Dr. Graves, a dedicated and experienced educator with 25 years of service as a middle school public school teacher, currently imparts her extensive knowledge to fellow educators at the college level. She also serves her community in various impactful ways, reflecting her commitment to education and community betterment.
In addition to her educational endeavors, Dr. Graves previously served as a deacon in her church and played a vital role in establishing the Greenleigh Learning Cottage, a project aimed at bridging the educational gap for Hispanic students residing in our community.
Furthermore, for a remarkable 14 years, she initiated and managed the Care Closet at the middle school where she taught. This initiative provided students with essential items such as school supplies, clothing, shoes, and hygiene products, ensuring that students had the resources they needed to succeed academically and personally.
Notably, Dr. Graves dedicates countless hours each week to volunteer work, including tutoring students and assisting them in creating inspiring works of art here at the academy, a testament to her unwavering commitment to empowering and uplifting the next generation.
Mrs. Holly, as the Vice-President of the Alma Bella Foundation, exemplifies unwavering dedication and selflessness. Her tireless commitment to both the academy and its students is nothing short of remarkable. Every spare second she has, she willingly volunteers, offering her time and talents generously.
We hold Mrs. Holly in high esteem for her wisdom and guidance, which she imparts to our students with a loving and nurturing spirit. Her encouragement serves as a beacon of inspiration for the young minds she touches.
Beyond her extraordinary contributions to our academy, Mrs. Holly's legacy extends into the public school system. For 31 years, she has passionately served as a public school teacher, making a lasting impact on countless students.
Mrs. Holly is a shining example of selflessness, dedication, and wisdom, and her influence on the educational community is immeasurable. We are truly fortunate to have her as a cornerstone of our foundation and a source of inspiration for all.
Ms. Tillies, our delightful Secretary at the Alma Bella Foundation, doubles as our in-house volunteer comedian, keeping us in stitches with her remarkable sense of humor. Her presence not only fills our days with laughter but also contributes immensely to the positive atmosphere at our academy.
Ms. Tillies is a regular volunteer at the academy and a familiar face on our memorable field trips. With several years of experience as a public school educator, her expertise and humor truly make her an invaluable part of our team.
Mrs. Taylor serves as our esteemed Treasurer at the Alma Bella Foundation. With her extensive financial acumen and keen sensibilities, she plays a pivotal role in guiding us towards making prudent financial decisions, particularly in how funds are allocated to ensure the sustainability and long-term growth of our organization.
Mrs. Joy, our dedicated Director of Fundraising and Grant Writing at the Alma Bella Foundation, is unwavering in her commitment to securing the necessary funds. Her relentless efforts are aimed at ensuring that every child in our community, regardless of their parents' financial circumstances, can partake in the enriching activities offered at our academy.
Mrs. Janine generously dedicates her Mondays to volunteering and provides invaluable mathematics tutoring to our students. With more than 30 years of classroom experience under her belt, as a retired teacher, she imparts her wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to nurturing each student's self-worth and self-confidence, especially in the realm of mathematics. We hold Mrs. Janine in high regard for her remarkable patience and quick wit, both of which make her an indispensable asset when working with our students.
Mrs. Gill , affectionately known as Grandma Ann, had a remarkable 50-year teaching career, has now embraced her role as a cherished grandmother figure to the students at our academy in her retirement. Though she'll forever be a teacher at heart, her warmth and loving kindness radiate as she engages with our students. Whether she's imparting her sewing skills, providing valuable social studies tutoring, or adding a delightful twist to a game of Twister, Grandma Ann's presence enriches our students' lives in countless ways.