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Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy News

Brad Kolowich (Coach K) was born and raised in a large family of six in Detroit, Michigan. As a two-sport college athlete, he received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Art...

Heather grew up in Tupelo, MS, moved to Athens in 1999, and was a stay-home mother to her three sons until she pursued her dream of becoming a nurse in 2009. She received her As...

Sam Houston graduated from Winder Barrow High School in 2019. He has been working with School Food Nutrition on the Innovative Campus for the past two years. His hobbies incl...

Melissa Barton was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She moved to Barrow County in July 2016. She attended Lanier Technical College where she received an Associa...

Courtney Franklin was born and raised in Georgia. She grew up and attended schools in Gwinnett County and graduated from Phoenix High School and went to college for two yea...

Carol Griffin is a native of Barrow County and has worked with Barrow County School Nutrition since 1999. She left her post as assistant manager at Winder Barrow High School aft...

Cat Mills was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and has gotten to live all over the country before settling down in Georgia in 1993. She graduated from Dacula High School in 1999, and ...

April is a native of Beaufort, North Carolina. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the late 1980's to grow her family and pursue her passion in teaching. Prior to her appointme...

Cindy Murphy grew up in Conyers, GA and graduated from Heritage High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Community Agency Counse...

Our principal, Dr. Dale Simpson, published a welcome letter for 2020-2021 to all families and students at BASA. We invite you to read this document in English or Spanish.

Annelle (Nellie) Brunson joins the BASA team as an 8th grade social studies teacher. Her passion for Georgia Studies can be seen in her recent master’s thesis on women&rsq...

As a native of Georgia, and growing up in Snellville, the south is Julie’s home. Many would say her soul is one with an adventurous spirit. Julie has always had a passion ...

Lauranne Teyssier moved to Georgia from Grenoble, France as a young child. She grew up in Gwinnett County and graduated from Peachtree Ridge High School. Throughout high school...

Sherelle Patisaul is thrilled to be part of the BASA team! After graduating from Winder-Barrow High School, she attended The University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor&#3...

Rob Simpson is a native of North Atlanta but has lived in the Athens area since 1998. After 18 years in food service and supply chain logistics, he redirected and earned his deg...

Paul Thornton grew up in Union County, South Carolina, and moved to Barrow County in 1997. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004 with a degree in Music. Mr. Thornt...

A native North Carolinian who grew up in Detroit, Dr. Paul Quick returned to the South to go to Duke University (go Blue Devils!) where he earned a B.A. in English and a M.A.T. ...

Nicole Baker grew up in Cordele, Georgia. She moved to Athens, GA to attend the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Arts in History as well as a Masters in Social S...

2020-2021 will be McKendree Ramsell’s eleventh year teaching in Barrow County, and her fourteenth year teaching in the state of Georgia. Her teaching experience inclu...

Laura Wilburn grew up on Lookout Mountain, GA. After attending University of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia, she received her Bachelor's in Nursing in 2006, and late...

2020-2021 Plans

Kristen Farist was raised in the North Georgia mountains and enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling and watching sports. Go Dawgs!! She studied Exercise and Sports Science ...

Kelly Curran grew up in Athens, GA and graduated from Clarke Central High School. She attended the University of North Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administra...

Katherine has always had a love of the arts. Originally from Woodstock, GA, she attended the University of Georgia in Athens and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawin...

Hope Q. Bush is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration in 1998 from Southern Illinois University. She also e...

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