Board Members

The board of the Evansdale Education Foundation, according to its bylaws can be as few as 3 and as many as 21 members. Some members serve as chairs of committees, while other members are considered “at large members” and contribute their time serving on multiple committees, stepping up to volunteer for tasks as needed, or simply learning the ropes.

The foundation board usually meets once a month. However, during “crunch” times, such as our Spring Fundraiser event, board nominations period, or during the hectic time when the school receives its staffing information for an upcoming school year, the board might meet 2 or more times a month. Likewise, particular committees sometimes meet more often when working towards a deadline or goal.

All Evansdale Education Foundation members welcome input, comments, and suggestions about how we can better work with you to achieve our mission.

Are you interested in serving the Evansdale Education Foundation as a board member or volunteer? Please fill out the attached Foundation Interest Form . The board nominations process usually kicks off in early spring, so please contact us if you are interested in serving on the board. Volunteers are welcome any time! 

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Candice Gardner

President

Serena Vinter joined the Evansdale Education Foundation Board in the 2021-2022 school year.  Candice believes volunteering is the most immediate way to give back to the community in which she lives and works. Candice is an Atlanta native and moved to the Evansdale community in October 2019 with her husband Ricci, daughter Savannah and son Dion.  Savannah, 6, attends Evansdale and is in the French Immersion Program. Dion, 3, attends the Coralwood School. Candice graduated from Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Her career has spanned multiple industries including Hospitality, Banking and Consulting. She currently works as a Project Manager for an Electric Utility Co-op based in Tucker. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, traveling and gardening.

Natalie Culpepper

 

Secretary

   

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Audra Rojek

Treasurer

Audra Rojek works as a consultant in Transportation Planning in the Atlanta Region. She moved here from her native Boise, Idaho, to be with her husband, Joel, twelve years ago.  The two have two daughters, Clara and Brynn, both of whom attend Evansdale Elementary. Audra holds a Masters of Public Administration from Boise State University and a Masters of Arts in English from University of Idaho.  She also serves on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of Women's Transportation Seminar. 

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April McCarthy

Principal

April McCarthy has been working in education for eighteen years, fifteen of which have been in the DeKalb County School District. She came to Atlanta from Gainesville, FL with her family in 2005 and began working at Coralwood School and Diagnostic Center as a special education teacher. After working at Coralwood for 10 years, Mrs. McCarthy moved to Briar Vista Elementary School as the assistant principal from 2015 - 2019. During the 19-20 school year, Mrs. McCarthy served as the assistant principal at Pleasantdale Elementary while they prepared for a big move to a new building. In July of 2020, Mrs. McCarthy was named the proud principal of Evansdale Elementary school! She is so excited to be part of this dynamic and diverse community!

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Eden Clark

Webmaster

Eden Clark is the teacher-librarian at Evansdale.   During her twenty-seven-year career in education, she has served as a teacher-librarian on the elementary and middle school levels, an instructional technology specialist at an elementary school, an ELA, drama, and gifted teacher on the middle and high school levels, and a coordinator at the district level.  Eden enjoys playing with her two dogs, reading, gardening, and working on home improvement projects with her husband.

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Christina Robinson

Investments Chair

Christina Robinson joined the Foundation Board during the 2019-2020 school year. She and her husband have a first grader at Evansdale and two younger children. The Robinsons love the community feel of Evansdale. Christina graduated from Washington & Lee University with a major in Economics and a certificate in Environmental Studies. She earned her law degree from University of Georgia and practiced corporate litigation until the birth of her second child. Currently, she works part-time in marketing. Christina enjoys backpacking, swimming, and foraging with her family.

Other Board Members:

Melissa Bachman

Natalie Culpepper

Natalie Daly

Communications Chair

Mike Niebuhr

Michael Vo

Dana Bamford

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