OUR STAFF

GLISI's secret sauce is our people.

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Our staff is a dynamic group of school and district leadership experts, researchers, and nonprofit management professionals who apply their talents to advance our mission. We share the belief that all students deserve joyful learning environments and access to talented teachers and leaders. That belief fuels our curiosity, creativity, and innovation to design services and support for Georgia teachers and leaders that make a difference.

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Leslie Hazle Bussey, Ph.D.

Executive Director
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Nanci Foster

Administrative Assistant
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Letishia Seabrook Jones, Ph.D.

Senior Program Director, Team Development
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Aaryn Schmuhl, M.Ed.

VP of Program Development & Innovation
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Terri Seay Bryant, Ph.D.

Senior Program Director
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Taylor Hudson

Marketing & Communications Associate
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Meca Mohammed, Ph.D.

VP of Operations & Talent
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Jennie Welch, Ph.D.

VP of Strategy & Finance
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Laura Disque

Development Director
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Selim Ikizler

Bookkeeper
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James Osanyinbi, M.P.A.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
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Kasey Wood, M.Ed.

Project Manager
Influential

Influential

"GLISI’s Twitter Chats have made me more aware of my interactions. I'm more willing to ask questions, rather than being quick to respond. Your team has influenced how I lead"

Kristi Brooks

Jasper County Charter System

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Personal

"GLISI brings leadership development expertise and a deep knowledge of the Georgia context to the table, but what we value most is the time they invest in personalizing learning for our people."

Jeff Bearden

Forsyth County Schools

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Experts

"GLISI is a leading authority on leadership development and school improvement.  I entrust our team to GLISI’s team of experts, and continue to see positive results in my system as a result."

Yolanda Turner

Calhoun County Schools

JOIN OUR TEAM

If you'd like to learn more about our team, our culture, or explore open positions, check out our Careers page.