Faculty & Staff

Wesley International Academy faculty and staff members possess the values necessary to realize our school’s mission.

Each day, we leverage our collective talents, passion, and interests with hard work, ingenuity, and creativity. We do this to both generate positive academic outcomes for our students and to advance the organizational objectives of our school.

“People at Wesley are not just passionate about being educators, they are passionate about being a part of the Wesley experience.” Yashica Douglas, Counselor

Meet Our Executive Director

Jason Marshall

Executive Director

BA , Morehouse College
MEd, Harvard University

Wesley's Sights Are Aimed at the Future: Meet Jason Marshall

"Wesley has seen tremendous change and growth over the last 8 years," says Marshall. "We've had our charter renewed twice in the last 8 years. We were named one of only two APS schools as a Title 1 school of distinction. Wesley is on track to become a STEM-certified school. We just underwent gymnasium and auditorium renovations. And then there are the soon-to-come 8 million dollars in upgrades to the facility."

Clearly, Marshall has his and Wesley's sights aimed at the future! 

A Native Georgian, Jason Marshall is at home serving the diverse Wesley community in Atlanta. Marshall began his tenure as Executive Director of Wesley International Academy in 2016 after serving as principal of Fernbank Elementary, a successful traditional elementary school in Dekalb County. 

Marshall began his journey in education with a degree in Child Development at the Morehouse College. He then gained his Master’s degree in Administration Planning and Social Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. In his eleven years at Fernbank Elementary, he led the thriving school and was named Principal of the Year for Dekalb County Schools (2015-16).

Read more.

Rachel Goodman: Helping Wesley Thrive as One United School

Rachel Goodman came to Wesley in 2009 when it was called Imagine Wesley. She was working at another Imagine school when her school leader moved to Wesley and stayed in touch with her. “I constantly heard about the amazing culture and IB education at the school,” she says. “ I was intrigued by the innovation and instructional program so the moment there was an opportunity to interview at Wesley, I jumped at the chance!” So, she’s been here since the very beginning of what is now Wesley International Academy!

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Goodman is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and Georgia Southern University. She has served as a PYP and MYP teacher, MYP instructional coach, IB coordinator, PYP Assistant Principal, and MYP Principal. 

Read more.

 

Meet Our Principal

Rachel Goodman 

Principal (All School)

BA, State University of New York
MA, Georgia Southern University

Meet our Wesley Leadership Team

Raymond Edwards

Raymond Edwards

PYP Assistant Principal
BA, Morehouse College
MA, University of Southern California
EdD, Vanderbilt University
Sean Finney

Sean Finney

MYP Assistant Principal
BS, Grand Canyon University
MEd, Grand Canyon University
Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman

Principal (All School)
BA, State University of New York
MA, Georgia Southern University
Crystal Hudson

Crystal Hudson

PYP Assistant Principal
BS, Georgia State University
MAT, Western Governor's University
Donica Johnson

Donica Johnson

Director of School Services, Director of Strategic Initiatives
BS, Agnes Scott College
MAT, Oglethorpe University
EdS, Berry College
Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Executive Director
BA , Morehouse College
MEd, Harvard University
Richard Pavone

Richard Pavone

MYP Assistant Principal
BS, University of Georgia
Lisa Price

Lisa Price

Chief Financial Officer
BS, Prairie View A&M University
MBA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Latrice Shepherd

Latrice Shepherd

MTSS/504 Coordinator
B.S., University of West Georgia
Masters, Cambridge College
Cambridge College