Please join us in congratulating our amazing team! These individuals have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and dedication. Based on fierce competition and high standards criteria, Ms. Thompson, Dr. Beasley and Ms. Wierman have earned the respective titles of Employees of the Year. Read on to learn a little more about them.
Teacher of the Year
Jasmine Thompson has been teaching music for nine years. She began teaching at Pine Ridge Elementary in Stone Mountain and is currently in her sixth year at Huntley Hills. At both schools, Ms. Thompson has conducted the choir and Orff ensemble. She has directed productions of The Lion King KIDS, Aladdin KIDS, Seussical KIDS, and The Little Mermaid, JR..
Ms. Thompson earned her Bachelor of Music in music education from Kennesaw State University and her Master of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia. Ms. Thompson has served on the DeKalb Elementary Honor Chorus committee for four years. She is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Ms. Thompson was recently the assistant director of Dynamix DeKalb Elementary Orff Ensemble. Dynamix performed around Atlanta, and performed at the MidWest Clinic in Chicago, IL. in 2018.
Harvey Beasley Ed. D.
Employee of the Year I
Harvey Beasley Ed.D. is an education paraprofessional serving as a social worker, educator and school administrator for several school districts in the Metro Atlanta area.
Dr. Beasley holds degrees from the following establishments the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the University of West Georgia, Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University.
Together with his wife, Valdera, they enjoy spending time together with their son Colin. Dr. Beasley enjoys cooking, bird watching, gardening and collecting antiques.
Employee of the Year II
Kymberly Wierman has been an LTSE in DeKalb County since October of 2006 and has been the LTSE at Huntley Hills for 7 years. She came to DeKalb after working for Clayton County Public Schools for 14 years as a teacher for students with moderate, severe, and profound intellectual disabilities as well as the LTSE for those program areas her last 3 years in the district.
Kymberly attended school at Tennessee Wesleyan College for her Bachelor’s degree in English and then attended East Tennessee State University for Master’s degree in secondary education. She stayed an extra year at East Tennessee State to complete her certification in special education. After moving to GA, Kymberly attended Georgia State University complete the requirements necessary to gain Georgia certification in the area of special education and then attended The University of West Georgia to add Leadership to her teaching Certificate.