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.

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)
admin@thelighthouseprogram.org

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.

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

Constance Yerger
Education Teacher Mentor
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)
constanceyerger@thelighthouseprogram.org

Deborah Allmond
B.B.A. Marketing, Mercer University
deborahallmond@thelighthouseprogram.org

Michael Bergeron
B.S. Biology, Georgia Southern University
michaeldbergeron@thelighthouseprogram.org

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
stevecoffey@thelighthouseprogram.org

Rita DeNell
B.A. Elementary Education; Minor: Music, St. Norbert College
ritadenell@thelighthouseprogram.org

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

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)
conniesimon@thelighthouseprogram.org