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 Operations

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Fatima Salaam

Director of Development

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Crispin Wilondja

Student & Family Engagement Manager

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Leah Kuenzi

Grants Specialist

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Hope Covington, M.A., LAPC

School Counselor

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Danielle Ereddia

Education Program Manager


Erikah Swift

Marketing & Communications Specialist

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Marjorie Cooper

Science/STEAM Teacher

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Caroline Henry

Lead Math 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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Johna Hungler Meldau

Newcomer Teacher

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Katie Fowler

Social Studies & Guided Reading Teacher

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Linda Smiley

Math/STEAM Teacher

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Jazmine McMullen

Volunteer & Program Coordinator

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Michelle Kuperman

Mentor Coordinator

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Tommie Sow

Administrative & Accounting Assistant

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Natalie Huyghe, MIBA, MPA

Volunteer Liaison

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Dieudonne “Don” Ntibayazi

Bus Driver & Facility Support Staff

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John Plunkett

Bus Driver

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

Mary Caneer
Interim Chief Financial Officer, The Promise Homes Company

Jacqui Chew

Morli Desai

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

Rebecca Hoelting

David Lowance
Chief Legal Officer, Insight Global, LLC

Christine Moon

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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