FRA Faculty


Office Staff


Tommy Amoroso, CMAA

Head of School


headofschool@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

Colleges and Certifications: SDL - School and District Leadership Certificate of Advanced Study, College of St. Rose, Albany NY. M.A. - Health Education Adelphi University, Long Island, NY. B.S. - Health and Physical Education, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY. CMAA - Certified Master Athletic Administrator, NIAAA National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators. Georgia credentials for teacher assessment - TKES, LKES. CPR/AED/First Aid Certified Red Cross Instructor.

Other teaching experience: 22 years middle/high school. 12 years Health Teacher/Dean of Students Sewanhaka MS/HS, Long Island NY. 8 Years Athletic Director/Dean of Students North Springs Charter HS, Fulton County GA. 2 years Assistant Principal Manchester MS, Meriwether County School District. JV and Varsity Football Coach, Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Track and Field Coach.

Coach Eugene Fries

Athletic Director


athleticdirector@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

Colleges Degree(s): Bachelor of Science Sports Management

Certification: CPR Certified

Other teaching experience: 16 years of Athletic Director experience, Two time GISA State Coach of the year (Basketball), Two time State Champion Coach 2007 & 2014, Five time Region Coach of the Year (Basketball & Baseball)

Beth Duncan

Administrative Assistant


secretary@flintriveracademy.com

Colleges and Certifications: West GA Technical College – Associates Degree in Business

Andrea Carroll, LPC

Counselor


counselor@flintriveracademy.com

Years at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Human Services, Clayton State University, Master of Science in Counseling, Mercer University

Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Nationally Certified Counselor, NCC
Certified School Counselor (P-12), T-5 certificate

Juanita Brown

Receptionist


Years taught at FRA: 45

Sally Neal

Media Specialist, Literary Team


library@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 28

College Degree(s): B.A. English University of Georgia, M. A. English Texas A & M University, M.Ed. University of West Georgia

Certification: Media Specialist, T5 certificate

Other teaching experience: LaGrange Academy, Troup High School, LaGrange College

Teaching Staff


Margaret Goodwin

3K/4K Director


margaretgoodwin@yahoo.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

College Degree(s): BA PR & Marketing Auburn University

Certification: Certified 3K-12 Special Education

Tina Turner

Kindergarten


tturner@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 10

College Degree(s): To come

Certification: To come

Other teaching experience: To come

Christi Johnson

Kindergarten / Paraprofessional


cjohnson@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 14

College Degree(s): Gordon College

Janet Fowler

First Grade


jfowler@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 6

College Degree(s): B.S Elementary Ed Columbus State University, Masters in Early Childhood Columbus State University, First 2 years were Spent at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Certification: B.S. Elementary Ed, Masters Early Childhood

Other teaching experience: 4 years at Woodland Academy, 36 years Meriwether County

Emily Hobbs

Second Grade


ehobbs@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

College Degree(s): Bachelors in Science from Georgia Southern University

Certification: Early Childhood Education

Julie Harris

Third Grade


jharris@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 6

College Degree(s): BS Mercer University – Early Childhood Ed / Columbus State University – Masters in Early Childhood Ed

Certification: Early Childhood Ed

Other teaching experience: Westwood Christian Academy (18 years)

Karen Adams

Fourth Grade


kadams@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 32

College Degree(s): BS in Elementary Education at West Georgia

Certification: Certified originally for grades 1-8 with a T-4 certificate

Other teaching experience: West Clayton Elementary, Fayetteville Elementary, Warm Springs Elementary (Clayton, Fayette, and Meriwether County Schools)

Christen Phillips

6th Grade Math, Language Arts, Social Studies


cphillips@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 6

College Degree(s): University of West Georgia – Bachelor of Business Administration & Management, Georgia TAPP Graduate, West Georgia RESA

Certification: Georgia Educator Certificate

Other teaching experience: Manchester Middle School (2 Years)

Lisa Smith Hall

Middle School Language Arts


lhall@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 1

College Degree(s): BA in ECE, LaGrange College
M.Ed. ECE, LaGrange College
Ed.S. Troy State University

Certification:Early Childhood Edu (PreK-5th), Middle Grades - ELA (4th-8th)

Other teaching experience: Meriwether County (12 years), Douglas County (4 years), Monroe County (3 years), Thomaston-Upson (10 years)

Nancy Riggins

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Science, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies


nriggins@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 22

College Degree(s): Georgia Southern University – BS in Education, Major in Health and Physical Education, NE Georgia – Add on Science Certification, University System of Georgia – RESA with Certificates

Certification: Science 4th-8th, Health & Physical Education K-12

Other teaching experience: Scott Junior High in Savannah GA (Chatham County)

Kay Barnes

AP Calculus, Calculus, Advanced Pre-Calculus, Advanced Geometry, Advanced Algebra I and II


kbarnes@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 48

College Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Wesleyan College

Certification: High School Math

Other teaching experience: Oconee County High School – Watkinsville, Miller High School – Macon, Meriwether High School – Woodbury

Sharon Hendley

Pre-Calculus, Algebra III, Geometry, Algebra I and II


shendley@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 3

College Degree(s): Ed.S., Columbus State University, M.Ed., Georgia Southwestern State University, BBA, Georgia Southwestern State Universitya

Certification: Secondary Mathematics (6-12); Gifted Endorsement (P-12)

Other teaching experience: Lamar County High School (2013-2015), Upson-Lee High School (2000-2013), Jeff Davis High School (1997-2000), Jeff Davis Middle School (1997-2000), Dublin High School (1995-1997), Tri-County High School (1986-1995)

Jennifer Modlin

Advanced 9th English,English 8,10,11,12


jmodlin@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 3

College Degree(s): Columbus State University – B.A. English Literature

Certification: ELA 9-12

Other teaching experience: Manchester High School

Sally Neal

High School AP English, Humanities


library@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 28

College Degree(s): B.A. English University of Georgia, M. A. English Texas A & M University, M.Ed. University of West Georgia

Certification: Media Specialist, T5 certificate

Other teaching experience: LaGrange Academy, Troup High School, LaGrange College

Kathy Perdue

Chemistry, Physics, Dual Enrollment


kperdue@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): BS - Troy State University, MS - Georgia Southwestern College, EDS - University of West Georgia

Certification: Science 7 - 12, Gifted

Other teaching experience: Thomaston-Upson School System (Upson-Lee High School, Robert E. Lee Institute - 30 years), Barnesville Academy (3y), Westwood Academy (1y), Stratford Academy (2y), Southwest Georgia Academy (1y), Early County High School (1y)

Carla Nestor

Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology


cnestor@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): BS Biology, University of North Texas, MS Education, University of Akron, Sr. Research Technologist in the Molecular Cardiology Department at Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 15 years

Other teaching experience:Science teacher at Upson Lee HS, 1 year

Leanne Sears

AP Government, Government/Economics, World History


lsears@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 8

College Degree(s): Georgia Tech – B.S. Industrial Management, Georgia State University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Certification: Member, State Bar of Georgia

Billy Middlebrooks

U.S. History, Government, Physical Education, Boys Basketball, Golf


bmiddlebrooks@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): LaGrange College B.A, Auburn University M.Ed.

Certification: T-5- Health and Physical Education

Other teaching experience: Troup High School (11 years), Fayette County High School (12 years), Rising Starr Middle School (10 years), Whitewater Middle School (2 years)

Estrella Pomares

Spanish


epomares@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

College Degree(s): Spanish Native, University in Seville, Spain

Other teaching experience: 16 years working as a Spanish/English - English/Spanish Interpreter/Translator for private corporations. Spanish Teacher for Southern Crescent Technical College and Westwood Academy Long Term Spanish Teacher Substitute, Teacher's assistant/Instructional support for the Special Education Department and ESOL Instructor at Upson Lee High school. Spanish Translator/Interpreter/Family Department at Spalding County Schools

Beth Buckley

Technology


bbuckley@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): Management Information Systems from University of Alabama in Huntsville, Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College

Other teaching experience: Middle and High School Science at Heritage Christian School, Middle and High School Math at Holy Ground Baptist Academy

Heath Burnett

Fine Arts


hburnett@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

College Degree(s): B.A. In Theatre from Young Harris College

Certification: Georgia Educator Ethics Certificate

Other teaching experience: 2 years at Sunn D's Children's Theatre Camp

Carrie Todd Keller

Art


ckeller@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

College Degree(s): B.A. in Early Childhood Education (LaGrange College); M.A. in Elementary Education (Troy University); Ed. S. in Educational Administration (University of West Georgia)

Certification: Educational Leadership (Pre-K-12th); Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-5th); Middle Grades Math (4th-8th)

Coaching Staff


Kirk Hoffman

Head Football Coach


khoffman@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 2

College Degree(s): BA Education (Clemson University), Master in Education Leadership (Columbus State), Specialist in Education Leadership (Lincoln Memorial)

Other teaching experience: 31 years at the High School level, 16 years - Head Coach

Matt Britt

Physical Education, Assistant Football Coach, Baseball Coach


mbritt@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Certification: CPR Certified

Jim Moreland

Assistant Football Coach


jmoreland@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s):BA History, University of Georgia

Other teaching experience: To Come

Michael Taylor

Assistant Football Coach


Years taught at FRA: 6

Billy Middlebrooks

Boys Basketball Coach, Golf Coach


bmiddlebrooks@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): LaGrange College B.A, Auburn University M.Ed.

Certification: T-5- Health and Physical Education

Other teaching experience: Troup High School (11 years), Fayette County High School (12 years), Rising Starr Middle School (10 years), Whitewater Middle School (2 years)

Kristin Harris

Softball Head Coach


library@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 4

College Degree(s): M.Ed. (MAT) Mathematics – Western Governor's University, B.S.Electrical Engineering Tech-. Georgia Southern University

Certification: Mathematics 6-12

Other teaching experience: East Coweta High School - 2011-Present, Upson Lee High School 2009-2011

Mike Harris

Assistant Softball Coach


Russ Durrand

Track Coach


rgdurand@bellsouth.net

Years taught at FRA: 10

College Degree(s): BA degree, Business Education, University of Northern Iowa / AA degree, Des Moines Area Community College / AAS degree Des Moines Area Community College

Certification: Business Education, Coaching

Other teaching experience: 1 year at Hawkeye Tech Jr. College & 6 months at University of Northern Iowa.

Nancy Riggins

Tennis Coach


nriggins@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 22

College Degree(s): Georgia Southern University – BS in Education, Major in Health and Physical Education, NE Georgia – Add on Science Certification, University System of Georgia – RESA with Certificates

Certification: Science 4th-8th, Health & Physical Education K-12

Other teaching experience: Scott Junior High in Savannah GA (Chatham County

Christi Johnson

Varisty Cheer Coach


cjohnson@flintriveracademy.com

Years taught at FRA: 14

College Degree(s): Gordon College

Other School Staff


Tharris Blount

Cafeteria Manager


Lucille Dozier

Cafeteria Assistant


Betty Ganus

Director of Transportation / Bus Driver


bganus@flintriveracademy.com

Years at FRA: 22

Sue Perkins

Bus Driver / Aide


perkinsduk@att.net

Years at FRA: 7