Center DirectorJaime Phillips is the Center Director of Class 101 Atlanta, Georgia. Her mission is to work with students and families, assisting them with planning for the future. She attended Spelman College for her Bachelor’s Degree and received her Master’s Degree in school counseling at Clark Atlanta University. Her goal is to make sure no student falls through the cracks. She has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. She has worked in the community sector, private and state mental health hospital. She has also worked as a Training and Assessment Specialist at Clark Atlanta University. Jaime is excited to work with students and parents by providing them with tools and support they need pertaining to postsecondary education. Outside of Class 101, Jaime enjoys spending time with family, specifically her daughter, giving back to her community, new experiences and traveling.
Essay CoachJessai is a rising third-year English major at Yale University. He is an award-winning writer whose high school research papers have been recognized at district, state, and national levels. His writing has also been published in The Yale Daily News. He believes that everyone can express themselves through language. As an essay coach and editor, he hopes to help others achieve a level of confidence and accomplishment in their writing.
Sales and Marketing CoordinatorShana Ray serves as Class 101 Irving's Sales and Marketing Coordinator. As a former educator, she is passionate about student success and their educational trajectories. Her mission is to ensure all students have access to the resources they need in order to be successful. Shana has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Business from Southern Methodist University. Along with being an educator Shana has had the opportunity to work in recruitment and sales with the metrics of increasing onboards and retention. She is extremely data-driven and hyper-focused on providing clients with excellent customer service. Outside of Class 101, Shana enjoys traveling with her family and friends, crafting, and exploring new restaurants.
When My parents first told me I would be doing class 101 at the end of my junior year I was a little hesitant because I thought it would be like summer school, and I thought my summer would be ruined. Fast forward a year and I am now graduating and have an almost full ride to college. Mrs. Swanigan has helped me tremendously this past year and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Thank you so much, Mrs. Ronda!
Ronda and her Class 101 team have done an incredible job with helping my son navigate his college search, significantly improve his SAT score, and strategizing ways to make him stand out from the crowd. She is very responsive and communicative and really cares about my son’s progress. She is truly working in her gifts. Total game changer! We’re signing my daughter up next!