Staff & Faculty

At Atlanta Country Day School our faculty and staff consists of experienced educators who possess either bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in their subject areas.

All of our educators are selected for their:

  • knowledge of course subject matter
  • desire to teach and motivate students
  • willingness adapt to different learning styles

Our goal at ACDS is to always serve as positive academic and personal role models for all students who attend.


Marcus Merme

"I believe in a structured, safe school environment where students can blossom. Each student has his/her own unique talents to bring to the world, so I appreciate working at ACDS where we have the luxury of providing individualized instruction in a small classroom setting."

Chelsea Steverson
Assistant Principal & Art Teacher

"I try to imbue creativity in both my teaching style and leadership of Atlanta Country Day School. Creativity is a gateway to innovation, and I believe this ideal is key in helping students think outside the box and find academic success in their own way." 

Catherine Barson

"A big part of growing up is bringing all of yourself into a space, not just the parts of yourself that relate to the people in the room.” - Lin-Manuel Miranda



Lance Elliot
Science & Social Studies
Kristen Holden
Math & Literature Teacher
Julia Dennis
English, Spanish, & Social Studies

"When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us." - Bell hooks

I believe when we allow ourselves to dream, learn and grow, anything is possible.