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

Chloe Ashe
Chloe Ashe

Student Life Coordinator

Traci Heppler
Traci Heppler

Admissions Assistant

Lyn Homer
Lyn Homer

Parent Liason

Faculty

Andie Ashe
Andie Ashe

B.F.A., Drawing
University of Georgia

Tom Fagerlin
Tom Fagerlin

B.S., Accounting
University of Kentucky

B.B.A., Management and Marketing
University of Kentucky

M.Ed.
Regis University

Kelly Johns
Kelly Johns

B.S., Spanish
University of Georgia

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

Shannon McMillen
Shannon McMillen

Ed. Specialist
Brenau University

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

Sarah Spiers
Sarah Spiers

B.A. English and Latin Literature
Warwick University UK

Diploma of Education
Monash University Australia

Tahira Bell
Tahira Bell

B.S., Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.Ed., Science Education
University of Pittsburgh

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

Luanne Johnson
Luanne Johnson
B.S. English Education

Vanderbilt University

M.Ed. Elementary Education

Georgia State University
Cherry Payne
Cherry Payne

B.S,  Elementary Education
Georgia Southern University

M.A.,  Elementary Education
West Georgia College

Kari Young
Kari Young
BA English & Spanish

Hillside College

M.Ed. in Secondary Education

DePaul University

Michele Brown
Michele Brown

B.A. English
Tulane University

J.D.
Georgia State University College of Law

Rachel Herman
Rachel Herman

B.S., Liberal Studies
State University of New York

M.S., Environmental Studies
Long Island University

Alix Luce
Alix Luce

B.A., International Studies and Economics
Colby College

M.B.A.
University of Georgia

Kohler Sartain
Kohler Sartain

B.S., Child and Family Development
University of Georgia

M.A., Early Childhood Education
Oglethorpe University

Lauren DuPlooy
Lauren DuPlooy

B.S., Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Hunter Holley
Hunter Holley

B.S., Mathematics
Tougaloo College

Kelliann Mateker
Kelliann Mateker

B.S., Mathematics
Tulane University

 

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

Emory University

Masters in Political Science

Emory 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

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.