Leadership

Maryori Dawkins - Director

Maryori Dawkins was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents who are originally from the Dominican Republic. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and is a native Spanish speaker. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education Field for over 7 years as both a teacher and administrator. She has a degree is in human resources, as well as a Child Care Specialist TCC Certification along with a Child Development Associate or CDA in early childhood education. She also has hundred of hours of specialized training in areas which include: Child Growth and Development, Behavioral Observation, Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations, Health, Safety and Nutrition.

 

She has been working in the Early Childhood Education Field for over 7 years as both a teacher and administrator. She has a degree is in human resources, as well as a Child Care Specialist TCC Certification along with a Child Development Associate or CDA in early childhood education. She also has hundred of hours of specialized training in areas which include: Child Growth and Development, Behavioral Observation, Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations, Health, Safety and Nutrition.

Kishion Acosta - Founder

Kishion completed both his undergraduate and graduate work in UCLA’s Computer Science (CS) department. The CS department of UCLA’s School of Engineering & Applied Science is consistently ranked among the most elite engineering programs anywhere in the world. While at UCLA, Kishion made the Dean’s list, was president of the largest campus wide student organization, and started a successful non-profit that helped low-income high school students complete scholarship requirements.

 

At the conclusion of his senior year in college, Kishion’s passion for education and desire to help others led him to bypass multiple corporate job offers to pursue a career as an educator. Upon graduation, Kishion began teaching high school in Los Angeles. He worked at Washington Preparatory High School during the normal school year and worked at Belmont High School during the summer & winter breaks. During his tenure at these schools he taught AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, and every other math class from Algebra to Calculus.  After his time as a classroom teacher, Kishion worked as a computer engineer for Fortune 100 companies Intel, Oracle, and Raytheon.

Kishion returned to his true passion of education when he co-founded Atlanta Trilingual Academy. His work ethic and commitment to unrivaled academic achievement bode well for each and every ATA student.