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 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.

Most importantly: our staff members CARE about our students and do ALL they can to help them succeed.

School Leadership

Freedom Preparatory Academy – Westwood Campus (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

  • Arthurine Barned, Head of Elementary School
  • Cortney Cook, Asst. Head of School (K-2)
  • Jessica Tang, Asst. Head of School (3-5)
  • Ariel Wright, Dean of Students
  • Stephanie Black-Hill, Dean of Operations
  • Melody Tartera, Instructional Coach
  • Lauren Gahagan, Instructional Coach
  • Jacquelin Miller, Instructional Coach

Freedom Preparatory Academy – Whitehaven Campus (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

  • Shadell Purefoy, Head of Elementary School
  • Tashanae Francis, Dean of Students
  • Treston Norphlet, Dean of Operations
  • Elaina Ross, Instructional Coach 
  • Tanedra Shane, Instructional Coach 

Freedom Preparatory Academy – Fields Road Campus (Grades 6-8)

  • Kyle Kucharski, Head of Middle School
  • Chelsea Emerson, Dean of Academics – Literacy
  • Jasmine Howard, Dean of Academics – STEM
  • Keith Williams, Dean of Students

Freedom Preparatory Academy – Whitehaven Campus (Grades 6-8)

  • Brittney Martin Dunbar, Head of Elementary School
  • Christopher Johnson, Dean of Academics
  • Treston Norphlet, Dean of Operations

Freedom Preparatory Academy – Jonetta Campus – High School (Grades 9-12)

  • Kristle Hodges Johnson, Head of High School
  • Rashad Riley, Dean of Students
  • Erin Wendell, Dean of Academics
  • Camille Melton-Brown, Dean of Academics – STEM
  • Sameka Johnson, Dean of Operations
  • Tela Thigpen, Director of College Success
FPA Staff Testimonials
We are accepting new student applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

Families can arrange a tour of any of our campuses by calling the office at each respective school.

Tours are both for the parents/guardians and for the students.


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