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Our Leaders

From President Stuart Gulley

At Woodward Academy, we believe every child holds special promise and brings something to the world that no one else can bring. From pre-K to senior year, we create opportunities for each child to thrive, whether they excel in math, get inspired by robotics, or flourish in literature and art classes. Our Academy is the most diverse and inclusive independent school in Atlanta. Students learn organically from exposure to perspectives different from their own, and we immerse them in intentional programs to teach tolerance, respect, and compassion. In a world that is often divided, we excel in academics, but our aims are higher than college acceptance. We want to give our graduates habits of heart and mind to last a lifetime, to guide them not only toward material success but to a life of meaning and purpose.

I invite you to learn more about our great school by exploring our website and to visit our College Park or Johns Creek campus to Discover the Woodward Difference firsthand.

F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D.
President

Listen to President Gulley's Newstalk 1160 radio interview about the Woodward Difference

Administration

Chris Freer

Chris Freer

Vice President for Advancement
Nija Meyer

Nija Meyer

Vice President for Admissions and Communications
Marcia Prewitt Spiller

Marcia Prewitt Spiller

Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Life

Principals

Beth Marien

Beth Marien

Woodward North Principal
Jonathan Merrill

Jonathan Merrill

Upper School Principal
Eric Mitchell

Eric Mitchell

Primary School Principal
Ed Notestine

Ed Notestine

Middle School Principal
Andy Phillips

Andy Phillips

Lower School Principal

GOVERNING BOARD

2018-19 Governing Board

Mr. Robert E. Bowers, 1974, Chairman
Mr. J. Russell Welch, Vice Chairman
Ms. Madelyn R. Adams
Mr. Gerald R. Benjamin
Mr. Kenneth L. Blank
Mr. Ronald M. Brill
Mr. Mason L. Cardwell, 1998
Mr. Alfred J. Cole, 1980
Mr. Clarence Davis, 1974
Mr. Michael S. Drucker
Dr. Xavier A. Duralde, 1976
Dr. Nancy H. Gallups, 1984
Dr. Russell K. Gore, 1993
Mr. Ryan T. Gunnigle
Mrs. Jo Cranford Hodges, 1996
Mr. Ben F. Johnson III, 1961
Mr. Ian Lloyd-Jones
Ms. Tamara R. Jones, 1988
Mr. Gregory S. Lewis, 1992
Mr. Brad Marsh, 1977
Mr. Gene W. Milner, Jr., 1971
Ms. Mary S. Moore, 1987
Mr. George S. Morgan, Sr., 1969
Mrs. Belinda M.J. Morris
Mrs. Marie L. Nygren, 1978
Mrs. Vicki R. Palmer
Mrs. Beth H. Paradies 
Dr. Deepak Raghavan
Mr. Stephen E. Roberts, 1965
Mr. Mitesh Shah
Mr. Shi Shailendra
Mr. Ricardo L. Simon
Mr. James E. Sutherland, Jr., 1986

ADVISORY BOARD

2018-19 Advisory Board

Mr. William W. Allison
Dr. Thomas J. Busey, Jr., 1949
Mr. Chris Michael Carlos
Mr. A. Adair Dickerson, Jr., 1971
Mrs. Kitty Dukehart
Ms. Vicki Escarra
Dr. Daniel S. Ferguson, 1968
Mr. W. Philip Gramm, 1961
Dr. Phillip A. Griffiths, 1956
Mr. Waldo S. Kennedy, 1957
Dr. Thomas L. Lyons, 1966
Mr. Tim A. O'Brien, 1961 
Mr. John D. Randolph
Mrs. Anne Rivers Siddons
Mr. Larry D. Thompson