Kindergarten teachers

Mallory Banke Mrs. Banke is a 2006 graduate of Georgia State University. She continued her education at the University of Georgia where she graduated with a M.Ed. in School Counseling. Mrs. Banke recently returned to Atlanta after living in Madison, GA where she was a counselor and a teacher in the Social Circle City Schools System. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing young scholars' faces light up with excitement when they learn something new. 

Mallory Banke

Mrs. Banke is a 2006 graduate of Georgia State University. She continued her education at the University of Georgia where she graduated with a M.Ed. in School Counseling. Mrs. Banke recently returned to Atlanta after living in Madison, GA where she was a counselor and a teacher in the Social Circle City Schools System. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing young scholars' faces light up with excitement when they learn something new. 

Malcolm Davis Mr. Davis is a 2011 graduate of Morehouse College where he studied Political Science. He then furthered his education by obtaining a Master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City.  Originally from Itta Bena, Mississippi, Mr. Davis began his teaching career with Uncommon Schools in Rochester, New York where he taught kindergarten. His favorite part of teaching is learning how to be a better teacher for each of his scholars. 

Malcolm Davis

Mr. Davis is a 2011 graduate of Morehouse College where he studied Political Science. He then furthered his education by obtaining a Master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City.  Originally from Itta Bena, Mississippi, Mr. Davis began his teaching career with Uncommon Schools in Rochester, New York where he taught kindergarten. His favorite part of teaching is learning how to be a better teacher for each of his scholars. 

Kristin Dockery    Mrs. Dockery graduated from Spelman College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Child Development. Mrs. Dockery also holds a master's degree in the Art of Teaching Secondary English with Reading and ESOL Endorsements from Georgia State University. Currently, Mrs. DOckery is pursuing a master's degree in School Counseling from Mercer University. Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Mrs. Dockery moved to Atlanta in 2006. She began her teaching career in Dekalb County Schools and has taught kindergarten, 3rd-8th grade ESOL, 11th grade American Literature, and AP Language and Composition. 

Kristin Dockery   

Mrs. Dockery graduated from Spelman College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Child Development. Mrs. Dockery also holds a master's degree in the Art of Teaching Secondary English with Reading and ESOL Endorsements from Georgia State University. Currently, Mrs. DOckery is pursuing a master's degree in School Counseling from Mercer University. Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Mrs. Dockery moved to Atlanta in 2006. She began her teaching career in Dekalb County Schools and has taught kindergarten, 3rd-8th grade ESOL, 11th grade American Literature, and AP Language and Composition. 

Kyrian Netter Ms. Netter is a 2016 graduate of Alabama State University where she studied Elementary Education. Originally from New Orleans, Ms. Netter has spent most of her life Atlanta. Her favorite part of teaching is witnessing the "aha!" moment when students learn new things. 

Kyrian Netter

Ms. Netter is a 2016 graduate of Alabama State University where she studied Elementary Education. Originally from New Orleans, Ms. Netter has spent most of her life Atlanta. Her favorite part of teaching is witnessing the "aha!" moment when students learn new things. 

Latasha Simmons Mrs. Simmons is a 2002 graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Radio/TV/Film. In 2006, she earned a master's degree in Elementary Education and began her teaching career Charter Schools USA in Miami, Florida where she taught kindergarten, 1st, and 6th grades. Mrs. Simmons also taught 4th and 1st grades in Atlanta Public Schools. Her favorite part of teaching is watching students grow their minds beyond what they believe they can do and witnessing the proud look on their faces when they surprise themselves with how much they have learned.

Latasha Simmons

Mrs. Simmons is a 2002 graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she majored in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Radio/TV/Film. In 2006, she earned a master's degree in Elementary Education and began her teaching career Charter Schools USA in Miami, Florida where she taught kindergarten, 1st, and 6th grades. Mrs. Simmons also taught 4th and 1st grades in Atlanta Public Schools. Her favorite part of teaching is watching students grow their minds beyond what they believe they can do and witnessing the proud look on their faces when they surprise themselves with how much they have learned.

Amanda Washington  Ms. Washington is a 2014 graduate of Spelman College where she majored in Education Studies. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland,  Ms. Washington moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman and decided to stay post-graduation to serve the youth in the city. A founder Latin Grammar School teacher, her favorite part of  teaching is seeing the delight on her scholars' faces when they master a concept.   

Amanda Washington 

Ms. Washington is a 2014 graduate of Spelman College where she majored in Education Studies. Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland,  Ms. Washington moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman and decided to stay post-graduation to serve the youth in the city. A founder Latin Grammar School teacher, her favorite part of  teaching is seeing the delight on her scholars' faces when they master a concept. 
 

First Grade teachers

Gabrielle Abrams Ms. Abrams is a 2013 graduate of Albany State University where she studied Early Childhood Education. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Capella University. Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ms. Abrams began her teaching career in Albany, Georgia at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School teaching kindergarten and first grades. Ms. Abrams' favorite part of teaching is watching her students grow academically, physically, and emotionally.  

Gabrielle Abrams

Ms. Abrams is a 2013 graduate of Albany State University where she studied Early Childhood Education. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Capella University. Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ms. Abrams began her teaching career in Albany, Georgia at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School teaching kindergarten and first grades. Ms. Abrams' favorite part of teaching is watching her students grow academically, physically, and emotionally.  

Kalela Massey Ms. Massey is a proud graduate of The University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. This is Ms. Massey's first year as a 1st grade teacher and she is thrilled to be working with such amazing scholars at Latin Grammar School. Her favorite part of teaching is celebrating her scholars' successes while also teaching them perseverance and grit!            

Kalela Massey

Ms. Massey is a proud graduate of The University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. This is Ms. Massey's first year as a 1st grade teacher and she is thrilled to be working with such amazing scholars at Latin Grammar School. Her favorite part of teaching is celebrating her scholars' successes while also teaching them perseverance and grit! 

          

Quinn McCorvey   Ms. McCorvey is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. McCorvey began her teaching career in Fulton County schools where she taught Kindergarten for four years. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the children blossom and witnessing the "lightbulb" in their brains come on when they understand a concept.   

Quinn McCorvey  

Ms. McCorvey is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. McCorvey began her teaching career in Fulton County schools where she taught Kindergarten for four years. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the children blossom and witnessing the "lightbulb" in their brains come on when they understand a concept.   

Marvin Richards Mr. Richards is a 2012 graduate of University of Virginia where he studied Political & Social Thought. Originally from Virginia, he moved to Atlanta in 2012 to begin his teaching career. Mr. Richards' favorite part of teaching is watching scholars' brains act as sponges as they learn and soak in so much new information within an academic school year.       

Marvin Richards

Mr. Richards is a 2012 graduate of University of Virginia where he studied Political & Social Thought. Originally from Virginia, he moved to Atlanta in 2012 to begin his teaching career. Mr. Richards' favorite part of teaching is watching scholars' brains act as sponges as they learn and soak in so much new information within an academic school year.       

 
 

Second Grade teachers

Chloe Haliburton   Ms. Haliburton is a 2016 graduate of Spelman College where she majored in Early Childhood Education. After passing the EdTPA course, she received her certification to teach grades Pre-K though 5. She has experience student teaching and co-teaching in many different school systems including UnCommon Schools in New York City,  Atlanta International School, and Atlanta Public Schools. Her favorite part of teaching is connecting with her students through each lesson. She loves adding something funny or entertaining into each lesson to capture their attention. 

Chloe Haliburton  

Ms. Haliburton is a 2016 graduate of Spelman College where she majored in Early Childhood Education. After passing the EdTPA course, she received her certification to teach grades Pre-K though 5. She has experience student teaching and co-teaching in many different school systems including UnCommon Schools in New York City,  Atlanta International School, and Atlanta Public Schools. Her favorite part of teaching is connecting with her students through each lesson. She loves adding something funny or entertaining into each lesson to capture their attention. 

Diamond Jefferies Ms. Jefferies is a 2014 graduate of The University of Georgia where she studied Early Childhood Education.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Valdosta State University.  Originally from Stone Mountain, Ms. Jefferies moved to Atlanta in 2014 to begin her teaching career.  Ms. Jefferies began her teaching at Fulton County Schools and has taught 3rd and 5th grades.  Her favorite parts of teaching are the "Ohhhh" and "Aha" moments and building a community of critical thinkers.       

Diamond Jefferies

Ms. Jefferies is a 2014 graduate of The University of Georgia where she studied Early Childhood Education.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Valdosta State University.  Originally from Stone Mountain, Ms. Jefferies moved to Atlanta in 2014 to begin her teaching career.  Ms. Jefferies began her teaching at Fulton County Schools and has taught 3rd and 5th grades.  Her favorite parts of teaching are the "Ohhhh" and "Aha" moments and building a community of critical thinkers.       

Devonique Small  Ms. Small is a 2012 graduate of Marquette University where she studied sociology. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, she moved to Atlanta in 2012 to pursue her teaching career as a Teach for America Corps member. Her favorite part of teaching is watching her scholars fall in love with learning.   

Devonique Small 

Ms. Small is a 2012 graduate of Marquette University where she studied sociology. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, she moved to Atlanta in 2012 to pursue her teaching career as a Teach for America Corps member. Her favorite part of teaching is watching her scholars fall in love with learning.   

Dione Smith  Mrs. Smith is a 2012 graduate of Mercer University where she studied Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Atlanta Public Schools where she taught fourth grade. Her favorite part of teaching is creating learning experiences that will forever impact the lives of scholars

Dione Smith 

Mrs. Smith is a 2012 graduate of Mercer University where she studied Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Atlanta Public Schools where she taught fourth grade. Her favorite part of teaching is creating learning experiences that will forever impact the lives of scholars

 
 

Special Area Teachers and support staff

MeekaAila Adams               ESOL Ms. Adams, is a 2016 graduate of Georgia State University where she studied Reading, Language, and Literacy. She is also a 2007 graduate of Savannah State University where she studied English Language and Literature. Ms. Adams began her teaching career in Fulton County Schools where she gained experience teaching all grade levels. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the fruits of her efforts as students realize that with hard work and dedication their goals are within reach.  

MeekaAila Adams               ESOL

Ms. Adams, is a 2016 graduate of Georgia State University where she studied Reading, Language, and Literacy. She is also a 2007 graduate of Savannah State University where she studied English Language and Literature. Ms. Adams began her teaching career in Fulton County Schools where she gained experience teaching all grade levels. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the fruits of her efforts as students realize that with hard work and dedication their goals are within reach.  

Chinetta Buford-Duffie   SST/Interventionist Mrs. Duffie is a 2011 graduate of Savannah State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She also obtained a Masters Degree in Behavior and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Duffie began her teaching career in Clayton County where she taught as an interrelated teacher at the secondary level. She later transitioned to teaching 7th grade English in the city of Atlanta. Her favorite part of teaching is being able to empower students' learning based on their needs and witnessing their progress over time.

Chinetta Buford-Duffie   SST/Interventionist

Mrs. Duffie is a 2011 graduate of Savannah State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She also obtained a Masters Degree in Behavior and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Duffie began her teaching career in Clayton County where she taught as an interrelated teacher at the secondary level. She later transitioned to teaching 7th grade English in the city of Atlanta. Her favorite part of teaching is being able to empower students' learning based on their needs and witnessing their progress over time.

Kevin Eccles                          Latin     Mr. Eccles is a 2012 graduate of the University of Florida where he studied Telecommunications with a minor in Education. A native of the Atlanta area, Mr. Eccles began his teaching career as a founding member of the Latin Grammar School team and family. His favorite part of teaching is interacting with his students and seeing the accomplish their goals on a daily basis.

Kevin Eccles                          Latin    

Mr. Eccles is a 2012 graduate of the University of Florida where he studied Telecommunications with a minor in Education. A native of the Atlanta area, Mr. Eccles began his teaching career as a founding member of the Latin Grammar School team and family. His favorite part of teaching is interacting with his students and seeing the accomplish their goals on a daily basis.

Bianca Griffin                     Music    Ms. Griffin was born and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with two Bachelor's degrees (Music Education and Vocal Performance –opera). In 2015, she also completed her Masters degree in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Ms. Griffin has been teaching general music for five years as well as extended day general education and dance to children ages 3 to 18 years old. Her favorite part of teaching is forming a creative and structured learning space to facilitating artist freedom and innovation for her scholars with love and integrity. 

Bianca Griffin                     Music   

Ms. Griffin was born and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with two Bachelor's degrees (Music Education and Vocal Performance –opera). In 2015, she also completed her Masters degree in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Ms. Griffin has been teaching general music for five years as well as extended day general education and dance to children ages 3 to 18 years old. Her favorite part of teaching is forming a creative and structured learning space to facilitating artist freedom and innovation for her scholars with love and integrity. 

Darrell Hines                     Student Support Coordinator/       SPED  Mr. Hines is a 2007 graduate of Hampton University where he studied Broadcast Journalism.  He is also currently completing a Master's Degree in Education with a major in Behavior and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Mr. Hines moved to Atlanta in 2013 to participate in Teach for America. It was then that he began his teaching career at Cliftondale Elementary teaching 2nd through 5th grade special education. Mr. Hines' favoriate park of teaching is watching students show grit to conquer skills they thought were impossible. 

Darrell Hines                     Student Support Coordinator/       SPED 

Mr. Hines is a 2007 graduate of Hampton University where he studied Broadcast Journalism.  He is also currently completing a Master's Degree in Education with a major in Behavior and Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Mr. Hines moved to Atlanta in 2013 to participate in Teach for America. It was then that he began his teaching career at Cliftondale Elementary teaching 2nd through 5th grade special education. Mr. Hines' favoriate park of teaching is watching students show grit to conquer skills they thought were impossible. 

Vera Musgrove                  Physical Education Ms. Musgrove, a native of Temple Hills, Maryland, moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman College.  After graduation, Ms. Musgrove taught and performed dance in the Atlanta area and more.  She is a first year teacher at Latin Grammar School.  Her favorite part of teaching is showing young scholars the benefit of fitness and how healthy movement can improve your physical and mental state.

Vera Musgrove                  Physical Education

Ms. Musgrove, a native of Temple Hills, Maryland, moved to Atlanta to attend Spelman College.  After graduation, Ms. Musgrove taught and performed dance in the Atlanta area and more.  She is a first year teacher at Latin Grammar School.  Her favorite part of teaching is showing young scholars the benefit of fitness and how healthy movement can improve your physical and mental state.

Shandricka McElroy  Paraprofessional 

Shandricka McElroy  Paraprofessional