Our Team

Griot Academy instructors understand that each student is important and we hold them to high expectations.  We advocate the learned traits of: Respect, Fairness, Responsibility, Sharing and Genuine Care.  We promote a diverse environment of acceptance and inclusion which helps prepare students for the global community.   ‘A mind in motion tends to stay in motion.’  We keep our students thinking which contributes to developing their critical and creative thinking.  Our students develop their minds while acquiring skill sets they can apply to all aspects of their lives for years to come.


  • USCF Candidate Chess Master

  • 15 years of Competitive Chess
  • 7 years of teaching enrichment curriculum
  • New program initiatives

  • Special Educational Events

  • Robotic Specialists
  • Computer Programming Specialists