Our Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff continue to demonstrate their nimbleness, growth mindset, commitment to professional development, and dedication to doing whatever it takes to help our young people build foundations for life. We know the work we do is more critical than ever as we help students develop the skills and habits of the the mind and heart they will need to navigate the future.

Administration

Alicia Haltermann

Head of Preschool

EDS Faculty since 1998; 3 years prior experience
Brevard College
Augusta State University

Dr. Anne B. Andrews

Head of Middle School

EDS Faculty since 2012, 27 years prior experience
B.A., Gordon College
M.A. TESL, St. Michael’s College
D.Min, Virginia Theological Seminary Alexandria

Debbie Wren

Director of Finance

EDS Faculty since 2001; 8 years prior experience
B.A., Augusta College

Elise Folk

Director of Auxiliary Programs

EDS Faculty since 2015
B.S. Vanderbilt University
M.Ed Vanderbilt University
MBA Augusta University

Jaye Cohen

Director of Athletics

EDS Faculty since 2013, 21 years prior experience
B.A. English Media, High Point University
M.A. Science in Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Ohio University
C.A.A. National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Joe Kirstein

Boardman Chair of Science and Sustainability

EDS Faculty since 2015; 17 years prior experience
B.S Ed. Georgia State University
M.S  Mississippi State University

Julie Robinson

Afternoon Front Office Support

EDS Faculty since 2004; 8 years prior experience
Augusta Technical College

Karen Dye

Head of Lower School

EDS Faculty since 1982; 5 years prior experience
B.A., Augusta College

Karen Blanchard Lilly

Director of Admissions

EDS Faculty since 1993; 8 years prior experience
A.A., Augusta Technical College
Augusta College

Rev. Dr. Lisa Barrowclough

Chaplain and Chair of Religious Life

EDS Faculty since 2012; 13 years prior experience
B.A., The University of Western Ontario
M.Div., Queen’s College
D.Min., Virginia Theological Seminary

Mark Peacock

Advancement Associate of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations

EDS Faculty since 2017
B.A. Georgia Southern University
M.A.T. Augusta University

Nancy Price

Assistant Business Manager

EDS Faculty since 2002; 15 years prior experience
A.A., Augusta Technical College

Dr. Ned R. Murray

Head of School

EDS Faculty since 2003; 20 years prior experience
B.A., The University of the South, Sewanee
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
DMin Virginia Theology Seminary

Nina Howard

Assistant to the Division Heads

EDS Staff since 2014
B.S., Toccoa Falls College

Payton Granade

Advancement Associate of Internal Communications and Events

EDS Faculty since 2017
B.A., Communication, Augusta University

Scott Tomlinson

Director of Institutional Advancement

EDS faculty since 2016; 22 years of prior experience.
B.A. Foreign Affairs, Assumption College

Shirley Ferus

Front Office Manager

EDS Faculty since 1996; 24 years prior experience
Cumberland County College

Stephanie Woodward

Registrar and Database Manager

EDS Faculty since 2012; 12 years prior experience
B.A., Communications, Randolph-Macon Women’s College

Auxiliary Programs

Elise Folk

Director of Auxiliary Programs

EDS Faculty since 2015
B.S. Vanderbilt University
M.Ed Vanderbilt University
MBA Augusta University

Shannon Schoenberger

Auxiliary Programs Assistants

EDS Faculty since 2005, 4 years previous experience

Co-Curricular

Alison Wright

Godly Play Instructor, 6th and 7th Grade Religion

EDS Faculty since 2017; 18 years prior experience
B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia
M.A. Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary

Amie Swearingen

Library/Media Specialist

EDS Faculty since 2005; 9 years prior experience
B.A., Augusta State University
MLIS, University of South Carolina

Clinton Weaver

3rd-8th Grade Music and Choir Director

B.M.E., Baldwin Wallace Convervatory of Music
M.A. in Music Education, Eastman School of Music

Debra Glover

School Nurse, 6th & 8th Grade Health

EDS Faculty since 1989; 9 years prior experience
R.N./B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
N.C.S.N., National Certified School Nurse, State of Georgia

Elizabeth Owens

Director of Technology, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2005; 13 years prior experience
M.Ed., University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Augusta State University
B.A., Augusta State University

Gilchrist Phillips

Kindergarten - 1st Grade Reading Specialist

EDS faculty since 2009; 15 years prior experience
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.Ed., North Carolina State University
Ed.S. Augusta State University

Holly Welsh

Three Year Olds - 2nd Grade Science Enrichment

EDS Faculty since 2010; 12 years prior experience
B.S.Ed., Presbyterian College

Katie Andrews

PK-4th Grade Physical Education, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2011; 3 years prior experience
B.S., Springfield College, MA
M.Ed., Springfield College, MA

Kristen Heinlein

Kindergarten - 8th Grade Art

EDS Faculty since 2011
B.F.A., Stetson University
M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

Maribelys Sanchez

Middle School Spanish

EDS Faculty since 2017; 3 years prior experience
B.S., University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
M.A.T., The University of Tampa

Melissa Heckathorn

Three Year Olds - 1st Grade Spanish

EDS Faculty since 2015
B.A. in Spanish from Albion College

Sonia Puerta-Quinn

2nd-6th Grade Spanish

EDS Faculty since 2007; 5 years prior experience
B.A., Augusta State University

Tara Scheyer

Three-Year-Olds - 2nd Grade Music

EDS Faculty since 2013, 25 years prior experience
B.A. Music, University of Southern Mississippi
Summer Performance Program Degree, Berklee College of Music

Facilities

Alisa Hicks

Food Services Manager

EDS Faculty since 1992
Augusta Tech

Cynthia Dorsey

Donniell Smith

Mark Jackson

Flowing Wells Campus Caretaker

EDS staff member since 2013

Lower School Assistants

Beth Williamson

Second Grade

EDS Faculty since 2007; 12 years prior experience
B.A., University of South Carolina

Erica Perry

First Grade

EDS Faculty since 2017; 4 years experience
B.S., University of South Carolina
Graduate Studies, Augusta Univeristy

Morgan Jaynes

Kindergarten

EDS Faculty since 2017; 7 years prior experience
B.A Southern Wesleyan University

Phoebe Rice

Kindergarten

EDS Faculty since 2005; 5 years prior experience
B.A., Louisiana State University

Ruth Hymel

First Grade

EDS Faculty since 2017; 2 years prior experience
B.A., Belmont Abbey College

Lower School Faculty

Charlene Dockery

Second Grade

EDS Faculty since 2000; 13 years prior experience
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., Southern Wesleyan University

Gwen Snead

Fourth Grade

EDS Faculty since 2014; 7 years prior experience
B.A. Augusta State University
M.B.A. Augusta State University
M.A.T. Augusta State University

Janet Hesse

Kindergarten

EDS Faculty since 2004; 8 years prior experience
B.S.Ed., University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Dill

Fourth Grade

EDS Faculty since 2004; 8 years prior experience
B.B.A., North Georgia College
B.A., Columbus State University

Jenny Wilson

Second Grade

EDS Faculty since 2000; 17 years prior experience
B.S. Ed., Old Dominion University
M.Ed., Southern Wesleyan University

Kate Grogan

First Grade

EDS Faculty since 2003; 31 years prior experience
B.S., Bradley University
Graduate Studies, Tennessee State University

Kelsey Arthur

First Grade

EDS Faculty since 2014
B.S., Georgia College and State University

Lynn Williams

Third Grade

EDS Faculty since 1976; 4 years prior experience
B.S., University of Georgia

Miriam Ford

Fourth Grade

EDS Faculty since 2003; 7 years prior experience
B.A., Clemson University
M.A., Cambridge College

Nora Norville

Third Grade

EDS Faculty since 2006; 17 years prior experience
B.A., University of South Carolina/Aiken

Middle School Faculty

Brandon Perry

Fifth and Sixth Grade Humanities, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2017; 6 years prior experience
B.A. Washington College

Dana McGill

Eighth Grade English & Literature, Humanities Department Coordinator, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2007; 19 years prior experience
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia
M.Ed., University of Georgia

Ingrid McNeil

Sixth Grade Math, 6th - 8th Grade Science, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 1994; 5 years prior experience
B.S., Arizona State University
Teaching Certifications – Arizona, Massachusetts
Graduate Studies, University of Massachusetts

Jaye Cohen

Director of Athletics

EDS Faculty since 2013, 21 years prior experience
B.A. English Media, High Point University
M.A. Science in Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Ohio University
C.A.A. National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

Kimberly Kirstein

Fifth and Sixth Grade Math, Middle School Advisor, Math Department Coordinator

EDS faculty since 2017
B.S. Middle Grades Education
Masters in Education

Laura Stubbs

Seventh Grade English & Literature, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2014
Samford University – Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Samford University – Master’s of Science in Secondary Education for English Language Arts

Rev. Dr. Lisa Barrowclough

Chaplain and Chair of Religious Life

EDS Faculty since 2012; 13 years prior experience
B.A., The University of Western Ontario
M.Div., Queen’s College
D.Min., Virginia Theological Seminary

Meg Bussey

Fifth Grade Humanities and Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2017; 2 years prior experience
B.A. & B.S. Georgia College & State University
M.A.T Georgia State University

Megan McBryde

Seventh and Eighth Grade Math, Middle School Advisor

EDS faculty since 2017
B.A. Math Education, University of Mississippi

Rick Stahman

Fifth and Six Grade Science, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2017
B.S., Augusta University

William Mundell

6th Grade Geography, 7th - 8th Grade History, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 1990; 6 years prior experience
B.A., University of the Witwatersan
Higher Education Diploma, University of the Witwatersan
B.A., University of South Africa

Nurse

Debra Glover

School Nurse, 6th & 8th Grade Health

EDS Faculty since 1989; 9 years prior experience
R.N./B.S.N., Medical College of Georgia
N.C.S.N., National Certified School Nurse, State of Georgia

Preschool Assistants

Deborah Harper

Prekindergarten

EDS Faculty since 2001
Georgia Southern University

Debra Heald

Three-Year-Olds

EDS Faculty since 2004; 8 years prior experience

Dody Neely

Young Three-Year Olds

EDS Faculty since 1997
B.S., Medical University of South Carolina
M.B.A., University of North Florida

Melody Cox

Prekindergarten

EDS Faculty since 1996; 2 years prior experience
Augusta State University
Medical College of Georgia

Renee Austin

Three-Year-Olds

EDS faculty since 2016; 20 years of prior experience
A.S. in Accounting from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Preschool Faculty

Amy Markwalter

Prekindergarten

EDS Faculty since 2015; 20 years prior experience
B.A. Georgia Southern University

Lynda Smith

Three-Year-Olds

EDS Faculty since 2002; 9 years prior experience
B.A. Augusta College
B.A. Georgia Southern University

Mary Wallace Broome

Prekindergarten

EDS faculty since 2006; substitue at EDS 5 years; 10 years of prior experience
B.A. University of Georgia
Teacher Certification, North Georgia College and State University

Meredith Hollis

Three-Year-Olds

EDS faculty since 2016; 5 years of prior experience
B.S. from the College of Charleston
Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina

Wendy Moody

Young Three-Year Olds

EDS Faculty since 2002; 5 years prior experience
Augusta College

Transportation

Jerry Green

Driver

EDS Faculty since 2016

John Wilkins

Driver

EDS Faculty since 2012