Miranda Cully Griffin is our director. She recently received a Master's of Divinity at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, and she also holds a BA in History and English from the University of Central Arkansas and an MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She spent a year between graduate degrees working at Twelve Oaks Montessori in Oxford, Mississippi. Miranda wants to focus on communication and administration at GAP while being involved daily as a teacher with the students.
Shama Khan is our elementary lead teacher. She comes to us from Massachusetts, where she taught elementary school for three years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and has been trained as a behavior therapist. She will be studying for her Master’s degree in Special Education beginning in the fall of 2010.
Libby Hovey is our preschool lead teacher and has worked extensively with preschool and elementary children in Chicago and Atlanta before being an assistant at Montessori In Town for two years. She holds a BA in early childhood Education. Libby has a deep understanding of Montessori principles and is committed to the development of the whole child.
Dr. Frances Howard volunteers twice weekly, she has been involved with education for many years with a particular interest in reading instruction for less proficient readers. She taught for six years at Ridgeview Psychiatric Institute on the adolescent unit and at a private school for learning disabled students. She received her BA from Agnes Scott College, a degree from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta, and her MA in Special Education and Ph.D. in Reading, Language and Literacy from Georgia State.
Our advisory board includes public and private school teachers, a school counselor, and an occupational therapist in addition to representatives from the church and community. The faculty and board of advisory are always looking for innovative ideas to make our program the most interesting option for your child's afterschool care.