• Principal
    Principal Gail Johnson Gail Johnson is originally from Philadelphia, PA, but has lived in the Atlanta area for over 20 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Secondary English Education from Temple University as well as Master’s and Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. With over 30 years in education, Gail’s teaching career includes experiences in elementary, middle and high school teaching English Language Arts and related subjects. Gail has served as an Assistant Principal and Principal in a variety of school settings representing diverse student populations.  Sutton Middle School is the third school she has led and the fourth International Baccalaureate World School in which she has worked. Gail has a number of specialized certificates in leadership including Category II Heads of School through the International Baccalaureate Organization, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), and  Recognized School Counseling ASCA Model Programs (RAMP). Gail is the proud mom of Megan, a graduate of the University of South Carolina! Follow Gail @SuttonPrincipal on Twitter to keep up with daily Sutton news!
     
    Ms. Johnson's IB Learner Profile attribute is:
    RISK-TAKER: Cougars approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Cougars are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
     
    The IB Learner Profile attribute she is striving towards is:
    BALANCED: Cougars understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives— intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. Cougars recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
     

    Ms. Barabara Bieniemy
    Sixth Grade Program Administrator
    Mrs. Bieniemy Mrs. Bieniemy is a seasoned educator with years of experience exclusively at the middle school level.  Mrs. Bieniemy has held several positions during her tenure as a middle school educator. She has been a middle School Science Teacher, Instructional Coach, Numeracy Coach, Science Cadre Specialist, New Teacher Mentor/Assessor and Assistant Principal. Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in Elementary Education. She also possesses two Masters of Arts Degrees. One is in Curriculum and Instruction and the other was earned in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Bieniemy is All But Dissertation (ABD) in the area of Administration of Teaching and Learning. Follow Mrs. Bieniemy on Twitter @Sutton6thGrade!
    Ms. Bieniemy's IB Learner Profile attribute is:

     

    The IB Learner Profile attribute she is striving towards is:

     


    Curriculum Assistant Principal
    Curriculum Assistant Principal Jennifer Cappelli
     
    Mrs. Jennifer Cappelli grew up in Rhode Island before attending Wagner College in New York City, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. After graduating, she relocated to Atlanta as a Teach for America Corps member. Mrs. Cappelli earned her teaching certification from Georgia State University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Columbia University. Prior to becoming Sutton's Curriculum Assistant Principal, Mrs. Cappelli taught Chemisty and Forensic Science at South Atlanta High School and she served as King Middle School's Science Instructional Coach. Mrs. Cappelli and her husband live in the city with their two beautiful children: Logan and Amelia. Mrs. Cappelli loves planning events, being crafty, and baking yummy treats! Recently, she has been teaching herself how to decorate cakes. Follow Mrs. Cappelli on Twitter @suttoncougarsAP!
     
    Ms. Cappelli's IB Learner Profile attribute is:
    THINKER: Cougars use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. Cougars exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
     
    The IB Learner Profile attribute she is striving towards is:
    BALANCED: Cougars understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives— intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. Cougars recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live. 

    Dr. Nardiann Mighty
    Student Support Services Assistant Principal
     
    Student Services Assistant Principal Dr. Mighty
    Dr. Mighty grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and moved to Atlanta in 2002. She is a proud Florida State University alum, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Mighty also holds a Master of Science degree, from Troy University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Administrator Leadership from Walden University. Dr. Mighty taught high school math for nine years, and she has also served as an instructional coach, intervention specialist, and worked at the district and State levels. As she considers herself to be quite the foodie, you might catch Dr. Mighty out trying a new restaurant or visiting an old favorite. Dr. Mighty also has a pomeranian named Bam Bam. Follow Dr. Mighty on Twitter @DrMightyN!
     
    Dr. Mighty's IB Learner Profile attribute is:
    COMMUNICATOR: Cougars express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. Cougars collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
     
    The IB Learner Profile attribute she is striving towards is:
    BALANCED: Cougars understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives— intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. Cougars recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live. 

    Mr. Timothy Robinson
    Sixth Grade Assistant Principal
     
    Mr. Robinson's IB Learner Profile attribute is:

     

    The IB Learner Profile attribute he is striving towards is:

     


    Seventh Grade Assistant Principal
    Mr. Merriweather, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

    Mr. Dominique R. Merriweather is a proud native of Atlanta; growing up, he attended Fulton County Schools. Mr. Merriweather obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse College, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Columbus State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Liberty University. Mr. Merriweather has served in a variety of English Language Arts instructional and leadership roles. He has also served as a School Improvement Coach with a focus on literacy in all content areas. Outside of school, Mr. Merriweather enjoys spending time with family, traveling to different countries, hiking, running, whitewater rafting, bowling, watching scary movies, and reading suspense novels. Follow Mr. Merriweather on Twitter @MerriweatherEDU.

    Mr. Merriweather's IB Learner Profile attribute is:
    REFLECTIVE:  Cougars thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. Cougars work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
     
    The IB Learner Profile attribute he is striving towards is:
    RISK-TAKER: Cougars approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Cougars are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

    Eighth Grade Assistant Principal
     
    Image of Dr. Ashley Rose, 8th Grade Assistant Principal Dr. Ashley Rose earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in General Science Education from Tuskegee University.  Dr. Rose also holds a Master of Science Education and Specialist in Educational Leadership, both from Kennesaw State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University.  Prior to serving as an assistant principal at Sutton, Dr. Rose taught science.  Dr. Rose enjoys traveling, reading, and shopping (for mostly make-up). Follow Dr. Rose on Twitter @Dr_Ashley_Rose!
     
    Dr. Rose's IB Learner Profile attribute is:
    COMMUNICATOR: Cougars express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. Cougars collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
     
    The IB Learner Profile attribute she is striving towards is:
    BALANCED: Cougars understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives— intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. Cougars recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

     


     
    School Business Manager
     
    School Business Manager Amanda Fielder
    Amanda Fielder is a native of Michigan who moved to Atlanta after college. She obtained Bachelors of Arts degrees in History and English from Western Michigan University, a Master of Arts degree in Instruction from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Arts degree in American History from Ashland University. Over the course of her career, Amanda has taught Language Arts and Social Studies at each of the three middle school grade levels; she taught Georgia Studies, a course she loves with all of her heart, for a decade. Amanda has also served as Sutton's Athletic Director, Individuals and Societies (Social Studies) Department Chair, gifted contact, and as a founding member of Sutton's GO Team. Taking advantage of all the cultural and entertainment events Atlanta has to offer, you might find her at professional or college sporting events, concerts, or stage performances. As someone who loves to travel, it's not uncommon to run into her at Hartsfield-Jackson! Follow Amanda on Twitter @smsfielder!
     
    Ms. Fielder's IB Learner Profile attribute is:
    COMMUNICATOR: Cougars express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. Cougars collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
     
    The IB Learner Profile attribute she is striving towards is:
    BALANCED: Cougars understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives— intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. Cougars recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.