KIPP Vision Primary Staff
Devin Alexander, School Counselor
Devin serves as the School Counselor at KIPP Vision Primary. She has worked as a school social worker and has experience working with special needs children, challenging behaviors, families experiencing transitional living, and crisis intervention. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work, both from Michigan State University.
Justin Bartley, Music Teacher
Justin serves as the Music teacher for the KIPP Vision Campus. He previously served as the Music teacher at Atlanta Preparatory Academy and has various notable musical experiences as a trombonist as well as a music producer/composer. He received his BA in Sociology from Georgia State University.
James Bridgeforth, First Grade Teacher
James serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Before joining the KIPP team, he served as a regional admissions counselor for Georgia College & State University. He has a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Georgia College & State University.
Wheda Carletos, Founding School Leader
Wheda serves as the Founding School Leader of KIPP Vision Primary. Previously she served as Dean at KIPP Vision Academy, Curriculum Specialist for KIPP Metro Atlanta and 5th grade Non-fiction teacher at KIPP WAYS Academy. Prior to joining the KIPP team and family, she taught a varirty of grades at Herndon Elementary School. She has a BA from Georgia State University, a Masters in Public Health from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University.
Adrionna Carter, Kindergarten Teacher
Adrionna serves as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Adrionna previously worked as an assistant teacher at the Child Development Lab within the McPhaul Center at the University of Georgia. She also served as head coach of Clarke Middle School’s Step Team for three years in Athens, GA. Adrionna received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies and an MAT in Birth through Kindergarten and Preschool Special Education from the University of Georgia.
Michaela Clark, Second Grade Teacher
Michaela serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Prior to joining the KIPP family, she worked at Atlanta Public Schools for more than fifteen years. During those years, she worked as a Payroll Associate, an opportunity that allowed her to provide excellent customer service to more than 10,000 employees. She also helped the district roll out the new payroll system serving all district employees. Michaela has a BA in General Education/Special Education from Mercer University.
Christa Coleman, Director of Community Affairs
Christa serves as the Director of Community Affairs at KIPP Vision Primary. She previously served as school leader at KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy in San Diego California. Prior to her role as school leader, Christa served as KIPP Adelante's KIPP Through College Director. Christa holds a BA in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Alvin Dickson, Special Projects Coordinator
Alvin serves as the Special Projects Coordinator for the KIPP Vision Campus. His previous experience includes working with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office as a Sheriff’s Technician in the Support Services Unit. He has also volunteered at the KIPP STRIVE Campus. Alvin attended Dillard University in New Orleans where he majored in Business Management.
Julie Farris, Kindergarten Teacher
Julie serves as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, Julie was in Teach For America where she taught kindergarten in Nashville, TN. While in Nashville, Julie earned her Master’s in English Language Acquisition from Lipscomb University. Julie has a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Kentucky University.
Meagan Ferguson, Curriculum Coordinator
Meagan serves as the Curriculum Coordinator at KIPP Vision Primary. She served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at La Cima Elementary Charter School in Brooklyn, NY where she was also a member of the school's founding team. She has taught in both a primary and secondary setting, up through 12th grade. She has a BS in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and a MS in Childhood Education from CUNY Hunter College.
James Flagg, Building Engineer
James serves as the Building Engineer for the KIPP Vision Campus. Previously, he worked in the residential construction trade specializing in the design and construction of all forms of hardscapes, as well as major renovation projects. His knowledge of general mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC spans more than 20 years.
Tanya Flagg, Campus Business Operations Manager
Tanya serves as the Business Operations Manager for the KIPP Vision Campus. She previously worked in accounting for the many years for multiple entities serving as Accounts Payable Manager, Accounting Associate and Payroll Specialist. Tanya also has a son that currently attends boarding school at St. Andrews Sewanee in Tennessee and is a recent graduate from KIPP South Fulton Academy.
Leia Francis, Office Manager
Leia serves as the Office Manager for the KIPP Vision Campus. She attained her Bachelor’s Degree from Clark Atlanta University in Finance. She has extensive experience in finance and accounting. Leia also brings creativity, flair, among many other wonderful characteristics to the KIPP Vision Campus.
Gracie Galloway, First Grade Teacher
Gracie serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. She previously worked at the Marist Early Learning Center as a preschool teacher in DeKalb County. Gracie has a B.A. in Elementary Education from The University of Alabama.
Samantha Giannelli, Second Grade Teacher
Samantha serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, Samantha was an Operations Coordinator at Teach For America's 2014 Atlanta Summer Institute and also worked at the Georgia Tech Communications Center. She has a BBA with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Georgia Tech.
Holly Hammontree, Interventionist
Holly serves as an Interventionist at KIPP Vision Primary. Holly completed her student teaching at Lockheed Elementary Leadership Academy in a co-taught Kindergarten classroom. She earned her BA in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. While earning her degree, Holly participated in student leadership councils, service learning projects, and tutored English for a summer in Hangzhou, China.
Carolyn Hardaway, Social Worker
Carolyn serves as the Social Worker at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, she served as the Foster Parent Liaison for Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). She also worked as a Family Intervention Specialist at Youth Villages, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice.
Alexine Hutchinson, First Grade/Special Education/Technology Teacher
Alexine serves as the First Grade/Special Education/Technology teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously Alexine worked in the Chatham County School System in an administrative role. She also taught for many years in the Fulton County School System in the following capacities, Special Education, Interrelated Resources, Reading, Social Studies and Gifted Instruction. Alexine has a BS in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University and an MEd in Special Education Learning Disabilities from Clark Atlanta University and EDS in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University.
Britteny Jacobs, Lower School Assistant Principal
Britteny serves as the Lower School Assistant Principal at KIPP Vision Primary. Her teaching career has taken her all across the east coast as she founded KIPP Believe Primary in New Orleans, LA and Uncommon Schools’ True North Rochester Preparatory Charter Elementary School in Rochester, NY. Her journey into education began as a Miami Teaching Fellow. She graduated with an ABJ in Advertising from the University of Georgia, Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Veronica Karwoski, Second Grade Teacher
Veronica serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Prior to joining the KIPP family, Veronica was a middle school special education teacher at Clayton County Public Schools from 2013-15. During that time, Veronica also served as a Teach For America – Metro Atlanta corps member, and as the leader of the regional Special Education Steering Committee. She has a BS in Social Work from Georgia State University, and she is currently earning her MEd in Behavioral and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University.
Allison Knight, Kindergarten Teacher
Allison serves as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. She has a wide range of experience in hospitalist research, early elementary teaching, counseling, and cognitive emotional research. She has a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University.
Terri Knox, School Operations Manager
Terri serves as the School Operations Manager for the KIPP Vision Campus. Her teaching career includes teaching music to all ages. She has also worked at KIPP South Fulton Academy as the Theatre teacher. She has a BS in Music Performance/Education from Florida A&M University. Terri was also a member of the world-renowned FAMU Marching “100."
LaTrice Lyle, First Grade Teacher
LaTrice serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Before joining the KIPP team, she was a first and second grade teacher at Biscayne Gardens Elementary in Miami, FL. While at Biscayne Gardens Elementary she was named the 2013-14 Rookie Teacher of the Year. She has a BS in Financial Planning from the University of Georgia.
Alan May, Second Grade Teacher
Alan serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Before joining the KIPP team, he served for three years as a K-6 teacher in the Coahoma County School District in Clarksdale, MS. Alan has worked as a private business owner and served in executive positions in the high tech industry. He has a BS in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of New Haven and a MPA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Megan McMillan, Kindergarten Teacher
Megan serves as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. She has more than seven years of experience teaching both special education and general education. She previously taught kindergarten to second grade in New York City Schools, as well as in a private special education school. Megan has a BA in Childhood Education and English from SUNY New Paltz and has also completed many Master’s level classes in special education.
Wallace Mealing, Kindergarten Teacher
Wallace is a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. He has served in various leadership roles with Tutor Time Learning Center and The Princeton Review. Previously, he worked at KIPP DC Grow Academy where he served as the music and movement teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Howard University.
Ebonique Miller, Second Grade Teacher
Ebonique serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. She has worked with KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools for many years, serving as the seventh grade educational assistant, grade level chair, and seventh grade English teacher at KIPP WAYS Academy, as well as the fifth grade Writing teacher at KIPP Vision Academy. Ebonique received her Bachelor's Degree from Pacific Oaks College and is currently working on a Master's at Mercer University.
Keosha Moon, Campus Director of Operations
Keosha serves as the Campus Director of Operations for KIPP Vision. Previously, she served as the Director of Marketing, Planning and Operations for Emory University’s MBA Career Management Center. She also worked as an Associate Consultant in Bain and Company’s Atlanta office. She has a BBA in Finance from Howard University and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from Emory University, Goizueta Business School.
Christina Pack, First Grade Teacher
Christina serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. She previously worked as a first grade teacher in Union County, North Carolina where she taught at-risk children. She also student taught in Durham, North Carolina. Christina received a degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stephanie Plessy, Special Education Coordinator
Stephanie serves as the Special Education Coordinator at KIPP Vision Primary. Prior to joining the KIPP team, she was a Teach For America – Metro Atlanta corps member, where she taught special education at Woodward Elementary School in DeKalb County for four years. She served on the Woodward Leadership Team as Chair of the Special Education Department for three years. Stephanie has a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and a M.Ed. in Behavioral/Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University.
Kristi Reaves, Upper School Assistant Principal
Kristi serves as the Upper School Assistant Principal at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, she served as a Lead Kindergarten Teacher at Success Academy Harlem 1 in New York City, as a pre-first and third grade teacher at Pace Academy in Atlanta, as a Kindergarten and second grade teacher at Brumby Elementary in Marietta, and as a Kindergarten teacher at Oriole Elementary in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She served a variety of roles in these schools, including Grade Team Lead, early intervention teacher, and middle school track and cross-country coach. Kristi attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor’s Degree.
Hannah Rose, Student Support Team Coordinator
Hannah serves as the Student Support Team Coordinator at KIPP Vision Primary. Before joining KIPP, Hannah taught at various schools across the nation, including the nationally awarded Blue Ribbon School, Success Academy-Harlem 1, and she directed an intensive summer program for underprivileged children. She has also written, developed, and implemented reading intervention plans for ELL students and led professional development sessions on effective classroom management techniques. Hannah has a BS in Elementary Education with a special emphasis in Early Childhood and graduated with honors from the University of Utah.
Donald Rucker, Second Grade Teacher
Donald serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, he served as a third grade teacher in Greenville, AL. He was a Greenville Elementary School Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was chosen as the Butler County School District Teacher of the Year and selected as a Jacksonville University Teacher Hall of Fame representative. Donald holds a Bachelor of Arts from Maryville College in Tennessee in Child Development with Teacher Licensure. He also has a Master’s in Elementary Education.
Tiffany Rudd, Dance Teacher
Tiffany serves as the Dance teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, she was the Site Coordinator at J. W. Dobbs Elementary School for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Kidz Matter Academy after-school program. She also served as the Dance teacher at Quitman County Elementary School in Lambert, MS for six years. She has a BS in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from Delta State University and MA.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.
Taryn Rumph, Interventionist
Taryn serves as an Interventionist at KIPP Vision Primary. She served as a Kindergarten teacher at Crossroads School and Brentwood School in Los Angeles before joining the KIPP team. She has a BA in English from Spelman College and a MA in Educational Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Trevor Small, First Grade Teacher
Trevor serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, Trevor served as the lead teacher at The Village Early Learning Center, and counselor for the YMCA Primetime After School Program. Trevor spent the first two years of his college career at Virginia State University studying Early Childhood Education, then moved to Atlanta to finish at Atlanta Technical College.
Arielle Suggs, First Grade Teacher
Arielle serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, she taught second and third grade in Baltimore City Public Schools as a Teach For America – Baltimore corps member. Arielle has a BS in Elementary Education from Wesley College and a MEd in Elementary Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Kiah Vernon, Kindergarten Teacher
Kiah Vernon serves as a Kindergarten Teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. She has been a lead teacher at Inman Park Cooperative Preschool since 2009. Kiah has a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia and is currently earning her MAT at Mercer University.
Nehemie Villarceau, First Grade Teacher
Nehemie serves as a First Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Her experience spans from being a teacher with Breakthrough Collaborative in Miami, FL, and a Jumpstart Atlanta Corps Member. Nehemie received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Child Development from Spelman College. She is currently working on her Masters in Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University.
Terry Warren, Second Grade Teacher
Terry serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Prior to joining KIPP, she served as Program Director of Residential Services at Seeds of Hope Children's Home in DeKalb County. Terry earned a BA in Psychology from Emory University and a MAT in Early Childhood Education from Shorter University.
Ashlei Williams, Second Grade Teacher
Ashlei serves as a Second Grade teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Before joining the KIPP team, she worked as an elementary school teacher for four years in DeKalb County. Ashlei has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University and a MEd in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University.
Jerry Williams, Kindergarten Teacher
Jerry serves as a Kindergarten teacher at KIPP Vision Primary. Previously, he served as a Residence Hall Director for Clark Atlanta University. He has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Morris Brown College.
Dawn Wooten, Education Assistant
Dawn serves as the Education Assistant at KIPP Vision Primary. She was the lead teacher for Haygood Memorial WCM Child Care Development Center before joining KIPP. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University.