Meet our Faculty

Rebecca Brown
Fine Arts Teacher, Visual Art
An Atlanta native, Rebecca Brown graduated from Georgia State University with both a B.A. in fine arts and a M.A.Ed. degree. In 2006 she earned a 10-year National Teaching Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. National Board certified teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. Brown taught art in a public high school for 11 years before coming to Whitefield. She believes that every student has some natural artistic ability which can be developed and refined. “I see myself like a gold miner,” she said, “digging for nuggets of talent beneath the surface of every student.”
Erin Coleman
Fine Arts Teacher, Theater
Erin Coleman joined the WolfPack in 2018 as Middle and Upper School theater teacher. Before arriving at Whitefield, she gained seven years of experience teaching theater and English in Georgia public schools and an additional 18 years of experience as a creative director for three different dance companies and a director for many local theater productions. Coleman has earned a B.S. in secondary English education with a double minor in theater and performance studies and dance from Kennesaw State University.
Emily East
Fine Arts Orchestra Teacher
Emily East has been a part of the Lower School strings program since 2009 and joined the WolfPack staff in 2016 as Middle School and Upper School orchestra teacher. East has 10 years of experience teaching violin through the Suzuki Talent Education Program and also teaches students throughout the Atlanta area.
Kim Machnik
Fine Arts Teacher, Art
Kimberly Machnik joined Whitefield’s fine arts team in 2019 as a Middle School arts teacher. Prior to joining the WolfPack, Machnik gained more than eleven years of experience teaching art to young people and adults. She has served in a variety of art education roles independently and at organizations including Mable House Arts Center, the High Museum of Art, and The Center Academy in Smyrna. Machnik has obtained a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.A. in art education from Florida State University, and a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
Sydney Perry ('11)
Fine Arts Teacher Assistant
After graduating from Whitefield in 2011, Sydney Perry returned to the WolfPack as a Upper School Fine Arts Teacher Assistant in 2018. Before returning, Syd gained experience as a carpenter and props artisan at the Berry College Theater Company, holding the title of Properties Department Supervisor, and an an arts administration and box office intern at the Rome Little Theater. She has earned a B.A. in technical production in theater and minor in music from Berry College.
Stacy Quiros
Fine Arts Director; Fine Arts Teacher, Band
Stacy Quiros is Whitefield's fine arts director and oversees the entire Whitefield fine arts program. Quiros completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Furman University and is a professional clarinetist/saxophonist, playing numerous concerts per year. She acts as our band director for the pep band, jazz band, marching band and concert band. Quiros founded Whitefield’s original band program in 1999 with only a nine-piece ensemble. She has since expanded the music program to include over 130 students in grades 5-12 who participate in many different ensembles.
Elizabeth Weathington
Music Teacher; Computer Teacher
Elizabeth Weathington began serving as Lower School music and computer teacher at Whitefield in 2017. Previously, she gained six years of experience teaching music at New Georgia Elementary, served as the youth choir director at Due West United Methodist Church in Marietta for two years, and has taught private vocal lessons for seven years. Weathington attended Reinhardt University, where she obtained a B.A. in music education.