Clark Atlanta University
B.S., Wilberforce University
David Brown

David Brown

3rd Grade Teacher
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Clark Atlanta University
Associate, Middle Grades Education, Atlanta Metro College
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
Steffanie Eberhard

Steffanie Eberhard

Spanish Teacher
B.A, University of Georgia
Heather Edmiston

Heather Edmiston

Business Office Manager
B.S. Wake Forest University
Tamara Ellis

Tamara Ellis

Pre-K Teacher
B.A., Georgia State University
Taylor Goines

Taylor Goines

Science Teacher
B.S., Neuroscience, Georgia State University
M.Ed., Secondary Ed. STEM Emphasis, Grand Canyon University
Wendy Harrison

Wendy Harrison

Development & Communications Manager
B.AEd, Elementary Education, University of Mississippi
Crystal Hart

Crystal Hart

Learning Specialist
MA, School Accounting, Clark Atlanta University
Raymond Jackson

Raymond Jackson

P.E. Teacher
B.Ed., Early Childhood, Morris Brown/ Morehouse College
Cassandra Jean

Cassandra Jean

2nd Grade Teacher
B.S., Humanities, Stony Brook University
Karla Jelks

Karla Jelks

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

George Jennett

6th Grade & Middle School Mathematics
M.D., St. Matthew's School of Medicine
Tracy Johnson

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
Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones

Development Administrator
US Naval Academy
Sue-Ann Reeves

Sue-Ann Reeves

Middle School ELA
B.Ed., Language and Literacy
Amanda Relaford-Hollingsworth

Amanda Relaford-Hollingsworth

Administrative Assistant
Peter Rooney

Peter Rooney

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

Academic Director, Team 1 Lead Teacher, Librarian
B.A. Clark Atlanta University
Masters Candidate Rice Lutheran University
August Smith

August Smith

1st Grade Teacher
B.A., Biology, LaGrange College
Master Public Health, Kaplan University
Pamula Smith

Pamula Smith

Lunch Manager
Darion Taylor

Darion Taylor

Coordinator of Campus Operations
B.A., Clark Atlanta University
Associate, Transportation, Community College of the Air Force
Associate, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force