Humphries Elementary School Staff
Hello! My name is Tojuana Lindley this is my fifth year at Humphries as a Paraprofessional at the best Elementary School in Atlanta! I am the mother of two boys, two girls, and the Grandmother of a baby girl. I enjoy traveling, dancing, collecting quotes, laughing, and being a Basketball Mom. I am a product of Atlanta Public Schools. I graduated from Douglass High School. it is amazing how I am educating in the same school system that taught me so many lessons. I received an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kaplan University. My passion is watching children learn and grow to their fullest potential. I look forward to working with every one of your beautiful children! “Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding” Robert John Meehan
Greetings! My name is Sabrena Gay, and I am very excited about the 2019-2020 school year. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, a MS in Special Education, and a ED. S in Early Childhood Education. I have spent the last 28 year educating young children from birth through age 10. I believe that all children deserve a quality education in a safe and inviting environment. I, also, believe that all children can learn, however, many just need a little extra love and guidance. I look forward to a fun-filled year preparing my scholars for the future!
My name is Ms. Kristi-Ann Walker and I am so excited for this amazing 2019-20 school year. I am an Atlanta Urban Teacher Resident with Relay Graduate School of Education, and I have the wonderful opportunity to be paired with Mrs. Gay as I learn the ins-and-outs of being a teacher. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Public Administration, and I am currently studying for a Master of Arts in Teaching. I believe that all children should be equipped with the tools to reach for the stars! Their learning now sets the foundation for their future; therefore, it is my mission to ensure that our students are set-up for their biggest dreams by helping them master the skills to do so. I am so blessed to be on this journey with you, Mrs. Gay, and all our students. This is going to be a great year!
Hello, I am Lindsey Kilgore, third grade Math and Science teacher at Humphries Elementary School. I graduated from Clemson University with a BA in Elementary Education. I am entering my 12th year of teaching and my goal is to help your child reach his or her full potential by creating an environment where they feel comfortable, empowered, challenged, and successful.
“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” -Lady Bird Johnson
Department of Special Education
Hello, my name is Monica Burton. As a child I can remember lining up my stuffed animals, dolls, and chalkboard to play “teacher,” for hours on end, so I have always known that my chosen path in life would be that of an educator. My first position as a preschool teacher was confirmation that teaching, nurturing, and motivating was my passion. Since then, I have been a substitute teacher, after school coordinator, and currently, a paraprofessional for our special needs children. I graduated from Columbia College of Missouri with a BA in Psychology, with plans to further my career as a fulltime special needs educator for grades K-5. This year I am working for Humphries as a floating SWD paraprofessional.
I enjoy road trips, sightseeing, quiet moments, and weekend trips to some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. But most of all, I enjoy spending time with my five beautiful children.
I believe setting high standards for students is an important way to get students to rise to their potential regardless of disability, race, gender, or economic background. I also believe ALL students are important and it is my job as an educator to make each and every child feel as such. I look forward to this year at Humphries, with hopes of bringing positivity, motivation, new ideas, and most importantly, a passion and desire to teach.
My name is Isaac Cameron. I have been employed with APS for 9+ years as a Paraprofessional in Special Education. I really enjoy and have a great passion for what I do.
Hello, my name is Tracy Potts and I am a Special Education Paraprofessional. This is my first year at APS and I am looking forward to supporting all of our student’s needs. I attended the University of West Georgia and I am currently finishing my degree at Mercer University. I look forward to meeting a lot of new faces and having a productive year!
My name is Shamecqua Thompson and I am an Interrelated Teacher. I am a true Georgia peach, born and raised in Atlanta. I have eleven years of experience in the middle and elementary setting. I obtained my BA from Clayton State University and my M.ED in Special Education from Kaplan University. I will graduate with my last degree, my Ed.S, in December 2019 from Valdosta State University. During my experiences, my proudest moment was being selected as Teacher of the Year (2015-2016) at J.E. Brown Middle School. I bring with me my passion for learning, my love for kids, & my optimistic & enthusiastic personality. I truly believe that each child has unique qualities with the ability to learn and experience success with appropriate instruction. I am happily married (9 yrs) and have two kids: Marcus Jr. (9) and Khylee (6) who are both APS students. Outside of education, I enjoy watching NFL (GO FALCONS) games, HGTV, traveling, and spending quality time with my loved ones. I am a proud chartering member of Sigma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I know that this will be a great school year!!
I am Fanica Young, an Interrelated Teacher at Humphries Elementary School. I am a native of Atlanta, GA, but I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education (both general and adaptive) from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (2016) and a Master's Degree in Special Education High Incidence Disabilities from the University of Kansas (2018). Currently, I am working on an Education Specialist Degree in Special Education from the University of West Georgia (July 2020). I have been employed with Atlanta Public School since 2017. I enjoy being a special educator because I am always driven to advocate and help my students overcome barriers that impact their learning. This year at Humphries, I am excited to bring my passion for teaching and dedication to support students with disabilities to become stronger learners. When I am not at work I love reading, traveling, DIY arts & crafts, and spending time with family and friends.
Greetings, my name is Mariah Emerson and I am a paraprofessional here at Humphries. This is my first year with Humphries and APS. I was born here in Atlanta, and raised in Mobile, AL. I love to meditate, travel, paint, and participate in any cultural activities in my community. I am very excited to be working the youth and having the opportunity to uplift them. I hope to make school and learning fun and enjoyable for the students!