Support and Administrative Staff

Meet The SAE School Support and Administrative Staff

The SAE Support and Administrative Staff represents a small portion of the immensely committed group of people who generously devote their time and energy to making our school better. Please contact any members of our team should you need assistance with any aspects of our school.

Shannan Tilson, Special Assistant to CEO/Head of Schools

Shannan Tilson

Shannan serves as the Special Assistant to our CEO/Head of Schools, Jimmy Arispe.  She is responsible for keeping his schedule, managing projects, communicating with school parents and other individuals on his behalf, and supervising the custodial/maintenance personnel in the school.

Shannan has been married to her husband Rick for 16 years and has one amazing, handsome son, Wes. Her family moved to Smyrna in 2000.  Shannan’s work with SAE goes beyond the future of her son.  It gives her the opportunity to love and embrace the excitement of a child every day and to share that excitement with her SAE family.

If you would like to contact Shannan, please send her an email at

Scott Starowicz, Chief Financial and Human Resources Officer

Scott Starowicz is the Chief Financial Officer for The SAE School.  Scott is responsible for the accounting, human resources and financial direction of the school. As an integral part of our team, his primary responsibilities are to oversee all accounting functions, prepare monthly financial statements, and perform financial analysis.  Prior to joining the firm, Scott spent five years as the CFO of a local private equity firm and seven years prior to that as an Audit Manager for a public accounting firm in Atlanta.  Scott graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005. He received his CPA license in 2008 and is an active member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s and the AICPA. In his spare time, Scott serves on the Advisory board of Georgia GOAL.  Scott has two children who attend The SAE School.

If you would like to contact Scott, please send him an email at

Indhira De Los Santos, School Coordinator

Indhira De Los Santos – Development Coordinator

Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Indhira has lived in the U.S. for 24 years. She is relatively new to Atlanta, having spent over 20 years living in New York.

Indhira graduated with a B.A. in Business and worked in corporate banking for many years.

Indhira chose SAE because of the commitment of the team to build a wonderful environment for the children, one where they are encouraged to express their opinions, to think creatively about solutions to real life problems, and where they learn to respect themselves and each other.

If you would like to contact Indhira, please send her an email at

Anami Lehmann, Director of Admissions

Anami Lehmann joined The SAE family as Director of Admissions in 2017.

Previous to her becoming the Director of Admissions, Anami worked as a Programmer with Hitachi for 10 years and was the Chapter President for CURE SMA.  She holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Finance from the University of Denver.    When she’s not touring families around our school, Anami enjoys spending her free time cooking and exploring nature with her daughter and husband.

If would like to contact Anami, please send her an email at

Pam Dingle, Director of Teaching and Learning

Pamela Dingle has a vast amount of  educational experience. Most of her 31 years in education has been spent serving students in public schools in Georgia as a teacher, principal and district administrator. Many of these years were devoted to educating students with special needs.

Pamela has earned advanced degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership. She joined The SAE School and rejoined her former colleague, Jimmy Arispe, in 2016 to lead the teaching and learning efforts at our school. Since this time, Pam devotes her time working with the k-12 teachers to ensure that our school’s project-based learning environment is second to none and that the all of our students are excelling academically.

If you would like to contact Pam, please send her an email at