The Equity & Student Support Team
M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.
Executive Director of Equity and Student Support
Job at a glance: Making sure students are safe, seen, and successful.
Favorite Quote: “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." - Lilla Watson
What it Means to Me: Educational equity is everyone's work because what affects one person affects all. This knowledge emboldens me to approach the work, not from a place of helping "those kids," but from a place of joining together for the liberation of our community.
404-371-3601 x 1026
Dianne Acuña (Thompson) Andree
Student Success Coordinator
Job at a glance: I connect students to success!
Favorite Quote: Every child deserves a champion, an adult who insists they become the best they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson
What it Means to Me:
Mari Ann Banks
J.D., Ph, D.
District Equity Coordinator
My Job at a glance: Revolution!
Favorite Quote: “An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor.” ~Lerone Bennett
What it Means to Me: When African American and other students of the global majority are being marginalized in a system of oppression, it is my responsibility to revolt - until things are different.
Job at a glance: I make things work around here!
Favorite Quote: "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are" ~ Benjamin Franklin
What it Means to Me: Human beings are all connected in more ways than we can imagine. Yet, some of us have the ability to choose to be in denial about the broken system we live in. We need many more people to be outraged enough or courageous enough to speak out.
Ph# 404.371.3601 ext 1032
Coordinator of Section 504 and School Psychology
Job at a glance: I keep us sane!
Favorite Quote: "One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore." - Andre Gide
What it Means to Me: The unfamiliar and unknown may be daunting at first. We may feel confused and uncomfortable but this is precisely the time at which we discover new connections and synthesize new ideas. Consenting to the adventure helps us arrive at a world of growth, knowledge, and wisdom.
404-371-3601 x 1062
M.B.A, B.S.N., R.N.
Lead District Nurse
Job at a glance: Nursing is not what I do. Nursing is who I am. When it counts, I am the calm at the center of the storm.
Favorite Quote: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something" Edward Everett Hale
What it Means to Me: Although I cannot do everything, I can always do something to make a difference. A simple smile can change a day. I may be the only form of love, peace or encouragement someone sees in a day and I am blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference.