2021-2022 Alpharetta High School Foundation Board Members
Jason and his wife, Alice, have lived in Alpharetta since 2008, and have two children, Jamie and Aaron. Jason is a supply chain professional with over 20 years of experience across retail, wholesale & manufacturing organizations, leading teams across multiple geographic regions & culture, specialized in supply management, project development, and business process improvement. Jason is passionate in driving sustainable and meaningful growth of organization, people, and community. He has been on various committees driving organizational purpose, strategy, culture, innovation, employee engagement etc. Outside his work, he dedicates his time to volunteer at church, schools and Boy Scouts of America. He is a Life-to-Eagle advisor of Troop 1857. He led international student fellowship for multiple years and organized church conventions. He was a SGC member of Ocee Elementary School.
Dr. Shannon Kersey
Dr. Kersey joined the Alpharetta High School administrative team in fall 2010 as the Curriculum Assistant Principal before being named the fifth Principal of Alpharetta High School in 2011.
Dr. Kersey is a three time graduate of Georgia State University, earning her Bachelors, Masters, and, most recently in 2014, her Doctorate.
Under Dr. Kersey’s leadership, Alpharetta High School has seen a consistent rise in achievement at the local, state, and national level as well as developing a true collaborative culture amongst teachers. Her strategic vision has enabled AHS to be at the forefront of many emerging educational initiatives, while at the same time seeing great gains in teacher quality and student success.
Lisa possesses a rare combination of Fortune 500 project management expertise combined with a deep passion to produce memorable social events. Lisa worked as a national account sales executive for Experian, a multi-billion dollar billion technology company, where she managed complex customer projects with budgets that often exceeded $10M. As a result, Lisa well understands organization, communication, and attention to detail. Following time at home to raise young children, Lisa returned to the career world but in pursuit of her real passion, event design and planning. Lisa, a Chicago native, is extremely active in charities and community service. Since moving to Atlanta in 2004, Lisa has volunteered with over a dozen Atlanta community, sports, and Jewish organizations and helped create nearly 50 charity events.
Tania Schletty has been a member of the Alpharetta community since 2012 and resides with her husband, Matthew, and their 5 children; Cheyanne, Desmond, Deporess, Caleila, and Matthew. She is originally from Youngstown, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University, majoring in Accounting, and received her MBA in Finance. She enjoys her career as a Finance Manager, and but enjoys finding balance by spending time with her family, volunteering in the community and mentoring youth. She has a variety of experience in serving on boards supporting her passions of student achievement, arts enhancement, and academic achievement.
Tracy Taft Morton
Tracy is a 27 year resident of Alpharetta and both of her children graduated from AHS. During her time at AHS, Tracy actively participated with the PTSA and helped to cultivate arts participation and support. Her husband Jamie Morton acts as a mentor to the AHS Robotics team. As a Realtor with Harry Norman Realtors, she witness everyday how our schools are the cornerstone for so many individuals, families and businesses moving into our community. It's one of the joys of Tracy's job to share with clients and business partners the successes of our local schools. As an active member of the Alpharetta business community, she hope to build relationships that benefit AHS students and staff.
Shaunda Edmonds, PhD
Dr. Edmonds, her husband James and three sons, are residents of Alpharetta, one son is a graduate of Alpharetta High School, Class of 2018. She has been in IT sales for over 20 years. In addition to serving on the Alpharetta High School Foundation Board, Dr. Shaunda enjoys volunteering at her church, local schools academic and athletic programs, MUST Ministries, Boy Scouts of America, Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Big Brother’s Big Sisters, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Bert’s Big Adventure. She is a lifelong learner with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Dr. Edmonds values creativity, relationships, professionalism, trust and making a difference in her community and professional network. She is passionate about empowerment through academics, arts, athletics, community involvement, and technology.
Tom Hatcher is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department Chair at Alpharetta High School. He has been at AHS since 2006 and teaches AP Computer Science A. Tom is also the primary adviser of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter which is the largest student organization at AHS.
Tom is a licensed CPA in Georgia and has worked over 20 years as a financial executive in the Atlanta area prior to changing his career path to education. He lives in Roswell with wife Sharon and has two grown children who also live in the Atlanta area.
Carolyn has lived in Alpharetta since her oldest daughter began as a Freshman at AHS in 2013. Her youngest daughter graduated from AHS in 2018. Carolyn has been a board member on the AHS band board and was the AHS volunteer of the year before she was hired as a PA II for one of the AP offices. She was recently promoted to the position of Principal’s secretary.
Marc Gelber and his wife Lisa have been residents of Alpharetta for 18+ years. Their son Daniel is a junior at AHS and Megan is in 8th grade at Webb Bridge Middle School. Marc is a retired real estate investor. Since moving to Alpharetta, Marc and his wife Lisa owned a small real estate investment company specializing in transaction structuring, property acquisition, note buying / selling and rental property management of single family homes.
Marc has been an active volunteer in the community having held positions including Lake Windward Elementary School VP, Parliamentarian, LSAC Chair for Lake Windward ES, LSAC Chair for Webb Bridge Middle School and Secretary of Windward Homeowners Association. Currently Marc serves on the Alpharetta Zoning Board of Appeals.
Lee Wagner has been a resident of Alpharetta for 20+ years including educating 3 children in the system. Lee has been a business owner in mobility solutions and currently leads the mobile solutions group at AT&T. He believes education is a corner stone of a successful community. In addition the AHS Foundation, he spends time with non-for-profit organizations including church, community coaching, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Cancer Society.
Mary Kaye Pepperman
Mary Kaye and her husband Scott have lived in Alpharetta since 1997. They have four children: Ryan, Katie, Colby, and Kyle. They all have, some currently attending, Creekview, Lake Windward, Webb Bridge, and Alpharetta High School. She attended College at Florida State University and has 25 years of sales, sales management, and talent acquisition experience. She is currently leading a startup company, Shorelight Education while continuing to volunteer in the community.
Susan Fishman has been a resident of Alpharetta for 15 years. Her twins attended Webb Bridge Middle School and will be starting Alpharetta High School in the fall 2021. She has over 25 years of Sales and Management experience and is looking forward to serving on the Foundation board.
Todd Fuller and his wife, Mia, have lived in Alpharetta since 1995. They have 3 daughters, Sammantha, Dara and Ellie that have all attended school along Webb Bridge Road. He is currently an IT executive for a public technology company in Alpharetta.