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

Walt Alexanderson

Morning Receptionist

EDS Faculty since 2018

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

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

Amanda Chambers

Advancement Associate for Outreach and Marketing

EDS Faculty since 2018, 10 years prior experience
B.F.A., University of Georgia

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

Karen Dye

Head of Lower School

EDS Faculty since 1982; 5 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

Payton Granade

Advancement Associate of Internal Communications and Events

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

Alicia Haltermann

Head of Preschool

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

Nina Howard

Assistant to the Division Heads

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

Joe Kirstein

Boardman Chair of Science and Sustainability, Eighth Grade Math

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

Karen Blanchard Lilly

Director of Admissions

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

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

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

Julie Robinson

Afternoon Recptionist

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

Scott Tomlinson

Director of Institutional Advancement

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

Stephanie Woodward

Registrar and Database Manager

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

Debbie Wren

Director of Finance

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

Auxiliary Programs

Elise Folk

Director of Auxiliary Programs

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

Jalessa Mills

Assistant to Auxiliary Programs

EDS Faculty since 2017

Co-Curricular

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

MaLea Breland

K-3 and 6 Grade Art Teacher

EDS Faculty since 2018, 21 years prior experience
B.A., Augusta University

Ian Chambers

Middle School Spanish

EDS Faculty since 2018; 5 years prior experience
B.A., St. Edwards University
M.A., Texas State University

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

Melissa Heckathorn

Three Year Olds - 1st Grade Spanish

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

Kristen Heinlein

4-5th and 7-8th Grade Art Teacher

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

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

Sonia Puerta-Quinn

Spanish Department Coordinator; 2nd-6th Grade Spanish

EDS Faculty since 2007
B.A., Augusta State University
M.A., University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

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

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

Holly Welsh

Three Year Olds - 2nd Grade Science Enrichment

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

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

Facilities

Cynthia Dorsey

Alisa Hicks

Food Services Manager

EDS Faculty since 1992
Augusta Tech

Mark Jackson

Flowing Wells Campus Caretaker and Facilities Support

EDS staff member since 2013

Donniell Smith

Lower School Assistants

Ruth Hymel

Kindergarten

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

Erica Perry

First Grade

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

Heather Warren

Kindergarten Assistant

EDS Faculty since 2018
B.F.A., Augusta University

Tahnee Williams

First Grade Assistant

EDS Faculty since 2018
B.S., University of South Carolina

Beth Williamson

Second Grade

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

Lower School Faculty

Kelsey Arthur

First Grade

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

Jennifer Dill

Fourth Grade

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

Charlene Dockery

Second Grade

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

Miriam Ford

Fourth Grade

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

Janet Hesse

Kindergarten

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

Amanda Hogan

First Grade

EDS Faculty since 2018, 6 years prior experience
B.S., Liberty University, Teaching Certificate, Caldwell University

Julie Merryman

Kindergarten

EDS Faculty since 2018
B.S., University of Georgia, M.S., University of Georgia

Nora Norville

Third Grade

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

Gwen Snead

Third 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

Jennifer Wilson

Second Grade

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

Middle School Faculty

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

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, Eighth Grade Math

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

Kimberly Kirstein

Fifth -Seventh Grade Math, Middle School Advisor, Math Department Coordinator

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

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

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

Brandon Perry

Fifth and Sixth Grade Humanities, Middle School Advisor

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

Rick Stahman

Fifth and Six Grade Science, Middle School Advisor

EDS Faculty since 2017
B.S., Augusta University

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

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

Kathy Burns

Preschool Assistant

EDS Faculty since 2018, 14 years prior experience

Laura Robertson

Preschool Assistant

EDS Faculty since 2018
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

Shannon Schoenberger

Preschool Assistant

EDS Faculty since 2005, 4 years previous experience

Laura Sigwald

Preschool Assistant

EDS Faculty since 2018

Preschool Faculty

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

Kaci Johnson

Three-Year-Olds

EDS Faculty since 2018
B.S., Georgia Southern University

 

Wren Moody

Prekindergarten Teacher

EDS Faculty since 2017, 11 years of prior experience
B.A., Augusta College
M.A., Augusta State

Shelby Ryder

Young Threes

EDS Faulty since 2018
B.S., East Tennessee State University, M.S. Clemson University

Lynda Smith

Three-Year-Olds

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

Transportation

Jerry Green

Driver

EDS Faculty since 2016

John Wilkins

Driver

EDS Faculty since 2012