MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
The people who make it happen
It’s the heart of our volunteers that defines them. No matter what the world has to say, they are committed to showing up, doing the work, and making a lasting difference.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER + SENIOR VOLUNTEER
Shaun Wilson brings 20 years of experience in digital learning, business development, client management, sales support, and professional development training.
Advisory Board Member + Senior Volunteer
Shaun Wilson brings 20 years of experience in digital learning, business development, client management, sales support, and professional development training. Shaun is an experienced educator who values the student-facing practitioner. Shaun currently serves as an associate director of professional learning at Digital Promise, where she manages instructional technology coaches and administrators to increase student achievement by leveraging technology tools.
Prior to Digital Promise, Shaun worked at Discovery Education, a global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning. There, she successfully led the implementation of new programs and best practices for teaching and learning, expanding the organization’s portfolio of schools throughout the midwest and northeast region.
Shaun has in-depth knowledge of personalized and competency-based learning approaches to teaching and learning, and she has worked with various districts and state agencies across the country to outfit their blended and online learning programs. Shaun has served as a dedicated K-12 school administrator and teacher for 15 years.
Her experience extends beyond the United States borders, where she served as an adult literacy coordinator in Cape Town, SA. A Los Angeles, California, native, Shaun holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Towson University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Morgan State University. She serves on many nonprofit technology advisory boards and has a passion for improving educational options for all children.
BOARD MEMBER + VOLUNTEER
Throughout her life, Barbara has had a heart against injustice, particularly when it comes to children.
Board Member and Volunteer
Throughout her life, Barbara has had a heart against injustice, particularly when it comes to children. She has always had a feeling of wanting to “level the playing field.” After leaving her corporate MIS career, she was able to fully commit to her passion and pursuit toward children’s literacy while expressing herself through her sculptures. Barbara has spent many hours working as a volunteer teaching reading to elementary school children and as a student mentor.
Her love for teaching led her to volunteer as a tutor and board member at an automotive training school for at-risk youth—one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. She witnessed their lives entirely changed in a period of nine months. For many of the students, it was the first time anyone had taken the time to “see” them and their potential. A week into a new school year, one of the young students was gunned down and killed. Barbara “saw” that this young man’s life was important and created a sculpture of him that she donated to the school.
Living in many areas of the US and as an expat in Brasil, Barbara continued to volunteer her time to children’s causes and to also teach sculpture. This past summer, she “saw” and was touched by yet another young victim of gun violence: a three-year-old boy gunned down in his car seat on his way home from a haircut. Once again, she reached for her clay and sculpted the young boy. Looking into the issue of gun violence, she felt moved to start an Instagram page profiling the stories of child victims of gun violence in their own words. “Seeing” and addressing injustice against children will always be a guiding force in her life.
Barbara was introduced to All For One during their clothing drive; she was given a list of warm clothes to purchase for a young boy living in a Romanian orphanage built by All For One. She was struck by how the foundation directly changed children’s lives at all levels, from building orphanages and schools for children to protecting them from the cold. Seeing into the heart of the foundation and wanting to do what she could to help it further the cause, Barbara was honored to be invited to be a volunteer and be a part of the board.
Barbara and her husband have a wonderful daughter, son-in-law, and son, and a precious grandson, all living in the Atlanta area. She received an MBA from NYU and has studied with many well-known artists from around the world.
BOARD MEMBER + SENIOR VOLUNTEER
Ayumi Bryan is a first-generation American. Her mother is from Japan, her father is from Iran, and they both started new lives in Connecticut without any other family members.
Board Member + Senior Volunteer
Ayumi Bryan is a first-generation American. Her mother is from Japan, her father is from Iran, and they both started new lives in Connecticut without any other family members. Because she did not have extended family nearby, the need for a strong community was instilled in her at a young age.
When Ayumi turned 16, she started her first job as a summer camp counselor. She expected it to occupy her summer and help provide her with extra spending money. She did not expect it to change her entire trajectory in life. Ayumi spent the next summer interning at the YMCA and made the decision to attend the University of Georgia for college.
She majored in International Business with the goal of eventually working for a nonprofit organization that strives to better the lives of children. Prior to graduating, she sought an opportunity to work as a Teach for America corps member. She felt that two years of service in the classroom would be a great way to start her career before transitioning into a nonprofit agency.
During those two years, she witnessed some of the injustices and traumatic events that children in our very own country can face. She realized how impactful a strong education could be. She also realized how many children need teachers, adults, or mentors who will provide them with love and direction in life.
Needing some time to grow personally and professionally, she spent the next year teaching abroad in Japan. Her students ranged from 6 months old to 59 years old and provided her with a full heart and rejuvenated spirit. She returned to the US and decided to continue teaching. Since then, she has taught grades K-8, including special education, general education, and a college success class. She has worked with schools as a facilitator to coordinate all professional development and served as the chair on a council that develops the school’s strategic plan, budget, and other major decisions.
She now lives in Forsyth with her husband and two boys and continues to teach in her local community. They enjoy traveling and finding new experiences to try together.