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
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
Jahaira Fray

Jahaira Fray

Spanish Teacher
B.A., Sociology, Georgia State University
B.S., Psychology, Georgia State University
Karla Jelks

Karla Jelks

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

Anita Johnson

Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia State University
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
Margaret Lay

Margaret Lay

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

Katie Martin

6th Grade Teacher
B.S. University of Georgia

Anne Torrey McCuean

Development Administrator & Grant Writer
B.A., Furman University
Christina Pack

Christina Pack

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

Danielle Pauling

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgia State
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
Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

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

Pamula Smith

Lunch Manager
Billie Snieder

Billie Snieder

Science Teacher
B.A., Liberal Studies (Secondary Education & English), Providence Christian College
Kathryn Stanley

Kathryn Stanley

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

Devron Woodruff

Physical Education Teacher
Fisk University & Georgia State
Paulette Woodruff

Paulette Woodruff

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