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Meet The Team


Dennis L. Carpenter, Ed. D.


(770) 617-3200

Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter

Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter has worked in the education field for more than 25 years. Within K-12 education and in the private sector, Dr. Carpenter has served in numerous senior level administrative roles. Most recently he served as general manager of an intercontinental education technology company. Dr. Carpenter has also served as superintendent of schools in urban and suburban districts.  In addition to the superintendency, Dr. Carpenter has served as deputy superintendent for operations, associate superintendent for human resources and assistant superintendent for support services in rural, suburban and urban settings. Dr. Carpenter has also worked as an elementary principal, middle school assistant principal and elementary school classroom teacher. 

Dr. Carpenter is the youngest of six siblings and he was the first among them to earn a four-year college degree (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Georgia Southern University). Dr. Carpenter went on to earn his master’s degree in educational leadership from Augusta State University, an education specialist degree and a doctorate degree in educational leadership and educational administration respectively, both from Georgia Southern University.


His national recognitions include the ASCD Emerging Leader Award and serving on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Education Research and Technology.  Other accolades include: South Kansas City Alliance Innovative Educational Program Award, Friend of the Council for Exceptional Children Award, and the Phi Beta Sigma Tau Beta Chapter Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Carpenter has been a presenter at numerous state and national conferences on topics such as STEM education, student achievement, digital equity, racial equity and parent/community involvement. In addition, Dr. Carpenter is a dedicated member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and has held leadership positions on local, state, and national boards.  Dr. Carpenter is the father to two beautiful children.

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Alexandra Scott

Alexandra Scott

Senior Facilitator

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Alexandra Scott is a talent acquisition and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist with over 13 years of experience creating development around cultural competency and in talent management. She is certified in organization culture competency in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and is a certified facilitator of Courageous Conversation and the Peace and Justice Institute. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a minor in Healthcare Administration.

Scott's work is driven by her love to empower others to build confidence and showcase the value of cultural differences. "I do not proclaim to be an activist," she says, "yet I am a change agent who provokes thought and challenges ideas."

Scott enjoys helping others find their niche in a career they love. She believes that the only way to achieve greatness is to truly value others and be open to learning from their perspectives and experiences.

In her previous role, Scott served as the director of inclusion and diversity at a large healthcare organization. In this role, she was responsible for developing and implementing the organization's diversity and inclusion strategy. She also led a team of professionals who worked to create a more inclusive workplace for all employees.

Scott is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on these topics, and she is also involved in a number of professional organizations that are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Tahmeka Thompson

Tahmeka Thompson is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in project management, strategic planning, and institutional effectiveness. As a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM), she excels in leading cross-functional teams, executing complex projects, and driving measurable results. Tahmeka is experienced in developing strategic and operational plans. Her expertise spans various industries, including higher education, non-profit, and fintech.

Tahmeka is a veteran of the United States Navy. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and volunteers regularly with education non-profits 

Tahmeka Thompson

Senior Project Manager

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