Senior Leadership

Kevin Glass, Head of School

Committed to creating globally-minded students poised to shape the 21st century, Kevin’s vocation and calling is international education. His career in education includes leadership and teaching positions in South and West Africa, Central and North America, and Central Asia. Prior to joining Atlanta International School, Kevin served as Director of Tashkent International School in Uzbekistan for five years.

Kevin serves on various local, national and international Boards, including the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), the Academy for International School Heads (AISH), the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE), Horizons Atlanta, the Atlanta Area Association in Independent Schools (AAAIS) and the Buckhead Coalition.

Kevin has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Framingham State College (USA), a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Biology and Chemistry from Cambridge University (UK), and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Degree in Bacteriology and Virology from Manchester University (UK).  

Kevin is married to Stefani, a career diplomat currently on family leave from the German Foreign Service. They have three children (Liam, Lilly and Leanne) all of whom attend AIS in the German track.


Maria Voutos, Head of Primary School

Maria joined AIS in 2012 for the opening of the Early Learning Center. She is a Canadian citizen of Greek heritage, and was born and raised in Montreal, Québec.

Maria has taught and coordinated Early Childhood programs at international schools in Asia, including South Korea, China and Thailand. While she has taught across the primary grades, her heart lies with early childhood education.

In addition to an Honors Diploma of Collegial studies in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Concordia University in Montreal, Québec, Maria holds a Master of International Education from Framingham State College.


Marsha Maxwell, Head of Technology & Innovation

Marsha Maxwell is a neuroscientist, teacher and technology specialist. With over twenty-three  years of strategic, tactical and operational technology experience, Marsha creates innovative environments and applications that harness the power of new technology and neuroscience to enhance a teacher's reach, better engage students and foster a culture of innovation in an organization. Her work has been used in projects for institutions as varied as NASA and Sony.

Her areas of specialization include data science, mixed reality, artificial intelligence, space exploration and machine learning. She holds a BS from Spelman College in Chemistry and an MS (Biology) and a PhD (Neuroscience) from the California Institute of Technology.


Aristia Kinis, Head of Advancement

Aristia brings 15 years of advancement experience to AIS, and a deep love for connecting passion to purpose through philanthropy. She has worked in both higher education and K-12 institutions and is deeply committed to the supporting the student learning experience. She has broad ranging development expertise including capital campaigns, major gifts, alumni and volunteer engagement and corporate relations.

Aristia holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Certified Fundraising Executive designation from CFRE International. She is currently working on an MBA. She has worked and studied abroad in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Growing up, Aristia attended the Lycée Français de New York and she is passionate about preparing multilingual and multicultural students for excellence, purpose, and a global outlook.


Reid Mizell, Head of Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid

One of the founding board members of the school, Reid brings extensive expertise in brand development, marketing strategy and planning, strategic alliances, sponsorship and integrated marketing execution.

She began her consulting career developing export marketing programs for French and American firms. She honed her organizational leadership skills as VP of Marketing for a US technology firm and as CEO of marketing agencies in the U.S. and Australia.
 
Reid holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Emory University (USA) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Master of Business Administration in International Marketing from Georgia State University (USA). She spent one year of graduate study in the Marketing Group at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (France).


Paul Saeger, Head of Operations and Finance

Paul brings a depth and breadth of experience to AIS that encompasses 28 years as a professional and manager in accounting, finance, cash management, investments and analysis.  

Paul worked with Stonewall Insurance Company for 15 years, quickly rising from Junior Accountant to Officer to Treasurer in ten years. More recently, he served as the Senior Financial Manager for the Vesta insurance companies.

Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (USA). He earned his CPA in 1990.


Kelsey Hicks-Bunns, Head of Equity and Inclusion

Kelsey Hicks-Bunns joined AIS from Bucknell University where she served as Director of the Women’s Resource Center. During her tenure, she was awarded the President's Diversity Award and the Kuumba Award from the Black Student Union whom she advised for over 3 years.  Prior to working at Bucknell University, Kelsey worked across higher education in diversity, equity and inclusion, residence education, campus activities, academic advising, and admissions and in non-profit with Girls Incorporated nationally and Memphis, TN and Oak Ridge, TN affiliates.

Kelsey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee. She earned a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University, Atlanta, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

School Leadership

Helen Muñoz, Early Learning Center Principal (Grades 3K & 4K)

Helen Muñoz has been an international educator for over 15 years, the majority of them in leadership roles, stretching across 3 continents. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education from Bristol, England.
 
Before joining AIS as a Grade 1 English teacher, Helen was a Grade Level Leader at the International School of Panama and prior to that Primary Deputy Principal of the British International School in Phuket, Thailand. She is now returning to a Leadership role as the ELC Principal and cannot wait to be back where her passion lies in the awe and wonder of Early Years.
 
Throughout her career, Helen has nurtured students from 18 months to 11 years, building positive relationships with them, their families and teachers as they pursue their learning journeys. She is driven by cultivating student agency and is an advocate for play-based learning.


Tina Clark, Lower Primary School Principal

Tina joined AIS in 2014 as a 5K teacher. Before joining our community, she taught for 17 years in North Carolina, South Korea, China, Thailand and Georgia. 

Tina holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from Temple University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Masters Degree of International Education from Framingham State College (MA).


Alain Poiraud, Upper Primary School Principal

Between 1986 and 1993, Alain worked in France and also taught French in a pilot immersion program in Louisiana. Alain joined Atlanta International School in 1993.

Alain holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a teaching certification from the École Normale de la Roche-sur-Yon (France). He also has a National Coaching Degree (BE 1er degree) from the University of Nantes (France).  

From the University of Caen, France, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in French as a Foreign Language and is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in International Education Administration.


Michelle Jones, Interim Head of Secondary/Middle School Principal

Michelle has worked in both public and private school sectors in South Africa, the British Virgin Islands and the UK. She has been at AIS since 2016, serving as Head of Year for Grades 11 and 12 and teaching English across the MYP and DP. 

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Education Degree with distinctions in English Literature and African History from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Principal Examiner for the IBAEM Region. During the past five years, Michelle has been a team lead authoring the MYP Language and Literature eAssessments.


Gary Paterson, Interim Head of Secondary/Upper School Principal

Gary has a BSc (Hons) in Pure Mathematics from the University of St Andrews and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from the University of Bath. During his 20 year career in education he has taught in public and private schools in Scotland, England, Mexico and the US including AIS, where he worked as IB Diploma Coordinator between 2015 and 2017. 

A process-orientated educator, Gary places a strong emphasis on using data as an evaluation tool and has been on the leadership teams of several schools, most recently consulting for six secondary schools in the UK. His experience includes working on the Royal Society of Art’s ‘Opening Minds’ pilot and being a long term contributor to the International Baccalaureate curriculum design.

The author of Professional Development Plans for a range of schools, Gary recently trained in the use of Collaborative Operating Systems to facilitate problem-solving in educational settings, became an Apple Educator and has been working on an MEd in Educational Leadership.

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840