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

Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams

Associate Head of School

Chloe Ashe
Chloe Ashe

Registrar

Lyn Homer
Lyn Homer

Parent Liaison

Faculty

Andie Ashe
Andie Ashe

B.F.A., Drawing
University of Georgia

Mary Alice Grant
Mary Alice Grant
BA Art History/Minor in French
University of GA
Masters in  Foreign Language  Education (French)

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

Troy White
Troy White
BS Marine Biology
Jacksonville State University

Indre Bruzikaite
Indre Bruzikaite
BS Biochemical Engineering
University of Georgia

 

Kelly Johns
Kelly Johns

B.S., Spanish
University of Georgia

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

Annie McPherson
Annie McPherson

BS Biology
North Carolina A&T State University.

PhD Genetics and Molecular Biology,
 Emory University.

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

Emory University

Masters in Political Science

Emory University

Kari Young
Kari Young
BA English & Spanish

Hillside College

M.Ed. in Secondary Education

DePaul University

Asa Collier
Asa Collier

MA Philosophy 
Georgia State University

MA Teaching
Georgia State University

Alix Luce
Alix Luce

B.A., International Studies and Economics
Colby College

M.B.A.
University of Georgia

Mike Olson
Mike Olson

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

B.S. Psychology & Neuroscience
Regis University.

Niki Simpson
Niki Simpson
BA Speech

Centenary College

 

Paula Stone
Paula Stone
Supply Teacher

Lauren DuPlooy
Lauren DuPlooy

B.S., Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Kelliann Mateker
Kelliann Mateker

B.S., Mathematics
Tulane University

 

Leif Patterson
Leif Patterson

Eckerd College BA, Political Science,
minor International Relations

Sydney Webster
Sydney Webster
BS Biology
Kennesaw State University

 

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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