Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Inc. Welcomes Dr. David Jeffrey to the Staff

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia, school for students with special needs, recently welcomed a new faculty member for the 2012-2013 school year, Dr. David Jeffrey.

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His mastery of curriculum content combined with an ability to integrate what happens in the real world outside of the classroom with the academics inside the classroom inspires a love of learning among our students.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, Inc., a SACS-CASI accredited, private, non-profit independent school dedicated to students with special needs, announces a new addition to the faculty. Dr. David Jeffrey will be teaching a variety of courses with heavy concentration in the sciences, including biology and chemistry. Dr. Jeffrey holds a PhD in organic chemistry from UC Berkeley, after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from State U of NY. He also held postgraduate research appointments at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSF Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Jeffrey taught chemistry and environmental science at Georgia Perimeter College, where he was also involved and has extensive experience in the STEM program.

“We are very excited to have Dr. David Jeffrey join our team,” said Ms. Debbi Scarborough, Founder and Headmaster of Cumberland Academy of Georgia. “His mastery of curriculum content combined with an ability to integrate what happens in the real world outside of the classroom with the academics inside the classroom inspires a love of learning among our students.” Dr. Jeffrey brings with him an extensive educational, research and training background as well as 20+ years as a nationally recognized environmental and health risk assessment expert. His experience, expertise and enthusiasm will help Cumberland Academy of Georgia better serve our families and continue to ensure the exceptional quality of our program.

The staff at Cumberland Academy of Georgia wants to take the stress out of academic learning.Therefore, classes are taught with each individual student in mind. The faculty strives to teach each student Georgia Academic Standards, utilizing their preferred learning style. Cumberland Academy of Georgia's ultimate goal is for students to become independent, successful young adults. To reach this goal, students are being taught to demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills while working collaboratively in groups.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia provides a tailored learning experience for students with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADD/ADHD. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, Cumberland Academy of Georgia is designed for the needs of many students who do not learn well in traditional settings. Cumberland Academy of Georgia is fully accredited and addresses the student’s academic, emotional and social concerns through nurturing, innovative and challenging programs.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia is growing! It is currently accepting applications for grades 4 through 12. To schedule a tour of our school, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or email admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. Open house is scheduled on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm for families to tour the campus and meet the wonderful faculty and staff. To learn more, please visit http://www.cumberlandacademy.org.

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