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Lea Artzi

Lea Artzi

Social Studies & Math

Lea has been in the field of education since 1998 and started working at The Davis Academy in 2013 as a social studies and math teacher. Originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Lea attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Middle Grades Education. One reason Lea loves teaching is because she enjoys getting to know her students and their families. One of her favorite memories from teaching at The Davis Academy, is playing a game of kickball as a reward to her students for exhibiting one of our core values at The Davis Academy: kavod (respect). In her spare time, Lea enjoys playing tennis, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two children, who are both Davis Academy graduates.

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Ronit Bailey

Ronit Bailey

Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Originally from Ein Sarid, Israel, Morah Ronit started her teaching career in 2010. She has been a Hebrew teacher at The Davis Academy since 2014. Prior to teaching, she graduated from the University of Central Missouri. In her role as an educator, Morah Ronit especially enjoys the relationships she forms with her students as she teaches them. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling to new destinations, hiking, photography, live music, reading and most of all spending time with her three daughters.

Sharone Bolnick

Sharone Bolnick

Social Studies & Math

In 2015, Mrs. Bolnick became a teacher at The Davis Academy, where she currently teaches Math and Social Studies. Mrs. Bolnick began her teaching career in 2000 after earning her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Alabama, Master of Education from Kennesaw State University, and Education Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Bolnick has presented at the Kennesaw State Conference on “The Effects of Timed Tests on Students”. Outside the classroom, Mrs. Bolnick enjoys hiking, swimming, doing high adventure activities, and spending time with her two children, one of which is a Davis Academy student.

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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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Mira Eden

Mira Eden

Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Morah Mira is from Haifa, Israel. She began her teaching career in 2005 and has been a Hebrew teacher at The Davis Academy since 2012. Prior to teaching, she earned her teaching certification from The Jewish Education Service of North America. One aspect of Morah Mira’s job that she cherishes the most is seeing her students excited to learn a new language. When she is not teaching, Morah Mira enjoys singing as well as spending time with her son and dog.

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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

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Rebecca Good

Rebecca Good

Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Morah Rivkah joined The Davis Academy team in 2012. Her role as a Judaics and Hebrew Teacher began shortly thereafter. Her teaching career began in 2007 after graduating from Agnes Scott College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Morah Rivkah is proud to be able to share her love of Judaism and the Hebrew language with her students as an educator at The Davis Academy. Outside of teaching, Morah Rivkah is a Legacy Heritage Fellow, a recent graduate of The Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute, as well as a fellow at iCenter (Israel Education). Additionally, she enjoys spending time with her two Havanese dogs.

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Evelyn Grinberg

Evelyn Grinberg

Spanish

Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Mrs. Grinberg became a teacher in 1982 and taught Hebrew at Jewish Day Schools in Uruguay and Argentina for twenty years. After she moved with her family to the United States, she joined The Davis Academy community in 2002 as a Spanish Teacher. Prior to starting her teaching career, Mrs. Grinberg earned her Bachelor of Education degree from Machon Greenberg L’Morim in Israel. Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, one of which is a Davis Academy alum.

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Sara Measroch

Sara Measroch

Language Arts & Math

Mrs. Measroch has been teaching since 1983 and in 2002, became a teacher at The Davis Academy, where she currently teaches math and language arts. Originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Mrs. Measroch attended both The University of Cape Town and Tel Aviv University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and Higher Diploma of Education. One of Mrs. Measroch’s favorite aspects of being a teacher is that she has the opportunity to impart her passion for reading and writing to her students. She loves teaching and interacting with “the whole child,” seeing both the academic and social growth. A fun fact about Mrs. Measroch is that she speaks three languages fluently – English, Hebrew, and Afrikaans. Another interesting fact about Mrs. Measroch is that she has taught at Jewish day schools in South Africa, Israel, Australia and America.

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Robert Michek

Robert Michek

Music

Originally from Norwalk, Connecticut, Mr. Michek attended Western Connecticut State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music. In 2003, he completed his teaching certification. Mr. Michek has been teaching music since 1987 and joined The Davis Academy team in 2009. During his time at Davis, he has developed a successful Fusion Band curriculum, which has given students of all experience levels the opportunity to connect with an instrument and perform with their peers, in a rock band setting in front of live audiences.  In addition, Mr. Michek teaches keyboard fourth graders.   Many of his students have graduated and continued to perform together in bands around Atlanta. Outside of teaching, Mr. Michek is currently a member of the band Tevyeh, where he performs at weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.  In the past, he has performed at the annual Daffodil Dash, honoring and remembering children who perished during the Holocaust. Throughout his music career, Mr. Michek has performed in New York City and internationally. In addition to teaching/playing music, Mr. Michek enjoys spending time with his family and going to concerts.

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Michelle Mittleman

Michelle Mittleman

Social Studies & Math

Mrs. Mittleman has been teaching since 1995 and has been teaching math and social studies at The Davis Academy since 2007. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Mittleman earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Albany and a Master’s in Education from Mercer University. Her favorite memories as a Davis Academy teacher are the bus rides to Savannah for the fifth grade field trip. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Mittleman enjoys volunteering with Congregation B’nai Torah, spending time with her husband and two children, and doing yoga.

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Melissa Mondello

Melissa Mondello

Media & Technology

Mrs. Mondello joins The Davis Academy as a Media and Technology Specialist serving Mechina – Eighth grade students. She has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University. Mrs. Mondello has a diverse professional background, having worked in Engineering Services, Costuming/Entertainment analytics at Disney World and in Demand Planning at Coca-Cola Bottling of Hawaii. Pursuing a career path in educational technology stems from her combined experiences and love of helping others. Mrs. Mondello teaches coding and STEAM classes at the public library, plays the piano and saxophone, and loves to read!

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Caroline Patterson

Caroline Patterson

Language Arts & Math

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Patterson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Education degree from the University of Florida. After attending The Davis Academy herself, Ms. Patterson returned to the school in 2011 to be a Language Arts and Math teacher. Outside of teaching, she has presented at the Martin Institute Conference on Education Technology. In her free time, Ms. Patterson enjoys singing, reading, and spending time with her two cats Mordie and Lola.

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Annie Peskin

Annie Peskin

Counselor

Mrs. Peskin is excited to join The Davis Academy team as a Lower School Counselor serving first, third, and fourth grades. Originally from New York, she earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Mercer University. Prior to becoming a school counselor, Mrs. Peskin spent five years as an elementary school teacher in the Jewish day school setting in New York City. Mrs. Peskin has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Education for Childhood Special Education with a concentration on learning disabilities from Hunter College. She is dedicated to supporting all students achieve personal, social, behavioral, and academic successes. Outside of work, Mrs. Peskin enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.

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Tina Pierson

Tina Pierson

Davis Learning Center
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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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Constanza Pizano

Constanza Pizano

Media & Technology

Mrs. Pizano joined The Davis Academy team as a Media and Technology Specialist, engaging with students on both the Lower and Middle School campuses. Mrs. Pizano holds a Master’s of Education in Prevention Science and Practice from The Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Delaware. Prior to joining The Davis Academy family, she worked as an Instructional Technology Coach at the Wildwood School in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Pizano is passionate about technology integration, project-based learning, and design thinking. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husband and finding all of the best food spots.

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Dana Richin

Dana Richin

Science & Math

Mrs. Richin grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended The University of Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education. She began her teaching career in 1992 and has been teaching at The Davis Academy since 2005. Prior to joining The Davis Academy family as a math and science teacher, Mrs. Richin was named Teacher of the Year at Roswell North Elementary School. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Richin loves to spend time with her husband, dog, and two children, both of whom attend The Davis Academy.

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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.