Joyce King Bolds is a dynamic K-12 educator with extensive experience teaching students at the elementary (Grades 2-5) and middle school (Grades 6-8) levels. She is a skilled tutor who helps her students to excel in the subjects of Language Arts, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. She also provides specialized SAT preparation tutoring for high school students.
A veteran educator, Mrs. Bolds is a seasoned developer and facilitator of professional workshops for K-12 teachers, and assists select clients in obtaining their certifications in technology. She is also a highly qualified Literacy Coach with the Georgia Department of Education.
Prior to expanding into a teaching career, Mrs. Bolds enjoyed a long tenure as a Systems Engineer with IBM Corporation. She obtained a Masters of Science degree in Curriculum Instruction from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University. She also holds an Education Specialist Degree from Argosy University and is a Georgia Certified Teacher from K-8th grade.
Michael Stewart has over 25 years of experience in engineering and program development. His love for teaching is inspired by his goal to make Mathematics, Science and other core skills accessible to students at all levels. Mr. Stewart shares the belief that helping students to develop competency in S.T.E.A.M. related subject areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/design, and Math) will equip them for greater success in an increasingly technological and global society.
As an engineer, Mr. Stewart specializes in the design, development and testing of computer software and hardware. He served as an innovative computer engineer at General Electric (GE), specializing in System Installation and Commissioning. He also worked as a software engineer at Florida Power and Light (FP&L) for over a decade.
Mr. Stewart received his Master's of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. He also graduated with honors from Florida A&M University with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Information Systems
Taylor Howell, Sandy Creek High School's valedictorian of 2015, is an undergraduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a National Achievement Scholar, Ron Brown Scholar, and James K. Davis Scholar, through the American Association of Blacks in Energy. These distinctive honors are given to African-American scholars who excel academically, display exceptional leadership potential, and will pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field. She also secured an internship with Sikorsky Aircraft in the Environment and Corrosion Technology Group after her freshman year in college. While there, she worked as a Materials and Process Engineering intern.
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, Taylor is presently pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She has excelled in linear algebra as well as differential, integral, and multivariable calculus. Taylor is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the National Society of Blacks in Engineering, and the Society of Women Engineers. In her spare time, Taylor participates in video editing, playing the violin, and creative writing.
Christine Young is a passionate K-12 and ESOL educator . She has 18 years of experience in a variety of classroom settings and has taught (Grades 2-5.) She worked for Fulton County Schools for 12 years, mostly as a fourth and fifth grade teacher. She also worked for 4 years in the United Arab Emirates as an English, Math and Science teacher in an ESL capacity. Currently she is employed in Atlanta Public Schools at the the only APS school with Georgia State STEM certification.
As a Georgia Certified educator, Christine has obtained a Reading Specialist, as well as a Science Endorsement. She has also been trained using Orton-Gillingham, the only program that has been proven to help students with dyslexia perform successfully.
Ms. Young acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia State University in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science Degree in Reading, Language and Literacy from the same institution. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Education specializing in Literacy Instruction, at Georgia State University.