The LIFE School is an innovative high school in Atlanta, where students learn through passion projects and hands-on academic work.
As a LIFE Learner, our students start businesses, intern with companies, take project-based courses and partake in off-site experiences, allowing them the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma in a non-traditional and nurturing environment.
The mission of The LIFE School is to overhaul the traditional high school model and equip teens to discover and pursue their interests and goals by putting the student in the driver's seat, engaging them in dynamic learning experiences, and developing them as leaders and thinkers.
We have a dynamic team with a passion for education innovation.
As an arts educator, she has taught at every level and in diverse settings, including K-12 schools, community-based classes and at several universities, including multiple posts as guest lecturer at Stanford University. Muisi-kongo, a fluent French-speaker with origins in the Republic of Congo, is excited to join the faculty of The LIFE School, bringing her innovative arts-based approach to foreign language instruction.
Andrew is a passionate educator who is committed to helping students live their lives by design, no matter their background. In addition to teaching, Andrew is a professional artist, with his work owned by collectors across the world.
Katherine Martinez was born in Chile and has been teaching Spanish and English since 2003 in the U.S. as well as the United Kingdom, Chile and currently in France. She likes creative, hands-on activities where students can learn by doing.
Lauren McCall is a graduate student at Georgia Tech where she is studying music technology. Lauren enjoys creating curriculum for students that involves hands on learning and inquiry based education. She is excited to be interning at The LIFE School this summer.
Sachiko has taught Japanese all over the world and brings an enthusiasm to share the Japanese language and culture with our students.
Kendall is our College & Career Coach. She strategically guides our students through internships, Dual Enrollment, ACT prep, and applying to "best fit" colleges and universities.
Henry leads our Admissions team and brings a wealth of experience from education, athletic administration and corporate sales management.
Daly discovered a love for mathematics while studying engineering in his early college years. He possesses an enthusiasm for solving difficult problems and a love of teaching.
Khabral is an experienced educator, who brings a wide variety of skills in STEM and the arts, as well as a deep understanding of how important it is to instill a love of learning in children.
Denise is a finance professional and academic with over 30 years of experience in accounting, economics, and finance. She teaches business courses to students of all ages, in various formats, and has done so on three continents.
Hassan is an immigrant, engineer, investor and startup coach. He loves data and dumplings - and is always curious about new models for youth to take the reins of their learning.
Heather is a human-centered innovator. By day, she works on Nationwide's innovation team and by night, she develops platforms to spread design thinking tools to the masses.
Jarrett Coger is an educator and entrepreneur working with startups and companies in banking, e-commerce, fashion, education, and telecom.
Our Advisory Board is a dedicated group of professionals that regularly offer their expertise, network, and time to support the work of our school.
They are some of our biggest fans and we couldn't do this work without them.
As our school continues to grow, we are always looking to increase our network and would love to talk with other professionals interested in lending their wisdom.
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