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Maria Waters has been an educator in Georgia public school system since 1995. She also has experience in homeschooling students for 7 years. She has been with GCA since 2010. Since joining the GCA team, she has served as a homeroom, language arts, math, ELL teacher, supported students in the ALP Program, and a lead teacher in elementary school. She has also been the Student Achievement Data for Middle School. In August of 2015, she accepted the role of principal for the elementary school. She is dedicated to students and leading the elementary school staff to assist students and learning coaches so that all students are successful at Georgia Cyber Academy.
Rosie Lowndes has been an educator in the Georgia public school system and private tutoring business, for over 20 years. She has been with GCA since 2009. Since joining the GCA team, Mrs. Lowndes has served as a homeroom teacher, Social Studies teacher, and lead teacher. In August 2011, she accepted the role of Assistant Administrator and in September 2014 accepted the role of Administrator. Mrs. Lowndes is dedicated to the “student in the chair” and leading our middle school staff to assist learning coaches and students to master the skills and standards of the student’s particular grade level.
Aundrea Dickerson has been an educator in the Georgia public school system since 2004. She has been with GCA since 2012. Since joining the GCA team, Ms. Dickerson has served as a homeroom teacher, Social Studies teacher, Lead Teacher, and Assistant Administrator. In August of 2016, Ms. Dickerson accepted the role of Principal for the High School. She has a passion for building a positive school culture, supporting teachers as they lead students to academic success, and finding innovative ways to meet the needs of individual students.
Michelda Watson has been involved with multiple facets of Georgia Cyber Academy since her arrival as a Learning Coach in 2007. She is currently serving as the Interim Family Engagement Administrator of the Family Academic Support Team (FAST) for the remainder of the 16-17 school year. Michelda officially joined FAST as a Family Academic Support Liaison (FASL) in 2010 after three years as an engaged, passionate Learning Coach who was excited about GCA’s unique method of delivering K-12 education virtually. Since then, she has worked with all grade levels within FAST, and has served as a FASL Lead for both Middle School and High School, where she helped design and implement the school’s FASL program. For the past two years, Mrs. Watson has served as the FAST Assistant Administrator, assisting in overseeing FAST’s Advisement, FASL, Truancy, Family Engagement and Social Work programs. Her ultimate goal is for all positions within FAST to support GCA’s at-risk and struggling families, ultimately leading to their success within GCA’s virtual environment.
Tanya Mitchell Cobb is a certified school counselor with experience spanning the past 16 years as a senior college admissions counselor/recruiter and as a school counselor with Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton County and Lead Counselor for the Troup County School System. Mrs. Cobb has traveled across the country conducting workshops on test taking strategies, career development, financial aid and college preparation and selection. These afforded her the opportunity to view schools across the county and acquire a body of knowledge to better serve parents and students. Mrs. Cobb graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Religion/Philosophy and a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology. She received her Ed.S. from University of Sarasota.
Erica Curry comes to GCA with over 14 years’ experience in general and special education across elementary, middle, and high schools. She has served in the roles of teacher, special education specialist for schools, assistant principal and as a Director of a Freshman Academy. She attended both Jacksonville State University and Cambridge College receiving Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Relations and Education, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Specialist in Educational Leadership. Erica’s passion for educating children came in college when she worked and managed group homes for children with disabilities; primarily students who were deaf and hard of hearing. Her dedication continued within the education profession where she found that she made an impact by teaching children, but would make a greater impact by leading others and providing the support and resources necessary for teachers and families. Erica believes in educating the “whole child” to their individual ability and equipping them with tools that enable them to be advocates for their learning.
Scott Dorsey - Special Programs Manager
Scott Dorsey attended Jacksonville State University where he earned his B.S in Health Education. Scott began his teaching career in December 2000 as a high school special education teacher. During this time he worked on various student accountability teams, school initiatives and coached. These interactions with his students and staff, as well as his classroom experiences, enabled him to unlock his true passion and calling as a special education teacher, so Scott went back to school. Scott earned his M.S. in Special Education at Jacksonville State University. Later on in Scott’s career he went back to school and earned his EDS. in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.