Meet Our Team

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Elizabeth Elango

CEO & Head of School

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Cassie Leymarie

Director of Education & Impact

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Erin Alred

Director of Development

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Denise Reidy-Puckett, SHRM-CP

Operations Manager

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Danielle Ereddia

STEAM Coordinator

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Crispin Wilondja

Student & Family Engagement Manager

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Katelynn Villari, LCSW

School Counselor

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Kate Hibbert

Development & Data Projects Specialist

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Erikah Swift

Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Leah Kuenzi

Grants Specialist

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Marjorie Cooper

Science/STEAM Teacher

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Linda Smiley

Math/STEAM Teacher

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Anne Garbarino

Lead Literacy Teacher

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Olivia McKellar

English Language Arts/ESOL Instructor

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Jasmine Verreen

Newcomer Teacher

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Katie Fowler

Social Studies & Guided Reading Teacher

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Elise Witt

Artist-in-Residence

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Jazmine McMullen

Volunteer & Program Coordinator

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Natalie Huyghe

Volunteer Liaison

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Michelle Kuperman

Mentor Coordinator

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Dieudonne “Don” Ntibayazi

Bus Driver & Facility Support Staff

Board of Directors

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

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

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

Steve Heckler, Secretary
President, Accelebrate, Inc.

Chowning Aguilera
Healthcare Practice Lead, Jackson Spalding

Mary Caneer
Interim Chief Financial Officer, The Promise Homes Company

Sally Dean
Retired Investment Banker

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

Beth Graham
Vice President, B. Graham Consulting

Gautam Huded
Vice President - Counsel, Brookfield Properties

Susan Kupferberg
Clinical Psychologist

Linda Kay McGowan
Retired Vice President for Programs/Constituency Liaison, Centers for Disease Control

Sandye Mullins
Retired CEO, Care and Counseling Center of Georgia

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

Fatima Salaam
CEO & Founder, Go Women Global

Ginger Schmeltzer
Principal, GDS Advisors, LLC

Alvin Townley
Author & Advocate

Jacqueline Yen
Retired Monetary Policy Advisor, Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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
Philanthropist

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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