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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 Muth 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. Muth has served as a homeroom teacher, Social Studies teacher, Lead Teacher, and Assistant Administrator. In August of 2016, Ms. Muth 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.
Cynthia Jones has been with Georgia Cyber Academy since 2010 and currently serves our GCA families as the Family Academic Support Team Administrator. She started in the High School as an Advisor. Cynthia has worked in many capacities at GCA from Advisor to Family Engagement Coordinator. Previous to GCA, she coordinated student leadership and programs at Portland Community College, and was a faculty member in the Humanities Department. In 2004, she earned a B.S. in Psychology, and in 2009, a M.Ed. in Educational Policy and Administration and a certification in Student Services from Portland State University. Cynthia is also an active volunteer at her children’s school and leads her daughters’ Girl Scout Troops at Evansdale Elementary and Henderson Middle School.
Tanya Cobb - Lead Counselor
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.
Scott Dorsey - Special Education Director
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.
Kristina Parker - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability Manager
Kristina Parker has been with Georgia Cyber Academy since 2009 and is currently serving as the Manager of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability. She began her career at GCA as a math teacher, later serving as the Student Achievement & Data Coordinator. She has eleven years of experience in the Georgia public school system. Mrs. Parker holds a B.A. in Geology, M.A. in BrainSMART Teaching & Learning, and an Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction. Her passion lies in data driven instruction - helping to equip teachers with relevant assessment data to make meaningful instructional decisions to maximize student achievement.