Office Staff 

Besa Tarazhi


School Administrator/ Admissions for both locations

Ms. Besa holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Uiversity of Tirana, Albania and a Master's Degree in Urban Policy Studies from Georgia State University, Atlanta. Native of Albania, she is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Albanian.

Stephanie Akstein Eller

Elementary School Principal/ Sandy Springs

Stephanie Akstein Eller has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Foreign Languages from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Walden University.  She has 8 years experience working with children ages 2-9 years old.  She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Stephanie Gerstel



Office Manager/ Sandy Springs

Ms. Gerstel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and has long experience managing various projects for hotel industry, until she had her own children who attended Tabula Rasa for preschool. She has four years of experience working/helping school projects.

Lydia Rosaly

Office Assistant/ Sandy Springs

Ms. Rosaly is from Puetro Rico, she holds a Master in Business Administration from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She has four years of experience working with kids in Puerto Rico before starting this scholastic year working at Tabula Rasa. Ms. Rosaly is fluent in Spanish and English.

Carmen Maldonado


Office Manager/ Lawrenceville

Ms. Carmen Maldonado is originally from Venezuela, she holds Bachelor Degree of Arts in Foreign Languages from Arturo Michelena University in Venezuela, and Master in Higher Education Teaching from Carabobo University, Venezuela, TESOL certification among others. She's fluent in Spanish and English, and has experience working with kids from 1 to 12 years old, as well as in school administrative department.

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