Board Members

Atlanta Orff Board Members

Meet the executive board of the Atlanta Orff Chapter.  We’re the folks who work behind the scenes – before and after our workshops – to make sure that everything runs smoothly.  Reach out to us if you have any questions or ideas to make our chapter better!

Kelly Mraz

Kelly Mraz

President

I teach at R.D. Head Elementary School in Gwinnett County Public Schools. [email protected]

Kristin Lyman

Kristin Lyman

Vice President

Michele Sampson

Michele Sampson

Past President

I teach at Addison Elementary School in Cobb County School District. [email protected]

Ariel Robins

Ariel Robins

Treasurer

I teach at Findley Oaks Elementary School in Fulton County. [email protected]

Laurie Bunn

Laurie Bunn

Recording Secretary

I teach at East Jackson Elementary School in Jackson County. [email protected]

Emily Backus

Emily Backus

Membership

Emily Backus is the general music specialist and choral director at Mary Lin Elementary in Atlanta Public Schools, where she was recently named Teacher of the Year. When not Orffing it up, she co-chairs the board of Girls Rock Camp ATL and performs in several local bands. [email protected]

Amanda Dodd

Amanda Dodd

Historian/Librarian

I teach at Lovin Elementary School in Gwinnett County Public Schools. [email protected]

Mandy Gunter

Mandy Gunter

Advocacy

I teach at Burnette Elementary School in Gwinnett County School District. [email protected]

Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Communication

I teach at Trip Elementary School in Gwinnett County. [email protected]

Kate George

Kate George

Social Media

I teach at Simonton Elementary in Gwinnett County School District. [email protected]

Dona Wise

Dona Wise

PLC Coordinator

I am retired after 45 years of teaching in the private school sector. You can email me at [email protected]

Becky Alexander

Becky Alexander

Facilities Liason

I teach at Chattahoochee Elementary School in Gwinnett County. [email protected]

Joshua DeWitt

Joshua DeWitt

Member At Large

Courtnaye Wood

Courtnaye Wood

Hospitality

Courtnaye Wood is music specialist at Brumby Elementary school in Cobb County. [email protected]

Daniel Holder

Daniel Holder

Hospitality

Jasmine Thompson

Jasmine Thompson

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion