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New faculty members join Piedmont Academy

Piedmont Academy welcomed several new faculty members this year. They are Julie Black, Tonya Coe, Jeff Kent, Michael Wilson and Tiffany Taylor. (Special Photo)

Piedmont Academy welcomed several new faculty members this year. They are Julie Black, Tonya Coe, Jeff Kent, Michael Wilson and Tiffany Taylor. (Special Photo)

MONTICELLO — The new 2013-14 school year has four new members joining Piedmont Academy’s faculty.

Julie Black will enter her seventh year teaching elementary school and the responsibility of first grade. Black is a graduate of Piedmont Academy and Georgia College State University holding a bachelor of science in elementary education. Tonya Coe joins Black in elementary with the third grade. She is a graduate of Newton County High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in science. Her six years in teaching have been at Young Americans Christian Academy in Conyers. Middle grades will welcome Jeff Kent in the science department. Kent is a graduate of Briarwood Academy and attended Morehead State University on a football scholarship and finished at Georgia Southern University with a degree in middle grades education. He is entering his fourth year as a teacher. Kent will assist with the middle and high school football teams as well as coach soccer in the spring.

High school added history teacher Michael Wilson. Wilson is a graduate of Heritage High School in Rockdale County and earned his bachelors of administration at Mercer University, masters of arts at Piedmont College, and his education specialist at Copello University. He will be entering his 13th year as a high school social science teacher. Wilson will assist in coaching football and high school boys’ basketball.

Another member to join the school is alumni parent, Tiffany Taylor. After growing up in southern Florida, Taylor’s family moved to Virginia where she graduated from Frank W. Lox High School in Virginia Beach, Va. After high school graduation, she attended and graduated from Old Dominion University, earning a degree in business. She will teach Spanish to high school students.

The first day of school was Aug. 12.