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Principal | Stephanie Conley

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Founder and Head of Schools of 7Pillars

Founder and Executive Director of YouthServ360, Inc. a non-profit with over nine years of experience serving Clayton County and Metro Atlanta Youth. An Educational Leader and Instructor offering 14 years of consummate success educating urban students in the inner city, and suburban environment.


While in the classroom each year Ms. Guillen’s students scored at least 20 percentile points above the county average in Science and Social Studies; subjects that typically show the weakest standardized test scores. As a department chair for four years, she was responsible for curriculum evaluation, selection, and implementation for both Science and Social Studies.


As Executive Director she has extensive experience with managing federal funds including grant acquisition, federal compliance, and data management. A variety of programs has provided experience with agencies critical for school success; such as 6 years experience as a USDA contractor, 9 years experience as a DHS contractor, and 8 years experience operating as the fiscal agent for over 3 million dollars in federal and state funds.


As a leader, she possesses the unique ability and skills needed to ensure, teachers, students, staff, parents, community partners, and stakeholders have what they need to render successful results.


University of Georgia 40 Under 40 Alumni honoree 2019, but first and foremost, Ms. Gullien is a graduate of the Clayton County School System. E.W. Oliver Elementary, Riverdale Middle, Riverdale High School and a Graduate of the University of Georgia.

Our School Leader | Christina Guillen


Ms. Stephanie Conley has been with 7 Pillars Career Academy since the doors opened in 2019.  Ms. Conley has been an educator for over 20 years.  She was born and educated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Stephanie began her educational career in Clayton County Public Schools where she spent 16 years teaching at the same middle school.  Ms. Conley has been named Teacher of the Year twice in her career (2015 & 2019).  


Ms.Conley has organized many professional development opportunities, served on curriculum development committees, strategic planning committees, school improvement committees, and textbook reviewer.  She continually enjoys learning new information.  Stephanie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University and Master’s Degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy Education from Walden University. She also completed her leadership certification from the University of West Georgia.  Her educational endorsement includes gifted, coaching, and  teaching support and coaching.


Stephanie loves to spend time with her family which include her mother, two sisters, two brothers, two sister in laws, and three magnificent nephews.  She loves many hobbies but the one nearest to her heart is papercrafting.  


I look forward to meeting and working closely with all stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, and community members. There are always students and teachers in need of resources, a helping hand, a mentor, or ideas, so please find out how you can help here at 7 Pillars Career Academy.  


Welcome to the Phoenix Family!

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Sharon Jones-Tyler

Asst. Principal

Jessica Willis


Duane Dunkley

Dean of  High School

Jennifer Taylor

Dean of Students and Teachers

Jacqueline Perez

Executive Administrator

Tina Magsby

DES Teacher

Nikol West

High SchoolCounselor

Deidre Green

Social Worker/

Social Emotional Learning

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Audranna  Washington

DES Compliance Manager

SEL/Social Worker

Rhonda Knox

School Nurse/Secretary

Ronald Mack

Social Studies

Dr. Denise Johnson

Lead Instructor / ELA

Danielle Jackson

English Language Arts Teacher

Rashad Leonard

DES Instructor

Janae Glover

Math Teacher

Julius Allen

CTAE- Technology Instructor

Dawnette Smart

CTAE-Agricultural/Culinary Instructor

James Allen

DES Instructor

Ra'Cashia Gray


Shannon Praylow

Career Instructor

Nicole Wesson

DES Instructor

Tarnisha Guthridge

High School Math

Sharon Daniel


Collette Reid

High School ELA

Justice Miller

DES Teacher

Arlette Cross

Nutrition Assistance

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