Instructors

Cindy Bickman
Dance & gymnastics class instructor, Artistic, Rhythmic, & Aesthetic Group Gymnastics team coach, Special Olympics coach


Joey Burgess
Rhythmic Gymnastics class instructor, Rhythmic Gymnastics team coach & Special Olympics coach

  • Over 27 years experience teaching gymnastics
  • Chattooga staff member since 1994
  • Special Olympics International Sports Resource Team for rhythmic gymnastics
  • BioCored instructor
  • Power Pilates certified instructor
  • USAGymnastics professional member
  • USAGymnastics safety certified
  • CPR and First Aid certified


Dawn McAllister
Artistic Gymnastics class instructor, Artistic Gymnastics team coach & Special Olympics Coach

  • 25 years experience teaching gymnastics
  • Chattooga staff member since 1992
  • USAGymnastics professional member
  • USAGymnastics safety certified
  • CPR and First Aid certified

 


Rosie Lambright Garcia
Gymnastics class instructor, Rhythmic team coach, Special Olympics coach
Judge 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

  • Member of the 2009 US National Champion Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Team
  • Chattooga artistic and rhythmic team member since 1999
  • Chattooga staff member since 2003
  • 2008 Aesthetic Group World Championship team member
  • Special Olympics International Sports Resource Team for rhythmic gymnastics
  • Judge 2006 Special Olympics North Americs National Games
  • USAGymnastics member
  • CPR and First Aid certified

Ansley Hale
Gymnastics Class Instructor & Special Olympics Coach

  • Student at Chattooga since 2006
  • Unified Partner in Rhythmic Gymnastics with Special Olympics
  • Student Assistant 2013-2015
  • USAGymnastics member
  • Studying Special Education at Georgia Highlands College

Helen Herring
Gymnastics Class Instructor & Special Olympics Coach

  • Certified Teacher for 14 years; 10 of which were teaching children with special needs
  • Instructor at Chattooga since 2014
  • Has two children who have both attended Chattooga Gymnastics since they were preschoolers

Marsha McLean
Gymnastics Class Instructor

  • Certified Teacher for 14 years; 10 of which were teaching children with special needs
  • Married with 3 beautiful children
  • Danced competitively
  • High School Competitive Gymnastics
  • Coached Many AAU State Gymnastics Champions
  • Certified in CPR & First Aid
  • Coach at Chattooga since 2014

BJ Johnson
Boys Gymnastics Class Instructor, Artistic Team Coach & Special Olympics Coach

  • Student at Chattooga beginning in 1987
  • Chattooga staff member since 1996
  • Tumbling coach
  • Team gym coach
  • Boys class instructor
  • Adult class instructor
  • USAGymnastics professional member
  • USAGymnastics safety certified
  • AAU member
  • AAU certified coach

Tanya Reed
Dance instructor & Special Olympics Coach

  • 18 years experience teaching dance
  • Chattooga staff member since 1992
  • Dance major - University of Georgia
  • Dance instructor - Athens School of Ballet
  • Dance minor - West Georgia College
  • Dance Company Member - West Georgia College
  • Dance Line Member - West Georgia College

Kaytlyn GrostefonDebbie Hoopingarner
Class instructor & Special Olympics Coach

  • Studied tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatics for 15 years
  • Member of Chattooga Vintage Team
  • Involved with Special Olympics since 1988 as parent, coach, program coordinator, and unified partner
  • Chattooga instructor since 2013

  • Charlotte SouterCharlotte Souter
    Gymnastics class instructor & Special Olympics Coach

    • Chattooga staff member since 2011
    • Certified gymnastics coach
    • Early childhood education major
    • Certified special education teacher
    • Special education teacher in the Cobb County school district
    • Student at Chattooga since 1997 with practice in both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics
    • Member of the 2009 National Champion Aesthetic Group Gymnastics Team
    • CPR certified

     


    Charlotte SouterKatie Wright
    Ballet Instructor, Rhythmic Gymnastics team

    • Chattooga staff member since 2014
    • 10 years teaching experience
    • Former dancer of The Washington Ballet
    • Former dancer of Refuge Dance Company

     


    Charlotte SouterMargaret Souter
    Fitness Instructor

    • Involved in Fitness & Competitive Swim for over 40 years
    • Certified Fitness & Nutritional coach
    • Certified Beginner & Intermediate Mat Pilates Instructor
    • Born & raised in Toronto, Ontario, living in Georgia for 19 years
    • Attended Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

    Dorothy Beckworth
    Office manager

    • Chattooga staff member since 1991

     

     

     

     


    Gail Ratliff
    Office Staff

    • Chattooga staff member since 2011
    • Mother of Megan, Special Olympics athlete