chester asher—executive director
Chester Asher, MT, MPA, JD is the Executive Director of CHCS. He is a dedicated educator and has worked with district and charter schools for the last fourteen years. He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University. Asher is on fire about helping to build a transformative model of education based on the arts, the environment, and agriculture that helps children achieve their dreams, strengthen communities, and become innovative critical thinkers who make the world a better place.
It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I introduce myself to the Chatt Hills Charter School Family. While I am pacing the floor waiting for my official day to start, I am continuing to acclimate myself to the expectations of our Charter, Community, Parents, Staff, and most importantly our student body.
As we wind down the last month and a half, we must remember to not let up. The next few weeks will be filled with anticipation and anxiety with the ongoing testing requirements. It is most important that during this time we continue to perform at our best. We have prepared all year, and we are confident that our scholars will perform to the best of their abilities.
Again, I am thankful to all who participated in the various stages of the interview process to select me as the next principal of Chatt Hills and I look forward to meeting and exceeding the expectations.
Let’s Grow Minds, Hearts, and the Future Together.
Tammy Rodney— Director of Curriculum & Instruction - MIddle School
Tammy Rodney earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University and A & M Colleges in Baton Rouge, LA as a USDA Scholar. Upon discovery of how rewarding it is to educate our youth, Tammy earned a teaching certificate from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Tammy earned Master of Science and Educational Specialist degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has taught grades 5-8, has been an instructional coach and Master Teacher for grades K-8, and has served as a high school assistant principal. Throughout her 17 years of experience, Tammy has been awarded two Teacher of the Year awards, one Teacher of Excellence award, and has earned performance-based bonuses and LIFT incentives in D.C. Public Schools for earning highly effective ratings as an instructional coach both years she served the students in our nation’s capital. Tammy has also done curriculum writing and facilitated professional development for school districts and served on Georgia's State Assessment Selection Committee. Tammy’s growth mindset makes her an innovative change agent who accepts nothing less than excellence from herself, as well as those around her. She is excited about serving as the middle school Director of Curriculum and Instruction in a community that embraces her first love of agriculture along with arts and the environment.
Chaz Patterson—Director of Operations
Chaz Patterson, Ed.S. serves as the Director of Operations for CHCS. Chaz earned his Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia. Having served as an educator for 11 years, Chaz understands the importance of making the curriculum relevant for students, and embraces the value of connecting nature, art, and the environment with content standards. Chaz is excited to oversee the day-to-day operations across multiple program initiatives, including facilities, school nutrition, human resources, and finance.
troyneius waymon- Director of curriculum and instruction- 1st and 2nd
Troynelius Waymon earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clayton State University in Voice Performance with a secondary focus in English. Serving in teaching positions informally led Mr. Waymon to realize his passion for educating young learners. He went on to complete his Master of Arts in Single Subject Teaching with a concentration in English at The University of Southern California-Rossier School of Education and later completed his Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Kennesaw State University-Bagwell College of Education. Mr. Waymon is also certified in Middle Grades English Language Arts (4-8), Secondary English (6-12), Gifted in Field Certified, and He also holds an Educational Specialist Certification in Curriculum and Instruction. His professional educator certificate level is 6. Mr. Waymon’s researched based approach to positive and effective educational change makes him a valuable asset to the Chatt Hills family. Mr. Waymon is excited about serving as a Chatt Hills Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Jihan Johnston- Family and Student Support Specialist
Jihan Johnston, M.Ed. received a B.A in Mass Communications from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC and her M.Ed. from Concordia University in Portland, OR. Currently, she’s enrolled at KSU obtaining her Specialist degree in Educational leadership. With over 9yrs experience in Education, Jihan has taught high school and middle school broadcast journalism, and radio, served as assistant principal and was awarded teacher of the year in 2015. She understands the importance of building relationships with families and students. Jihan is also passionate about closing the achievement gap in education and reinforcing positive behavior in the classroom settings. Outside of school, she enjoys mentoring young girls within her community and spending time with her athletic son. Jihan is excited to serve as Chatt Hills family and student support specialist and to build strong relationships with all families