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."

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 & Math
Grant Mooney
Science, Social Studies, & Hebrew
Nikki Reed
English, General Studies
Shannon Markham
English, Spanish, & Social Studies