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3130 Raymond Dr
Atlanta, GA 30340
8:30am - 3:40pm (M, T, Th, F)
8:30am - 1:30pm (W)
Seated L > R: Suzanne Baker, Fred Marcus, Gwendolyn Bryant, Tonna Harris-Bosselmann, Tricia Manning. Standing L > R: Amy Hilton, Dell Miller, Tyrone Webb, Jason Mizell, Ann Tuemler, Beth Radford, Devon Orland Christopher, Scott Logan, Anitha Rao
is managing partner of Southern Green Industries, Inc, a biofuel feedstock processor and provider. With expertise in the recovery and recycling of used fats, oils, and greases into sustainably produced biodiesel, Del Bueno manages the technical, financial, and ‘on the-ground’ operations of SGI’s Atlanta-based facility. In addition to his work in alternative fuels, Del Bueno is the owner of Zero Return Studios, an audio recording and production studio in Atlanta. With his over 20 years of international touring, performing, and recording he has established Zero Return as one of the Southeast’s premiere recording facilities for independent music. When not pumping biodiesel or performing with his band Man or Astro-man? you probably can find Del Bueno camping or canoeing with his wife and daughter.
is a psychiatrist working with children, adolescents, and adults. He graduated from Yeshiva University in 1989 and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1993. After completing a Pediatric Internship at Montefiore and Jacobi Hospitals in the Bronx, he moved on to Psychiatric Residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he graduated in 1997. Dr. Fier has been in private practice in Atlanta, GA since 1998. He specializes in working with children and youth on the autism spectrum, engaging them with playfulness and humor.
received her Ph.D. in school psychology from Georgia State University in 2011. Her research interests include social justice advocacy in schools, bullying prevention, positive behavior supports, and school-based behavioral interventions for students with disabilities. She worked as a pre-school psychologist in the Metro Atlanta area for three years and has provided training on behavioral supports in schools throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. Graybill has worked for the Center for School Safety, School Climate, and Classroom Management at Georgia State University in the role of evaluator. In her current position in the Center for Leadership in Disability at GSU, she conducts program evaluations for school systems and provides behavioral consultation to educators across the state of Georgia.
earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland in 1994 and graduated from American University, Washington College of Law, in May 1998. While at American University, Shuli served as a Note & Comment Editor for The ABA/American University Administrative Law Review. Specializing in civil litigation, Shuli has represented individual litigants, corporations, and insurance companies for the past 14 years. Since 1998, Shuli has been admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit where she has also served as a Staff Attorney. Shuli is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association and has published in The ABA/American University Administrative Law Review and The Congressional Record.
B.S. Ed Recreation and Leisure Administration from the University of Georgia and M.S. Ed Multiple and Severe Disabilities: Autism from Georgia State University, has been in the public and private school systems for the past 6 years. He currently is an inclusion specialist and facilitator with the Adaptive Learning Center and is also the program director of the Wonder League, a non-profit sports program for children with special needs. Scott’s passion for rock climbing led him to introduce many children with special needs to the sport over the past 7 years. Believing in a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary approach to teaching children with special needs, Scott especially enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
founder of Birdie Grants, holds over ten years experience in all facets of development, including public and private grants writing and administration, in-kind solicitation, individual donor relations, event planning, and program and budget development. She has experience in community building, development, and activism around the issues of education, affordable housing, and women’s and civil rights. Keely holds an M.S. in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University and a B.S. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, gardening, camping, and travel.
is a Senior Design Consultant and Co-Founder of Fountainhead Design & Consulting, LLC, a service-disabled veteran owned business (SDVOB), focused on providing innovative technical solutions in audio/visual, lighting, computer networks and ergonomic furniture design. After serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronics engineer, Mr. Hollingsworth specialized for over twenty years in the audio/visual industry and is certified as a technical specialist (CTS). Prior to starting Fountainhead, Mr. Hollingsworth worked as a sales engineer/project manager for CineMassive Displays, L.L.C., where he designed high-resolution multi monitor display systems and video walls using the latest technology.
earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (general and special education) from the University of Florida and an MATESOL from American University. She is an Associate Professor of TESOL at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, GA, USA. She has taught, designed, and administered programs for English learners in the US and Brazil. In addition to coordinating the TESOL graduate programs at KSU, she collaborates with local school districts and the Georgia Department of Education on a variety of projects that impact the academic achievement of English learners.
is currently the Director of the English Learners and Gifted Programs in DeKalb County School District. She has 29 years of experience in the field of education and has occupied her administrative position as EL Director for a period of seven years. In the last year, she was asked to oversee the Gifted Program as well. Sandra has served in a number of advisory councils and committees dedicated to serve the needs of our diverse student population in the State of Georgia.
currently serves as the Principal of Lake Forest Elementary School. Originally from Texas where he received his BS in Education from McMurry University, he moved to Georgia in 2005 to attend Georgia State University and received his Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/ESOL. He began work in Fulton County Schools at Ridgeview Charter Middle School in 2005 as well and taught ESOL and Social Studies for several years. He was then promoted to the Graduation Coach position at Ridgeview and during that time completed his Educational Leadership Certification Program at the University of Georgia. He then served as an Assistant Principal at Ridgeview before being named the Principal of Lake Forest Elementary during the summer of 2012.
MS, CCC-SLP, is an Educational Outreach Specialist for the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA. During her years as a Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice, Emily has specialized in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. Emily was previously a lecturer at Yale University, where she served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Her publications have focused on early identification of autism, contemporary intervention models, and programming guidelines for high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She is also a co-author of the clinical manual for the SCERTS Model, a comprehensive educational approach for children with autism spectrum disorders. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs serving children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.
is the mother of three sons, with twins on the autism spectrum. She is the founder and executive director of The New Normal Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting meaningful friendships and inclusion for individuals on the autism spectrum and their typically-developing peers.
B.A. in Biology, M.Ed. in Secondary Education and Technology, and Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University, is Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research encompasses transformative education, faculty professional development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Weller Swanson conducts workshops nationally and internationally for faculty professional development and works collaboratively with faculty for five Mercer graduate colleges in a community of practice attentive to teaching and learning. She is also a member of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. Having served the National Middle School Association (NMSA) for over 20 years as a member, conference presenter, Curriculum Committee member, reviewer for the Middle School Journal, and member of the Research Advisory Board, she is currently the editor of their Research in Middle Level Education Online Journal. Dr. Weller Swanson recently represented NSMA at the US Department of Education information session regarding the needs of middle school stakeholders.
MOT, OTR/L, is Clinical Director, PlayWorks Pediatric Therapy, Inc. Ms. Taylor is a former middle school and high school special education teacher now in private practice as a pediatric occupation therapist certified in Sensory Integration. She has extensive training in the DIR/Floortime model and has used this model in classroom settings. She currently consults with various public and private schools and child development centers serving infants to young adults. Her passion is working with children and their families while bridging and forming relationships with classroom teachers to support students with sensory processing difficulties.