Commission Staff

Executive Director
Dr. Bonnie Holliday is the Executive Director of the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia.  Before joining the SCSC staff, Dr. Holliday served as Executive Director of the state’s academic accountability agency—the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.  She also worked previously in the Office of Planning and Budget as the Accountability Manager for Georgia’s Race to the Top Innovation Fund.  Dr. Holliday currently serves on the state’s Children’s Cabinet as an executive cabinet member and was named to Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission in 2015 where she was a member of the school choice subcommittee.  She was also a member of the 2014 Leaders Cohort for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA).

Dr. Holliday received her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia, and her dissertation research focused on charter school coalition building throughout the state.  She taught English and served as the AP coordinator at a public high school in rural Northeast Georgia prior to returning to graduate school.

Deputy Director and General Counsel 
Mr. Gregg Stevens was named General Counsel in March 2013 and Deputy Director in March 2015. Before joining the SCSC staff, Mr. Stevens served as Deputy General Counsel for the Georgia Department of Education where he provided legal support to the Department and State Board of Education for over seven years.  Mr. Stevens is frequently a speaker on topics in school law, governmental law, and charter schools.

Mr. Stevens received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and law degree from Emory University.

Director of Organizational and Resource Development
Ms. Lauren Holcomb joined the SCSC staff in July 2013.  In her role, Ms. Holcomb oversees the training opportunities provided to SCSC schools and facilitates external partnerships to benefit SCSC schools. Prior to joining the SCSC staff, Ms. Holcomb served as Race to the Top Project Director in the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and as Education Policy Advisor to Governor Sonny Perdue. She also worked previously in Governor Perdue's Press Office managing external affairs. 
 
Ms. Holcomb received dual bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis in policy analysis from Georgia State University.
 
Financial and Operational Accountability Manager
Mr. Terence Washington was named Accountability Manager in July 2013. In this role, he monitors financial and academic performance at SCSC approved schools.  Before joining the SCSC staff, Mr. Washington served as the Fiscal Analyst for the Georgia Department of Education, Charter School Division. He provided grants, compliance, and fiscal accountability support to the Department and State Board of Education.
 
Mr. Washington received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University.
 
Associate General Counsel and Petitions Manager
Ms. Morgan Felts joined the SCSC staff as Associate General Counsel and Petitions Program Manager in January 2015.  Prior to joining the SCSC staff, Ms. Felts served as Attorney and Program Manager for the Georgia Department of Education Charter Schools Division where she provided legal and program support to the Department and State Board of Education for more than four years.  Ms. Felts is widely-regarded throughout the state as an expert in charter school law.
 

Ms. Felts received her bachelor's degree from Wesleyan College and law degree from the University of Georgia.

Academic Accountability Manager
Ms. Katie Manthey started as SCSC Academic Acountability Manager in January 2016 after serving as the SCSC Business and Operations Manager for the year prior. Previously, Ms. Manthey served as a research assistant with the SCSC and was involved in the state-wide evaluation of the Race to the Top grant as an intern with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. 

Ms. Manthey received her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgia State University.

Business and Operations Manager
Ms. Sarah Beck joined the SCSC staff as Business and Operations Manager in May 2016. Prior to joining the SCSC, Ms. Beck served as System Reform Communications Specialist and System Reform Coordinator at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning where she supported the implementation of Georgia’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant.

Ms. Beck received bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and political science from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing her law degree from Georgia State University.