Program Staff

| Sarah Champ | Kim Evans | Sara Morgan | Melissa Burton | Dan France |Jasmine Camp | Jimmy HoltKaitlyn Morris | Melissa Davis | Gini Hazen | Betsy Bull | Jordan Spurlin

Sarah Champ | Associate Director

IMG_2462Sarah Champ is the Associate Director of Individual Services at The Community School, a private non-profit school serving adolescents and adults with developmental, communication, or social-emotional disorders. Sarah has an M.S. in Special Education from the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.  Sarah is certified in Pivotal Response Treatment (level five) and D.I.R/Floortime (level 2).

Sarah has worked as a special educator for over ten years in both public and private school settings.  Sarah regularly presents the work of The Community School regionally and nationally in foundational mathematics education, developmental lesson planning, and crisis intervention.
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Kim Evans | Associate Director

IMG_2479Kim Evans is an Associate Director of the Community Team at TCS. Her work focuses on transition support, which may include supporting higher education and work experiences for participants, as well as independent living. She provides individual and group counseling. She has an EdS degree from Georgia State University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She holds an intermediate level certificate in DIR/Floortime. She is certified to provide clinical supervision to our masters level interns.

Kim was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and moved to Georgia with her family when she was 6. She attended GSU for her undergraduate degree and double majored In Psychology and Sociology. After college, Kim worked at The Marcus Institute (now the Marcus Autism Center) in the Language and Learning Clinic working as a Behavior Data Specialist and eventually as a Clinical Supervisor. During this time at Marcus, she began to train teachers and families and this experience convinced her to become a counselor, as many of the parents felt isolated, frustrated, and without support.

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Sara Morgan | Associate Director

IMG_2473Sara Morgan is an Associate Director of the Family Team at TCS. She is no stranger to TCS, originally joining the team as a counseling intern in 2013 to complete her M.S. from Mercer University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is an LAPC in Georgia. Sara coordinates TCS’s efforts in supporting families with education, support, and counseling. She also provides individual and group counseling.

Sara graduated with an Art History and Psychology bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia in 2009. During this time, Sara became inspired to work with young adults in creative and supportive environment leading her to seek her master’s in counseling. Sara hopes to continue growing in her counseling role as well as possibly obtaining a Ph.D one day to teach.

Sara is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and lives in Decatur. Some of her favorite hobbies include traveling, hiking, crafting, and especially cooking. Sara also loves to spend time with family and friends and loves to be outdoors.

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Melissa Burton | Teacher

IMG_2453Melissa is a teacher in the school program at TCS. She teaches a variety of core academic subjects, as well as some art classes. She has been at TCS since the fall of 2014. Her previous experience includes The Lionheart School, a program in Alpharetta using DIRFloortime as a strong influence.

Melissa also leads social thinking playgroups and is a master at including creativity in play and learning. She has a B.S. in Art Education and holds a Georgia teaching certificate in Art and Special Education.

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Dan France | Paraprofessional

IMG_2538.JPGDan is a Michigan State alumnus where he got his undergrad degree in Hospitality Business. While at Michigan State he played on the football team before eventually going onto the NFL where he played for four years on three different teams (Bengals, Browns, Panthers). After the NFL, he found his passion for teaching through his volunteer work at The Catholic Charities of Atlanta where he tutored and mentored refugee students. In his free time, Dan enjoys yoga, cooking, fantasy football, watching Jeopardy and a good cup of coffee.

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Jasmine Camp | Project Manager

IMG_2475Jasmine started at TCS in Fall 2015 and is currently the Project Manager of the Family Services Team.

Jasmine is a recent graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Psychology. She received an athletic scholarship to play basketball for four years. Jasmine is also a lover of chocolate, sports, and fiction novels.

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Jimmy Holt | Associate Teacher

J SquareJimmy Holt is an Assistant Teacher at TCS and has been on the team since Fall 2014. His focus is on fitness and wellness, and he works with a wide range of participants. Before coming to The Community School, Jimmy worked as the Assistant Director of the After School and Summer Camp programs in the lower levels of the building. Jimmy attended Oxford College of Emory University, where he earned an Associates Degree before going on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Emory University.

Born and raised here in Atlanta, Jimmy spends most of his time with his wife and son in Lilburn. When he is not outside playing with his son and dog, Jimmy can be found discussing comic books and films or engaged in a game of Magic the Gathering. Other hobbies include creating, cooking, D&D, video games and woodworking.

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Melissa Davis | Paraprofessional

Mel D SquareMelissa has recently joined TCS as a Paraprofessional after completing a counseling internship at TCS, during the 2017-2018 school year. She provides individual and group support using DIR/Floortime approaches, as well as, assists in various affinities based activities. Melissa completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in August 2018 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Berry College. In her free time, she enjoys live music, a good karaoke party, traveling, hiking, and spontaneous road trips.

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Kaitlyn Morris | Counselor

img_2476.jpgKaitlyn received a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in May, 2017. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Kaitlyn has worked for several programs offering transitional support for adolescents leaving their homes and entering college. Many of these adolescents are also international students transitioning into American culture for the first time. In her free time Kaitlyn enjoys reading sci-fi and fantasy novels and attending sporting events.

Kaitlyn completed her graduate internship at TCS in the spring of 2017. She joined the full-time staff as an Assistant Counselor in August, 2017 and is currently a full-time Counselor for the 2018-2019 program year.

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Gini Hazen | Assistant Counselor

img_2488.jpgGini received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University in May, 2018. She graduated from Sewanee with a Bachelor’s Degree in International and Global Studies, with a concentration in International Development. In her free time, Gini enjoys traveling, running, cooking, being outside, and hanging out with her husband and dog.

At TCS, Gini will provide individual and group counseling to participants, lead affinities-based activities, and assist with parent education and support groups.

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Betsy Bull | Assistant Counselor

img_2489.jpgBetsy received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Georgia State University.  An Arizona native, Betsy moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Visual Arts. In her free time, Betsy enjoys yoga, local farmers’ markets, and discovering new places to hike.

At TCS, Betsy will provide individual and group counseling to adolescent and adult participants, lead affinities-based activities, and assist with parent education and support groups.

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Jordan Spurlin | Assistant Teacher

IMG_2465Jordan graduated from Georgia State University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in Art. She has 6 years of experience working with youth of all ages and has classroom experience from teaching refugee students. She is familiar with the DIR/Floortime model and is currently an Assistant Teacher at TCS.

Jordan spends her free time taking care of her many pets, gardening, painting, and playing video games.

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