KIPP South Fulton Academy Staff
Twynnette Anderson, Band Teacher
Twynnette is the Band Director. While attending Georgia State University and Iowa State University, she was a member of Symphonic Ensembles, Drumline, and Marching Band. In 2003 she received her Certification in Business of Music from the Dallas Sound Lab School of the Recording Arts. She obtained her bachelor’s from Georgia State University, majoring in African American Studies and Music Management.
Lesia Babino, 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Lesia serves as the 5th grade Social Studies Teacher. She is entering her seventh year as a KSFA Team member. She previously taught grades K-5th in Fulton County Schools, she has taught for the Atlanta Archdiocese, and began her teaching career in San Antonio Texas. Lesia received a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of the Incarnate Word and a Master’s Degree from Atlanta University.
Adisa Carter, Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director
Adisa has served as the Athletic Director and Physical Education Instructor for the past 3 years. 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 BA in Psychology from Morehouse College and his Masters in Public Health from Emory University.
Marianita Chambers, Special Education Teacher/Coordinator
Marianita serves as the Special Education, ESOL Coordinator and special education teacher. In her role she supports and facilitates learning for those students who have special educational requirements. She has taught special education for 12 years and has been a member of the FSKA Team and Family since 2006. She received her BA from Purdue and she has a MA in Special Education.
Bruce Daniels, Technology Coordinator
Bruce serves as the Technology Coordinator. As the Technology Coordinator, he is responsible for providing leadership and coordination in the use of technology and the management of KIPP South Fulton Academy technology resources. He is a veteran of the United States Air force. He has a BA from St. Leo University.
Ross Doelling, 7th Grade Life Science Teacher
Ross is the 7th Grade Life Science Teacher. He is a Teach For America corps member. He obtained his BBA in Finance as well as a minor in Spanish from the University of Georgia.
Makala Fields, 6th Grade World Studies I Teacher
Makala serves as the 6th grade World Studies Teacher, exploring various aspects of the world. Prior to teaching at KIPP she taught at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (a project based school) for four years in Providence, Rhode Island. She has a BA in Business Management and is currently completing coursework towards her Georgia Teaching certification.
Siobhan Gardner, Upper School Director
Siobhan currently serves as the Upper School Director managing 7th and 8th grade academics and culture. Siobhan has been with KIPP for nine years and prior to teaching at KSFA, she taught 5th grade mathematics as a TFA corps member in Newark, NJ. She has a BA from Emory University.
Larry Hampton, 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher
Larry serves as the 8th Grade Science Teacher. He has been at KIPP South Fulton Academy since his 7th grade daughter recruited him to be the first 8th grade science teacher at KSFA six years ago. Prior to teaching, he worked within the pharmaceutical industry. He has a BS from Xavier University and a MS from the Atlanta University.
Shiterria Harris, Art Teacher
Shiterria is a KSFA Fine Arts Teacher and has taught art at KSFA for five years. She also teaches comic and basic art at Amario’s Art Academy. She pursuing a BA in Art Education at Georgia State University.
Kelly Heath, BusinessOperations Manager
Kelly serves as the School Operations Manager. She is responsible for school finances, transportation and Title 1. She previously served as a Teach For America corps member, teaching third grade in Atlanta Public Schools. She has a BA from Southern Methodist University and an MA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dorothy Hull, 7th Grade World Studies II Teacher
Dorothy is the 7th Grade World Studies II teacher and serves as the History Department Chairperson. Her teaching career spans more than twenty years. She has been a part of the teaching team at KSFA for seven years. Dorothy received the KIPP National Excellence in Teaching Award for the school year 2009-10. She has BA in History from Tougaloo College and an MA in History from Jackson State University.
Keke Hurt, Literacy Coach/Response To Intervention Coordinator
Keke serves as the 8th grade English and Language Arts teacher. She has been a member of the KSFA family since 2007. Prior to joining our staff she taught 10th grade English in Houston, Texas with the Teach for America Program. KeKe has also served as a counselor at Three Springs, a treatment center for troubled teens in north Alabama. She has a BA in English from Tuskegee University, and MEd from Georgia State University in Reading, Language, and Literacy Instruction/ESOL.
Monica Jaiteh, 8th Grade Math Teacher
Monica Jaiteh is an 8th grade math teacher. She previous taught at two Fulton County Schools and KIPP WAYS Academy. She has an undergraduate BS degree in Conservation Biology and Enviromental studies from the University of Wisconsin. She acquired a masters degree in middle school math from Alverno College in Milwaukee Wi.
Brandom serves as the 7th Grade Math teacher. He has taught mathematics for the past six years in grades sixth through eight as well a ninth grade Math 1 course. He attended Georgia Southern University for his undergraduate degree and Mercer University for his graduate studies.
Collin Jones, 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Collin serves as the 8th Grade Social Studies teacher. He is a Teach for America corps members. He graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in religion and secondary concentration in psychology with an emphasis on education.
Kofi Kinney, 5th Grade Science Teacher
Kofi serves as the 5th Grade Science teacher and 5th Grade Level Chair. Kofi has worked with KIPP for 7 years teaching various subjects. She served as an educator for over 14 years teaching 1st-6th grade. She has her BA of Communications and Masters of Elementary Education from Howard University.
Carleigh Knight, 8th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher
Carleigh teaches writing and grammar. She prepares the KIPPsters for the fifth grade writing test, and strives to instill a lifelong love and appreciation for the art and craft of writing. She is a Teach For America second-year corps member. Prior to teaching, Carleigh worked as a newspaper reporter and copyeditor. She has a BA in Literature from UNC-Asheville and a MS in Journalism from Quinnipiac University
Bruno Latsis, Facilities Director
Bruno serves as the Facility Director. 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 studied and graduated from Skrunda Technical High School located in Latvia, Europe.
Charmaine Lau, Lower School Director
Charmaine serves as the Lower School Director. She began her career in education as aTeach For America corps member. She has a BS from the University of Georgia and an M.Ed from National-Louis University.
Robin Little, Director of Counseling and Social Work
Robin services as the Director of Counseling and Social Work for KIPP South Fulton Academy and KIPP WAYS Academy providing support to students, their families, and school personnel to help improve some the external and internal difficulties that may impact our student’s success. She has been with KIPP for five years. Robin has worked in the social services field providing support to children, adolescents, adults, and their families for more 13 years. She has a BA in Psychology from DePauw University and a MA from Clark Atlanta University Graduate School of Education where her major was Counseling Psychology.
Alexis Lloyd, 6th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher
Alexis serves as the English /Language Arts teacher for 6th grade. She came to Atlanta from Jacksonville, Florida where she was a Teach For America corps member. Alexis is a graduate from University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Relations with a minor in Education and Family, Youth, and Community Sciences.
Nicole May, 5th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher
Nicole is the 5th grade English / Language Arts teacher. Prior to joining the KIPP South Fulton Academy team, Ms. May taught 5th grade Math for 3 years at KIPP 3D Academy in Houston, Texas. Nicole has a degree in Political Science from Norfolk State University. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Mathematics from University of Texas at Arlington.
Nicole Murphy, Dance Teacher/School Director Assistant
Nicole teaches dance at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Nicole has 19 years of dance experience and is specialized in modern, jazz, and ballet dance genres. Professionally, Nicole has been selected as a guest choreographer for dance groups and companies in Florida and North Carolina, served as Minister of Dance with her church and was a guest artist with Journey Performing Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Murphy attended North Carolina A&T State University for her undergraduate studies receiving a B.A. in Marketing and later attended University of Phoenix for graduate studies receiving her Master’s in Management.
Quyen Nguyen, School Operations Manager
Quyen serves as the School Operations Manager. She is responsible for student recruitment, the open enrollment and lottery process, maintaining student records and coordinating logistics for field lessons and school events. She was previously a Teach for America corps member in Atlanta Public Schools and a Fulbright Fellow in Vietnam. She holds a BS in kinesiology and health and a BA in music from Iowa State University.
Onaje Oladuwa, 6th Grade Earth Science Teacher
Onaje is the 6th Grade Earth Science Teacher. He has been teaching for over 10 years. He began his career in the Mississippi Delta as part of Teach For America’s 2000 Corps. He previously taught at KSFA before departing to explore an opportunity in South Korea. Onaje has a BA in English and Sociology from Tufts University.
Noemi Pavon, 5th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Noemi serves as the 5th grade Mathematics Instructor and 5th Grade Co-Grade level Chair. She has been a member of the KSFA Team and Family since 2008. She is a former Teach for America Corp member. She has a BA from the University of Georgia and is currently working on her Masters from the University of Texas.
Kerry Perkins, Cafeteria Manager
Kerry serves as Cafeteria Manager at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has been a member of the KSFA family since 2005. Prior to coming to KIPP, Kerry served as a director of an independently owned daycare
Jondré Pryor, School Director
Jondré is the School Director. He has been with KIPP South Fulton for eight years. In his first year, he was the sixth grade mathematics teacher. Prior to joining the KIPP team and family, he spent two years as a program director for Teach For America. As a 1994 corps member of Teach For America, he has taught in Oakland, CA, New York, NY, New Orleans, LA, and his hometown of Atlanta, GA. Jondré received his BA in Political Science with a minor in Law from Hampton University.
Lisa Shannon, Parent Liaison
Lisa serves as the Parent Liaison. She holds additional roles such as administrative assistant and teacher. She is a recipient of the following fellowships, grants, and honors: 2006-2008 Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006-2007 G.S.U. History Department’s Masters Program recipient of the John H. Alexander Scholarship Award (Awarded to the top student in the Master’s Program), 2008 – 2013 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, 2008 G.S.U. History Department Ph.D. Program Recipient of the Margaret Ewing Oral History Award, 2011 African-American Studies - NSAA Cultural and Educational Excellence Awards Recipient.
Silka Simmons, Theatre Teacher
Silka is currently serving as the Theater Teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has previously been the lead teacher at Journey Arts Center. Silka has assisted many performing arts organizations throughout Metro Atlanta. She holds a BA in theatre and dance from Spleman College and a MEd from Howard University.
Mark Stucker, High School Placement Director
Mark is the High School Placement Coordinator. 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 get accepted at these schools. Prior to this, Mark did admissions work, multicultural work, fund raising and college counseling at the Westtown School in West Chester, PA. Mark has a BA in Psychology from Michigan State and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Seminary.
Roslyn Taylor, Office Manager
Roslyn serves as the Office Manager. She also serves as Wellness Coordinator managing the clinic and immunization reporting for the school. She has been a member of the KIPP South Fulton Academy team and family since 2006. She previously served as a Senior Personal Banker / Loan Officer for Bank of America and HR Coordinator for Rollins, Inc. Roslyn has an AAS in Business Administration from Georgia Perimeter College and a BS in Human Services from Shorter University.
Shayla Thomas, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Shayla is the sixth grade math teacher. She began her career teaching 2nd grade students at College Park Elementary. Wanting to make a greater impact on rising youth, she joined the KIPP South Fulton Academy's Team and Family. She also serves as the grade level chair and math department chair. She has a degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Iyinka Williams, 7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher
Iyinka currently serves as the 7th Grade ELA Educator. She is responsible for ensuring that all students master national and state ELA skills, in addition to making certain scholars are academically and socially prepared for college. Iyinka is a published author who has also taught at the high school level. She has a BA in English from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Elaine Wu, 7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher
Elaine serves as a co-teacher for 7th grade English/language arts through KIPP Metro Atlanta's Teacher Fellows Program. Prior to joining KIPP South Fulton Academy, she managed project-based learning programs throughout the Bay Area in California, and she taught at the American School in London. She received her BA from Stanford University and an MA from Zhejiang University in China.