TEACHER BIOS

Jodi Franklin Kempany

Jodi Franklin KempanyThere is no doubt that "Ms. Jodi", has dedicated much of her life to the art of dance. There is nothing that she would rather do than help her students achieve inside or outside the studio. As the owner and director of both a dance and performing arts studio, Prodigy Performing Arts, established in 2006, as well as a mobile arts enrichment company, Heart And Sole Kids Arts Enrichment Program, she excels at teaching and inspiring young students.

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Karen Faucett

Karen FaucettKaren grew up here in Mableton. She now lives in Powder Springs with her husband Robbie and daughter Anna. Karen absolutely loves being outdoors in nature (hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, etc.) and working with children. For the past 29 years Karen has worked part-time with Cobb Parks in the Athletics and Natural Resources Unit. During that time she has also been a substitute teacher, after school director and a Girls Club/ Girls Inc director.

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Mariella Owens

Mariella OwensMariella has been doing pottery for over 35 years. As an artist, she is very creative with her work, exploring all the different ways of utilizing the clay and making it work for her. She has parallels between her work and nature.

Her career as an artist started as a hobby for relaxation. She would hand build pieces and play on the wheel.

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Reid Stevens

Reid StevensReid Stevens is an American record producer, singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, based out of Atlanta, GA. With degrees in Media Arts and Business from the University of South Carolina, Stevens founded the music production & promotion label, 33 1/3 Records, in 1999, to serve as a platform for releasing his work as a producer and songwriter. Since its inception, 33 1/3 Records has evolved into an agency that not only produces music, but also operates as a platform for exposure for artists and bands.

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Stewart McDonough

Stewart McDonoughStewart has been teaching at Mable House Arts Center for several years. He facilitates classes with a fun and relaxed atmosphere where students can feel comfortable tackeling new skills. Stewart also teaches at Abernathy Arts Center. When he's not teaching he enjoys spending time on the lake with his family, boating and fishing.