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Stacy Brown

Stacy Brown

21st Century Learning

Brown joined The Davis Academy team in 2006 as a 21st Century Learning Coordinator. She started her teaching career in 2004 after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and then from Florida State University with a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Brown sits on the board for Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc. and on the board for Atlanta Area Technology Educators. Additionally, She is a national speaker presenting at a variety of educational library and technology conferences, a published author, and currently serves on the American Association of School Librarian’s Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee In her spare time, Mrs. Brown enjoys reading and spending time with her two children, both of whom are Davis Academy students.

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Sean Coffey

Sean Coffey

Physical Education

Originally from Decatur, Georgia, Coach Coffey began his teaching career in 1997 after graduating from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and Walden University with a Master of Science in Technology in the Classroom. He joined The Davis Academy team as a Physical Education Teacher in 2012. One of Coach Coffey’s favorite aspects of his job is helping his students grow to become mensches. Outside of work, Coach Coffey loves to go whitewater rafting, enjoys building things, such as ukuleles, and loves spending time with his two daughters, both of whom attend The Davis Academy.

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Leanne Edison

Leanne Edison

Teaching Assistant

From Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ms. Edison has been a Teaching Assistant and Volleyball Coach at The Davis Academy since 2006. Prior to teaching, Ms. Edison earned degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University. One aspect of her job that she specifically loves is being able to see her students learn and grow throughout their Davis Academy elementary years as she often gets to be a Teaching Assistant for their class for multiple years in a row.

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Rebecca Ganz

Rebecca Ganz

Art

Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Mrs. Ganz began teaching in 2001 and joined The Davis Academy family in 2010 as a Visual Arts Teacher. She attended The University of Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. One of her favorite parts of being an art educator is watching her students’ confidence and love for art grow throughout the year. In her profession, Mrs. Ganz’s artwork has been featured in design books, magazines, and publications, including: Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work and The Biannual International Design Exhibition Catalogue. Outside of work, Mrs. Ganz enjoys spending time with her two daughters, both of whom are current Davis Academy students.

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Michelle Gimpelevich

Michelle Gimpelevich

Music

Originally from Salisbury, North Carolina, Mrs. Gimpelevich began her teaching career in 2006 and joined The Davis Academy team as the Music Teacher in 2013. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Mrs. Gimpelevich holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in K – 12 Music Education. Mrs. Gimpelevich plays an integral part in supporting our school plays, orchestrating the Lower School chorus and enhancing the Jewish music experience with Jewish songs and Jewish holiday celebrations at school. In addition to teaching music lessons, Mrs. Gimpelevich also enjoys tutoring and preparing middle school students for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Abbie Gold

Abbie Gold

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Gold returns to The Davis Academy as a Teaching Assistant in the lower school. Previously, she was a Kindergarten teacher at The Davis Academy as well as a substitute teacher for the last two years. Mrs. Gold worked as a preschool teacher at Congregation Gesher L’Torah and Congregation Dor Tamid for many years teaching the two and three year old classes as well as Movement, Art and Judaics. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University and her Master of Education in Elementary Education from Rutgers University. Mrs. Gold lives in Johns Creek with her husband Scott, two teenage daughters and her dog Rosie. She is thrilled to be working at The Davis Academy again.

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Elizabeth Harris

Elizabeth Harris

Counselor

Ms. Harris joined The Davis Academy team in 2017 as a lower school counselor. Ms. Harris is from Columbia, South Carolina, where she went to the University of South Carolina and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Master’s degree, and Education Specialist degree in Counselor Education. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate programs, she worked at a private school in Columbia for six years as an after school staff worker, summer activities staff, substitute, and a teacher assistant in various lower school classrooms. Ms. Harris has spent most of her time working with elementary aged students and is thrilled to be working with that age group again.

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Nina Israel

Nina Israel

First Grade lead Teacher

Originally from New Rochelle, New York, Ms. Israel has been teaching since 1994 and in 2004, joined The Davis Academy team as a teacher. Ms. Israel’s favorite aspect of teaching is molding young minds. In addition to teaching, Ms. Israel enjoys gardening, taking Barre exercise classes, and spending time with her children and her dog, Abby.

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Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer

First Grade Lead Teacher

Mrs. Kramer began her teaching career in 1993 and has been teaching at The Davis Academy since 1997. Originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Mrs. Kramer earned her Bachelor’s degree in both Elementary Education and Special Education from The University of Delaware. When asked what her favorite aspect of teaching is, Mrs. Kramer said that she loves how every student is unique and that she gets to work with each student in ways that best suit their learning styles. One of Mrs. Kramer’s favorite memories at The Davis Academy includes The Second Grade Siddur presentations. Outside of teaching Mrs. Kramer enjoys baking, volunteering with Creating Connected Communities, and being a member of the Sunshine Kehillah Committee at The Davis Academy.

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Jessica Osborne

Jessica Osborne

Media & Technology

Mrs. Osborne joined The Davis Academy Media Center team in 2015 after working as a children’s librarian and educator for nine years, including more than four years at the Dunwoody Library. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Alice Lloyd College and a Master’s degree in Information and Library Science from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Osborne is passionate about the roles of literacy, research and recreational reading in her own life and the lives of her students. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter, her dog and cat, powerlifting, being crafty, and meeting her favorite author/illustrators.

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Lisa Pritchett

Lisa Pritchett

Media & Technology

Mrs. Pritchett is a Media Center Assistant at The Davis Academy. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Pritchett has been teaching since 2002 and joined The Davis Academy team in 2012. Mrs. Pritchett loves that in her role she can promote a love of books and recreational reading. It makes her very happy to help students find the right book that gets them excited to read further. Prior to her career, Mrs. Pritchett attended The University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in Journalism. When she isn’t in the library, you can find Mrs. Pritchett playing tennis or watching college football.

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Stacy Prusak

Stacy Prusak

Davis Learning Center

Mrs. Prusak began her teaching career in 2012 and joined the Davis Academy team as a Davis Learning Center Teacher in 2014. From Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mrs. Prusak attended Flagler College and Georgia State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. Mrs. Prusak continued her education by attaining certification from the Orton-Gillingham Academy as a Classroom Educator and Associate Level Practitioner. Her favorite part about being a teacher at The Davis Academy is watching her students gain confidence in themselves as they develop in to more competent readers and writers. Throughout her career, Mrs. Prusak has been honored with The Power of One Award, recognizing her impact on inclusion in Atlanta. When she’s not teaching, Mrs. Prusak enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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Galia Sabbag

Galia Sabbag

Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Morah Galia has been teaching Hebrew at The Davis Academy since 1996. She received her master Hebrew teaching certification from The Israel SOCHNUT institute at Georgia State University. Some of Morah Galia’s favorite events throughout the school year are Kabbalat Hasiddur, Simchat Torah, and Passover. Outside of teaching, Morah Sabbag is the author of Jewish children’s books, has presented at the CAJE conference on bringing Hebrew and Judaics into the classroom, loves baking, enjoys yoga, and volunteers with Hadassah.

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Erin Sweigart

Erin Sweigart

Physical Education

A recent graduate of the University of Georgia, Coach Sweigart holds both a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. She joined the Physical Education team in 2016 and believes physical education is important for students because it provides particular tools that help students overcome adversity and fulfill their unique purpose. Coach Sweigart enjoys coaching and playing both volleyball and soccer and spends her free time with her husband as well as playing video and tabletop games, reading comics and volunteering at anime/sci-fi conventions.