Meet Our Team

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Elizabeth Elango

CEO & Head of School

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Erin Alred

Director of Operations

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Hannah Edber

Director of Education 

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Crispin Wilondja

Student & Family Engagement Manager

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Danielle Ereddia

Education Program Manager

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Natalie Huyghe, MIBA, MPA

Development Operations Manager 

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Shaakira Silvera

Donor Engagement and Data Specialist  

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William Fincher

Operations and HR Specialist

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Holly Morgan

School Administration Specialist


Erikah Swift

Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Hope Covington, M.A., LAPC

School Counselor

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Leah Kuenzi

Grants Specialist


Jazmine McMullen

Volunteer & Program Coordinator

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Olivia McKellar

English Language Arts/ESOL Instructor

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Caroline Henry

Lead Math Teacher

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Johna Hungler Meldau

Newcomer Teacher

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Linda Smiley

Math/STEAM Teacher

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Anne Garbarino

Lead Literacy Teacher

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Katie Fowler

Social Studies & Guided Reading Teacher

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Marjorie Cooper

Science/STEAM Teacher

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Elise Witt

Director of Music Programs

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Dena Stockton

Front Desk Receptionist 

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John Plunkett

Bus Driver

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Dieudonne “Don” Ntibayazi

Bus Driver & Facility Support Staff

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Michelle Kuperman

Mentor Coordinator

Board of Directors

Han Pham, Chair
Attorney/Corporate Strategy and Social Enterprise, Hotshot Inc.

Sonya Ko, Vice Chair
Retired Banking Executive, Strategy & Finance

Beth Graham, Secretary
Vice President, B. Graham Consulting

Sand Patel, Treasurer
Small Business Lending Lead, Stonehill Strategic Capital

Hassan Abdelhalim
Manager, Capital Markets and Acocunting, PwC

Mary Caneer
Interim Chief Financial Officer, The Promise Homes Company

Morli Desai
Founder & Owner, Devsai Capital

Valeda Dent
Vice Provost of Libraries and Museums, Emory University

Elizabeth Elango
(Non-Voting Member)
CEO & Head of School, Global Village Project

Geoff Goodman
Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University

Rebecca Hoelting
Founding Member, Hoelting & McCormack, LLC

Guatam Huded
Vice President, Counsel, Brookfield Properties

David Lowance
Chief Legal Officer, Insight Global, LLC

Christine Moon
Counselor, The Howard School

Sandye Mullins
Retired CEO, Care and Counseling Center of Georgia

Bonnie O’Neill
Retired President, O'Neill & Associates & Founding Trustee, MedShare International

Alvin Townley
Author & Advocate

Amal Yusuf
President, SHE Women’s Business Resource Group, Delta Air Lines

Advisory Board

Isabella Alexander, Ph.D.
Writer/Filmmaker/Educator/Human Rights Activist

Gwen Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the College of Education at Georgia State University

Betsy Box, Director
The Bedford School

Connie Bryans

Walt Drake
McCurdy & Candler, LLC

Ayanna Hill-Gill
Head of School, Atlanta Girls' School

Julia Levy
Former Director of Finance & Development, Global Village Project

Mary Lou McCloskey, Ph.D.
ESOL Specialist at Global Village Project; Past President of TESOL; Writer and Lecturer

Ron Martin
Community Development Executive

Bill Moon, Retired Principal
International Community School

Mark Pope, President
Graphic Solutions Group

Rev. Dr. Todd Speed
Senior Pastor, Decatur Presbyterian Church

Ted Terry
Dekalb County Commissioner, District 6

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