Atlanta Youth Academy is supported by many committed and faithful individuals, and the school is governed by two volunteer Boards. The AYA Board of Directors oversees the school’s adherence to the Christian mission, and the AYA Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the financial well-being of the institution. Members of the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees support AYA in strategic planning for the future through setting appropriate policy.

Board terms are three years and new trustees are nominated by committee and voted on by current members of Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees, respectively.

Along with AYA’s Board of Advisors, all Board members are close friends of the school who are dedicated to promoting the mission of Atlanta Youth Academy.

  • Mrs. Donyal Andrews
  • Mr. David Edwards
  • Mr. Harold Melton
  • Mr. Jay Simms
  • Mr. Larry Teem, Founder and Chairman
  • Mrs. Comer Aebersold
  • Mr. Frank H. Briggs, Jr., Chair Emeritus
  • Mr. Frank H. “Bo” Briggs, III, Chair
  • Mr. Lee Burrows
  • Mrs. Kim Daugherty
  • Mrs. Courtney Deitz
  • Mr. Dwayne Ellis
  • Mr. John Hamilton, Chair Emeritus
  • Mr. Warren Harper
  • Dr. Sivan Hines, Chair Emeritus
  • Mr. Ira Jackson
  • Mr. Ransom James
  • Mr. Tree McGlown
  • Mr. Heath Milligan
  • Ms. Lynn Olmert
  • Mr. John Pearson
  • Mr. William M. Ragland, Jr.
  • Mr. Jeff Terry
  • Mrs. Lisa Tolliver
  • Ms. Tonya Washington
  • Mr. Doug Weston
  • Mr. Chapman Wilkinson
  • Mr. Richard Willingham
  • Mr. Wayne Crowder
  • Mr. Larry Edge
  • Mr. Chuck Johnston
  • Mrs. Caitlin Jones
  • Mr. Sid Mashburn
  • Mr. Cooper Mills
  • Mr. Chris Morocco
  • Mr. Monte Norwood
  • Mr. Richard Parker
  • Mr. Erwin Reid
  • Mr. Chris Schoen
  • Mr. Steve Schuler
  • Mr. Jack Sibley
  • Mr. McKittrick Simmons
  • Mr. David Songy
  • Mr. Zach Young

  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA does an amazing job providing a new perspective not only to each student but also to the families that are participating in this journey.”

    Tree McGlown

    AYA Board of Trustees
  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “The other students and families at AYA have become like my extended family. The love we share for one another is truly an Agape love that I believe God created for all to experience. It’s so great we can experience that in our school.”

    Donyal Andrews

    AYA Parent