Hannah Hudson is a native Memphian who has taught in Chicago and the Boston area. She studied Bilingual Education at Loyola University Chicago and received a Master’s in School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She moved home to Memphis in 2016 and has worked at Cornerstone Prep ever since. She loves education because it is creative, relational, and has great social impact for equity. She loves working with the families in Binghampton and the excellent community partners who join us in wanting what is best for kids.
Stacey Hill hails from Chicago, Illinois. She is the proud mother of one son, and one beautiful granddaughter. Stacey has been in education for over 18 years, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Rust College and her Master’s Degrees in Teacher and Educational Leadership from Christian Brothers University. Stacey has worked in various capacities throughout her career; elementary and middle school teacher, Athletic Director, instructional facilitator, PLC Coach, resident principal, and district-level coach all of which were in Shelby County Schools.
Stacey believes she is living her life goal of working with scholars to help change their life trajectory while putting them on the path to success. She is encouraged by the growth she sees in students daily. She said, "Young minds are very impressionable, and my goal is to instill in them that hard work pays off." She is dedicated to promoting perseverance in every scholar and creating a positive learning environment that naturally molds high achievers. Her motto is “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”
A transplant hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, Kelli Zomer began her Memphis journey by attending Rhodes College in 2008. Inspired by her uncovered passion for teaching while working in the Vollintine-Evergreen and Hollywood-Springdale communities, Ms. Zomer set forth on a journey where she earned her Masters of Urban Education from Union University through Memphis Teacher Residency.
Kelli began her teaching career at CPL where she taught 1st and 2nd grades for five years. Rooted in Cornerstone PrepLester since 2014, she is excited to give back to the neighborhood she has gown to care deeply for, supporting teachers in her role as Dean of Instruction for grades K-2
Ms. Marchy joins the CEG team with 17 years of experience in education predominately in Mathematics. Her and her family hail from Northern California. In her free time she enjoys working out, coaching her childrens sporting teams, and engaging in a new found love of scuba diving. Ms. Marchy honestly believes that every student has the right to a quality education and if at first you don't succeed, try try again!
Ayo Akinmoladun was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate studies in English at Georgetown University and earned his master's degree at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins University and is specializing in entrepreneurial leadership.
Ayo is a 2013 Teach for America corps member. He joined TFA to change the narrative for students living in low-income communities. In 2018, Ayo was named the 2018 Barbara Rosser Hyde winner for Teach for America because his students averaged three years of growth on NWEA MAP testing for consecutive years. When he is not at school, Ayo enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with his family.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Ayo is driven by educational inequality and rapid student achievement and he is excited to join the CEG family, continuing in this important work.