Zach Young - Headmaster
Zach Young came to Wesleyan in 1996 to serve as Headmaster. Originally from Atlanta, GA, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Virginia and a Master’s in Education from Harvard. Young also teaches eighth grade Bible and assists with the eighth grade boys Bible study. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he was Vice President/Assistant Headmaster at Westminster Schools of Atlanta. Married to Studie Johnson Young since 1974, they are the proud parents of Mary Stuart born in 1981, Zachry born in 1983, and Townshend, born in 1990.
Chris Cleveland – Assistant Headmaster for Advancement
Chris Cleveland came to Wesleyan in 2002 to serve as middle school principal and became principal of the high school in 2004. Originally from Atlanta, GA, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Auburn University and a Master’s in Administration and Supervision from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. In past years, Cleveland was an assistant coach with the varsity boys’ basketball team at Wesleyan. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he was the High School Principal at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, GA. Married to Julie Cleveland since 1991, they are the proud parents of Kyle, born in 2000 and Sam, born in 2003. Kyle and Sam are Wesleyan students.
Kathy Benson – Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs
Kathy Benson came to Wesleyan in 1998 to serve as Mathematics Department Chair. The following year, she took on the role of Dean of Faculty, with an eventual title change to Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs. Originally from Yonkers, New York, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Mt. St. Vincent and a Master’s degree from Fordham University, both in Bronx, New York. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, she served in several private and public schools in New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin as a mathematics teacher. Before coming to Wesleyan, Kathy worked for 10 years at Marist School in Atlanta as a mathematics teacher and department chair. Married to Hal since 1969, they are the parents of Kim, Kara and Kirk and are the proud grandparents of Nathan, Mary, Emma and Claire.
Matt Cole – Executive Headmaster for Major Gifts
Matt Cole came to Wesleyan in 1998 to teach history. In 1999, he added the role of Director of Development and in 2004 became Assistant Headmaster for Development. Originally from Newnan, GA, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he was the treasurer of Norrell Corporation. Married to Sharon since 1974, they are the proud parents of Martha, born in 1983, and Lewis, born in 1988.
Greg Lisson – Director of Christian Life
Greg came to Wesleyan in 2006 to serve as a Bible teacher and Senior Boys Grade Chair. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago he earned a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University, and then a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. In his time at Wesleyan, he has also been involved as an assistant coach of softball, basketball and soccer. Greg attends church at Trinity Anglican Mission and recently married Annalise.
Andy Cook – Director of Development
Andy Cook arrived at Wesleyan in 2003 to work as a freshman grade chair and Bible teacher. He took on the role of Assistant Director of Admissions in the fall of 2006 and began as Director of Admissions in the summer of 2008. He accepted the Director of Development position in the spring of 2011. After growing up in Atlanta, Andy graduated from Washington & Lee University and earned a Master’s of Arts in Religion at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Andy has led student Bible studies and mission trips, coached JV football and JV soccer and coordinated the high school chapel program. Andy and his wife, Martha, have four young children: Bobby, Thomas, Andrew and Sydney.
Mari Beth King – Director of Admissions
Mari Beth King joined the Wesleyan faculty as the pre-first teacher in the spring of 2004. She later served as the Assistant Director of Admissions and is currently the Director of Admissions while teaching enrichment classes in the lower school. Mari Beth graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, Mari Beth continued her career as a teacher in the state of California as well as in Georgia. Married to Rob King since 1981, they are proud parents of Tyler, Kara, and Kelsey, Wesleyan graduates.
William J. Coxhead – Director of Business and Finance
Billy Coxhead came to Wesleyan in 1997 to serve as the Director of Business and Finance. Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Davidson College and an Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. He is also the Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Wesleyan. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he was Product Development Manager at PRIMUS Automotive Financial Services, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Corporation. He has been married to Lori Coxhead since 1988, they are the proud parents of Wesleyan students Darby, born in 1994, Cort, born in 1995, Beck, born in 1997, and Liam, born in 2000.
Sean Casey – High School Principal
Sean Casey joined the Wesleyan faculty as High School Principal in 2010. Casey graduated from Trinity Pawling School in upstate New York, followed by a B.S. from Hobart College, an M.Ed. from Temple University and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. For the past 17 years, Casey has been a member of the faculty and administration at Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ where he most recently served as Director of Marketing and Communications, taught math and A.P. Psychology and coached the girls basketball team to 14 consecutive state championships. He was named 2010 Naismith National High School Girl’s Basketball Coach of the Year and earned the 1996 Cum Laude Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Peddie. In his spare time, Casey enjoys running, reading, golf and spending time with his family. Along with wife Jill, he is the father of Taylor, Riley, Sean and R.J.. The Casey family attends Perimeter Church.
Ramona Blankenship – Middle School Principal
Ramona Blankenship came to Wesleyan in 1997 to serve as a 6th grade math teacher. Originally from Canton, Ohio she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree of Educational Leadership from The University of Georgia. She is also involved with Bible studies at Wesleyan. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, she taught 5th grade at Pace Academy. She has been married to Jim Blankenship since 1996 and they are the proud parents of Jimmy, Epris, and Lauren. Epris and Lauren are Wesleyan graduates.
Joy C. Wood – Lower School Principal
Joy Wood came to Wesleyan in 2005 to serve as Lower School Principal. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Millsaps College and a Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, she was the Curriculum Director for kindergarten through 8th grade at Christ the King Catholic School in Atlanta. Married to Jim Wood since 1989, they are the proud parents of Melissa and Phillip.
Chad S. McDaniel – Director of Communications
Chad McDaniel came to Wesleyan in 2007 to serve as Director of Communications. Originally from Macon, GA, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Samford University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia College & State University. He is also involved at Wesleyan as head varsity boys track and cross country coach. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he was the Sports Information Director and head boys’ and girls’ cross country and track coach at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon. Married to Stephanie since 2000, they are the proud parents of Betsy, born in 2001, Stafford, born in 2003, and Ginny Kate, born in 2006. All three are Wesleyan students.
Marc Khedouri – Athletic Director
Marc Khedouri was appointed to the faculty in 2000. He served as High School Dean of Students from 2000-2009. Marc was appointed as Athletic Director at the end of 2009 school year. He brings a varied range of administrative and coaching experiences to the position. Marc holds a B.A. from Oglethorpe University and a M.A. from Liberty University. Marc also teaches in the Bible Department. Prior to coming to Wesleyan Marc taught and coached at The Westminster Schools from 1987-2000, prior to that he worked in a public school and in a boarding school. Marc attends North Point Community Church.
Brian Morgan – Director of Information Services
Brian Morgan joins the Wesleyan staff as the Director of Information Services, including technology, library, and photography services. He graduated from Norcross High School. After graduating from high school, Brian attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management. He enjoys volunteering at Wesleyan, playing tennis, and sports. Prior to joining the Wesleyan staff in April, Brian worked for the Microsoft Corporation and most recently was self-employed running his photography business, Brianography. Brian’s wife Carey is Wesleyan’s lower school administrative assistant and his children Ramey, born in 1995, and Rachel, born in 1998. Both attend Wesleyan. The Morgan family are members at Simpsonwood United Methodist Church.
Meg Foster – Director of Fine Arts
Meg Foster assumes the role of Director of Fine Arts in this her eleventh year at Wesleyan. She is a graduate of Pace Academy. Meg then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, majoring in music education. After joining the Wesleyan faculty in 2002, she obtained her Masters in Music Education from Georgia State University. At Wesleyan, Meg has served in a variety of different capacities including music directing nine musicals, coaching, chairing a SACS committee, and serving as Assistant Director of Fine Arts from 2006-2009. She has also organized several Georgia Music Educator’s honor choir events. Meg’s husband, Jeff, is the Director of Bands at Wesleyan, and their daughters Audrey, born in 2008, and Eva, born in 2011. Both attend Wesleyan’s Cub’s Den. Meg and Jeff attend Peachtree Corners Baptist Church where Meg sings in the choir and directs the Children’s Choir. Meg enjoys being a wife and mother, cooking and (of course) music.