OUR FACULTY

Dr. Catherine Mallanda

Principal

 

Education: Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology;  M.Ed. Secondary Mathematics from State University of West Georgia; Ed. S. in Administration and Supervision from State University of West Georgia; Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from University of Southern Mississippi

 

Certification: Leadership, Secondary Mathematics, AP Calculus

 

Hobbies:  Reading, crochet, jogging/walking

Dr. Tina Link

Director

Subject(s): STEM Biomedical Science & Engineering, Honors Biology, and AP Research

 

Education: BS in Science Education, Georgia State University; M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina; Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.

 

Certification: Secondary Science, Leadership, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science; AP Seminar, AP Research, Gifted Endorsed, Teacher Leader & Coaching Endorsed

 

Hobbies:  Spending time with my family, traveling, walks through the woods taking pictures of plants, reading, and learning to do stained glass!

Other Walton Involvement:  Protein Modeling Team (ProMod), Young Women in Biology, American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO), and Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

Brian Benton

Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, AP Computer Science, Beginning Programming

 

Education: BS Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University; MS in Real Estate from Georgia State University

 

Certification: Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Physics, PLTW Engineering, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, Gifted Endorsed

Hobbies: Cycling, reading on the beach, and flying

 

Other Walton Involvement:  Walton Robotics Team coach 

 

Meri Cain

Honors Biology and Chemistry

 

Education: B.A. Double major in Biology and English Literature from Agnes Scott College, M. Ed. in Science Education from Kennesaw State University

 

Certifications: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Gifted Endorsement

 

Interesting fact(s): I am an amateur poet and hobbyist artist in my leisure time. And a mother of six with grandchildren!

 

Quote: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

Albert Einstein

“Questions of science, science and progress, do not speak as loud as my heart.”

Coldplay

Amanda Edwards

Honors and AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science

 

Education: BS Chemistry from Wofford College; M.Ed. in Secondary Science Education from Converse College; Ed.S. in Chemistry Education from Kennesaw State University

 

Certification: Chemistry Education, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science,

Gifted Endorsed

 

Interesting fact(s): I love to learn new things related to science.  In my mind, science (especially Chemistry) holds the answer to every question in the universe.  I love to figure out how Chemistry explains things in the other sciences, and then share that with my students.

 

Favorite quote: "What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on."

Jacques Cousteau

Angela Greig

AP Enviromental Science, Chemistry, and Biology

 

Education: B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University; M.A.T. in Secondary Education from University of West Georgia

 

Certification: Secondary Science, Gifted Endorsement, AP Environmental Science

Hobbies: Spending time with family, hiking, travel, anything outdoors.  My family and I are on a mission to visit as many national parks as possible!

Other Walton Involvement:  Environmental Club Sponsor, Co-Sponsor of Speech and Debate

 

Maggie Hemmady

STEM Biomed Medical Interventions, Honors Applications of Biotechnology, and Biology 

 

Education: M.S. in Science Education and M.S. in Life Sciences

 

Certification: Secondary Science and Biology, Gifted Certified, and AP Certified

 

Hobbies:  Painting acrylic on canvas and Photography

Other Walton Involvement:  Walton Science Bowl sponsor, STAR (STEM students) Club sponsor

Tobie Hendricks

Principles of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Innovations

 

Education: B.S. in Biology Minor Chemistry from Georgia State University; M.Ed. in secondary education from Virginia Tech University; Ed.S. in Secondary Science Education from Georgia Southern University

 

Certification: Science Education, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, PLTW Biomedical, Gifted Endorsed

 

Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking, Stained Glass, and Pottery

Other Walton Involvement:  Co-Sponsor of Science National Honor Society and K-Pop Club Sponsor

Allen Hubbard

STEM AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, and Honors Physics II

 

Education: BS in Physics from Auburn University; M. Ed. in Science Education from the University of North Georgia  

 

Certification: Secondary Science, AP Physics, and Gifted Certified

 

Hobbies:  Drumming, guitar playing, banjo playing, mandolyn playing, and building scientific equipment 

Other Walton Involvement: 20 years of bringing students to Walt Disney World to study physics.  Recognized by the Walton Disney Company for these 20 years of service.

Whit Hubbard

AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Research

 

Education: B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Valdosta State University

 

Certification: Computer Science (P-12); Engineering & Technology (6 - 12); Mathematics (6 - 12); Gifted Endorsed

 

Hobbies:  Roller Skating & Games

Joe League

 

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Dr. Vince Mull

STEM Human Body Systems, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, and Honors Biology

 

Education: BS in Biology/Chemistry minor from Oglethorpe University; BM in Music Education from Kennesaw State University; MM in Music Education from Georgia State University; Ed.S. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University

 

Certification: K-12 Music, 6-12 Science, K-12 Educational Leadership, Coaching and Gifted Endorsement, AP Certification in Music Theory

 

Hobbies:  Reading, Hiking, Commercial Haunted House Enthusiast

Other Walton Involvement:  Science Dept. Chair, Graduation Ceremony Co-Coordinator

Christy Page

ACC Geometry/Algebra 2 and 

AP Calculus AB

 

Education: B.S. in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia; M.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics from Georgia State University; Ed.S. in Secondary Mathematics from Kennesaw State University

 

Certification: Secondary Mathematics (6 - 12), Gifted Certified, and AP Calculus AB

 

Hobbies:  Spending time with family, traveling, playing tennis, reading and visiting the beach. 

Other Walton Involvement:  Beta Club Sponsor

Jennifer Phillips

STEM AP Calculus BC and Honors Algebra 2

 

Education: B.S. in Mathematics; M.Ed. in Mathematics Education; Ed.S. in Mathematics Education 

 

Certification: Secondary Mathematics (6-12); Gifted Certified; AP Calculus BC

 

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and traveling

Other Walton Involvement:  Math Department Chair

Wes Taylor

Astronomy, AP Physics 1, and AP Physics 2

 

Education: BS in physics from Berry College; M.Ed. in secondary education from Grand Canyon University

 

Certification: 6-12 Science with gifted endorsement, AP Certification in Physics 1, 2, C: Mechanics, and C: Electricity and Magnetism

 

Hobbies:  Board games, LEGO, and exploring the legendarium of JRR Tolkien

Other Walton Involvement:  Co-Coach of Walton Science Olympiad

Ty Vernon

Honors Physical Science, Introduction to Engineering, Digital Electronics

 

Education: B.S. Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.A.T. Mathematics Education from Mercer University

 

Certification: 6-12 Mathematics, 6-12 Physics, 6-12 Technology Education, PLTW Engineering, Gifted Endorsement

 

Interesting fact(s): I coach soccer and swimming.

 

Favorite Quotes: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”

William Blake

 

“Do or do not – there is no try.”

Master Yoda 

Doug Wolfe
AP Biology and Honors Biology

Education: Ed.M in Science Eduation from Harvard Grad. School of Education; B.S. in Biology from Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Certification: Biology; Chemistry; Gifted Certified; AP Biology

 

Hobbies:  3D Printing, CAD, CNC & CAM, Arduino Controllers, and Biking

Other Walton Involvement: Science Olympiad Team Co-Coach

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