We are very pleased to have such a wonderful staff. Take a minute to find out who we are!
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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!
Sydnie LeCroy Mayers Accounts Manager and Substitute Teacher (and a lot of other hats too!). I have been working for Imagine That! since April 2008. I have 20+ years Work Experience in Administrative support. Before coming to work at Imagine That! I spent 4 years as Purchasing Director at Chatuge Regional Hospital, Hiawassee, Georgia. I graduated from Union County High School in 1980. I am a Native of Cobb County, Marietta, Georgia. My family moved to the North Georgia Mountains, Blairsville, Georgia in the mid 70’s, where my grandparents lived. I returned to Cobb County in 2007. My husband is an Ironworker. I have one daughter, who currently attends Georgia State University.
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!
Brittony Swiedler: Teacher Manager, 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!
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!
Michael Stolzle: (Supply Manager and Teacher at Imagine That!) My passions perfectly align with Imagine That!’s interdisciplinary nature and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for the arts, sciences, and technology with your child! I have a B.A. in Biology and an M.A. in Philosophy and have many years of experience working with students of all ages. Most recently, I served as an Interpretation Ranger at a National Park in California, and prior to that I served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer where I worked in Botswana to promote youth empowerment. I can’t wait to see what your child and I learn from each other during our time together!
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!.
Taylor Goode: Assistant to the Technology Manager and Teacher for Imagine That!
My name is Taylor Goode and I look forward to working with your children this year! I have been working with children for 11 years and graduated in May from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Human Services. I love working with kids and helping them to grow and to learn about their own potential. I believe that there is a lot that we can learn by working with children and I can't wait to see what this year has to offer!
Celeste Mason: Assistant to the Supply Manager and Teacher at Imagine That!
Hello! I am a recent graduate from Georgia Tech, with degrees in Engineering and Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction). A primary interest has been Educational Technologies, with a focus on the importance of play as a motivator for increasing enthusiasm, curiosity and overall engagement in learning. Through teaching classes and camps at Imagine That!, I've enjoyed seeing how excited the kids get when the curriculum comes alive through games, stories, and innovative demonstrations. I look forward to sharing my love of science and technology, with the hope of helping instill the joy of discovery in the kids we teach.
Oozma Siddiqi: Art Supply Coordinator and Teacher at Imagine That!
I am thrilled to be teaching your child's after school class this semester. I graduated from UGA with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Public Health. I have a passion for Art , Science and Technology, and I love to show children just how fun learning can be! I strongly believe in a hands-on approach to education that is both enriching and exciting for students of all ages. I look forward to working with your children and seeing what the school year brings!
Imagine That! and Future Tech- We make learning FUN!