Our Team

The faculty and staff of Capstone are highly trained professionals who are dedicated to educating and equipping their students for future success. They are passionate about the subjects they teach, but also invested in making sure each student has time to live a complete life, with interests and pursuits beyond academics.

In the words of one Capstone parent, “The teachers are mentors and guides who care deeply about each and every child.”

Frederick Betts
Frederick Betts

Head of School

B.A., History
Presbyterian College

M.Ed., Educational Leadership
University of West Georgia

Melinda Willis
Melinda Willis

Founder

B.S., Business
Florida State University

Teaching Certification
Mercer University

Jordyn Holland
Jordyn Holland

Business Manager

B.S., Business Administration – Finance
Kennesaw State University


Master of Business Administration

Jacksonville State University

Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams

Associate Head of School

B.A., Sewanee / University of the South

M.A., University of Virginia

M.A.T., Tift College of Education, Mercer University

Chloe Ashe
Chloe Ashe

Registrar

Lyn Homer
Lyn Homer

Parent Liaison

Lucy Pastore
Lucy Pastore

Admissions

B.S., Secondary Education – Social Studies
Boise State University

M.A., Education – Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Walden University

Education Specialist Degree
Nova Southeastern University 

Faculty

Mary Alice Grant
Mary Alice Grant
B.A., Art History/Minor in French
M.A., Foreign Language  Education (French)

University of Georgia 

Shannon McMillen
Shannon McMillen

Ed. Specialist
Brenau University

M.Ed., Reading Specialist and Early Childhood Education
University of Georgia

Cherry Payne
Cherry Payne

B.S.,  Elementary Education
Georgia Southern University

M.A.,  Elementary Education
West Georgia College

Kari Young
Kari Young
B.A., English & Spanish

Hillside College

M.Ed., Secondary Education

DePaul University

Julie Mitchell
Julie Mitchell
B.F.A., Education

M.A., Art Education
Georgia State University

Indre Bruzikaite
Indre Bruzikaite
B.S., Biochemical Engineering
University of Georgia

 

Kelly Johns
Kelly Johns

B.S., Spanish

B.S.Ed., World Language Education
University of Georgia

Tyler Shuman
Tyler Shuman
B.A., Mathematics & Political Science

 

M.A., Political Science
Emory University

Paula Stone
Paula Stone

Claire Rowcliffe
Claire Rowcliffe

B.S., Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Tennessee

M.P.H., Epidemiology
Emory University

Alix Luce
Alix Luce

B.A., International Studies and Economics
Colby College

M.B.A.,
University of Georgia

Mike Olson
Mike Olson

B.S., Psychology & Neuroscience
Regis University

M.A., Psychology-Behavioral Neuroscience
San Diego State University

Niki Simpson
Niki Simpson
B.A., Speech

Centenary College

 

Troy White
Troy White
B.S., Marine Biology
Jacksonville State University

Kelliann Mateker
Kelliann Mateker

B.S., Mathematics
Tulane University

 

Leif Patterson
Leif Patterson

B.A., Political Science,
Minor International Relations

Eckerd College

Sydney Webster
Sydney Webster
B.S., Biology
Kennesaw State University

 

Hika Anani
Hika Anani

B.A., English Literature – Creative Writing
Agnes Scott College

M.A., Teaching and Learning w/ Technology
Ashford University

M.A., Writing and Literature
Bennington College

My goal is to foster creativity and independence in my students and to help them meet every challenge, in and out of school, with a positive attitude and a desire to learn and grow.

Capstone Teacher

Accreditation
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