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Kelly Williams (formerly Kelly Cain) Business owner and founder.
I love Imagine That! and Future Tech! I created this business in 1995 after realizing that I loved teaching children more than I loved Engineering. I have a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech. This is a graduate program of Civil Engineering. I worked for the Environmental Protection Agency until my children were 1 and 3. I decided to take some time off at that point to spend more time with them. During that time I began teaching science and art (my other passion) as a volunteer at my church and at my children’s preschool and elementary school. Before that, I did not have any idea how much I loved teaching children. I decided then that I would make this my new career goal. I incorporated three of my favorite subjects together into one program and I created Imagine That! Originally it was a combined program of Science, Art and Creative Dramatics. I approached the schools where my children attended to see if I could offer the program after school and I was met with enthusiasm. The rest is history. We have grown as a business over these years and last summer (2016) we had 1600 children in our camps and currently have over 700 students a week in our classes. I am married to a wonderful man named Chuck. I love whitewater kayaking, painting, gardening, camping, hiking and dancing (Ballroom, Cajun and Contra).
I could not do it without my wonderful employees who make it all happen so I would like to take the opportunity to introduce them. As you will see we have a wonderful diversity in background that creates a wealth of information to be shared with your children. In addition to those listed below, we have about 50 additional employees during the summer to teach our camps. Most of these are teachers during the year that work with us during the summer.
Aricca Brown: Marketing Coordinator and Communications Director.
I am a native to Los Angeles, CA and have been in the Atlanta area for 9 years. I graduated from Hampton University as a Business Major with a minor in Finance. Working at Imagine That has given me the great opportunity to encourage the love of learning in important subjects like Science, Technology and Art to children. These subjects are important for our youth to embrace and excel at. I love working with our current and new schools to help make our program available to lots of new students!
Brittony Swiedler: Project Manager and Teacher.
I started with Imagine That! as a student when I was 7 years old-one of their first students! I became a teen assistant and have now been teaching for 9 years with Imagine That. I have a B.S. in Psychology from UGA. I am the teacher manager and Project Manager for Imagine That!
Theresa Williams: Technology Manager and Teacher.
I have been working for Imagine That! since May of 2010 as a teacher and I also work full time as Supplies Manager. Before I started with Imagine That! I started a business with a partner called “Fit Kidz “, which specialized in bringing sports and games to day care centers in Cherokee and Cobb counties. I attended Columbus State University, Area Schools of Real Estate, and am now attending Kennesaw University for nursing. I realized a love of working with children through “Fit Kidz” and am continuously amazed that you can see a child learn through the expressions on their faces. It’s very gratifying!
Samantha Johnson: Administrative Assistant and Teacher for Imagine That!
I graduated from Albany State University in 2012 with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing. I will be pursuing a Masters in Elementary Education next summer, I love teaching! I have been a mentor and tutor for years and take on an energetic approach to education. If you call the office you will most likely speak with me first. I love working with our parents and school staff to make things run smoothly!
Ashley Workman: Supply Manager and Teacher for Imagine That!
Hi! My name is Ashley Workman and I will be teaching your child’s after school class this semester! I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with degrees in Anthropology, Archaeology and Geology and I LOVE SCIENCE! I also worked as a paleontological field technician digging up dinosaurs in the American West! My hobbies include sewing, kayaking, learning new languages, doing historical crafts like card weaving and homesteading! I am so excited to meet you ad and spend an awesome semester learning and having fun!
Allison McGinn: Teacher Manager and Imagine That! Teacher
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Georgia College and State University in 2015. As a student I worked over three years for an organization that provided science enrichment opportunities to students in Baldwin, Jones, and Bibb Counties which gave me a great deal of experience teaching students of all ages in multiple scientific disciplines. I am looking forward to a semester full of fun and learning!
Austin Schultz: Technology Coordinator and Imagine That Teacher.
My name is Austin Schultz. I have been with Imagine That! for almost 14 years now (my mother was a manager and teacher for Imagine That at the beginning). I am a product of the program! I was an assistant starting at age 13 and I know every subject we teach! This will be my fifth year teaching summer camps and classes, and I can confidently say that your children are going to have a blast and learn a great deal about science, technology, and Minecraft! I am currently attending the University of Georgia in pursuit of a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice.
Saida Young: Parties & Events Coordinator and Teacher at Imagine That!
Hi! My name is Saida Young and I’m excited to be your child’s after school teacher! I graduated from the great University of Georgia in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. My hobbies include reading, organizing, event planning, and currently preparing for my own bundle of joy. I have been teaching and mentoring children for over 10 years and genuinely love it! I can’t wait to share all of the new and exciting activities we have in store with your child this year!
Allison Johnson: Assistant Science Supply Manager: My name is Allison Johnson. I have a Bachelors Degree in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern University. I taught Earth, Life, and Physical Science for 6th-8th graders at a Middle School in Georgia for 6.5 years. After enjoying my time at home “teaching”, coaching soccer, and volunteering at my two boys’ (ages 6 and 8) various schools and activities, I am excited to get back into the classroom to work with Imagine That!.
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