PRESCHOOL TEACHERS IN KENNESAW
Our Leadership Team
Ann Godley, B.A., M.Ed.
Co-Founder and Director
Originally from Iowa, Ann has held education leadership positions at American Schools in Belgium, Singapore, Mexico and Abu Dhabi. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education at Michigan State University and is an expert in curriculum and instruction for early years education. Ann is loved by students and staff and is the heart of the Mt. Elizabeth experience.
– B.A., University of Iowa
– M.Ed., Michigan State University
– 6 Traits Writing Certification
– International Baccalaureate/PYP Certification
– Play Based Learning Implementation
– Georgia Bright from the Start -Director Certification
Rob Godley, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., M.Ed.
Co-Founder and President
Originally from Toronto, Rob is a dedicated, tireless community leader who has dedicated the past 25 years to excellence in global education. Rob has held leadership positions with American schools around the world including the International School of Brussels, Singapore American School, the American School of Mexico City and the American International School in Abu Dhabi. He is passionate about teacher development, mentoring aspiring leaders and leading by example.
– Georgia Bright from the Start -Director Cert.
– M.Ed., Michigan State University
– M.A., Michigan State University
– Special Ed. Specialist, Mt. Allison University
– B.Ed., Mt. Allison University
– B.A., Western University
– Grow Smart, KSU SBDC
Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Ms. Yvonne has over 15 years of educational leadership and classroom teaching experience in the public and private elementary school system. Those 15 years have equipped her with the knowledge and skills to train, guide, and equip Mt. Elizabeth’s teachers to rise above the rest and nurture the whole child (socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically) while instilling a love for learning that begins with active and imaginative play at a young age.
Ms. Yvonne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Liberty University. She considers herself a life-long learner.
In addition to being the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction, she is a wife to Pastor Bill Perkins and mother to their eight children, ages 4 – 23. Ms. Yvonne became an avid runner at age 34 after a lifetime struggle with obesity and has completed multiple races and half marathons since that pivotal moment. Running all the miles is what you will catch her doing while not at work or spending time with her family. Her life goal as an educator is for every child in her path to know that God created them each in a uniquely gifted way to be used for great things!
There are so many wonderful children’s books out there, but one of her favorites is The Story of Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf.
Assistant Director of Operations and Ga Pre-K Director
Kea is the Assistant Director of Operations at Mt. Elizabeth Academy in Kennesaw. She is also the Director of the Georgia Pre-K Program. She has over 17 years of experience in early learning teaching and management. She holds a paraprofessional education certification. Kea began working with children as a camp counselor and she plans to become a certified Bright from the Start trainer. Kea loves working with both children and adults and her passion is helping children discover new things.
Michelle is originally from Georgia and has been in the childcare industry for 25 years. She has worked as a teacher and has been a Director for over 15 years. Michelle’s experience is a perfect fit for her role at Mt. Elizabeth Academy because she is involved in most aspects of running the school.
Michelle has a daughter who has also worked in childcare and who lives in the local area. Michelle loves to read, scrapbook, and catch a good movie.
Michelle loves working with children and adults and is most likely the first person that you will see when you enter the Academy.