• (919) 682-5903
    • 311 Dowd Street, Durham, NC 27701
    • Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Meet Our Team

Our faculty and staff consist of certified teachers, licensed social workers and family counselors, among other dedicated professionals. GSA is designed to connect vulnerable youth and their families to the necessary set of resources, from psychological services and family support to academic tutors and community mentors. Our goal is to accelerate remediation and academic advancement, enrich the learning experience of NC Common Core Standards and promote personal health, financial literacy and global awareness through our interdisciplinary curriculum.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Brittany Curry
Managing Director
Eboni Alexander
Assistant Head of School

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

GSA teachers and staff receive ongoing training on: evidence-based best practices for engaging students, thoughtful use of benchmark assessments, behavioral support, and progress monitoring among others.

Teachers’ sustained engagement in and disciplined execution of strategies that improve student readiness for learning are the hallmarks of GSA’s education philosophy. The entire staff is equipped to act on GSA’s brand promise to parents: students are guaranteed protection, affection, correction, and connections; and these core values are integrated in a school-wide model of collective ambition to succeed academically and in other walks of life.

GSA is the only laboratory school in North Carolina focused on developing teachers that can meet the unique needs of vulnerable youth and encouraging holistic student achievement through personal health, academic, and entrepreneurial education.

K-8 Faculty

Crystal Belcher
1st Grade
Cynthia Coward
3rd Grade
Jenna Goldberg
Kindergarten Teacher
Cameron Hall
Instructional Assistant, 3rd Grade
Linda Cato
Art Teacher
Valerie McNeil
Instructional Assistant, 2nd Grade
Gwendolyn Jackson-Taylor
Math, Middle Grades
Jeane Carpenter
Mandarin Teacher
Kennese Bass
Science, Middle Grades
Crystal Belcher
1st Grade
Cynthia Coward
3rd Grade
Jenna Goldberg
Kindergarten Teacher
Anitra Williams
2nd Grade/BT Coordinator
Jacques Wright
Instructional Assistant, 4th/5th Grade
Magdalena Pizarro
ESL Teacher
Stefan Liotchev
P.E. Teacher

Guidance Counselors

Lesli Bryant
Counselor, K-4

EC Team

Amber Wilson
EC Teacher
Tonya Jackson
EC Teacher

Office Staff

Amy Noble
Office Manager
Bettie Lyons
School Nutrition Data Manager
Jamie Nobles
Eugenia Rogers
Media Specialist
Karis Battle
Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator