Student Support Services
Student Support Team (SST)
ACMS provides a number of supports to students with exhibited learning needs, including using a student support team (SST) to identify struggling learners and assess the effectiveness of various instructional interventions for students. Teachers or parents may refer a student to SST, and the team works in consultation with parents, guardians, and/or caregivers to develop individual plans for students.
Ms. Alcine Mumby - Dean of Students
Alcine Mumby is ACMS's first Dean of Students. A former teacher of Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in New York City (a CES high school), Alcine has an M.A. from Stanford University in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education, and a B.A. in English Education from New York University. While at Stanford, Alcine conducted research on the systems and processes of small high schools that transform underperforming African American students into high achievers. She served at as research assistant and program coordinator for the School Redesign Network New Performance Assessment Collaborative, an initiative that helped Bay Area small schools improve the rigor, credibility and defensibility of their performance assessment systems. Alcine was named a MetLife Teacher Fellow for the Teachers Network Leadership Institute where she conducted research on best literacy practices of small schools in NYC. She also served as a research and data analyst for the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University. Her professional interests lie in performance assessment, literacy, and teacher professional development. Alcine is very excited to work with middle school students for the first time in her professional career. When she is not walking the halls of ACMS, Alcine is enjoying the outdoors, reading great books, and spending time with friends and family.
Ms. Constance Barnes - Academic Support and Special Education Coordinator
For students with identified learning disabilities, the special education program at ACMS works with students and families to meet students' individual needs by accommodating and/or modifying the curriculum. As much as is appropriate, students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans are in classes with their peers, and teachers and the special education coordinator work with students in their classes and/or in smaller settings.
Constance Barnes, Academic Support/PEC Coordinator, recently relocated to Atlanta from the New York City area, where she was the Interim Assistant Principal and Dean of Students for a charter middle school. A former University of Alabama student, she holds Master's Degrees in Administration & Supervision as well as Education with a focus on Special Education. She is also the co-founder of a grassroots organization, F.R.E.E., that helps families become advocates for change in the criminal justice system.
Constance has always fostered an appreciation for the arts which is expressed through her interests in literary arts and music. In the late 90s she founded an artist management company to help develop talent in the New York area; she is also a published spoken word artist who patterns her work after the great Nikki Giovanni. She also has avid interest in environmental preservation, health and wellness and the broad umbrella of civil rights as it applies to all people in our nation.
Ms. Kristin Lee - School Counselor
Kristin Lee has been the part time counselor at ACMS since October 2006. Prior to that she was a school social worker in the Dekalb County School system for seven years. Kristin has a BA in Psychology from Berry College and a Masters in Social Work from Georgia State University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Kristin is the mother of two young boys and is one of the few Atlanta natives.