“青出于蓝而胜于蓝 (Indigo blue is extracted from the indigo plant but is bluer than the plant it comes from. Good schooling produces excellence beyond the masters: students surpass their teachers).”
Chinese Proverb

Educators & Leadership

We are excited to share that several Lead Teacher positions have already been filled, and we’re currently interviewing for positions across all languages.  If you are interested in joining the team, please Contact Us

For the excited parents, profiles and backgrounds of our staff and will be shared in May 2020 when contracts with other schools have been completed.

In the meantime, here’s some information about the Owner and her family.

Jessa Depew is a Regional Medical Director for a small biotech company where she runs clinical trials in rare genetic diseases.  Jessa received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Pacific.  She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University.  Jessa has been an active member of the Lung Transplant Foundation Board since 2014 and gives her time to support patients and families affected by lung disease. She and her husband, Jim, have 2 boys at the Quad, Reeve (Pre-K 4) and Roman (Pre-K 3).

Jessa was an exchange student in France, so her boys also get exposure to French at home and attend French school on Saturdays at Atlanta International School (AIS).  Jessa’s father, Steve, is the onsite “Mr. Fix It” for the staff, and the resident Grandpa for the children.  He built homes for 20 years before retiring to Atlanta in 2017.  Jessa’s mother, Annie, and her mother-in-law, Alice, will also be at the school periodically to support activities.  They are both retired and live in Atlanta to be close to their grandchildren.

Jim is a Plastic Surgeon in Marietta at The Plastic Surgery Center of the South.  He earned his Undergraduate and Medical Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed an intern year in General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, followed by a 5-year General Surgery residency in Savannah, GA, at Memorial University Medical Center – Mercer School of Medicine.  Jim then completed a 3-year fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.  He is double Board Certified in General and Plastic Surgery.

Jessa and Jim will take an active role to identify age-appropriate STEM activities for children at the Quad.

To be announced in May 2020

To be announced in May 2020