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Miss Blakely has served as an Assistant Principal for 8 years and worked in the education profession for 19 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and received her Master's Degree from Capella University in Educational Leadership.
During her tenure in Dekalb, Miss Blakely became Gifted and High Achiever certified and has facilitated workshops on the regional and district levels.
She has a love for educating scholars and ensuring they are afforded every opportunity to be successful. She has been voted Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year II. As an educational leader, Miss Blakely is committed to nurturing the whole child and dedicated to meeting their academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs.
Tameka Lyseight-White has worked in the field of education for 18 years. During this time, she has taught 1st and 3rd grade and now serves as the Academic Coach. She attended Tennessee State University, Mercer University, and Kennesaw State University and has earned a Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S).
Beyond the classroom, Mrs. Lyseight-White has served as the school’s drill team coach, Lego League coach, Professional Learning Liaison, Digital Learning Team Liaison, grade level chairman, reading bowl coach, C.R.E.S.T. tutorial facilitator, and Young Ladies of Marbut sponsor. She has worked behind the scenes with several school programs as a student dance instructor.
Mrs. Lyseight-White was voted as Marbut’s Educational Support Professional of The Year II for the 2020-2022 school years. She believes all educators are lifelong learners who have the responsibility to ensure all students reach their full potential.
Fiona Johnson started her teaching career in Jamaica and has worked in education for over 18 years. During this time, she has served as a classroom teacher, grade-level team leader, literacy coach, testing coordinator, and school principal.
She earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and is a certified school turnaround leader, having completed the Florida Turnaround Leaders Program. In her first year as a turnaround principal, she changed the trajectory of a charter school identified by the state as one of the lowest-performing schools in reading by making significant gains in student achievement and eventually earning an improved letter grade from F to A in two years.
Dr. Johnson has been voted ‘Teacher of the Year’ twice and is a dedicated lifelong learner and a firm believer that every student has the potential to succeed.