Administrative Staff Directory
Joy Wood, Head of School
Mrs. Wood brings over 35 years of experience as an educator in Georgia to GRACEPOINT School. Since 1995, Mrs. Wood has represented the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools as an Accreditation Team Member. During that time, she mentored and encouraged elementary school principals, instructional leaders and teachers. Mrs. Wood's most recent roles include Director of Curriculum at Christ the King Catholic School and Elementary Principal at Wesleyan School where she managed and mentored a staff of 60 educators. Mrs. Wood's professional affiliations include the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools, Atlanta Christian Schools Association, Georgia Independent Schools Association, and the Association of Christian Schools International. She and her husband, Jim, have two adult children and live in Atlanta. They enjoy spending their time as choir members and Newlywed Seminar Leaders at Peachtree Presbyterian Church as well as cooking and traveling with friends.
Kendra Lashley, Curriculum Director
Ms. Lashley began her teaching career in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has enjoyed teaching elementary students in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. She had the privilege to serve as a Teacher Consultant for the University of Tennessee‘s Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative. In addition, she taught 3rd grade at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy.
Ms. Lashley holds two degrees from the University of Tennessee. She has an undergraduate degree in Human Learning and Behavior, with a minor in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She holds a teaching license with the state of Georgia and is certified to teach all subject areas Pre –K through 5th grade. Ms. Lashley is an Associate with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham and is trained in the Wilson Reading Program. She is also trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Ms. Lashley is originally from Tennessee. After spending many years in North Carolina, Ms. Lashley and her two children moved to Georgia. She enjoys spendin
Kyle Bice, Director of Admissions
Mrs. Bice joined GRACEPOINT in June of 2017. She was previously the Admission Director at Eastside Christian School for 10 years and received her BA at Indiana University in Bloomington. The best part of Mrs. Bice's job is "giving hope to parents of dyslexic students."
In her free time, Mrs. Bice enjoys walking, traveling, reading and pilates. She is happily married with a daughter who works in Washington D.C.
Ashley Servine, Director of Development
Ashley Servine is excited to transition into the role of Director of Development after serving the GRACEPOINT family for 2 years at the front desk. As a parent of a GRACEPOINT student, she knows the incredible life change and hope that comes when you combine the love of Christ with sound and specialized teaching techniques. Her passion for our students will be the driving force in finding others who share that passion and are willing to invest in our growing school.
Ashley graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Secondary Education and a minor in History. When she is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, cooking, being at the soccer field, and listening to audio books. She lives in Milton and attends Stonecreek Church.
Susan Spruill, Director of Marketing & Communications
Mrs. Spruill joined the staff of GRACEPOINT in 2014. As the parent of a former GRACEPOINT student, Susan has a passion to see dyslexic children reach their greatest learning potential in a Christ-centered environment.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion from Appalachian State University. Her previous work experience includes coordinating community and corporate wellness programs as well as marketing for a specialty physicians' practice.
During her years as a stay at home mom, she served on the Women's Ministry and VBS Teams at church. She has lived in Cobb County for 14 years with her husband and 2 boys and attends West Cobb Church. In her free time, she enjoys photography, baking and watching her boys play basketball.
Lesley Masisak, Director of Grants & Strategic Partnerships
Lesley Masisak began her 15 year career in Development at Piedmont Park Conservancy, and then entered the school fundraising realm with positions at The Cottage School and The Westminster Schools. Most recently she was a teaching assistant at Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School before joining the GRACEPOINT team in the summer of 2019.
Lesley has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Elon University and a Masters in Public Administration from Georgia State University. She lives in the East Cobb area with her husband and two elementary aged children.
Sheletha Drew, Director of Finance
Mrs. Drew serves GRACEPOINT as the Director of Finance. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she has lived in Georgia for 14 years. As a parent of a GRACEPOINT student, Mrs. Drew has a special love for the school as she sees everyday how the specialized teaching model and Christ centered environment benefit her own daughter.
Mrs. Drew has two degrees from Georgia State University including a Master's Degree in Taxation. She is a Georgia licensed CPA. In her free time, she loves to read, watch documentaries, and travel with her husband and daughter.
Louise Lambert, Director of Outplacement
Louise Lambert has been a teacher at GRACEPOINT for two years and has loved being a part of our team. She is excited to take on a new role as our Director of Outplacement beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Louise grew up in Newnan, GA and attended The University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Reading Instruction Endorsement. She attended graduate school at Mercer University's Atlanta campus where she earned a Masters in Reading Instruction and an Educational Specialist degree in Teacher
Prior to joining us at GRACEPOINT, Louise taught at The Schenck School in Atlanta, GA for ten years, serving as a teacher for nine years and a Media Specialist for one. She has also tutored many children in the area. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham Phonics at the Associate Level, Singapore Math, and Multisensory Math. She adores spending time with her family - her husband Scott, her daughter Blakely, and her son Charles. Louise and her family live in Roswell and attend Roswell Presbyterian Church.