OUR FACULTY : Who is the Lighthouse School?

Our teachers understand the needs of each student and dedicate themselves to the full development of each individual.

Dr. Wayne Stone
Executive Director
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Nova University
M.Ed. Elementary Education and Educational Leadership, Georgia State
B.A. Elementary Education, Georgia Southern
Certification - Administration & Supervision (P-12); Data Collection; Elementary Grades (P-8)

Leslie Moore
Founding Director
M.Ed. Special Education, University of West Georgia
B.S. Psychology, Christopher Newport University
Certification - SP ED General Curriculum (P-12); SP ED Learning Disabilities (P-12);
SP ED Social Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

When I founded The Lighthouse in 2004, I was coming from the public school system where daily I witnessed students with special needs face frustration and defeat. It was assumed that they could not perform to school and state standards and therefore were not given opportunities to exceed expectations and were simply overlooked.
Children have different abilities and gifts and need different strategies for learning and achieving their goals.   My desire is to provide an educational home that is a warm, encouraging place for students with learning differences and that is as unique as they are so they can make the most of their lives – now and in the future.

Deborah Allmond
B.B.A. Marketing, Mercer University

Steve Coffey
M.T., Logos
M.Ed., Art and Music, Georgia Southern College
M.F.A., Ceramics, Georgia Southern College
B.F.A., Drawing and Painting, Georgia Southern College
B.S. Ed., Art and Music, Georgia Southern College

Mimi Coffey
B.A. Spanish, University of Georgia

Rita DeNell
B.A. Elementary Education; Minor: Music, St. Norbert College

Amy Jackson
M.A. Sociology, State University of West Georgia
B.A. Anthropology and Sociology, Valdosta State University

Kristin Jewell
B.A. Early Childhood Education (K-8); Minor: English, Ohio Wesleyan University
Certification - American Sign Language, University of Georgia

Robin Mann
B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia
Certification – Early Childhood Education (P-5)

Loren McCune
MSChE University of Arkansas
BSChE, University of Arkansas

Connie Simon
M. Ed. Special Education, The University of West Georgia
B.B.A. Business Administration and Management, Baker College
A.B. Medical Office Specialist, Baker College
Certification – SP ED General Curriculum (P-12); SP ED Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

Jane Waters
B.S. Special Education, West Georgia College
Certification - Early Childhood Education (P-5); SP ED Adapted Curriculum (P-12) Consultative; SP ED General Curriculum (P-12) Consultative; SP ED Language Arts Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8); SP ED Math Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8); SP ED Reading Cognitive Level (P-5); SP ED Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8); SP ED Social Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

Constance Yerger
B.S. Elementary Education, Longwood University
Certification - General Ed Language Arts, Reading, Social Science, Science (P-5, 4-8),
Math (P-5); Special Ed Language Arts, Reading, Social Science, Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8), Math (P-5); Special Ed Adapted Curriculum, General Curriculum (PK-12)