Sarah Champ | Associate Director
Sarah 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.
Kim Evans | Associate Director
Kim 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.
Sara Morgan | Associate Director
Sara 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 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.
Melissa Burton | Teacher
Melissa 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.
Jasmine Camp | Project Manager
Jasmine 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.
Jimmy Holt | Assistant Teacher
Jimmy 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 spent most of his time here in Decatur when he wasn’t in Tucker, where he lived. Now he lives in Decatur and enjoys spending time with his dog Milla and El Rey his cat. When he is not outside playing, Jimmy can be found discussing coming books and films or engaged in a game of Magic the Gathering. Other hobbies include cooking, reading, building models and woodworking.
Lawrence Massey | Assistant Teacher
Lawrence came to TCS full-time in August 2017 even though he originally came as part-time staff in December 2016. Lawrence is a graduate of Morehead State University (KY.) where he played football for the university and received his bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion. Lawrence has a deep passion for working with youth and that is what brought him to TCS. Lawrence has over 5 years of experience working with youth of all ages and backgrounds in different settings. He also has over 2 years of experience working in health and wellness industry as well. In his spare time, Lawrence enjoys working out, watching/attending sporting events, and spending time with friends/family.
Kaitlyn Morris | Counselor
Kaitlyn 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.
Gini Hazen | Assistant Counselor
Gini 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.
Betsy Bull | Assistant Counselor
Betsy 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 farmer’s 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.
Jordan Spurlin | Assistant Teacher
Jordan 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.