FAME Faculty & Staff

Ashley Cleveland, MFA
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(770) 651-2768

Ashley Cleveland is an actress, writer, and director with a passion to educate and inspire others through the arts. Ashley is a proud alumna of Spelman College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Drama. While at Spelman, Ashley was afforded the opportunity to study abroad at the British American Dramatic Academy (BADA) in Oxford, England. Ashley went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from UCLA. Ashley’s community involvement includes teaching theatre to youth and teens at the Southwest Arts Center, working with the National Black Arts Festival, and mentoring students from Spelman College.

Lindsey Lavin
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(770) 651-2764

Lindsey Lavin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Major in Art Education.  She received Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Art Education Student.  Lindsey has taught two-dimensional and three-dimensional Visual Arts in a high school and middle school settings. Currently she teaches Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, AP 3D and Visual Art. Her personal artwork focuses on medium format film photography, sculptural ceramic works, and explorations into aqueous media. Lindsey continues to work for commission outside the classroom, is always learning, and uses her free time to travel and bring those experiences into the classroom.

Ashley Houlihan, MA
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(770) 651-2767

Ashley Houlihan has been a teacher with the Douglas County School Systems for twenty years.  She’s taught Visual Arts and Multicultural Education in both high school and university settings.  She has also spent time teaching art to elementary students while she studied abroad in Bayeux, France.  Ashley is well traveled and enjoys learning about new customs and cultures and she brings her experiences into the classroom.  Her personal artworks explore color and the human form, with a primary focus on portrait work.  She’s exhibited her artworks across north Georgia, as well as the metro-Atlanta area, and continues to create works for commission, as well as personal development. 

Marcus Chester, MMEd.
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(770) 651-2765

Mr. Chester, is a graduate of Fort Valley State University. While at Fort Valley State University, Mr. Chester served as first chair trombone in the concert and jazz bands. He also served as section leader, drum major, and student director in the FVSU Blue Machine Marching Band. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music in May of 2006. Mr. Chester went on to serve as director of bands at Lucy 
C. Laney (2007-2009), the Academy of Richmond County (2009 – 2015), and  as assistant band director at Lindley Middle School in Cobb County (2015-2017). He is a music arranger and clinician for high schools in the Atlanta area.  Mr. Chester earned a Masters of Music Education from the University of Georgia. He is married and a proud father of two children.  Mr. Chester holds membership in PAGE and Georgia Music Educator Association (GMEA). Mr. Chester is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and the Lambda Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity at FVSU. Mr. Chester was the 2013 All-County middle school clinician for Richmond County schools. He is also a 2012-2013 Golden Apple Award recipient.


Antwoin Holman
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(770) 651-2766

Antwoin Holman serves as a vocal coach, vocal producer, arranger and music educator. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Philander Smith College and Master of Education degree in Choral Music Education from Florida State University. His professional teaching experience includes 18 years of high school choral teaching and 4 years of middle/elementary school music teaching experience. He is also the CEO and founder of Holnote Musik Group LLC where he offers services in vocal coaching, vocal production, songwriting and arrangement as well as provide professional vocalists for studio sessions, live recordings, tours, stage plays, television tapings, live television performances and more.

Teresa Jade Wilson
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(770) 651-2859

Teresa Jade Wilson is a graduate from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in Dance Education. Throughout her journey at The University of the Arts, she was invited to perform with Philadelphia’s West African Dance Company, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble, by Emmy Award nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page, and has performed works created by Pearl Primus (restaged by Kim Bears-Bailey). In the years, Teresa has assisted with the production of Jazmine Sullivan’s London Performance, performed in Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight, Sir Roosevelt, Step Up: High Waters, HBO’s The Watchmen, BET’s American Soul, HBO Max’s Doom Patrol and the Triumph Awards. She then toured internationally with recording artist Keith Sweat as the dance captain, as well as completed two Las Vegas Residencies. Since touring, she set sail with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a singer and dancer for Broadway’s After Midnight. She is now back home performing with City Gate Dance Theater, recently performed in Westside Story with City Springs Theatre, and choreographing for and performing with The Tap Rebels, who just represented the United States at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Emirates. In addition to performing, this Atlanta native loves teaching and choreographing for studios across the metro Atlanta area.


J. Koby Parker
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(770) 651-2755

Koby is a native of Douglas County and a graduate of Reinhardt University where he obtained a BFA in Musical Theatre. He began his professional theatre career performing in shows at both Hershey Park in Pennsylvania and Holiday World in Indiana. He then went on to continue his career in Atlanta, where he worked at the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the Aurora Theatre, Bicentennial Productions, 7 Stages Theatre, Stone Mountain Park, Wallace Buice Theatre Company, the Strand Theater, and several other local companies. His arts education journey started as a choreographer for several local High Schools, and he taught dance at Orbit Arts Academy and Carrollton Center for the Arts. From there he began directing at several arts organizations in the Atlanta area and leading master classes at local High Schools and Colleges in audition prep, dance, and theatre workshops. While teaching for these different groups he realized his love of educating and inspiring young artists. Though he still performs professionally in Atlanta, he has found that his true passion lies with preparing young singers, actors, and dancers for their careers in the world of Professional Theatre. His breadth of knowledge and experience in the industry gives him the necessary knowledge to be able to take the aspiring young artists of New Manchester High School and give them the skills needed to succeed- and considers himself lucky to be able to do so in the School District where he grew up. 


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