Mrs. Kelly Powers
Mathematics Department Chair
Kolbe Online Teacher Since:
2013-14 School Year
Mrs. Powers holds a BS from the University of Georgia in Mathematics Education. While there, she received the Hooten Award which is bestowed upon the student that the faculty feels best demonstrates exceptional promise from that graduating class. She taught in the public school system for seven years, serving as a lead teacher in Geometry and AP Computer Science. Kelly was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2003. She loves that teaching for Kolbe allows for her to focus on the three most important things in her life: her faith, her wonderful husband and two children, and her never ending desire to see math “click” for a student. Mrs. Powers loves dark chocolate, math songs, dressing up in themed attire, and making people laugh.
Mrs. Molly Cerroni
Molly Cerroni graduated in 1989 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and a BA in Mathematics/Physics minor from Saint Vincent College through a 3/2 cooperative agreement. From there, she started working at Westinghouse Electric Corporation testing radar systems. During her five years with Westinghouse, she completed her certification in Secondary Mathematics Education. Her experience includes teaching Grades 9-12 mathematics courses, college level engineering and MS Office courses, as well as high school math and SAT prep tutoring. Molly and her husband have been married for almost 20 years and have seven children. The two oldest, who are now college students, homeschooled with Kolbe.
Mrs. Amy Coffee
Amy K Coffee earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mathematics and her Master of Teaching (M.T.) in Secondary Mathematics at the University of Virginia. After graduation, she joined the United States Peace Corps and spent two years teaching secondary school mathematics at St. Mary’s Secondary School for Girls in Zomba, Malawi. Over the next nine years she taught at private schools in her native South Florida and her new home of Atlanta, Georgia. She has taught Algebra II, Precalculus and Calculus, and truly enjoys helping her students build their mathematical skills. When her first child was born, she decided to take some time off from teaching and focused on activities with her church and children, with some very occasional tutoring. She is excited to join the Kolbe community and be back in the classroom. She lives in Georgia with her husband, daughter, and son. She enjoys cooking, supporting kids’ sports, Bible study, playing board games, and reading.
Mrs. Alicia Copley
Alicia graduated summa cum laude from Marshall University with a double major in Economics and Finance. She received her M.S. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from Ohio State University. Alicia has taught algebra and graphing intensive courses of microeconomics. Exploring practical applications of mathematical concepts is a passion she enjoys sharing with her students. Alicia also has experience as a middle school and high school mathematics tutor. Recently, Alicia has worked with real-world applications of math as a researcher in the field of energy economics. She is excited to join the Kolbe Online Academy and share her love of math and God with her students. Alicia married her husband in 2011 and lives in Virginia with their two children.
Mrs. Anne-Marie Gorman
A native of Montreal, Anne-Marie Gorman holds a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. in industrial engineering from the University at Buffalo. She has been involved in education for most of her adult life, as a homeschooling mother of seven, a tutor, a university instructor, a homeschool co-op teacher, and a robotics coach. Her favorite subjects are French and math; she especially loves helping her students overcome math anxiety and discover beauty in math. She enjoys DIY projects, cryptic crosswords, and reading to her grandchildren.
Mrs. Jennifer McBride
The 2019-2020 school year marks Jennifer McBride’s 18th year in teaching. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Middle Childhood Education from Georgia State University and a Masters of Education in Middle Childhood Education from the University of Georgia. As a product of a Catholic school and most recently having taught in a Catholic school, Mrs. McBride is thrilled to teach for Kolbe Academy. She hopes to inspire her students to see math as a language to be learned instead of as a set of problems to be solved. Her passions include reading and playing tennis. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two children.
Mrs. Alex Pischke
Alexandra graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education. She spent her last semester of college student teaching in South Africa where she gained a deeper understanding of the language of mathematics and the unique challenges of minority students. Alexandra currently lives in Augusta, GA, where she is the proud wife of a US Air Force Sergeant and together they have four children. Alexandra taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics before leaving to stay home with her children. In her free time, she loves to watch baseball, spend time outdoors, and travel. Alexandra is thrilled to return to teaching where she can combine two things she is passionate about: her Catholic faith and teaching children!