Samantha Swift

(Director of Sprayberry Academy)

​​   My name is Samantha Swift. I am the Director at Sprayberry Academy. I have been teaching for 6 years. I was previously a Lead Teacher for the 3 and 4 year old Tiger classroom and Co-Taught Private Pre-K at Kids R Kids Learning Academy. Before that I taught for 2 years at Cross of Life Montessori in Roswell, GA. I have a BS in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and am certified for grades (P-5). I have always had a love for teaching and working with children and am excited to help our teachers with the upcoming school year. I was born and raised here in Marietta and graduated from Sprayberry High school. I have recently started my own family welcoming my son James January 2014. I will strive to provide our school with the best support to ensure we are delivering the best Pre-K experience possible.


Ashley Herring

(Director Of Administration)

​​   My name is Ashley Herring. I am the Assistant Director at Sprayberry

Academy. I have worked in the childcare industry for 7 years. I have experience in the classroom as an infant teacher for 5 years, as well as 2 years in a management position. I have three busy children. Peyton who is 7, Anthony age 6, and Ryleigh age 3. Ryleigh currently attends Kids R Kids East Cobb, and my older two children attend Sprayberry 2.0 after school.  I was raised in East Cobb and graduated from Pope High School. I am excited to assist our teachers and students in having a successful school year!

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Jenni Caruso

(Curriculum Coordinator)

   Hi! My name is Jenni Caruso and I am the Curriculum Coordinator at Kids R Kids Sprayberry Academy.  I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling. 
In 2013, I had my daughter, Gianna, who was born with a severe congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. After a long fight, Gianna earned her angel wings in July 2015. . In September 2015, I returned to work at Kids R Kids East Cobb as the Lead Teacher in the Lambs classroom (mobile infants). After 10 months, I was offered the position as the Curriculum Coordinator.  I am looking forward to my journey at Kids R Kids Sprayberry Academy

Owners, Marty, Stephenie and George Nixon have been providing high quality child care experiences since 1995.  ​Their passion for the well-being and education of children has developed into Sprayberry Children’s Group, a superior set of preschools. What challenges will your child face in life and how can you prepare them to be successful?  Within the walls of Sprayberry Academy, there is a dedicated group of teachers who have a great passion for educating young children.  They contain a sense of responsibility to give each child the tools to help them live up to their fullest potential.  By looking at the children individually,
Sprayberry Academy sets the stage for children to succeed. 

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