Crystal Bentzel is the owner/operator of "The Kid's Course" and is a Healthy Hands Certified Instructor. She is combining her passions of cooking and education by teaching children ages 6 and up nutritional and cooking skills. The Kid's Course after-school programs and summer camps are presented in a fun learning environment and the lessons help foster each student's independence in the kitchen. Additionally, Crystal is a full time teaching assistant at Montessori of Macon in the toddler classroom. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Western Governor's University. Her greatest achievements are being a military wife of 15 years and a mother of two witty children.
Michelle Bostick is a 1997 graduate of The University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Child and Family Studies. She attended The Protocol School of Washington in 2000 and is a certified etiquette consultant for Modern Manners for Children Program. In 2004 Michelle attended Protocol School of Washington in Atlanta, Georgia and earned certification to present programs still used today. She currently runs The Delta School of Etiquette in Greenwood, Mississippi. Her programs have been presented to numerous groups including Mississippi Delta Community College, Girl Scouts of USA, Boy Scouts of America, Idle Hour Country Club, Greenwood Country Club, Jackson Yacht Club and Viking Range.
Shannon Boswell has been an upper school math teacher at Stratford for three years. She graduated from Georgia Tech in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, and worked in the engineering field before coming to Stratford. Shannon is married to Stratford alumni Charlie Boswell, and has three daughters, Anna Katherine, Lucy, and Liza, who are current students. She has many years of experience with geometric and picture smocking for her own children.
Kate Blankenship is in her third year as Head coach of Stratford Academy's girls' soccer team. She is also an assistant coach for volleyball. Kate Blankenship graduated from Stratford Academy in 2006. She went on to play college soccer at UAB.
Meredith Bridges is the current store manager of Stratford's Eagles Nest. She has over 15 years of retail experience.
Tyler Brown had been coaching at Stratford for four years. He is the head baseball coach at Stratford Academy and an assistant softball coach.
Ramsey Earnhart is a familiar face in the Macon community. Ramsey completed his undergraduate work at the University of Southern California where he was a member of the tennis team. While playing tennis there, his honors included NCAA All American twice, NCAA doubles winner twice, and NCAA singles semifinals twice. He was nationally ranked men's doubles, number 2, twice and nationally ranked number 11 once in men's singles. Ramsey is a certified teaching professional and has taught top ranking juniors in the Middle Georgia area who have moved on to play in nationally ranked programs. The 2011-2012 year was Ramsey's first year as a part of the Eagle coaching staff.
Mark Farriba is the head football coach at Stratford Academy. He has been at Stratford for 13 years. After an outstanding 2015 season, Farriba was named Middle Georgia Coach of the Year. He is also a Middle School boy's basketball coach. Mark Farriba is a Stratford alum. After graduating from Stratford, he went on to play football at the University of Georgia.
Anastasia Fink is the Upper School Art Teacher at Stratford Academy and has taught art for 20 years. Her specialty is Sculpture and loves to create her art with clay.
Stephanie Greene has been a teaching assistant in the Stratford Preschool for the past 8 years. The past three years she has worked with the Beginners helping to develop their program. In 1994 she graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master’s of Science in Textile Science and worked as a chemist. Later she completed some graduate courses in education with Mercer University and The University of Phoenix. Stephanie and her husband Chris have a son, Carson, who is in the 8th grade at Stratford.
Luke Harrington has taught at Stratford for 15 years. He teaches biology, chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Human Genetics in the upper school and serves as the chair of the science department. He earned his bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Haverford College and completed graduate work in biology at M.I.T. After teaching in the West Indies for three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, he earned an M.A.T. from Georgia College and joined the Stratford faculty. He has two boys attending Stratford, a rising fourth grader and a rising third grader.
Ian Hayley is in his third year coaching at Stratford. He is the head coach of Stratford Academy's Boys' soccer team and Boys' cross country team.
Dr. Frank Katz has taught at Stratford for over 12 years and is currently teaching Upper School English. He serves as co-director of both the Literary Magazine and Senior Projects. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in literature and rhetoric at SUNY Binghamton, he continued his studies there to earn a master's degree in English. PhD work was completed at Arizona State University in English.
Kathy Larsen has taught for 22 years, 12 of those at Stratford. For 17 years she was a math consultant for several school districts throughout the state of Georgia and enjoyed doing several workshops on integrating math and literature. Kathy obtained both a B. S. degree and master's degree in early childhood education from the University of Georgia.
Coach Ginny Reeves is a 1995 Stratford graduate and has been coaching at Stratford for 16 years. She currently teaches preschool and lower school P.E. and is the head girls’ cross country and Middle School girls’ track coach. She is also an assistant varsity girls’ track coach and has previously helped coach softball and basketball. Since she taking over the Stratford Cross Country Program in 2003, the varsity girls’ team has won the GISA AAA State Championship one year and has been state runners-up three times. She was named GISA AAA Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006.
Andrea Seagraves is an twenty year teaching veteran of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and her Master's degree from Piedmont College. She is a '93 alum of Stratford Academy and has been a part of Stratford's faculty for three years. She is Georgia's 2012 Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture Award winner and the 2013 National Award Winner. Her classroom's "Farm Friday" program has been featured on the Georgia Department of Agriculture website with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary W. Black. Andrea uses her love of agriculture and passion for education to increase agricultural literacy for her students. She has three Stratford Eagles-George, Mary Frank, and Molly Edward.
Pat Sproles is retired with 30 years preschool administration and teaching. She was the director of the Early Childhood Center in Tampa, Florida. Sproles ran many summer camps, as well, at her home in Tampa- known as "Miss Pat's Creative Fun Place." Since retiring, she has also done several "farm" creative art camps at her farm in Dublin. She has a certification in ECH Education. Pat Sproles has taught three years of Camp Eagle for preschool age kids.
Terry Sowell is completing her 18th year at Stratford. She completed her undergraduate studies in elementary education at Clemson University and her master's degree in early childhood education at Mercer University. Terry serves as Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations/Sports Information. She and her husband Baxter have two Eagles, Maggie, Stratford Class of 2010, and Morgan, Stratford Class of 2014.Bobby Stecher is an upper school teacher who currently teaches College Algebra and Calculus at Stratford and teaches Statistics and Math Modeling at Macon State College. He graduated from Brewton Parker College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1999 and from Louisiana State University with a M.S. in Mathematics in 2004. While at LSU, he worked as the coordinator for the LSU ACT Prep Academy in Baton Rouge and taught undergraduate courses for the department of mathematics. Many students had a significant increase on the math portion of the ACT.
Coach Sean Sweeney is the Head Coach of Stratford's Boy's Varsity Basketball team. He will be entering his second year at Stratford this summer. Coach Sweeney played college basketball at Charleston Southern. Since then he has coached at multiple schools such as: Charleston Southern, Georgia Southwestern, Francis Marion University, and North Charleston High School.
Coach Jeff Treadway has been at Stratford for 15 years. He is the head softball coach and a baseball coach. During this time, the Eaglettes were Region Champions in 2006 and 2007. They also advanced to the Final Four in 2005 and 2007. His team has won back-to-back titles for 2009 and 2010. Coach Treadway has served as Stratford head baseball coach for six years winning the 2007 state championship and two region championships. GISA Coach of the Year honors were awarded to Coach Treadway in 2007 for baseball and in 2009 for softball. Coach Treadway played nine years of Major League baseball, mainly for the Atlanta Braves. He also managed the Macon Braves and was a hitting instructor for Augusta, both minor league affiliates of the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Shelli Wall has been coaching for 11 years at Stratford. Coach Wall has been coaching the Fastpitch Softball Camp for the past eight years. She has coached all levels of Stratford softball, including Varsity, B-team, and C-team, and is also currently teaching high school girls Personal Fitness classes. Coach Wall played college basketball at Georgia Southwestern State University and was inducted into the GSW Hall of Fame in 2003.