Camp Directors

 

Kate Blankenship is in her fifth 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.

 

   Karen Baxley is a graduate from the University of Kentucky. She has been substituting at Stratford Academy in the lower school and middle school since 2015 and is currently filling in at the LS front desk/5th grade assistant position.  She is the director of Macon Cotillion.  This is her second year teaching Very Vera Cooking Camp at Camp Eagle.

  Adair Brown is a math teacher at Stratford Academy. She currently teaches Geometry, Algebra 1, and Pre-Algebra.              While this is her second year at Stratford, she previously taught for 6 years in Louisiana following a graduation from            LSU.

 

  Amanda Brown is the fifth grade math teacher at Stratford Academy. She also works as the assistant coach for the            middle school softball team and the pitching coach for the varsity softball team. This is Amanda's seventh year                    teaching and third year at Stratford. She played college softball at Gordon College before transferring to Georgia College    and State University where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. She holds a Master's  Degree in Education from Wesleyan College. 

Tyler Brown had been coaching at Stratford for four years. He is the head baseball coach at Stratford Academy and an assistant softball coach.

 

  Katy Burton is in her seventh year teaching science at Stratford Academy. She currently teaches fourth and fifth grades. She is also the director of the afterschool Eagle Explorations program. She graduated from Stratford in 2007. She then went to The University of Mississippi where she received a degree in elementary education with a concentration in the areas of math and science. 

  Pat Castle is a retired teacher with 45 years of experience - the last 39 at Stratford Academy. She holds a Masters of          Education in early Childhood Education from UGA.

 

   Beth Parker Davis is currently the Lower School Librarian at Stratford Academy. She holds a masters degree in Early           Childhood Education and taught elementary school for 30 years in Bibb County. She currently serves on the Atlanta             Speech School Board of Advisors as well as several local community boards. Her love for reading is evident in the               enthusiasm she shows to her students each day.

   Betsy Delves is the current preschool and lower school technology teacher. This is her seventh year at Stratford and           her 14th year teaching overall. She also is the assistant Varsity Tennis Coach and is the mother of two upper school           Eagles, Andrew and Patrick. 


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 16 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.

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.

    Ed Grisamore is a journalism instructor at Stratford Academy, advisor of the for the Gazebo student news site and co-        advisor for the Overlook yearbook.

 

  Michael Kelley has taught at Stratford for 38 years and is the director of the design program in the center for Innovation.    Akshay Ranabhotu is a Stratford alum and recipient of the Golden Eagle Award for Technology, and was in the Stratford    design program throughout his high school career.

 

  Holly Leskovics has an undergraduate degree from SMU in Journalism. She went on to get her masters in teaching at        Georgia College and State University. She has been teaching for 11 years. She started the Stratford Academy Lower            School STEM program 4 years ago. She loves to help kids build, create, design and tinker.

 

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 has taught in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms for over 20 years.”  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.

Coach Ed Smith is in his 17th year as the Stratford Head Coach. Coach Smith was the head coach at Briarwood Academy for six years, Brentwood School for four years, and an assistant coach at Stratford for three years. Coach Smith is a eight-time Region Coach of the Year award winner and the 2005 and 2006 GISA State Coach of the Year. He has been named The Telegraph Middle Georgia Coach of the Year three times. Coach Smith has a career record of                                    489-160 with eight Region Tournament Championships and two GISA State Championships.

Terry Sowell is completing her 21st 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 Operations. She and her husband Baxter have two Eagles, Maggie, Stratford Class of 2010, and Morgan, Stratford Class of 2014.

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.

 

Shelli Wall has been coaching for 14 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 and basketball, including Varsity, JV, and Middle School, 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.

Irene Whitaker just finished her 12th year of teaching Middle School English at Stratford Academy and is a 2001 alumna. Additionally she is the head of the Middle School Council and is the team leader of the 6th grade faculty. She graduated from UGA in 2005 with a B.A. in English and proceeded to get her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Georgia College And State University in 2008. She and her husband, Andy, have two Eagles--Andrew, class of 2030, and William, class of 2032. Their youngest son, Christopher, was born in January of 2019, and will become an eagle in 2022. 

 

    Wendy Woodcock