Creative Career Academy
2011 - 2012 School Year Staff Listing
Call: (404) 721-4233
Headmaster/Director/Owner and Founder of Creative Career Academy
Director and Owner of Henley's Haven Workshops for Kids.
Associates of Applied Science in Computer Science
Bachelors of Arts in Media Arts & Animation
Master's Degree in Education (Concentration: Specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations) Pending: Nov. 2012
Volunteer (Substitute Teacher / TA ): Associates in Information Systems, Associates in & in General Studies, and Associates in Accounting.
College Admissions Counselor
Chris Holzwarth, Director of Beyond the Applause offers specialized education, college admissions and career development planning for students in grades 6 through 12. Our services are specific to the needs of students and their families. Chris Holzwarth is a life long student: Boston Conservatory of Music, Dance; Boston University, Psychology and Business; UCLA, College Admissions Counseling certification. She has been working in the field of education and advising for the past 25 years. Chris continues to visit colleges across the US on a yearly basis and attends conferences and groups focused on student match, college admissions and affordability. Her specialties are: experience working with performing, visual, design and communication arts students. Advise on portfolio and audition requirements to complete college application. Major and career planning services for college students.
Steven Austin (Foreign Language Instructor)
Has six years tutoring experience, from high school through college, including year in Japan in 2003-2004. Has taught each of the three languages he speaks (Spanish, Chinese, Janpanese), both formally and informally, with experience in Fulton County, Clayton County, and a college in Morrow, GA
Palak Jani (Math & Science)
With over 12 years of hands-on, successful teaching experience, she is confident in her ability and passion to become a positive addition to Creative Career Academy.
She's earned a Bachelor's degree in Science and a Bachelor's degree in Education with Mathematics and Science as majors.Being a versatile individual, she had the opportunity to effectively provide instruction to students who functioned below, at and above grade level. She has been very successful in accommodating diverse student needs by facilitating all type of learners, offering individualized support and integrating effective materials.
Lenice Neal (Math, Science, Social Studies, and Science)
Achievements: Coordinated academic program leading to an increase in self-confidence level, English language mastery skills, and compositional writing ability of Mercer University freshmen ESL students; coordinated Mercer College for Kids program summer enrichment activities resulting in superior academic quality literary works for a published anthology; developed an integrated middle school Humanities program at L.C.A.
Education Summary: Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Political Science - GA State University- Atlanta, GA; Master of Science / Education in Educational Psychology with concentrations in Counseling & Instruction - GSU Graduate School of Education- Atlanta, GA; Earned Provisional Teaching Certificate in Social Science- grades 7-12
Employment History: Evening Preschool Coordinator for Well Star Hospital Marietta, GA; Lead Pre-K Teacher at Country Campus Daycare & Preschool ; Private Pre K Instructor at Lithia Christian Preschool; Health, Language Arts, & Reading Instructor for 3rd & 4th grades; Supervising Instructor of grades 5 & 6 Literacy / Language Arts, Social Studies, & Health Programs; Middle School Instructor of English / Literature, Reading, Social Studies for combined grades 7 & 8; High school Instructor of Social Studies courses and English Composition / Literature - Lithia Christian Academy
Academic Instructor within College of Social Science, College of Humanities, & College of Professional Studies at Mercer University - taught Human Services, Social Psychology, Orientation to the University, Study of the Short Story, English Language Skills, Intro to Communications, English Composition / Oral Speaking; taught English Composition / Literature to advanced ESL students; Academic Counselor / Advisor within College of Education / College of Professional Studies at Mercer University -advised and encouraged students in matters of academic program requirements, acquiring financial aid resources, social connections, and career opportunities and goals; College of Education Instructor - taught Special Education, Educational Psychology, Learning Psychology, Social Studies Education
Academic Manager & Instructor ( Literacy Skills, ESL, Math, & English Grammar / Composition) of Mercer University Academic Support Center
Early Childhood Education Instructor / CDA Instructor
Chattahoochee Technical College (Paulding Campus)
Creative Writing & Math Instructor for grades 1 & 2 / grades 3 & 4 - Mercer University College for Kids, summer enrichment program for gifted students
Adjunct Psychology Professor - Taught Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology; Advisor to Honor Students within Psych. Degree program - College of Social Science - Kennesaw State University
ESL Coordinator / Instructor of English Language, Grammar & Writing Skills, U. S. Civics / Citizenship, & Life Skills for Advanced program; GED Instructor - West Central Technical College
Office Manager ( SES billing, collection of tuition & fees, payroll processing), Academic Instructor ( Language Arts, Reading, Math, Social Studies, SAT Prep, CRCT Prep, High School Grad. Test Prep.), Academic Advisor for postsecondary students - Learning First Educational Services
Community Counselor / Advisor - Providing children, teen, and family counseling; meeting the academic, career, and social needs & interests of various minority and low income youth and adults; also, providing advisement for first generation college students
Middle School Lead Instructor of Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, & ESL (6th,7th, & 8th) at Dar-un-Noor International Academy (2007-present time); Daily after school supervisor of 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students within Dar-Un-Noor Academy after school program
Sylvan - Teen Success Program Mentor & Instructor (Counseling / Advisement, Job Readiness Seminars, GED Prep, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, College Prep Courses, & Homework Support) - Sylvan Learning Center of West GA
Career Counselor for NWG Regional Commission (participants' ages 16-19) - Duties included marketing Teen Success work program, recruiting eligible teens for work program, establishing relationships with community businesses, initiating connections with local academic institutions, coordinating and leading job readiness seminars, finding local employment positions, placing teens in appropriate job positions, serving as Human Resource representative for WIA teen participants, supervising payroll process, conducting follow up process for each participant, and advising teens of positive, achievable academic and career goals.
Educational Tech. Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Banner Student Information System
Susan Longley (Instructor): AB English University of Georgia, M.Ed. Reading Georgia State University , Currently certified in English (6-12) , Reading (p-12) at the T-5 level.
Kathy Hur (Art & Korean Teacher)
Has taught at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD),Johnson Elementary School, Victory World Church,Art Instructor, The Art Station Big Shanty. She is Korean and moved to the states when she was a teenager. MFA Sculpture & BFA Painting
Alana Clark (Animation Instructor)
Graduated cum laude from Art Institute of Atlanta with a bachelors in Medial Arts and Animation. Worked on an educational DVD for TyCan Marketing as a Character Animator. Also worked on many freelance illustration and animation jobs and am currently assisting in the creation of the Ink Foundation production house and Henley's Haven Workshops for kids. BFA in Media Arts & Animation
Wendy Roudette (Fashion Sewing Instructor)
Owns her own sewing business and custom makes our School Blazers for our students. Bachelors of International Business in Economics & Sewing Completion Certificate.