About Us


 

11112334Jonell Adams (Founder/CEO)

John Quincy Adams once observed that, “Great leaders inspire others to do more…so that we all can become more.” A widely accepted view of the characteristics of leadership includes optimism for the future, the ability to communicate perspectives, and an innate talent for problem solving; adding to this list of important leadership qualities, we must include being visionary and innovative . The board members of Special Needs Advocacy of Cobb Kids, Inc. (S.N.A.C.K.) are indeed fortunate.

Ms. Adams successfully completed her formal dual course of undergraduate studies in Early Childhood and Special Education at Mercer University. She earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University in 2018. Ms. Adams is an innovative, dynamic leader who seeks to blaze exciting new trails, finding unique opportunities to aid S.N.A.C.K. as it responds to the challenges of providing services to stakeholders who support children with special needs. Her leadership both encourages and inspires us to be more.


 

Norris Wright (Board Member)

Mr. Norris Wright has devoted more than 25 years of his professional life responding to the challenges children with special needs encounter in their pursuit for educational fulfillment. “I have always wanted to be of service to all children. All children should have access to programs and activities that promote and develop their social and academic readiness for success in life.” Through the magnificent alchemy of education, Mr. Wright has facilitated the transformation of children from Brooklyn, New York to Gainesville, Florida. His formal preparation culminated with a Master’s Degree in Special Education at the University of West Georgia.

After 32 years of providing instructional services to students across 4 states and 5 school districts, Mr. Wright has retired from the classroom as a teacher of Special Education in the Atlanta Public School System. He now looks forward to adding energy and a more focused commitment to his coveted ambition; I would like to see S.N.A.C.K. expand and become a global advocate for all special needs children.


 

Janice Hewey (Board Member)

Ms. Janice J. Hewey has instructed both private and the public school students for more than 36 years. How does one individual find the energy and the commitment to provide students with high quality instruction for almost four decades? According to Ms. Hewey, “Teaching is something I love to do and I just love children.” She has been recognized for her exemplary service as a Teacher of the Year on more than one occasion. This level of achievement speaks to her overarching excellence and her superior pedagogical style.
 
As a board member of S.N.A.C.K., Ms. Hewey contributes her wisdom and her wealth of experience to serve as a guide and a model for qualitative efficiency. Her energy, passion, and her sincere desire to serve her students and her community are equally infectious and stimulating. After completing her undergraduate studies at Albany State University, Ms. Hewey not only acquired a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education , she went on to earn  an Educational Specialist in Curriculum Instruction from Argosy University in Georgia. This tireless and devoted servant lends her untapped resources and her abundant benevolence to our cause and articulated mission.

 

Jaron Trimble (Board Member)

Jaron A. Trimble’s achievements are varied and substantial. As an educator, Mr. Trimble’s consummate success in moving students to higher plateaus of achievement is both prestigious and laudable. As a recognized leader in math instruction, Mr. Trimble has and continues to provide high quality instruction to students who struggle with mathematical content. Among his many academic accolades is the completion of The Keller Graduate School of Management where he earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Management, degree. As an undergraduate from Morehouse College, Mr. Trimble earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.

Mr. Trimble is able to effectively impact the lives of students as an Assistant Principal of Hope-Hill Elementary School in the Atlanta Public School System. His leadership not only affords him the opportunity to support instruction and student learning; he is able to spearhead and support faculty and staff members as they design and implement curriculum content that is both relevant and achievable for all students. He is equally qualified and vastly experienced to meet the demands and the challenges of education at the highest level. As a board member, he brings his considerable merit and highly developed acumen to advocate for children with special needs.