Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.

The Academy for Creating Excellence (ACE) is built upon the premise of serving the traditionally under served students in our academic and social system. ACE Atlanta currently serves in the Atlanta Metro region.


Marcus Harden
Co-Founder & Head of Schools
Dawan Alford
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Mecario Harris
Director of Student & Family Experience


Jeanine K. Brown
Owner & Chief Executive Officer of Everyday Lead
Victor Collins
CEO of The VJR Group Real Estate Agency
Patrice Fenton
Director of Leader Support and Development at Education Leaders of Color
Uso Sayers
Managing Director, Business Advisory Services practice at Johnson Lambert
Patrick Sutton
Director of Employee Learning & Performance at Assurant

ACE Academy co-founders

Willie Seals, III
MPA, Seattle University

Clarence Dancer Jr
Clarence Dancer, Jr
MPA, University of Washington

Our Team & Affiliates

Joel Allen 
Virginia Crawford 
James Dixon 
Jeremi D. Oliver 
Darius Page 
Jessica Powell 
Khalil Shabazz 
Shadeed Shabazz
Kyle Thompson
Anthony Washington

Big Picture Learning
City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning
Ad Astra Web Development
Goodwill of Seattle
Highline Public Schools 
Reign Fitness & Performance 
Renton Public Schools 
Vigorground Performance & Fitness