Katie Cyphers is the owner of Academics Plus. Located in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, Academics Plus is an education group focused on understanding each child’s learning profile in order to help parents identify the best school environment and ensure their child has the necessary foundations to grow & thrive.
Katie has trademarked the phrase, Learning Checkup™, to help parents understand that all children’s learning should be assessed in the same manner as they would assess their wellness. This unique model ensures families are equipped to make the best school selection, whether they are relocating or a local Atlanta resident. Academics Plus has gained a great reputation for ensuring that all children are able to reach their greatest potential.
Katie Cyphers attended the University of Tennessee, where she obtained a M.S.Ed. in Theory and Practice in Teacher Education and a B.S. in Special Education. Katie’s dedication to her alma mater has remained apparent with her position on the University of Tennessee Dean’s Board of Advisors for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Katie is a member of the Rotary Club of Buckhead and was awarded the Vocational Service Award.
She has served two terms on the National Board of Directors for the Learning Disabilities Association of America and currently sits on the board for the Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia. Katie is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and is also a member of the Secondary Schools Admission Test Board (SSATB), International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Shepherd Center Society, and Women’s Community Bible Study.
Katie recently received the UT Alumni Promise Award, which recognizes an alumnus under the age of 40 that has made extensive marks early in their careers, both civically and professionally. In addition, Katie received the Outstanding Community Advocate award from the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education.
Born under moss-draped live oaks in Savannah and raised on a low country island surrounded by azaleas and saltwater marshes, Ashley Stamoulis grew up at the heels of three generations of colorful, charismatic entrepreneurs.
A diploma from the University of Georgia in hand, she answered the siren’s call of the big city and moved to Atlanta to pursue a Masters of Communications and embark upon an adventure in public relations, working with some of Atlanta’s most recognizable brands. Her next leap was Ashley Sparks Communications, a marketing and events company serving clients across the country.
Three kids and two decades later, Ashley came full circle to her family roots, promoting southern makers and entrepreneurs through SUTHINGIRL, one of the South’s most celebrated lifestyle brands, and the SUTHINGIRL Box, a seasonal selection of southern style featuring today’s top southern makers and brands.
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Jill Heineck is a leading authority on corporate relocations, and is highly sought after for her real estate industry acumen and business insights. As a published author, frequent panelist and keynote speaker, Jill shares her experience and perceptions with people from around the globe.
Jill is a founding partner of Keller Williams Southeast, established in 1999, and the founder and managing partner of Heineck & Co. Her real estate practice specializes in corporate relocations, individual relocations, luxury residential, and commercial properties. Jill’s analytical approach to problem-solving, along with her expert negotiation skills and sophisticated marketing, deliver superior results to her clients. Her winning strategies and tenacious client advocacy have earned her a reputation for excellence among Atlanta’s top producers.
While Jill has received many accolades throughout her career, she is most gratified by the personal testimonials and referrals she receives from her clients. Jill’s unwavering commitment to the customer experience, and her focus on the unique needs of each client, serve as the foundation of her success.
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