Our 2017-2018 Alpharetta High School Foundation Board Members
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.
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.
Tom has served on the AHS Foundation board since 2009 serving as director since 2015. A father of three including two AHS graduates, Tom and his wife Martha have lived in Alpharetta since 2000.
The son of a teacher, Tom believes education is an essential element to being an informed and productive citizen. During a 34 year career with UPS, Tom worked in a variety of capacities in Finance, Sales, Marketing and Operations. Retired since 2015, in addition to the AHSF, Tom volunteers with the Boy Scouts, North Fulton Community Charities and his church.
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, including a freshman and senior at AHS in 2016. He attended college at Auburn University and Georgia Tech and has over 25 years of operations, IT and project management experience. He is currently a principal and director of projects for an Alpharetta-based technology management consulting firm.
Rejoining Alpharetta High School for the 2017-18 academic year, Coach Devine comes back from a year as the Head Football Coach of North Springs High School. Prior to that, Coach Devine served on the AHS administrative team in 2015-16 as an administrative assis- tant and, for four years prior to that, served as a special education teacher and the Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator of the AHS Raider Football team. Coach Devine holds degrees from Gard- ner-Webb University and Mercy College and has taught and coached in New York and North Carolina.
As Athletic Director, Coach Devine will continue to develop AHS’s student athletes and programs while helping to build partner- ships with the greater AHS community. Dan and his wife, Maud, have two children, Ethan and Lia.
Robert Ray, his wife Nicole and three daughters moved from Chicago to Alpharetta 5 years ago. The Ray family are active in the community including Windward swim team, Alpha Crush Running Club and more. Robert is a journalist for The Associated Press and travels nationally reporting on news events. Ray loves living in the Lake Windward community, running, golf and spending time with family and friends.
Tony Zurca and his wife Michelle have been married for 28 years and residents of Alpharetta since 2005. They are both natives of the Cleveland, OH area and graduates of Bowling Green State University Their son, Jackson (Class of 2012) and daughter, Halle (Class of 2016) are both graduates of AHS. For 8 years the family was very involved in the Marching Band program, including roles as Booster Club President, and many hours of fundraising activities at Verizon Amphitheater. Tony has been a part of the construction industry for more than 30 years, with the last 12 spent as co-owner, with Michelle, a rep agency handling construction product sales in the throughout the southeast.
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.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Cheryl moved to Georgia in 1993. She began her career as a producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting winning 2 Silver Choice awards. She then worked for CNN as an international and national assignment editor, Miami Bureau manager and futures editor winning an Emmy for her work during 9/11.
When her children attended elementary school she implemented Kids Care, an after school program involving various aspects of charity. Kids Care raised nearly $10,000 for mainly North Fulton charities. She is continuing with altruism as her main objective through the Alpharetta High School Foundation as she believes "When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die."
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.
Bridget has lived in Alpharetta since 2004 and has been an active volunteer in the schools and community; PTSA Communications, VP Cross Country Board, AHS Lacrosse Webmaster, AHS Counseling, YMSL, community track and XC coach, Alpharetta Parks and Rec Advisory Committee. She works as an independent designer. Based on her experience as a Georgia Tech graduate/athlete and grad assistant track coach, she believes in developing the "total person/student" by balancing academics, athletics, arts and service.
Married to Kenny for 25 years, they have 2 sons and 2 daughters. Rachel and Zach are AHS graduates. Kenedy (junior) and Daniel (freshman) are at AHS.
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.
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.
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.
Carolyn has lived in Alpharetta since her oldest daughter began as a Freshman at AHS in 2013. Her youngest daughter will graduate 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.
Vickie Perdue Scott
Dr. Vickie Perdue Scott has been a resident of Alpharetta, GA for more than 10 years and has 3 children, 2 of whom graduated from Alpharetta High School. She currently serves passionately as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Strategic Learning Partnerships for HighPoints Learning STEAM Online Math Tutoring Programs, Incorporated (HPL). Dr. Scott’s experiences include leading the Academic Division and developing Strategic Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Learning Partnerships for HPL partner schools, districts and community partners in 27 states, as well as, designing STEAM leadership conferences, and providing consulting services. She has served extensively with a variety of educational organizations, faith-based institutions, non-profit associations, foundations, governmental agencies, and major corporations in the North Fulton and Metro Atlanta Area, as well as throughout the United States to secure millions of dollars to support student achievement for diverse populations in urban, rural and suburban communities. In addition to serving on the Alpharetta High School Foundation Board, she serves on the St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church Shepherd’s Ministry, as a mentor in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Emerging Young Leaders Mentoring Program, as The Friends for Life Foundation Capital Campaign Chair and Heart of Giving Fund Development Chair, North Fulton Charities, Habitat for Humanity and Backpacks For Love Ministries..
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.
Bobby has resided in Alpharetta, GA, since 2000 and employed by General Motors LLC since his freshman year at Michigan State University (27 years). Currently, Bobby is the Regional Business Resource Manager for all GM Brands. He is married to Sarah for 24 years and has two boys.