Administration

Dr. Kay Williams

Principal

Dr. Kay Williams has more than 25 years of experience as an educator working with students from pre-kindergarten to college. She has served as a Master Teacher, Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal and Principal.  As Principal, she led both at the elementary and middle school levels. Prior to FAST, her most recent administrative role was as a Principal of a K-8 STEM Leadership Academy in Louisiana, and upon her return to Georgia, she accepted a position as a Science and STEM educator in the Butts County School System. In her last role, she designed the curriculum and instructional framework for the County’s first STEM Lab.

Dr. Kay (as she is known) believes that great schools are the result of great teachers and her primary goal is to continue to support the teachers of FAST as they work diligently to help our students grow to their fullest potential.

On the home front, she has a grown daughter and one grandson. Her hobbies include baking cupcakes, cooking, and a few extreme sports! She is an avid reader, and enjoys writing poetry and children’s books.

 
 

Mary Miller

Assistant Principal, Elementary School

Ms. Mary Miller is originally from Maryland and has twenty years of classroom, coaching, and mentoring experience as well as certification in Educational Leadership, Early Childhood, and Elementary Education. She received her Masters of Education from the University of Maryland, as well as three additional post-graduate certificates from other universities around the country in Educational Leadership, Literacy, Data-driven Decision Making and Technology.

During her career in education she has had the opportunity to live and work in Egypt, Latvia, and Colombia, as well as the United States. During these experiences Ms. Miller worked in a variety of different instructional frameworks and methodologies including Project Based Learning, STEAM, IB Primary Years Program, Inquiry, and Personalized learning.

She is dedicated to creating and maintaining a culturally proficient school community through professional development, discussion, and relationships. She is looking forward to working with all of the stakeholders of FAST to create a school culture where the uniqueness of each family is honored and celebrated.

 

Demetria Walker

Assistant Principal, Middle School

Demetria Walker comes to us from Louisiana having recently moved to Georgia with her husband. She has worked in education for more than 25 years as a teacher, Academic Dean, Assistant Principal, and Principal. She began as the Executive Functioning Coach last year at FAST and is excited about this new opportunity.

 

 

 

 

Leadership

Leslie Mason

Director of Special Services

Ms. Leslie Mason brings over 20 years of experience in the field of education to her role as Director of Special Services at FAST. She earned a Master of Education in Special Education from George Mason University and a Post-Master Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from The George Washington University. Ms. Mason holds Tier II Leadership certification in the states of Georgia and Virginia.  

Throughout her career, Ms. Mason has held various teaching and leadership positions at private schools, public schools, and district offices. Regardless of position or title, her goal has always been to ensure that all students have equitable access to high quality educational opportunities by design and intentional practices. She is particularly interested in cooperative learning methods, shared leadership and systems thinking in education. 

Ms. Mason has had the pleasure of serving on several district committees including Winchester City Public School Strategic Planning Committee and the Loudoun County Public Schools Student Safety Committee. Leslie serves as the Board Director for a non-profit organization that serves youth, families and communities throughout Northern Virginia.

When she’s not hard at work for the FAST community, Ms. Mason loves to travel and spend time with her family. 

 
Diana Figueroa
 
Technology Director
 
Ms. Diana Figueroa holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Fresno Pacific University, and currently a doctoral candidate from Walden University for her Ph.D in Educational Technology.
 
Ms. Figueroa’s drive and passion for education is not only distinguished through her own academic involvement, but her devoted work experience within local and private school districts, and universities. She comes to this role with more than 10 years+ career experience in the Education industry with various roles in school office administration, curriculum & instruction, research & evaluation, Information Systems, and most recently Director of IT and Communications at a private school in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ms. Figueroa also brings career experience for continuously teaching Higher Education for over 8 years in the online environment as a Business Course Professor.
 
Ms. Figueroa believes technology is key to cultivating a knowledge building community for learners by infusing multi-media creations and open educational resources in the digital classroom. Aside from her passion for technology Ms. Figueroa loves to travel and explore the outdoors in her free time. 

 

Dr. ShaNeal S Robertson

Director of Innovation

Dr. ShaNeal S Robertson is an Information Technology, Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Problem/Project Based Learning, and Digital Innovation content specialist who’s been in education for eight years; seven of those years she has spent teaching in the classroom and advising students
in various clubs and organizations, and one year serving as the Collaborative Community Liaison for her content area and leading professional development in numerous content areas in K-12.  She is currently certified in STEM Education, Online Teaching, Computer Science, Business Education,
Instructional Technology, and Educational Leadership.  She recently earned a Doctor of Education in Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation from Capella University in February 2022. Her many other degrees consist of an Associate of Arts in General Business from American Intercontinental University, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Georgia Southwestern State University, Master of
Public Administration in Healthcare Administration from Albany State University, Master of Arts in
Teaching from the University of West Georgia, and an Educational Specialist in Instructional
Technology from Valdosta State University.  Dr. Robertson’s philosophy of education is to create an
environment that allows for supervised exploration with significant learning that is Creative,
Rigorous, Authentic, and Innovative.
Dr. Robertson loves all sports, watching her two boys, who are 17 and 15, play football, and
spending time with her family. She is eager to grow and learn at FAST.

 

Chief Business Officer

Ron Rhodes is an experienced accountant with over 25 years of experience outside of education and 8 years of experience in the Atlanta area charter school system. A native of South Carolina, Ron is a graduate of South Carolina State University.  Ron has been with FAST since we opened our doors to students in 2016.

Ron is an avid sports fan and loves all sports. In his free time, Ron loves to play tennis, travel in groups, and is a member of his church’s men’s choir, Brotherhood of Praise.  Ron is married with two children and lives in Marietta.

 

Jonathan Moore

Director of Student Life

Jonathan Moore is a native of Atlanta, GA and a product of the Fulton County public school system. Jonathan is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner and lover of education. He has over eight years of experience as a certified educator, five years of experience directing programs for youth and young adults, and over ten years of coaching experience. He is a proud father and has two beautiful daughters ages 11, and 5.

Jonathan loves to sing and write music, and stay active by playing sports, hiking, and exploring nature. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in both education, and theology, and is currently working towards a Doctorate of Ministry in Justice Studies.