At the start of every school day, each student is welcomed with a firm handshake and greeting by a school leader or faculty member. Our leaders, faculty, and staff represent some of the brightest minds in education and hail from some of the top colleges and universities in the United States.

School Leadership Roster

FPA Westwood Elementary at Parkrose Campus (PK-5th)

  • Courtney Cook, Head of Elementary School
  • Ashley Lynch, Dean of Operations
  • Melody Tartera, Dean of Academics (ELA)
  • Albani Taylor, Dean of Academics (Math)
  • Kaneshia Vaughn, Dean of Students (K-2nd)
  • Tamara Jordan, Dean of Students (3rd-5th)

FPA Whitehaven Elementary at Millbranch Campus (K-5th)

  • Shayla Morgan, Head of Elementary School
  • Larry Sedgwick, Dean of Operations
  • Tendra Shane, Dean of Academics (ELA)
  • Larry Thompson, Dean of Academics (Math) 
  • Shonice Tunstall, Dean of Students (K-2nd) 
  • Marcus Phillips, Dean of Students (3rd-5th) 

FPA Flagship Middle at Jonetta Campus (6th-8th)

  • Jasmine Adams, Head of Middle School
  • Treston Norphlet, Dean of Operations
  • Chidimma Emelue, Dean of Academics – Humanities
  • Shanette Jones, Dean of Academics – STEM
  • Keith Williams, Dean of Students

FPA Whitehaven Middle at Brownlee Campus (6th-8th)

  • Natasha Smith, Head of School
  • Tyra Miles, Dean of Operations
  • Jenice Davis, Dean of Academics – Humanities
  • Amanda Parker, Dean of Academics – STEM
  • TBD, Dean of Students

Freedom Prep High School at Brownlee Campus(9th-12th)

  • Larry Thompson, Interim Head of High School
  • Andrea Melton, Dean of Operations
  • Meg Quick, Dean of Academics
  • Benjamin Smith, Dean of Academics
  • Marcus Shead, Dean of Students
  • Roderick Barber, Dean of Students
  • Tela Thigpen, Dean of College Success
FPA Staff Testimonials