Stacy Brown21st Century Learning
Sean CoffeyPhysical Education
Suzanne FriedmanKindergarten Lead Teacher
Victoria GoldsteinTeaching Assistant
Rebecca GoodHebrew & Jewish Studies
Rochelle GuthrieTeaching Assistant
Melissa LondonTeaching Assistant
Lisa PritchettMedia & Technology
Stacy PrusakDavis Learning Center
Eva ShellKindergarten Lead Teacher
Catherine SolmsonKindergarten Lead Teacher
Erin SweigartPhysical Education
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.
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.
Mrs. Friedman has taught at The Davis Academy since 1999. She began her teaching career in 1996 after graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. One of Mrs. Friedman’s favorite aspects of teaching is working with reading groups in her classroom. Throughout her career, Mrs. Friedman has presented at the Martin Institute and the Georgia Educational Technology Conference on “Reading Groups” with 21st Century Learning Coordinator Stacy Brown. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Friedman enjoys spending time with her two children, one of which is a Davis alumna and the other is a current Davis student.
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
Ms. Goldstein, a Davis Academy alumna and Teaching Assistant has worked at The Davis Academy since 2015. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Goldstein attended The University of Arizona, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education. Ms. Goldstein loves that in her role as an educator she gets to watch her students learn and grow throughout the school year. One of Ms. Goldstein’s favorite Davis Academy memories is Young Author’s Night. Outside of teaching, Ms. Goldstein enjoys doing yoga and spending time with her two dogs.
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.
Ms. Guthrie is a Teaching Assistant at The Davis Academy. She originally joined The Davis Academy team in 2014 as an Extended Day Program (Facilitator) and transitioned into a full time teaching assistant role in 2018. Ms. Guthrie earned her Speech Communications Degree from Georgia State University, and outside of teaching, she volunteers as a Middle School Group Leader at North Point Community Church.
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.
Currently an art teacher, Mrs. Klorfein has taught at The Davis Academy since 2006. From Schenectady, New York, Mrs. Klorfein attended Skidmore College where she earned her degree in Social Work. Her favorite Davis Academy memory is making the first mechina sukkah to celebrate Sukkot. Mrs. Klorfein has three children, all of whom attended The Davis Academy. Outside of work, you can find Mrs. Klorfein volunteering with Happy Tails and Second Helpings.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Mrs. London began her teaching career in 2007 and has been teaching at The Davis Academy since 2012. Mrs. London studied at The University of Alabama, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and attended graduate school, where she earned her Master’s degree in Education. One of Mrs. London’s favorite parts of her job as a Teaching Assistant is watching her students learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually in the classroom. Outside of teaching, Mrs. London enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, who is a Davis Academy student and dog, Charlie.
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.
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.
Mrs. Shell joined The Davis Academy as a teacher in 2016. Originally from Roswell, Mrs. Shell attended The University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Theatre and a minor in Music. She then attended Walden University, where she earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She began her teaching career in 2012. Her favorite aspect of teaching is spending time with her students, getting to know them and celebrating their milestones. Fun fact about Mrs. Shell – she played cello for 9 years!
Ms. Solmson has been a teacher at The Davis Academy since 2012. She is an Atlanta native who graduated from The College of Charleston with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Solmson also attended The Davis Academy as a student, and is proud to teach at the school that taught her to love learning.
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.