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Knowledge. Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

At Peace of Mind and Sunnyside Academy we have a strong team of professionals excited and ready to work with your family. Individually, we share diverse areas of expertise and collectively, we work together to provide exceptional and multi layered support to best serve the students and families within our community.

Kristie Jones

Founder, Soda City Peace of Mind & Sunnyside Academy, Educational Advocate & Consultant B.S.Ed, NBCT, B.C.S.E, B.C.A.S.E

Brook Fortner

Office Manager
Early Childhood Education Primary Montessori

Debra Murphy


Amanda Woods

Sunnyside Academy Teacher
Elementary Education - Diverse Education

Jessica Daly

Office Support Services Team - Peace of Mind & Sunnyside Academy

Chris Daly

Office Support Services "Team Student Safety" Peace of Mind & Sunnyside Academy

Jude Barrineau

Elementary-Middle School All Subject Areas Math specific through Algebra

Rip Blackstone

High School - Post Secondary Math-Accounting - Econ - SAT/ ACT/AP Test Prep

Kim Brabham

4th-7th Grade Specialties Math, Social Studies, Science - Organizational Support

Diana Clark

Middle-High School Math - Chemistry - Physics

Heather Gilbert

Elementary - Middle Math - ELA - Writing

Evan Granrud

Middle - College Level Math

Liza Hearn

Middle -High School MathPre-Algebra - Algebra - Geometry

Viola Hendley

Autism Exceptional Needs Specialist

Dr. Rebecca Smith-Hill

Expertise in middle, high, and post-secondary special education

Erica Holcombe

8th-12th Grade Math Algebra - Calculus

Charlotte Johnson

Middle-College Math & Science AP Math & Physics

Suzy Parrott Madden

Orton-Gillingham Trained Educator
ADHD Coach
Exceptional Needs Educator

Nicole Mesimer

Exceptional Needs Educator

Carla Moore

Early Childhood Education and Montessori Education

Andrea Mundo

Middle - High School
Alg 1 - EOC Prep
Geometry Test Prep
SAT /ACT Test Prep

Ellen Parker

Elementary Education
Reading Interventionist & Orton-Gillingham Trained Educator

Michelle Powell

ELA - AP Test Prep College Essay Support Writing - Language 6th- College Level

Lisa Ross

Elementary Education -
Emphasis on Math Strategies and Instruction

Mary Scruggs

Middle & High School Math Pre-Alg - Algebra 1 & 2 Pre-Cal- Statistics

Dr. Elisha Sircy

Middle - Post Secondary

Wendy Taylor

Early Childhood Divergent Learning Pre-K; Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Mary Turbeville

Primary - Elementary - Montessori Trained Science Educator

Leigh Wilkie

5th Grade and Up Science- Biology- Chemistry-Organizational Support

Cathy Wiskes

Elementary - Post Secondary World Language Instructor

Annie & Charlie

School Mascots & Team Spirit Enhancers

Experience The Difference at Soda City Peace of Mind and Sunnyside Academy.

We invite you to experience our unique approach to education, where we nurture, educate, and inspire every student to reach their full potential.

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