Meet our 2022-23 Staff

Rashette Walker, Weekday School Director

Rashette began providing childcare at Smoke Rise Baptist Church for the Mother’s Bible Study group. From there she started substitue teaching with the Weekday School and that led to a teaching position in the fall of 2016. Rashette accepted the Director’s position at the Weekday School in 2022. One of Rashette’s 3 children is a graduate of SRB Weekday School program.

Rebekah Edmonds, Weekday School Assistant Director

Rebekah is a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church. This mother of 3 has a daughter that is currently enrolled in the Weekday School. Rebekah accepted the position as the Weekday School Assistant Director in 2022.

Lisa Mixon, Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Mixon graduated from Doraville Presbyterian Preschool here in Atlanta! She is a lifelong Atlanta resident and loves the color blue, Thursdays, and Allie Alligator. She has been a teacher at SRBWS since 1991. 

Tanya Gongora, Pre K Teacher

Mrs. Tanya is an alumna of All Saint School in Belize City, Belize. Mrs. Tanya began subbing in 2018 and joined the SRBWS teaching staff fall 2018.

Jillian Wilkes, Three's Teacher

Ms. Jillian is a graduate of SRBWS! She is a lifelong member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church and resident of Georgia.  She has been a teacher at SRBWS since 2019.

Sally Morris, Three's Teacher

Mrs. Sally’s son is a graduate of the SRBWS program and she joined the staff as a teacher fall 2022.

Katie El-Alam, Toddlers and Two's Teacher

Mrs. Katie is an Atlanta native and went to preschool just down the road at Pinelake Baptist Church. She joined the SRBWS staff in 2019 and both her 2 sons graduated from the SRBWS program.

Betelehem Haile, Toddlers and Two's Teacher

Ms. Betehelem is joined SRBWS in 2019 as a teacher. Her 2 sons are graduates of the SRBWS program.

Susan Banks, Toddlers and Two's Teacher

Ms. Susan began teaching at SRBWS in 2022.

Ginger Tankersley, Music Teacher

Mrs. Ginger began teaching at SRBWS in 2016.

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