Dr. Jeff Jackson – President
Dr. Jackson received his B.S. degree from The University of Louisville, and his M.A. degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Education from Tennessee State University in 1994 and his MBA from Shorter College in 2008. Before coming to GISA in July, 2009, Dr. Jackson served as Headmaster at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta from 2002-2009; at Deerfield-Windsor School in Albany as Head of The Middle/Upper School; and prior to that, he was Headmaster at First Baptist School in Shreveport and Assistant Headmaster at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon. He also served as Assistant Professor of Education at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education at Mercer University in Macon. Dr. Jackson’s outstanding credentials are evidenced in the numerous social and educational awards he has received. Some of the many distinguished honors include Tennessee State University’s Graduate Researcher of the Year, a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Visiting Accreditation Teams, and he was an Advisory Board Member of The Teacher Academy Magnet School for the Palm Beach County School system. Jeff and his wife Kim have five sons.
Ms. Kandy Lau – Vice President & CFO
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Kandy moved to Atlanta in 1971. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University, completed educational coursework at Brenau University, and received a Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree from Walden University. Kandy’s career began in the corporate world where she was an assistant merchandising manager with Champion International Corporation, which provided her with over 11 years of marketing, business management, and human resource skills. Kandy also has over 25 years of experience in independent education which includes 22 years at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta from 1989 to 2011 where she served as PK and Kindergarten teacher, Head of Lower School, Assistant Head of School, and Director of the Early Learning Center. She began as GISA’s Vice-President for Programs & Member Services in July 2011. Kandy has three daughters and three grandchildren.
Mr. Stan Whitlock – Vice-President
Mr. Whitlock has served as Head of School at Wardlaw since 2010. He was Director of External Affairs and Assistant Athletic Director, Teacher, and Coach at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School from 1998 to 2010. Prior to MVPS, he worked as a Loan & Collections Officer at The Palmetto Bank, and was a professional kicker for numerous teams from 1996 to 2002, including Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Georgia Force, and Columbus Wardogs. Stan is working on his Ed.D. at Capella University, and also holds an M.Ed. from Western Governors University, and a B.S. in Physical Education and Health from Madison University. He and his wife, Leslie have two daughters and they reside in North Augusta, SC.
Mr. Jon Dorminey – Director of Athletics & Student Services
Jon joined the GISA Team in July, 2015. He coached at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore, Georgia and Crisp Academy in Cordele, Georgia. In addition, he served as a Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, Georgia. Along the way he also served as a coach, teacher, and upper school administrator prior to assuming the role of Headmaster at Pinewood Christian Academy in Bellville, Georgia from 2003-2010. From 2011 to 2015 he was Headmaster at Robert Toombs Christian Academy in Lyons, Georgia. Jon received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern University, and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern University. He and his wife, Amy, who holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine reside in the Statesboro area.
Mr. Clint Morgan – Associate Director of Athletics
Previously, Clint served as Head Football, Head Track Coach, and Teacher at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon. He has served in numerous capacities such as Athletic Director, Head Football, Track, and Baseball Coach at several GISA Member schools since 1994, including Frederica Academy, Bulloch Academy, David Emanuel Academy, and Tiftarea Academy. He has also served as GISA Region Secretary, and as a representative on the GISA Advisory Board and Reclassification Committee. Clint’s vast experience with both GISA and GHSA makes him a great addition to the GISA Team. Clint earned his B.S. in Education from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, and is a graduate of Southland Academy. He and his wife, Shay reside in Statesboro with their two sons.
Ms. Robin Aylor – Executive Assistant
Robin is originally from South Carolina, and moved to Georgia in 1992. She attended the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and later completed her A.S. in Business Management at Gordon College in Barnesville, GA., and earned her B.B.A. in Business Management from Clayton State University. After working a number of years in the corporate world as a Sales Assistant at Amoco Performance Products in Alpharetta and as Marketing Assistant for MCC Panasonic’s cellular phone division in Peachtree City, GA, she began as GISA’s Executive Assistant in November of 1995. She and her husband have one daughter, and a granddaughter.