Our Founder's Love Letter

About Our Founder
Dr. Alaina Chipman-Leeks

Dr. Alaina Chipman Leeks is a dedicated education professional with a deep passion for making a difference in urban education. Her vision for innovative educational environments is rooted in her personal experiences growing up in The Bahamas, where she witnessed firsthand the transformative impact education can have on shaping lives and communities. This passion led her to establish Atlanta Unbound Academy, a K-8 school community in Atlanta that provides culturally relevant and rigorous education.

Recognized and supported by esteemed organizations such as New Leaders for New Schools, KIPP Fisher Fellowship, and the Georgia Incubator Program, Alaina has consistently demonstrated her ability to lead with humility and inspire positive change. She remains actively engaged in the development and mentorship of aspiring educational leaders, fostering a culture of growth and excellence.

With a wealth of experience in various leadership positions, including Special Education Teacher, RTI Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Principal, Alaina has consistently shown her commitment to inspiring and guiding others. Her extensive background in education has been enhanced by prestigious programs and fellowships.

Beyond her professional achievements, Alaina is dedicated to community service and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her contributions to education have been recognized, including receiving the Amtrak Pioneer Award from the Brooklyn Nets. She has also been featured as a promising Bahamian under 40 in her home country.

Dr. Alaina Chipman Leeks’ expertise, educational commitment, and genuine passion for coaching and supporting new leaders make her an exceptional asset to our school community. Her dedication to creating meaningful and empowering educational experiences aligns perfectly with our school’s mission and vision. Alaina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Spelman College, a Master’s degree from New York University, and a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education and Human Development.

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