Skip to content

Cynthia Henley
A.L. Burruss ASP/BSP

This is Mrs. Henley's fifth year in the ASP/BSP program. In addition to her position with the ASP/BSP program, Mrs. Henley works as a lunch room monitor at West Side Elementary. Mrs. Henley enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, bike riding, and traveling.

Crystal Lewis
A.L. Burruss ASP

Ms. Lewis retired from Verizon after 21 years of service in 2019 and began to pursue a career in education as a Paraprofessional in Special Education.  Ms. Lewis currently works at A. L. Burruss elementary in addition to working with the ASP/BSP program.  Ms. Lewis enjoys traveling, relaxing, and spending time with family when she is not working.


Cynthia Tapia
Dunleith BSP

Since 2014, Ms. Tapia has worked with the ASP/BSP program. She has worked at Dunleith Elementary for 20 years, currently as a records clerk. When she’s not working, Ms. Tapia is happily married with one daughter. When Ms. Tapia isn’t working, she enjoys reading, traveling, and shopping.

Mary Beth Heise
ELC BSP


Gabrielle Hattersley
ELC ASP

Ms. Hattersley has worked with the ASP/BSP program since 2018! She recently became a supervisor for the ASP program at the Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center. The Marietta High School graduate spent enjoys shopping, hiking, and bowling.

Stephany Ramirez
Hickory Hills BSP

Stephany is a sophomore at Kennesaw State University working on her Bachelors in Elementary Education. In the past ,she has tutored Marietta High School students. She is excited to be working with Marietta City Schools again and to be a part of BSP/ASP. In her free time she enjoys dancing, watching movies and being with her friends. 


Taylor Whalen
Hickory Hills ASP

This is Mr. Whalen’s first year working with the ASP/BSP program. He has worked with children for more than 15 years in many capacities! After graduating from the University of Georgia, this Dawg went to Denver, Colorado to pursue and complete a law degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Whalen couldn’t get over his homesickness and came back to Marietta to chase his dreams.

Eric Blount
Lockheed ASP

Mr. Blount has worked with the ASP/BSP program in many capacities for six years. When he’s not working, you’ll find him reading, traveling, and listening to music.

Tabaris Hooks
MCAA ASP/BSP

This Marietta Sixth Grade Academy paraprofessional has worked with the ASP/BSP program and Marietta City Schools for nine years. Happily married for seven years, he and his wife have to wonderful boys, Tabari and Tayden. When he’s not hanging out with his family, Mr. Hooks enjoys watching ESPN, playing tennis and basketball, and reading.

LaKerra Lawson
Park Street ASP

My name is Lakerra Lawson, I’m a recent college graduate from Life University. I personally attended MCS camps when I was younger and began working with Marietta Community Schools five years ago! I began at the Marietta summer and holiday camps and then began to work at Dunleith Elementary shortly after ! I am now currently one of Park Street Elementary’s newest supervisors.

Miriam Thompson
MCAA BSP

Ms. Thompson has worked with the ASP/BSP program since 2008. After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, Ms. Thompson began teaching in Houston. After three years in Texas, she moved to Georgia and began teaching at Park Street. When she's not in the classroom, you'll find her dancing, hiking, and enjoying time with friends.

Alexandra Mares
Lockheed BSP

My name is Alexandra Mares. I am a Marietta city schools alumni. I love spending time with my family and friends I also enjoy traveling ! I am currently working at sawyer road and one of the newest park street supervisors!

Ashley Brown
Sawyer Road BSP

Ms. Brown is in her third year with the ASP/BSP program. She attended A.L. Burruss, MCAA, and graduated from Marietta High School. When Ms. Brown isn’t working, you’ll find her hanging out with friends and watching baseball!

Tykela Edwards (Kela)
West Side ASP

Tykela has been working with the ASP/BSP program for a little more than a year. The 2014 Marietta High School graduate has worked with Marietta City Schools since September 2019. The Army veteran enjoys staying active on the hiking trails with her German Shephard puppy. When it’s time to relax, you’ll find her singing or playing video games.

Madison Grubbs

West Side BSP

Madison is a  senior at Kennesaw State University working on her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and playing board games! She is excited to be working with Marietta City School's this year! 

Jatziry Bassery
Sawyer Road ASP

Mrs. Bassery has worked with the ASP/BSP program for eight years, two of them as a supervisor. She has worked eight of her 13 years with Marietta City Schools at Sawyer Road as paraprofessional. Mrs. Bassery is happily married with a brand new baby girl, Bella Rose. You’ll find Mrs. Bassery playing board games, crafting and traveling to Walt Disney World once a year.

Coming Soon! 
Dunleith ASP


Andrew Hill
Park Street ASP