Consultants

Georgia Accrediting Commission Consultants

Dr. Edie Baxley
158 Corey Street
Baxley, GA  31513
H 912-367-5261     C 912-278-0471
email: ediebaxley@hotmail.com
Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree in Psychology/Biology and a Master Degree in Behavioral Science Education from Georgia Southwestern College. She completed her Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, Education Leadership, and Doctor of Education from Valdosta State University and Argosy University.  Taught students in grades seven through twelve at Taylor County High School (2.5 yrs.), Deerfield Windsor Academy (10 yrs.), and Appling County Middle School (18 yrs.).  Assistant Principal and Instructional Supervisor at Appling County High School for 3 years and Principal of Altamaha Elementary School for 6 years.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special Purposes, and Non-Traditional Educational Centers

Dr. John Bembry
28 Meadow Lane
P.O. Box 494
Hawkinsville, GA  31036
478-892-3210
email: jbembry1@cstel.net
Qualifications: Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Georgia with further studies at Hampton Institute and Mercer University; 37 years of public school experience as a history and math  teacher, P.E.C.E. Coordinator, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent of schools and superintendent of schools. In addition, Dr. Bembry has also served as Adjunct Professor of Administration & Supervision at Albany State University and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Middle Georgia College.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special Purposes, and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Mr. Robert J. (Bob) Boyd 
384 Pandemar Trail
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
H 770-682-8667     C 678-230-6447
e-mail: boyd297@bellsouth.net
Qualifications: 30 years experience in Fulton County Schools. Service included 6
years as teacher, 2 years as assistant principal, and 22 years as high school
principal.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special Purposes
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Mr. J. Robert (Bob) Chambers
1041 Wild Azalea Court
Athens, GA  30606
706-255-9632
email: jrchambers@athensacademy.org
Qualifications;   BS and MEd degrees from the University of Georgia; 50 years of experience in independent schools, including positions in teaching, coaching, principal, assistant headmaster during his 20 years at Pace Academy and headmaster for 30 years of Athens Academy. He has served as President of the Georgia Independent School Association; member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the Georgia High School Association; member of the Executive Council and the Independent School Representative on the State of Georgia Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of the Southern Association of Independent Schools; member of the Board of Directors and member of the Commission for Accreditation for the National Association of Independent Schools.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special Purposes and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Dr. John DeCotis

185 Ridge Way
Fayetteville, GA 30215
H 770-461-0924     C 770-833-6072
john.decotis@gmail.com
Qualifications: Middle school teacher, college graduate teaching assistant, coach, assistant high school principal, elementary school principal, system director of elementary education, executive director of k-12 curriculum and instruction, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and superintendent of schools for 11 years. During his 35 years in education, he participated in numerous SACS committees, was Chairman of the SACS State Committee, led an elementary school to be chosen as one of 36 Georgia Schools of Excellence, served on the initial AdvancEd Board of Directors and was honored as “Educator of the Year” by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders. Doctorate Degree in Education, University of Georgia.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes,
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Mr. Rufus C. Green, II
P. O. Box 596
Reynolds, Georgia 31076
478-862-3854
Qualifications: B.S., Fort Valley State University; M.Ed., University of Georgia;
further studies, Brown University. Classroom teacher, high school principal,
associate superintendent of Taylor County Schools (20) years. Chairman of
Taylor County Board of Commissioners (11) years. Coordinator of Special
Education and Title I Programs for Taylor County School System (20) years.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special
Purposes, and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Dr. E. H. Harris 
P.O. Box 257
Barnesville, Georgia 30204
H 770-358-1205     C 770-468-1560
eehharris@aol.com
Qualifications: 40 years in public education as assistant superintendent, interim
superintendent, principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels;
classroom teacher in Laurens, Pike, and Lamar Counties; coordinator of SACS
self study for 14 years and past member of the Griffin RESA Board.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes,
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Dr. Charles Hawk 
4600 Heatherwood Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
H 404-349-2362     C 404-797-7882
Qualifications: 38 years experience in public education, including principalships
at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Of the 38 years experience, 35
were in Atlanta Public Schools where service also included Instructor at Atlanta
University.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes,
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Mr. W. T. Henry
229-347-2832 -cell
229-436-4479 – Home
707 Partridge Drive
Albany, GA 31707
Qualifications: 40+ years in public and private education, serving in positions such as teacher, coach and headmaster. In addition to a distinguished career of school leadership and service, W. T. has served in numerous professional capacities, including President of the Georgia Independent Schools Association and a member of the state governing board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special
Purposes, and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Dr. Josephine Jackson 
484 Ivey Court
Mableton, GA 30126
H 770-739-8869     C 678-524-8177
jjack@bellsouth.net
Qualifications: Serving in a variety of roles Dr Jackson has devoted more than 40
years to education. She has served as teacher, instructional coordinator, alternative
school administrator, principal of an elementary school in Atlanta Public Schools,
chairperson of the student support team, and new teacher monitor. She has
received honors and awards for youth motivation, innovative school partnerships,
and outstanding contributions to special education. She earned a B.S. in French, a
M. Ed. in Reading education, the Education Specialist in Leadership and the
Doctorate in Leadership.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes,
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Dr. Randy Jones
The Georgia Accrediting sadly reports that Dr. Jones has passed away.  Schools that used Dr. Jones as a consultant should select and contact another consultant.

Ms. Candace Kindberg 
7014 Dovefield Way
Columbus, GA 31904
H 709-322-1025     C 706-888-3945
c.kindberg@mchsi.com
Qualifications: High School Physical Education and Biology teacher for 21 years
and Facilitator of the Gifted Child for 12 years for a total of more than 30 years of
service to the children of Muscogee County School District in Columbus, GA.
Exercised leadership by leading and serving on a variety of efforts of the MCSD,
including service on the Leadership Committee from 1997 – 2003; co-chairing the
Committee for six years. Member of the District Discipline Committee,
Technology Committee, Teacher Advisory Committee. Chaired the School Safety
Committee, School Improvement Instructional Materials Target Team, and
Section V of the SACS 10 Year evaluation. Recipient of the Muscogee
Educational Excellence Foundation Grant.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes,
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers
.
Mr. Dock Sisk 
770-535-5204
P. O. Box 308
Homer, Georgia 30547
DockNan@aol.com
Qualifications: High school mathematics and science teacher and coach, 7 years;
primary school principal, 5½ years; and superintendent of schools in Banks
County, 15 years. Served on numerous SACS Committees.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies With Special
Purposes, and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Mr. Johnny N. Smith
706-468-0012 Home
706-504-5057 Cell
191 Amelia Drive
Monticello, Georgia 31064
johnnyneilsmith@att.net
Qualifications: School administration for 33 years, serving as headmaster. With
43 years experience in education service includes bandmaster, head football
coach, basketball coach, track coach, and guidance counselor in public and private
schools.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior
High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes,
and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Mr. Phil Thomas
770-931-8411 – Home
678-793-1595 -Cell
1258 Chesapeake Drive
Lilburn, GA 30047
e-mail: phil.thomas.gac@gmail.com
Qualifications
:
34 years experience in public education. 31 years in Fulton County Schools. Service included: 7 years as teacher, 8 years as assistant principal, 12 years as high school principal, 4 years district Director of Instructional Technology. 3 years Georgia DOE, Director of Instructional Technology.
Approved for: Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens, Elementary Schools, Junior High/Middle Schools, High Schools, Educational Agencies with Special Purposes, and Non-Traditional Educational Centers.

Dr. Robert Threatt 

The Georgia Accrediting sadly reports that Dr. Threatt has passed away.  Schools that used Dr. Threatt as a consultant should select and contact another consultant.