Founder & Executive Director
Cheryl Jones-Allie is the Founder and Executive Director of The Village Tutorial and Enrichment Program, a nineteen year veteran in education in both urban and suburban schools teaching various subject and content areas for grades kindergarten to eighth grade.
Mrs. Allie has always had a passion to educate children and expose them to diverse cultural experiences. I am a mother of two and wife of 19 years. Her professional career in Elementary Education and Leadership has allowed her to master the skill set of being a highly effective educator and leader with proven results.
Her most recent experience includes being a part of select group teachers needed to reform the schools, teachers, and pedagogy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mrs. Allie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood from Brenau University, a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College, along with a state of Georgia certification in Gifted Education.
Robotics Coach, Tutor Mentor
Abass, or AJ, has been with The Village tribe since 2017. He is a graduate of Atlanta Metropolitan College with an Associate's Degree in Science. An avid basketball fan and player, AJ is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree from Clayton State University with a major in Health Science. AJ supports The Village by implementing the program's extended activities in S.T.E.M. He is an active gardner, engineer coach, and mentor to many kids. His professional goal is to develop a youth mentoring program that focuses on health, wellness, and exercise.
Alexus Stephens is a graduate of Gwinnett Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Business Management. She has been a member of The Village tribe sice 2017. She enjoys teaching kindergarten and first graders after school and delights in the joy children show with her science classes. She has served as an Volunteer Assistant with The Village's Kabila Bots Lego Robotics League.
I majored in Political Science and African American Studies at Georgia State. I’m really passionate about non-profit work, volunteering, education reform and local politics. Working with kids with The Village has taught me a lot about the importance of seeing the individual child as having as much potential as any other child regardless of their current academic performance because they are all capable of improving no matter where they are or what level they are performing at. That was a lesson learned through experience with The Village. I’m excited for these kids to experience some of the fun and educational activities we have planned for them this year.