KIPP South Fulton Academy Staff

Lesia Babino,  Eighth Grade Georgia Studies Teacher
Lesia serves as the Eighth Grade Georgia Studies teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She previously taught grades K-5 in Fulton County Schools. She has also taught for the Atlanta Archdiocese, and she began her teaching career in San Antonio, TX. Lesia received a bachelor’s degree from The University of the Incarnate Word and a master’s degree from Atlanta University.

Shauna Bentley, School Operations Manager
Shauna serves as the School Operations Manager at KIPP South Fulton Academy. For the past 6.5 years, Shauna has been an education professional; her previous positions include Office Manager for a K-8 charter school in Michigan and an Executive Assistant at Michigan State University. She has a M.A. in Organizational Communication with a certification in Nonprofit Management, along with a B.B.A. from Western Michigan University with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Accounting.

Adisa Carter, Athletic Director/Physical Education Teacher
Adisa serves as the Athletic Director and Physical Education Instructor at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Previously, he has held the positions of Director of Operations, Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and Program Evaluator in several community-based programs. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Morehouse College and his Master's in Public Health from Emory University.

Marianita Chambers, Special Education Coordinator
Marianita serves as the Special Education Coordinator at KIPP South Fulton Academy. In her role she supports and facilitates learning for students who have special educational requirements. She has taught special education for many years. She received her B.A. from Purdue, and she has a M.A. in Special Education.

Bruce Daniels, Technology Coordinator
Bruce serves as the Technology Coordinator at KIPP South Fulton Academy. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership and coordination in the use of technology and the management of KIPP South Fulton Academy's technology resources. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has a B.A. in Information System Management from St. Leo University.

Anna Marie DiPalma, Eighth Grade Science Teacher
Anna Marie serves as the Eighth Grade Science teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She is a former Teach For America corps member from South Carolina. She taught earth science at Holly Hill Roberts Middle School, while also serving as Learning Team Leader. She recently traveled to Malawi, Africa to grow professionally and culturally by exploring best practices with native Malawian teachers. She has a B.S. in Middle Grades Education with a dual concentration in Language Arts and Science from Georgia College and State University.

David Driver, Seventh Grade English Language Arts Teacher
David serves as the Seventh Grade English Language Arts teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He has taught middle school in Louisiana and Virginia for the past seven years. He also has experience training new teachers through Teach For America's Summer Institute. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Florida, and will graduate with a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia in August 2015.

Tiffany Fick, Fifth Grade English Language Arts
Tiffany serves as the Fifth Grade English Language Arts teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Previously, she taught at Slater Elementary in Atlanta Public Schools. She received her B.S. in Secondary English Education from Indiana University. She is currently working toward her Master’s in Education at Johns Hopkins University.

Siobhan Gardner, Director of Teacher Development
Siobhan serves as the Director of Teacher Development at KIPP South Fulton Academy, where she manages seventh and eighth grade academics and culture. Siobhan has been with KIPP for eleven years, and prior to teaching at KIPP South Fulton Academy, she taught fifth-grade mathematics as a Teach For America corps member in Newark, NJ. She has a B.A. from Emory University.

Taylor J. Glanton, Band Teacher
Taylor serves as the Band teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He received his B.A. in music composition and saxophone performance from Morehouse College and his Master's of Music degree in Composition from Georgia State University. He previously worked as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, performer, and private music instructor for woodwinds and music theory.

Michael Mario Good, Theater Teacher
Mario serves as the Theater teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. For years, he has worked as an actor on stage and in film, as well as directing and producing. Mario is founder of The Good Works Theatre Festival and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He holds a B.A. in Drama from South Carolina State University.

Tamika Harris, Operations Associate
Tamika serves as the Operations Associate at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She came to KIPP South Fulton Academy from KIPP STRIVE Academy, where she served as the Front Office Manager. Tamika previously worked for HUD in property management, and served seven years as a Customer Service Coordinator at Coca-Cola. Her customer service and administrative background spans many years in various industries. Tamika attended State University of West Georgia.

Kellyse Hood, Eighth Grade English Language Arts Teacher
Kellyse serves as the Eighth Grade English Language Arts teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She served as a Teach For America corps member before joining KIPP KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has a B.A. in Organizational Communications from Northeastern University and a M.Ed. in Special Education from George Mason University.

Dorothy Hull, Seventh Grade World Studies II Teacher
Dorothy serves as the Seventh Grade World Studies II teacher and serves as Chair of the Social Studies Department at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Her teaching career spans more than twenty years. Dorothy previously received the KIPP National Excellence in Teaching Award. She has a B.A. in History from Tougaloo College and an M.A. in History from Jackson State University.

Keith JohnsonEighth Grade Math Teacher
Keith serves as the Eighth Grade Math teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He is a former Teach For America corps member who began his career as an instructor within Clayton County Public Schools, teaching primarily ninth- and tenth-grade mathematics. He received his B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Florida.

Brandom Jones, Math Coordinator
Brandom serves as the Math Coordinator at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Previously, he taught mathematics for many years and was named the Georgia Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year in 2014. He attended Georgia Southern University for his undergraduate degree and Mercer University for his graduate studies.

Kevin June, Special Projects Coordinator
Kevin serves as the Special Projects Coordinator at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Previously, for many years he was self-employed as a title contractor in New Jersey. He has two years of college experience from Kean College of New Jersey.

Bruno Latsis, Senior Building Engineer
Bruno serves as the Senior Building Engineer at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Bruno is responsible for managing repairs, maintenance, security, janitorial services, kitchen functionality, and future facility improvements and plans. Previously, Bruno worked at Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Ashford Dunwoody as the Lead Cook and Pastry Chef. He later transferred into engineering as the Lead Engineer. Bruno graduated from Skrunda Technical High School in Latvia, Europe.

Charmaine Lau, Upper School Director
Charmaine serves as the Upper School Director at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member. She has a B.S. from the University of Georgia and an M.Ed. from National-Louis University.

Alisha LewisSeventh Grade Math
Alisha serves as the Seventh Grade Math teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She began her teaching career in Alabama as a Teach For America corps member in Sumter County where she taught middle and high school math, and coached cross country and track & field. Alisha received her BS in International Business with concentrations in German and Finance from Auburn University.

Danielle LeePow, Fifth Grade Science Teacher
Danielle serves as the Fifth Grade Science teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Howard University and a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in Health Education from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.

Edwina Lowe, Dance Teacher
Edwina serves as the Dance teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Previously, she was a dance instructor at various studios in Gwinnett, Hall, Fulton, DeKalb, and Barrow Counties for nine years. She has a BS in Finance from Florida State University.

Alona Joseph, School Counselor
Alona serves as the School Counselor at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Previously, she was a Community Counselor with Northside Psychological Services for three years and a School Counselor with Bartow County Schools for one year. Alona has a BS in Elementary Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a MS in School Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.

Christopher MarkDirector of Operations
Chris serves as the Director of Operations at KIPP South Fulton Academy. As a former Teach For America corps member, Chris taught eighth grade science in Charlotte, NC, for three years. He also served as the Operations Manager at Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea, MA. A native of Ohio, Chris earned a BA in Political Science from Mount Union College and a M.Ed. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.

Nicole May, Special Education, ESOL Teacher
Nicole serves as the Special Education and ESOL teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Prior to joining the KIPP South Fulton Academy team, Nicole taught fifth-grade math at KIPP 3D Academy in Houston, TX. Nicole has a degree in Political Science from Norfolk State University. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Pamela O'NealSixth Grade Math Teacher
Pamela serves as the Sixth Grade Math teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Onaje OladuwaSixth Grade Earth Science Teacher
Onaje serves as the Sixth Grade Earth Science teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He has been teaching for more than 10 years. He began his career as a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta. Onaje has a B.A. in English and Sociology from Tufts University.

Noemi Pavon, Lower School Director
Noemi serves as the Lower School Director at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She previously taught fifth grade math and served as the fifth-grade Co-Gradelevel Chair. She is a former Teach for America corp member. She has a B.A. from the University of Georgia and is currently working on her Masters from the University of Texas.

Harry Perkins, Cafeteria Manager
Harry serves as the Cafeteria Manager at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He has been a member of the KIPP South Fulton Academy Team and Family since 2009. 

Danielle PetersonSixth Grade World Studies I Teacher
Danielle serves as the Sixth Grade World Studies I teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She previously served as a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher, as well as a Response to Intervention Specialist for grades one through five at Montclair Elementary in DeKalb County. She has a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern University and a M.Ed. in Urban Teacher Leadership at Georgia State University. 

Jondré Pryor, School Leader
Jondré serves as the School Leader of KIPP South Fulton Academy. He has been with KIPP South Fulton for eleven years. Initially, he was the sixth-grade mathematics teacher. Prior to joining the KIPP team and family, he was a Teach For America corps member and program director. He has taught in Oakland, New York, and New Orleans, as well as in his hometown of Atlanta. Jondré has a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Law from Hampton University.

Eleina Raines, Fifth Grade Math Teacher
Eleina serves as the Fifth Grade Math teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She began her teaching career at A.D. Williams Elementary where she served as grade-level chair. She also taught K-8 at an International Language School in South Korea.  Eleina has a B.S. in Criminology and Sociology from Florida State University.

Ramona RussellFifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
Ramona serves as the Fifth Grade Social Studies teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Most recently she taught at KIPP WAYS Academy. Ramona began her teaching career in the Fulton County School system. She has advanced degrees from Kennesaw State University, Troy State University, and Lincoln Memorial University.

Lisa Shannon, Parent Liaison
Lisa serves as the Parent Liaison at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has a master's and doctorate from Georgia State University.

Allan SmithMath Intervention Teacher
Allan serves as the Math Intervention teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He previously served as chair of the math department at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Morehouse College and a M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech.

Mark Stucker, High School Placement Director
Mark serves as the High School Placement Director at KIPP South Fulton Academy. He works with families to develop a list of high schools that are a match for each student's passions, goals, personality, and academic ability; he then works diligently to help each student receive acceptance to those schools. Previously, Mark worked in admissions, fundraising, and college counseling  at the Westtown School in West Chester, PA. Mark has a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Seminary.

Lauren VanCampSixth Grade English Language Arts
Lauren serves as the Sixth Grade English Language Arts teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Lauren previously taught Fifth Grade English Language Arts at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary in Atlanta Public Schools. She earned her teaching certification through a competitive teaching fellowship program. Before becoming a full-time teacher, Lauren served for two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer in a Los Angeles elementary school.  Lauren has a BA in English Literature from Villanova University, where she minored in Sociology.

Jewel WilkinsSeventh Grade Life Science Teacher
Jewel serves as the Seventh Grade Life Science teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Jewel has a B.S. in Biology from Clark Atlanta University.

Ali Wilson, Literacy Coordinator/RTI Coordinator/ESOL Teacher
Ali serves as the Literacy Coordinator, RTI Coordinator, and ESOL teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She began her education career as a high school English teacher in Indianola, MS. Prior to joining the staff at KIPP South Fulton Academy, she worked for Teach For America - Greater Nashville. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and a M.Ed. in Reading Education and English Language Learning from Vanderbilt University.