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Board of Directors
Ms. Montyne Morris – Community Member – Chair
Ms. Morris joined the KCSMA Board in March 2016. With an undergraduate degree from UGA and a master’s from KSU, Ms. Morris brings to the board a passion for life-long learning. She and her husband have been in East Cobb for 25 years, and their two children attended Cobb County schools. She has been actively involved in public schools – as a substitute teacher and a staff and classroom volunteer – and has held leadership positions in PTAs and school foundations. Ms. Morris believes in the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and enjoys helping create relationships between schools and the families and communities they serve.
Ms. Morris is a technical writer for an engineering services firm in Vinings and a part-time instructor of composition at KSU. Her experience also includes positions in executive search and corporate training and development. She enjoys reading, baking, theater, and travel.
Jacqueline Oduselu – Parent Member – Vice-Chair
Jacqueline is an expert Conflict Management Specialist with over 15 years of experience mediating cases in the Juvenile, Magistrate, and Superior Courts of the Metro Atlanta Area. As a mediator/registered neutral with the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Commission on Dispute Resolution, she has amassed a world of experience working with juveniles and adults in the heat of conflict in court (involving delinquency, status, and civil offenses, even divorce).
Her experience and training as a mediator and as a Licensed Professional Counselor has informed her skills to help counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups navigate the rough waters of conflict to obtain and maintain some sense of resolution in their lives. She provides a safe environment to address the various stressors and influences in life with practical and effective tools and strategies to achieve a WIN/WIN for all involved.
Jacqueline is also an experienced professional educator and trainer having conducted workshops for professionals and the general public covering topics relative to conflict management and resolution, assertiveness, and other psychoeducational topics. Her workshops have been approved by various professional organizations to include:
· Licensed Professional Counselor Association (LPCA) of Georgia,
· Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers (GSCSW),
· National Association of Social Workers (NASW-GA),
· Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (GAMFT),
· Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GAODR),
· Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (GA-POST) Council, and
· The State Bar of Georgia.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in providing counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups through various issues including, but not limited to, grief, infidelity, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, and more… She has a passion for helping individuals and families gain the help and understanding they need to cope with life’s difficulties and overcome life’s obstacles through the counseling relationship among other avenues. Jacqueline has been trained to use attentive listening, interviewing skills and other various techniques to gain understanding of and assist clients in their goals for personal and professional success.
Jacqueline obtained her Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services from Kennesaw State University. Her experience includes working as a case manager with families and children in need of housing among other basic needs. Her professional experience not only includes using conflict management training and skills in the ADR programs of court systems, but also years of involvement with children at every age level in the public school system as a substitute teacher. Educational specific atmospheres include elementary, middle, and high schools, Kennesaw State University and those of religious institutions and summer camps involving infants to 16 years old.
Secretary position is currently open
Dave Peeples – Community Member – Acting Treasurer
Dave Peeples joined the KCSMA board in May of 2015.
Dave brings to the Board a vast experience within K12 education having served on Murray County’s Board of Education, (4 years and 8,000 students) worked as the system technology director (4 years), served as an IT manager for the Georgia Department of Education (2 years) and spent 10 years designing and supporting state-wide education data management systems in over 12 states. Dave also has a working knowledge of formative and summative testing systems, test score analysis and QBE funding processes.
Dave has a bachelors degree from Auburn University in industrial engineering and before becoming involved in the education arena, worked for many years managing multi-million dollar engineering, construction and corporate projects for Armstrong World Industries, Union Carbide, and Mohawk Carpets.
Currently Dave is employed as the Director of Operations for the Architecture Department of Kennesaw State University, and spends time working with STEM support organizations in the Kennesaw area.
Dave and his wife Beverly live in the Legacy Park community in Kennesaw, where Dave serves on the HOA Board of Directors.
Mr. Verjuann Jordan – Community Member
Verjuann Jordan – Originally from Ohio moved to Georgia in 2005 after spending a number of years post-graduation in Maine. Verjuann has an extensive background in Business Control as an AVP with Bank of America. He joined Bank of America in January of 2001 where he’s held different leadership roles and has an extensive background negotiating processes, partnering with vendors, and facilitating projects from the concept stage through fruition.
Verjuann is a graduate of Bowling Green State University; where he earned a BFA in Painting minoring in Cultural Diversity and Painting. Verjuann also holds a degree in Music Education.
Verjuann enjoys volunteering with different organizations in the metro Atlanta area. When he isn’t volunteering he enjoys painting, photography, and playing the saxophone.
George Shipman – Parent Member
Bio – Coming Soon!
Dr. James McNealey – Principal, ex-officio