2022-2023 Annual Report

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Thank you to the following families for serving on the Development Committee for the 2022-2023 school year.

Eileen and Lee Turner, Chairs

David and Eric Scurlock, Preschool-Kindergarten Representatives

Lynn and Kelvin Pettaway, Lower School Representatives

Ginny and Chris Pantano, Middle School Representatives

Make your pledge today!

For the 2023-2024 school year, your contributions will go directly to safety enhancements and upgrades. GOAL: $150,000 + 100% PARTICIPATION

Our goal is 100% participation from current parents and other groups Gifts of all amounts are appreciated and vital to providing a strong student experience. It is not about the amount you give, but rather the participation and support for Atlanta Academy's Mission and Promise

Please note that the contributions listed in this report are those made during the 2022-2023 school year Every effort has been made to ensure that the information found in this report is true and accurate Please inform Stephanie Kashdan, Director of Marketing and Communications, of any accolades, errors, or omissions and accept our sincere apology



Gladiator Families,

The 2022-2023 school year was a remarkable year of rejuvenation. Every time our community gathered for events such as Young Author's Celebration or Santa's Workshop, we pinched ourselves as we took a moment to appreciate the fact we could all come together

As we look to this school year and beyond, it is with renewed purpose to deliver on our promise of giving every student the individual attention they need to succeed We are proud to share our three-year Strategic Plan launched last year. This blueprint was developed in partnership with various stakeholders, including parents, faculty, the Board of Trustees, students, and administration The goals will serve as a framework for significant program adoption, guiding day-to-day decisions and measuring our progress. Our completed Strategic Plan recognizes who we are today, what areas we want to grow, and how we will get there

One of the primary focuses of the Strategic Plan is School Safety. Safety and security have always been at the forefront; however, operational needs continually change We must continue to stay on top of new resources and the latest enhancements. This year, we will specifically earmark the money raised from the Gladiator Fund to implement these enhanced safety upgrades and improvements

Atlanta Academy is alive. Our teachers are nurturing and inspiring the lives of our students and your children. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, our faculty and staff, and our students, we thank you for your generosity and support With your help, we look forward to forging new paths together.


Onward and upward,




Enhance the breadth of offerings to meet the interests and needs of students

Deliver academic excellence. Enhance the student experience.

Innovate through technology.


Cultivate community and partnerships.

Expand and enhance Parents' Association opportunities

Reestablish the Gladiator University for parents

Enhance Atlanta Academy Cares

Foster a positive teacher and staff culture

Advance the workplace culture.

Support professional development inside and outside the school.

Strengthen communication internally.


Invest and enhance campus and learning spaces.

Research and improve school and campus safety.

Expand the campus assets to meet our students' and community's current and future needs.


Since 2008, the state of Georgia has allowed for the redirection of state income tax liability to a qualified student scholarship program for the purpose of need-based financial aid. Atlanta Academy participates in the qualified student scholarship program known as Georgia GOAL

Through the GOAL program, we have provided aid to students whom we might otherwise not have been able to serve. We would like to thank Gladiator parents, grandparents, faculty, and friends for their participation and support The Georgia GOAL participants are listed for the 2023 tax year through September 30, 2023


James & Patricia Anhut

Stephanie Bernal Castaneda & Javier Bernal

Sally & Vince Burkett

Robert Ferguson

Welthan & Brian Harhai

Amelia & Christopher Henretty

Nour & Nick Kelly

Frankie & Darren Linder

Mar-Jac Holdings, Inc

Cheryl & Elliot Miller

Doris & Jeff Muir

Angela & Andrew Naples

Ashley & Mike Reams

David & Eric Scurlock

Hiba Tinawi & Mulham Shbeib

Alyssa & Matthew Siegel

Katie & Brannon Vann

Mary & John Wadsworth

Emily & Luke Webber

Janine & Jared Wiskind


2022-2023 GLadiator fund PARTICIPATION BY LEVEL


$2,000 - $2,999

Liza & Peter Anand

Lisa & Philip Bowman

Alejandra Villegas-Faucher & Greg Faucher

Caroline & Matthew Foster

Denise Johnson

Jenna & Sam Kaufman

Emily & Jonathan Kent

Angela & Andrew Naples

Ashley & Mike Reams

Mara & Aron Riddle

Kristy & Tim Stutz


$10,000 AND ABOVE

May P. and Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust

Michelle and Mike Abreu

Love 4 The People, Inc


$7,500 - $9,999

Atlanta Home Theater & The Evans Family

Tykishia Johnson


$5,000 - $7,499

Karen & Chris Arnone

Lauren & Clay Garner

Loren & Matt Shields


$3,000 - $4,999

AIG Matching Grants Total

Jamie & Thomas DeRue

Molly & Shailesh Desai

Laronda & Michael Gary

Elizabeth & Michael Kimberl

Sara & John Rutledge

The Wellford Family


$1,000 - $1,999

Nadine & Daniel Betancourt

Ashley & Joel Charlton

Heba & Ajaz Chaudhry

Mary Committe

Shay & Wayne Edy

Kelly & Richard Ellis

Frazier & Deeter Foundation

Meagan & Chris Galle

Welthan & Brian Harhai

Racquel & Scott Henderson

Djibril Gibson Kagni

Linda & Mark Kelly

Nour & Nick Kelly

Elle & Rob Lamb

Emilia & Andrew Larbi-Yeboa

Kyle & Erin Long

Lindsey & Justin McCracken

Michael Maiorano

Nakia & Lawrence Mattis

Lindsay & Stephen Moss



Ginny & Christopher Pantano

Sheryl & Keyur Patel

Valerie & Chris Pitrof

Ann & Travis Reid

David & Eric Scurlock

Hiba Tinawi & Mulham Shbeib

Ashley Starnes & Jason Bongiovi

Katie & Patrick Summers

The Turner Family

Katie & Brannon Vann

Mr & Mrs Dustin Waller

Kristen & Ali Yarbou


Katie Ackerman

The Allen Family

Jacob Amedee

Anonymous Donor


Phoebe Ardagna


Noel and Darlene Bambrough

Zanaysia Batts

Samantha & Blake Bieber

Kelly & Alex Black

The Blosfeld Family

D'Alma Bradley

Nicole Browning & Tom Swedlund

Board of Trustees

Phil Bowman, Chair

Molly Desai, Vice-Chair

Mulham Shbeib, Treasurer

Kristen Yarbou, Secretary

Mike Abreu

Michael Gary

Matthew Shields

Angela Naples

Malon D Mimms, Emeritus

2022-2023 GLadiator fund PARTICIPATION BY LEVEL

Maria & Ariel Inoue

Alex & Alicia Jones

Justin Jones

Neeley Jones

Mary Nell & Tom Kane

Stephanie & Jeff Kashdan

Ruth Keeley

Carroll Keith

Diana & Moses Kim

Jessica & Andrew Koppmann

Lynn Kornegay

Jill & Matthew Kossman

Jessica & David Krisher

Angela & Sam Leaf

Weldon Ledbetter

Susmitha & Ramana Puppala

Lauren & Scott Quesnel

The Ramondino Family

Sarani Reddy

Durlene Reed

Cyntia Rivas

Alejandra Cruz Rivera

Courtney Robinson

Ian Rosario

Desiree Mas y Rubi & Michael Johnson

Andrea Russell

Crystal & Alex Salas

Samar Salman

The Scolaro Family

Sheryl Byrd

Glory Carter

Holly Clark


Jodi & Brian Copeland

Jessica & Brandon Davis

Deanna Denham & David Hughes

Dana & Michael Deubel

George Dickinson

Chris & Mary Durkee

Emily Eaton

Calandra Eineker

Debra & Robert Erwin

Jennifer Fancher

Taylor Gamache

Chris Garrett

Chrystal & Greg Gates

Rinku & Kamlesh Gokal


Aimee & Doug Green

Lauren & Hank Grossman

Lindsey & Jay Guidry

Juli & Joe Guion

Julie & Jeff Hagar

John & Kimberly B. Hall

Mark Harrell

Monique Harrell

Nileema Hasib

Tara & Duncan Hastie

Erin Haworth

Areej Helou & Omar Barguti

Todd & Christie Hennings

Kristin & Krist Hochburger

Paige & Dan Holliman

Kerry Howard

The Hull Family

Matt Lichtenstein

Frankie & Darren Linder

Tiffany & Paul Lizon

Arin Logan & Ryan Johnson

Andrea & Patrick Long

M3 Companies

The Maldonado Family

Paul & Melanie Manning

Philip & Taylor Mansell

Gabriel & Tania Marrero

Vince Mastrototaro

Tatiana Matos & William Matiz

Emma McCarthy

Kristi & Mason McCarthy

Carolyn & Harrison McCord

Kathy & Dan McDonough

Maia & Marcos Mendez


Trish Mikell

Cheryl & Elliott Miller

Veronica Mitchell

Martha Moore

Astrid Mueller & Prasad Goswami

Sarani Reddy Mukkala & Sunil Reddy Gurram

Ali & Marcus Nabors

Kelly Nealis

Jeanie & Greg Nowicki

The Padmanabhan Family

Brandi & Colin Pajot

Sarah Pajot

The Pardo Family

Kelvin & Lynn Pettaway

Mily Piscoya

Jim Poteet

Kelly & Jared Powell

The Shaener Family

Anne & Van Sharma

Hilary & Jordan Sherer

Stefanie & David Shore

Carey & Michael Shuman

Caitlyn Sims

Melissa & Satyan Singh

Tamika Smith

Meredith & Tyler Snellings

Barbara & Mariusz Sobanski

Mrs. Yusra Sohail & Mr Kasif Choudhary

Sarah Stephens & Robert Brinkmeyer

Judy Stokes

Jodi & Andrew Stone

Andrea & Butch Swoop

Amy Szumstein

The Tabrizipour Family

Erin & Amit Tibrewala

Brenda Trejo

Debi Trelease

Shari Underhill

Hayley Viente

Kevin & Kanyatta Walker

Emily & Luke Webber

Jiawei Wen & Pratiwi Yap

Kathryn & Jeff Wilson

Janine Wiskind

Maggie Wojcicka & Mariusz Piatek

Diana Woods

The Yarlagadda Family

Maribel & Serif Yeniocak

Jessica Yera

Maria Zayas

Around here we don't look back ards er long We keep mo ing for ard, opening up new doors and doing new things, becau ding us down new paths.
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