Meet the Team

Ms. Amber Dunn - ELA/ Social Studies

Greetings! My name is Amber Dunn and I am a 5th grade ELA/Social Studies teacher at LPA. This is my 6th year teaching. I started my teaching career at International Academy of Smyrna, transitioned to Kendrick Middle School in Clayton County, and now I am sharing my talents with the leaders at Leadership Preparatory Academy. I am originally from Augusta, GA, but have been in the Atlanta area for about 11 years now. I obtained my Bachelors of Middle Grades Education degree from Clayton State University and my Masters of Education degree from Georgia Southern University. I am the mother of a handsome 5 year old! I know that my 1st year at LPA will be a great one!!





Mr. Justin Smith - Science/ Mathematics


I am Justin Smith, a native of Atlanta, Ga. I graduated in 2006 from Avondale High School, which was a high school in DeKalb County School District. I attended Clark Atlanta University, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Mathematics. After completing my Bachelors of Arts, I attending Capella University where I completed my Masters of Science in K-12 Studies of Instruction (Curriculum and Instruction).

 This is my fifth year teaching in DeKalb County School District. This is my first year at LPA and I am extremely excited to be a part of this phenomenal team. I am a very tech savvy teacher and love getting students to step out of their comfort zone. We will be doing multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)  activities in my classroom this year. I look forward to teaching your scholar this school year!