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Our Elementary School program gives students in Kindergarten and Grades 1 through 4 a solid foundation in basic academics, as well as regular opportunities to practice and develop their analysis, evaluation, and critical thinking skills.We capture their enthusiasm and excitement and channel it into a program that emphasizes learning, community involvement, and global understanding.

We place special emphasis on literacy and mathematics, as well as on the study of world languages, STEAM, and the Arts – including music. Exploration and discovery are at the heart of our curriculum, which allows our students to develop initiative, flexibility, and independence.



Kindergarten Instructor
Ms. Crystal Jackson

Education - Georgia State University - BS in Birth Through Kindergarten
Certifications/Endorsements - Birth Through Kindergarten Sp Ed Preschool (Ages 3-5) Endorsement


Kindergarten Instructor
Ms. Lauren Rabideau

Education - - State University of New York , BA in Art History
Certifications/Endorsements - Teach for America '14
Kindergarten Instructor
Ms. Chassidy Mitchell

Education  - Georgia Southern University- BS Early Childhood Education
Certifications/Endorsements - P-5 Early Childhood Education
Kindergarten Instructor
Ms. Tiffany Watson

Education -Clayton State University- Bachelor of Science-Interdisciplinary Studies minor Education
Certifications/Endorsements - N/a

Kindergarten Instructor
Ms. Yolanda Davis-Taylor

Education - -Florida Int'l University - BS Early Childhood and Elementary Ed 1-6, MS - Reading K-12
Nova Southeastern University - AP Educational Leadership, Ed.

Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education- 1-6, Reading, ESOL, Educational Leadership

School Reading Coordinator/ Kindergarten EIP
Ms. Jannitra Zachery

Education -Jackson State University-B.S. in Early Childhood Education; Kennesaw State University-Master's Degree in Elementary Education
Certifications/Endorsements - Math Endorsement & Science Endorsement (Georgia State University)

Associate Instructor
Ms. Marcha Gentryr

Education - Brigham Young University (BYU) B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition
Certifications/Endorsements - Para Professional

Associate Instructor
Ms. Jasmine Browner

Education - - Albany University, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Certifications/Endorsements -Secondary Education

Associate Instructor
Ms. Shelia Appling




1st Grade

1st Grade - Instructor
Ms. Daria Johnson

Education - Georgia State University- Bachelor of Science Degree in Education
Certifications/Endorsements - ESOL Endorsement


1st Grade- Instructor
Ms. Ashley Epps

Education - B.S. in Early Childhood Education- West GA, and a Master's Degree in Reading and Mathematics- Walden University
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education
1st Grade - Instructor
Ms. Makesha Brown

Academic Coordinator K-2
Ms. Tiffany Moore

Education -Florida A & M University -B.S Accounting; Mercer University- M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education



2nd Grade

2nd Grade- Instructor
Ms. Kelli McDowell

Education - - Columbus State Univerity - BS in Early Childhood Education

2nd Grade - Instructor
Ms. Kieara Reed

Education - - Northwestern University, B.S Education and Social Policy
Certifications/Endorsements - ESOL Certification

2nd Grade - Instructor
Ms. Ashley Monroe

Education - - Gordon State College, B.S Early Childhood Education with General Special Education

2nd Grade- Instructor
Ms. Stephanie Foxworth

Education - - Howard University MAT in Early Childhood Education BS in Early Childhood Education
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood

Education Teaching Certification


EIP Instructor
Ms. Terion Woods

Education - - University of Phoenix - Masters of Curriculum and Instruction English Language Arts, University of West Georgia - BS in Early Childhood Education
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education P-5


3rd Grade
3rd Grade- Instructor
Ms. Anesha James

Education - - Georgia State University-BS P-5 Early Childhood Education
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education, Gifted In-Field
3rd Grade- Instructor
Ms. Cassandra Hall
Education - - B.S. in Elementary Education from University of Southern California
3rd Grade - Instructor
Ms. Hanna Poston

Education - - University of Georgia, BS in Early Childhood Education, MEd in Special Education
Certifications/Endorsements - Math and Science
3rd Grade- Instructor
Ms. LaShonda Glenn

Education - - University of Georgia, BS in Early Childhood Education, MEd in Special Education
Certifications/Endorsements - ESOL Endorsement
3rd Grade - Instructor
Ms. Bethany Bennett

Education - - University of Tennessee - BS in Psychology and minor in Elementary Education, MS in Elementary Education
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leader Endorsement, Science Endorsement


EIP Instructor
Ms. Neil Dyer

Education - - Georgia State University - BS in Early Childhood Education M.Ed in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction
Certifications/Endorsements - ESOL Endorsement, Mathematics Endorsment


4th Grade

4th Grade-Math/Science Instructor
Ms. Charity Wells-Buckley

Education - - Georgia Southern University, B.S. Health and Physical Education; Walden University, M.S. Ed. K-8 Science
Certifications/Endorsements - Health and Physical Education, Early Childhood Education, Gifted In-Field



4th Grade- ELA/SS Instructor
Mr. Keith Jackson

Education - - Howard University - Bachelor of Arts-Elementary Education with a minor in Physical Education; - Purdue University, Master of Science- Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Studies; Prescott Valley, Educational Specialist- Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Studies.
Certifications/Endorsements - K-12 Leadership Endorsement; K-8 Social Sciences Endorsement; K-8 Reading/ Language Arts

4th Grade -ELS & SS Instructor
Ms. Lecreisha Webb-

Education - - Mississippi Valley State University, BS in Elementary Education (K-8); Alcorn State UniversityM.Ed in Secondary Education (School Guidance and Counseling)
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education P-5; Middle Grades 4-8 (Language Arts and Social Studies); and School Guidance & Counseling K-12

EIP Instructor
Ms.Tanyika White

Education - - Oral Roberts University BA in Elementary Education; MA in English as a Second Language
Certifications/Endorsements - Early Childhood Education, Health and Physical Education (K-12), Middle Grades Social Science

4th Grade-Math/Science Instructor
Ms. LaDeandra Scott


Instructional Support


Instructional Support

Special Education Coordinator
Ms. Nadiah Trotman

Education - - Lincoln University- B.S. Elementary Education George Washington University- M.A.Ed. Education & Human Development/ Early Childhood Special Education Nova Southeastern University- Ed.D. Human Services Administration
Certifications/Endorsements - General Education K-8 Special Education Birth-Adult
Special Education Instructor -
Ms. Erika Hall

Education - - Ga. State University BBA Marketing Keller Graduate School of Mgmt. Finance; Ga. State University Special Education Teaching Certification


RTI/SST Coordinator -
Ereco Maddox

Education - - Georgia Southern University-BS Education Nova Southeastern University ED.S
Special Education Instructor -
Christopher Thomas

Education - - North Carolina A&T State University - B.S. in Criminal Justice; Clark Atlanta University - M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration; Clark Atlanta University - Ed.D in Educational Leadership
Associate Teacher
Jarmal Hawkins

Assessment and Data Coordinator
Ms. Sharhonda Davies

Education -"Spelman College- Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education; New York Univerity- Master of Education in Elementary Education ; Mercer University- Educational Specialist in Teacher Leadership; Georgia State University- Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Academic Coordinator K-2
Ms. Tiffany Moore

Education -Florida A & M University -B.S Accounting; Mercer University- M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education
Certifications/Endorsements -
Academic Coordinator 3-4
Ms. Takevia Daniel

Education -BA - Early Childhood Education - Albizu University Miami
Certifications/Endorsements -Early Childhood Education



General Music Instructor -
Ms. Leandra Lawerance

Education -Georgia State University- BS in Early Childhood Education New York University- MA in Literacy Education
Certifications/Endorsements -Early Childhood Education Math

Art Instructor -
Ms. Jordan Rager

Education - - Georgia State University
Certifications/Endorsements - B.F.A Art Education

Physical Education Instructor -
Paul Showronski

Education - BS in Health & Physical Education - Georgia State University *Currently in Master's program - Administration & Supervision - Liberty University
Certifications/Endorsements -Certified K-12th grade Health & Physical Education

Education Technology Coordinator -
Monica Taylor

Education -B.S. - Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University; Master of Ed- Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University; Specialist in Ed. - Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University
Certifications/Endorsements - Gifted (K-12) and Math (K-5)

ESOL Instructor -
Melanie McGlynn

Education - Georgia State University: B.A. dual major Religious Studies and Philosophy and Master's ESOL: Language and Literacy Education; University of Georgia: Ph.D. in Education (in progress)
strong>Certifications/Endorsements - ESOL, Reading, ELA, English
Language Instructor -
Karina Figueroa-Blanco

Education - Universidad del Atlántico, B. Ed. in Foreign Languages
Certifications/Endorsements - Spanish
Physical  Education Instructor -
Jeremy McClary

Education -


Scholar Life

Scholar Life
KK-2nd Grades Counselor-
Ms. Lisa Miller

Education - xxx
Certifications/Endorsements -


3th - 4th Grades Counselor -
Ms. Chastity Williams

Education - Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University; Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University
Certifications/Endorsements- Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Endorsement, National Certified Counselor, Georgia Associate Professional Counselor


Dean of Students-
Ms.Angel-Dama Hendricks
Eduaction - Xavier University of Louisiana - BS in Psychology; American University - M.A. Ed. in Elementary Education; National Louis University - Ed. S in Administration and Supervision
Certifications/Endorsements - Elementary Education Leading Educators

Administrative Team

Adminstrative Team
Head of Elementry Middle School -
Ms. Kisha Blythers

Education - Tuskegee University Bachelor’s Degree in Education; Central Michigan University Master’s Degree in Adult Education; Georgia State University Math Endorsement and Leadership Certification
Director of Curriculum & Instruction -
Ms. Ursela Boorland

Education -Southern University Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education; Gifted In-Field 
Certifications/Endorsements - Reading Endorsement; Math Endorsement; Early Childhood (P-5)
Director of Student Life
Mr. Thomas Bussey

Director of Student Services
Ms. Erica Curry
Education -Cambridge College- Cambridge, Massachusetts: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Administration and Leadership (Ed.S.) Jacksonville State University- Jacksonville, Alabama: Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.) University of North Georgia- Gainesville, Georgia: Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education Jacksonville State University- Jacksonville, Alabama: Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Public Relations/English
Certifications/Endorsements - ▪Educational Leadership; Middle Grades Language Arts; Early Childhood Education; Special Education Behavior Disorders Consultative (P-12);Special Education Social Science, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Language Arts; Special Education General Curriculum; Reading (P-12) ▪ Coaching Endorsement

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Centennial Academy Elementary School Calendar

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Curriculum and Instruction


Lower Grades (K-2)

  • Flexible Groups for Reading and Math
    • Varied Data Sources
    • Fluid Movement


  • Curriculum Programs
    • Wit & Wisdom (ELA)
    • Lexia Core 5 (Phonics)
    • Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (Partnership)
    • Eureka (Math)
    • Stem-Scopes (Science)
  • 2:25 Average Teacher:Student Ratio
  • Associate Teachers
  • Applied STEAM Learning  and Success Skills
  • Google Classrooms


Upper Grades (3 - 4)

  • 3rd Grade - Integrated Learning with an Intradisciplinary Approach (making connections across the content areas) with themes
  • 4th Grade - Departmentalized Teaching ( partner teachers)
  • Curriculum Program
    • Wit & Wisdom (ELA)
      Upper Grades 3 -4
    • Lexia Core 5 (Phonics)
    • Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (Partnership)
    • Eureka (Math)
    • Stem-Scopes (Science)
  • 2:26 Average Teacher:Student Ratio
  • Associate Teachers
  • Applied STEAM Learning  and Success Skills
  • Google Classrooms



Percentage of the Grade

Number of Grades per Semester






at least 2

Success Skills


8 (two per success skill)





Student Life

2018 - 2019 Goals

2018- 2019 Strategic Goals


School Culture




The Counseling Department provides support to scholars, families, faculty, and staff in a number of capacities. We advocate for scholar success in three primary areas, according to the ASCA National Model, which includes counseling in personal and social, academic, and career development.

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Dress Code / Supplies

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Centennial Academy standard of excellence, foster school unity and pride, and allow scholars to focus on learning, citizenship, and leadership, scholars are required to be in uniform each day.



OuterwearNavy vest, cardigan sweater, or blazer
TopsBlack polo shirt with CA logo
BeltsBlack belt
BottomsGray pants or shorts(not to exceed 1 inch above the knee)Gray skirt, pants, shorts, or jumper(not to exceed 1 inch above the knee)
SocksWhite, black, or navy socksWhite or navy socks or stockings
ShoesTennis shoes can be of any color.

Scholars are NOT allowed to wear slides, flip flops, house shoes, or any open toe shoe.


School Spirit Day Attire

Uniform bottoms with a Centennial Academy t-­shirt, polo, club shirt, or jersey.

Spirit attire should reflect school pride and spirit.

Non-Centennial Academy superhero shirts are NOT considered spirit wear.


Leadership Days have been identified as Dress for Success Days and occur on the first Wednesday of the month.

On these days (listed below), scholars will wear the Centennial Dress uniform.

September 5- October 3rd- November 7- December 5th- February 6th- March 6th- April 17th

Dress Uniform

(can be worn daily)



Boys white oxford button down shirt, gray tie, gray pants, navy or black socks and black dress shoes

Girls white oxford shirt, gray cross tie, gray skirt or pants, white or navy socks or stockings, black mary jane shoes

Students are not allowed to wear hats, caps, bandanas, sunglasses, hoods, headbands (for boys) or

clothing tied to their heads, waists, or necks unless it is for religious, cultural, or medical reasons.

Any items deemed distracting, unsafe, or inappropriate can be

confiscated from the student. All confiscated items can be picked up from the school office by the parent.

School Spirit Wear ­

Every Friday, scholars, faculty and staff are permitted to wear a Centennial Academy Spirit T­-shirt or polo and their uniform trousers or skirt. **Blue jeans, joggers, and sweatpants are not acceptable attire on School Spirit Day.

Uniform Bank ­

The school has an established uniform bank. Any family who cannot afford to purchase uniforms may consult with the School Experience Coordinator, their child’s teacher, or the Community Engagement Specialist for assistance in securing uniforms. Parents are expected to launder the uniforms and require scholars to wear the uniform on a daily basis once received.

Special Uniforms

Organizations affiliated with or sanctioned by the school (Scouts, Beta Club, etc.) that designate special uniforms are permitted to wear their special uniforms on meeting days and for special events.

2018-2019 Supply List

Elementary School



  • 3 - Packs Of 4 Glue Sticks
  • 12 - #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga Brand)
  • 1 - Pink Or White Eraser
  • 2 - Boxes Of Kleenex
  • 1 - Box Of Ziplock Zipper Bags

(Girls - Sandwich, Boys - Gallon)

  • 2 - Containers Of Disinfectant Wipes

(Lysol, Clorox)

  • 1 - 10oz Bottle Of Hand Sanitizer
  • 2 - Composition Notebooks
  • 4Pack Dry Erase Expo Markers

(Girls - Black Markers, Boys - Colored Markers)

  • Snack Sized ZipLock Bags
  • Sandwich Sized ZipLock Bags
  • Gallon Sized ZipLock Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencils
  • Small Brown Paper Bags
  • Disinfectant Wipes (Lysol, Clorox)
  • Pencil Box
  • Erasers
  • Crayons


  • 3 - Packs of PencilsImage result for school supply
  • 1 - Pencil Pouch (No Pencil Boxes Please)
  • 1 - One Subject Spiral Notebook
  • Glue Sticks
  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes (Lysol, Clorox)
    Loose Leaf Notebook Paper (Wide Ruled)
  • Gallon Sized ZipLock Bags
  • Sandwich Sized ZipLock Bags



■We expect our scholars to be present and on-time every day.

  • ○Centennial Academy opens each day at 7:15 am.
  • ○Homeroom

■Scholars are expected to be in homeroom at 8:00 am and ready to receive instruction.
Scholars are marked tardy 8:01 am ○Core Content and Connections
■There will be teacher-monitored class changes throughout the day to ensure all scholars report to class in a timely manner.





Code of Conduct

Extra Curriculum

Student/Parent Handbook

News & Updates


ELEMENTARY School Division Newsletter November 2018

ELEMENTARY School Division Newsletter October 2018

Elementary School Division Newsletter

Elementary School Division Newsletter August 2018