770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

ENROLLING NOW
for select grades

770.993.2940

info@highmeadows.org

1055 Willeo Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075

Our People


High Meadows School

Address
1055 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia 30075

Contact Info
770.993.2940
info@highmeadows.org

School Hours
Monday – Friday
8:25am – 3:15pm

Bud Lichtenstein

Interim Head of School

Bud Lichtenstein joins us at High Meadows as the Interim Head of School for the 2019-20 school year, after serving as a Head of School for 24 years at two different schools in North Carolina and Massachusetts. Bud also served his first term as an Interim Head of School at The Rashi School, in Dedham, MA for the 2018-19 school year. As a certified non-profit consultant and a Klingenstein Fellow, Bud possesses many leadership and strategic skills which will benefit High Meadows as we transition to a permanent Head of School & Camp.

 

Bud was chosen as High Meadows’ Interim because of his true belief in progressive education, his approach to student voice and choice, and his strong understanding of our mission and philosophy. Bud’s Thesis for his Master’s Degree from Wesleyan University was “The History of Progressive Education.”  His passion rests in programs that focus on child-centered learning and holistic teaching. 

Margaret Pritchett Jones

Associate Head of School and Middle Years Principal

A seasoned educator and independent school leader, Margaret is the Associate Head of School and Middle Years Principal at High Meadows. She expertly upholds the progressive learning practices foundational to our school, while championing the advancement of curriculum and teacher development that defines our long history of student achievement. More than any place else, you can find Margaret in each of the classrooms, continually assessing and shaping the academic direction for faculty and students.

Her more than three decades of teaching experience includes elementary grades and university teacher preparation courses.  During her 10-year tenure at Georgia State University, Margaret co-directed the Collaborative Master’s Program, an innovative approach to in-service teacher education emphasizing learner-centered and democratic educational practices.  She has consulted with many schools and organizations around issues of constructivist teaching and teacher education, including the Neighborhood Charter School, where she spearheaded the creation of the integrated curriculum maps for kindergarten through fifth grades. Margaret served as Curriculum Coordinator for five years at the Neighborhood Charter School, an urban charter school in downtown Atlanta. Prior to joining High Meadows, she served as the Lower School Head at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC from 2008 to 2015.

Margaret earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Elementary Education from Indiana University, with Curriculum Theory as her focus of study. She has been published in The Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, The Journal of Teacher Education, IB World Magazine, Independent School Magazine, Innovate My School (UK), and Education Talk Radio. Margaret’s husband, Jonathan, works in marketing and communications for the University of South Carolina Alumni Association. Her daughter, Allison, is a recent graduate of New York University in film production and animation. Beyond her school day, Margaret enjoys making jewelry, taking walks in the woods, and reading a great book.

 

T

he governing body of High Meadows School is the board of trustees. The board is a self-perpetuating group of volunteer parents, past parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends, all committed to setting the course for the school’s long-term success.

The board identifies and studies issues that will impact the school’s future. Through standing committees as well as strategic task forces, it focuses on governance and mission-centered areas of interest. Stewardship of High Meadows’ resources is a primary duty of the board, not the daily function of the school.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lisa Tilt, Chair
President, Full Tilt Consulting
lisa@fulltiltconsulting.com

Erica Davis, Secretary
Director of Content Strategy, Epsilon

 

Javier Estrella, Vice Chair
Teacher, Coach & Founder at Estrella Group

Holli Hutson, Member At Large
Co-owner of Tap & Six

Bud Lichtenstein, Interim Head of School

 

Chris Rogers, Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee
CEO/President, Rogers Electric

Steve Shlansky, Member At Large
CEO, GO! Experience Design

MEMBERS

Gary Denning
Crossville Veterinary Hospital

Tony Khan
Equifax

Steve Romeyn
Partner, Windsong Properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Hines
Managing Partner, Dillard Hines & Associates

Dana Meyer
High Meadows Alumni

Mark Sedgley
President/CEO, MemberClicks

 

 

 

 

Amy Jewett
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Jon Ramsey

Rob Stone
Partner, Alston & Bird

 

Sue Amacker

Counselor & Director of Support Services

Chad Brinker

Associate Camp Director

James Cox

Safety & Facilities Manager

John Dovic

Director of Camp & After School Programs

Bill Hamby

Facilities

Consuela Harris

Front Office Manager

Margaret Jones

Associate Head of School and Middle Years Principal

Lori Kennedy

Lower Years Principal

Russell Knudsen

Facilities

Bud Lichtenstein

Interim Head of School

Angela Lockard

Development Manager

Kate McElvaney

Director of Educational Advancement & Director of the Center for Progressive Learning

Jane Murphy

Human Resource Manager

Laura Nicholson

Director of Admission & Enrollment

Michael Rhodes

Director of Technology

Judi Vargas-Prada

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Anne Verville

Controller

Peggy Volrath

Enrollment Coordinator & Data Base Manager

Melissa Zampatti

Nurse

O

ur faculty inspire, guide, and mentor students every day. We have more than 80 teachers at High Meadows School, 70% of whom hold a master’s or other advanced degree. Their commitment to exceptional academic preparation and individualized learning through engagement and connection is unparalleled. Every one of them models lifelong learning for students, frequently collaborating with colleagues on project-based initiatives to enrich our teaching methods.

Our unique teaching model places two lead teachers in every class from pre-k through fifth grade. Our Middle Years teachers are subject matter experts who teach specific courses to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Small class sizes allow students to develop relationships with a consistent group of teachers throughout these three pivotal learning years.

High Meadows’ commitment to professional development for faculty touches on many areas of learning and education, often focused on studying different viewpoints and techniques to enhance our current programming. These experienced educators are regularly recognized at the national level for innovations in instruction and exceptional student outcomes.


Gail Albert
Pre-K/Preschool Teacher

Karen Allen
Physical Education Teacher
Dr. Tasha Babiar
Middle Years Math Teacher

Lisa Backalenick
Librarian

Debby Beacham
Second/Third Grade Teacher

Melissa Begley
Support Teacher

Holly Berg
Technology Integration Specialist

Sarah Bobbitt
Pre-K Teacher

Deanna Bussard
Pre-K Specials Teacher & Extended Care

Melissa Casorio
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

Yvette Cupid
Pre-K Teacher

Rebecca Drage
Kindergarten Teacher
David Engbritson
Middle Years Science Teacher
Kirsten Fournier
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher
Jenifer Friedman
Pre-K / Preschool Teacher
John Garcia
Lower Years Spanish Teacher
Sheryl Garrett
Support Teacher
Lori Beth Green
Pre-K / Preschool Teacher

Carolyn Higgins
After School Care
Shannon Hostetler
Kindergarten Teacher

Katie Huffner
Second/Third Grade Teacher

Jean Hunter
Middle Years English Teacher

 


Andrea Ianzito
First Grade Teacher

 


Kerri Irwin
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher
Roshni Ismail
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

Brian Ivey
First Grade Teacher
Amanda Korell
Technology Integration Specialist
Christina Lababidi
Second/Third Grade Teacher
Nanci Levine
Animal Care Manager

Jennifer Lott
Director of Extended Care & Pre-K Nature Classes


Anne Lovatt
Middle Years Social Studies Teacher

 

Ginger Landers

Support Teacher


Brenda Major
Visual Arts Teacher

 

Libby McCutchen
Second/Third Grade Teacher

Cari Newman
Second/Third Grade Teacher
Kim Platnick
Librarian

Kara Saiz
Environmental Education Teacher

Sallie Samuels
Middle Years Math Teacher
Yori Scott
Middle Years Counselor


Vanda Spinola
Middle Years Spanish Teacher


Robert Stalker
Middle Years English Teacher

Allison Stanley
Support Teacher

Andy Stephens
Middle Years Science Teacher

Kate Stoessel
Second/Third Grade Teacher

Liz Thompson
First Grade Teacher

Sarah Topper
Middle Years Science Teacher

Jimmy West
Music Teacher

Lynn Williams
Visual Arts Teacher

 


Paula Williams
Music Teacher

Linda Wise
Pre-K/Preschool Teacher

Isaac Wolf
Middle Years Social Studies Teacher

Danielle Wright
Theatre Arts Teacher

 

Tiara Wynn
First Grade Teacher

 


Melissa Zampatti
School Nurse

Carol Zboreak
Support Teacher