Staff

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Stephanie Thompson, Principal 267-4100 Ext. 4090

 I am Stephanie B. Thompson, principal of Family and Children’s Educational Services (F.A.C.E.S.) and Leaps and Bounds Preschool Program. This is my sixteenth year in education, all of which have been with the Glynn County School System.  I began my teaching career in pre-kindergarten at the F.A.C.E.S. Pre-Kindergarten Center.  I am thrilled to be back in pre-kindergarten making a difference with our eager early learners. 

I was born in Brunswick, Georgia and attended the following Glynn County Schools:  Goodyear Elementary, Ballard Elementary, Glyndale Elementary, Jane Macon Middle School and Brunswick High School. 

At F.A.C.E.S. and Leaps and Bounds we believe in providing a positive and nurturing learning environment.  This will ensure that our students, families and community are successful.  I truly believe that ALL children can learn and it is up to ALL of us working together as a team to meet the needs of ALL children!

Terri Hardman, Secretary 267-4100 Ext. 4095
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Laura Wallen, Special Education Coordinator 267-4100 Ext. 1997
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Guenet Jackson, School Psychologist 267-4100 Ext. 4032

My name is Guenet Jackson and I am originally from London, England. I have been married for 17+ years and I am a mother of two sweet children. I obtained my specialist degree in School Psychology in 2007. My hobbies include eating new foods, reading, and relaxing! I look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Nicole Bonds, Speech Language Pathologist 267-4100 Ext. 4093

My name is Nicole Bonds. I am from Hartwell, GA and moved to St. Simons in 2017 with my husband. We have a dog, Petey. I received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of Health from Armstrong State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I enjoy working with preschool, and I look forward to this school year!

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Linda Boyer, Special Education Teacher 267-4100 Ext. 4019

My name is Linda Thaw and I am starting my 25th year teaching. I am married to Tony Thaw and have an 18 year old daughter who is starting college and a 16 year old son who is a junior at Glynn Academy. I received my undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health from Valdosta State University and my masters degree in Intellectual Disabilities from Georgia Southern University. I spent my first 22 years teaching middle and high school students with special needs and now starting my 3rd year in Glynn County as a  preschool teacher for students with special needs. 

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Cari Clark, Special Education Teacher 267-4100 Ext. 4057

Cari Clark moved to the Golden Isles in 2008, two years after high school, with a plan to pursue her dream of a college degree. Finally, she attended the College of Coastal Georgia where she obtained her BS in the Science of Education. She is certified and licensed to teach both Early Childhood Education and Special Education Pre-K through 5th grade. Less than two months after graduation in May 2014, Cari was married and accepted her current position with Leaps and Bounds in the Self-Contained Classroom. Cari has taught children with a diverse range of disabilities and who are functioning at various developmental stages. She has a very structured classroom, which appeals to many children with disabilities, and always makes the time to connect with the families she serves. Cari believes in the children in her classroom and will work hard to help them succeed through hard work and perseverance.

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Arien Phillips, Special Education Teacher 267-4100 Ext. 4072

My name is Arien Phillips and I am a Special Ed. Teacher at Leaps and Bounds and FACES.  I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor in Special Education and have been teaching here for 15 years.  I enjoy working with young children of all disabilities and in all types of settings including self-contained classrooms, co-teaching classrooms, resource settings, and community base settings.  I have been married for 17 years and have an 11 year old daughter, a 16 year old cat, and a 3 year old Beagle.  I moved to the Golden Isles almost 30 years ago and have loved living and working in this wonderful community. 

 

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Angela Haigh, Physical Therapist 267-4100 Ext. 4094

I have been a PT for 28 years – 22 years in the school system and 6 years in the hospital setting.   Worked outpatient rehab part time for 20 years.   Serve all schools in Glynn County.  Currently based at Greer, but that is always subject to change!

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Billie Foulk, Parent Mentor 267-4100 Ext. 1134

Hi, everyone.  My name is Billie Foulk.  I am married, have four children, and one fur baby.  I love being the Special Education Parent Mentor for Glynn County Schools.  I enjoy helping families and promoting self-determination.  I have watched as my son, who has a disability and has been served by an IEP, has blossomed and I hope to help lots of other families watch their students blossom too...wherever, or however their petals may grow.  I am happy to provide encouragement, guidance, and support…and hope to bring a little sunshine along the way.  If I can be of any assistance to you or your child, please let me know.

Martha Young, Nurse 267-4100 ext 4023
 
Regina Short, Social Worker 267-4100 Ext. 5888