About Us

Welcome

The Cloverleaf School is a private, non-profit school (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) that specializes in educating children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, anxiety, and other learning differences to equip them with the skills needed to navigate the world with confidence.

We take “Quo Vadis?” (Where are you going?) as our motto because we believe every child’s outcome can be influenced and is not a predetermined and immutable destiny.  We are dedicated to creating the conditions in which children can thrive and reach their fullest potential.

We believe that, as lifelong learners, we may all be going in different directions, but we all have bright and fulfilling futures ahead of us. We are committed to discerning and tapping into the talent and insight of our students, our teachers, and our families to make sure each of us finds his or her best road and travels it with hope and joy as well as effort.

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OUR MISSION

The Cloverleaf School empowers neurodiverse students to become more Capable, Connected, Considerate & Creative through student-centered, whole-body learning.

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CLOVERLEAF IS AMAZING!

“Cloverleaf is amazing! We have a high functioning Aspergers child who is a gifted learner, but also needs understanding and skilled teachers to help her build emotional control and social skills. So many schools either challenge academically OR support special needs, but not both. Cloverleaf does both beautifully with amazing teachers that provide the most detailed feedback and comprehensive assessments of our child (not cookie cutter testing). I can't speak highly enough about the school.”

A PRIVILEGE

“This school is a game changer. Very few schools are doing both academics (on grade level) and offering social/emotional support. Cloverleaf does it all and well. Plus, the teachers continually raise the bar of expectation. As a parent and a special needs consultant, this school receives my highest rating. It is a privilege to be a part of the school.”

THRIVED

“There is no other school in Georgia that has found the perfect blend of academics and social/emotional support. Our child has THRIVED at this school. He caught up an entire year of math within the first three months of school and is reading beyond his grade. His brain is stimulated and it has regulated him as a result. He finally has real interest in his peers and they all just "get" each other. It is a beautiful thing to have your child excel in all areas. All of us are so pleased with this school that we are pushing for expansion to higher grades. Cloverleaf is a wonderful place and a true miracle for our family.”
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History

Before we were The Cloverleaf School, we were four families brought together by the shared experience of raising a child with neurological processing differences and sensing that something was missing in Atlanta: an elementary school that could not only know, and nurture, and cherish our kids, but also call out from them the miraculous variety of capacities they bring to the classroom every morning.

We didn’t want them further scarred by well-intentioned “red light” systems that only taught them that the inability to keep still is a character flaw.
We did not want the multiple dimensions of their intelligence reduced to a superficial measure of their ability to perform rote activities.
We did not want to surrender them to benign holding tanks that supported their social growth by accepting them as they are but did not know how to simultaneously stoke an active love of learning that could help them become all they are capable of being.

In our struggle to find something better, we were no different than tens of thousands of families across the US who search to find the right school for their children with neurobehavioral differences. But we had one advantage few other families had: we knew who we wanted to teach our kids, and the educators we had seen connect most deeply and think most innovatively about their development wanted to teach them. We had the kids. We knew the teachers. The only thing missing was the school that would create the conditions under which the teachers would be free to invent the optimal curriculum for their students. So we took a leap of faith, together, and founded that school January of 2012.

And that’s how four sets of parents found themselves suddenly well underway to creating a school where teachers who love to teach, teach children to love to learn.

ACCREDITATION

The Cloverleaf School is fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. The Cloverleaf School is a member of GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) and AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools).

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OUR STAFF

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Sharonda Frazier

Principal
Educational Specialist, Brain-based learning & Leadership
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Henry W. Taylor

Executive Director
Master of Leadership, Fundraising & Non-Profit Management
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Elise Albrecht

Middle School Teacher & Educational Director
Master of Education, Literacy
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Renee Carmon

Middle School Teacher
Master of Education, Special Education
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Miranda English

Middle School Teacher & PBSS Coordinator
Bachelor of Education, Special Education
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Farah Mithani

Elementary Teacher
Masters, Special Education
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Jason Teufel

Elementary Teacher
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Natelya Hayden

Instructional Support Teacher
Bachelor of Arts, Education
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Scott Garmon

Instructional Support Teacher
Masters, Special Education

School Board

Jeffrey Emenecker

Interim Board Chair

Eric Philleo

Board Secretary & COO

Shari Bayer

General Board Member

Meaghan Timko

General Board Member