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About Us

Our Mission

The Genesis Academy will instruct students based on their individual needs and goals through a curriculum that values the Lord and His sovereignty. This education will be distinguished by its ability to meet students where they are and begin their personal journey to excellence.

Our Vision

The Genesis Academy will build excellence through a God-Centered worldview. We will teach students to be a follower and disciple of Christ. We will educate and develop strong, productive, and respectable citizens for generations to come.

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Who We Are

The Genesis Academy is an inaugural private school in Cornelia, Georgia. The founder, Jana Sanders, has been a public school educator for 14 years and has a desire and passion to reach kids of all ages no matter their circumstances.

Some children need to slow down while others simply need to move forward at a faster pace. The Genesis Academy assesses students to place them on a specific level, catering to them as a unique individual. The students will use a curriculum designed around the Word of God while pushing their expectations and achievement to the next level. The Genesis Academy is appealing to those in the community because of it’s hands-on approach to learning.

Students attend school 4 days a week and during those days they immerse themselves in the everyday world. They will be a part of the growing Cornelia community while learning to be productive citizens who strive for excellence in all they do.

About Us

Jana Sanders has been a public school teacher since 2007 when she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Since then, Jana has also completed her Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy at Grand Canyon University. She has had the privilege of working as an Early Intervention teacher where she was able to work with kids of all ages and abilities. Jana has always had a passion for providing the students in her class with the best academic and emotional support she can. Jana is married to Jared Sanders, owner of Sanders Custom Woodworks and The Axe Armory in Cornelia. Together they have 3 beautiful daughters and are waiting on travel to open so they can go to China to get their son they have adopted.  The Lord gave Jana a heart for children and she has always been willing to provide a differentiated education to each and every student.

Excellence Starts Here

Our students achieve more with more guided instruction geared specifically for THEM. The Genesis Academy’s private school education is as unique as every single student who enters our doors.

Our Team

Jana Sanders Owner, Lead Teacher
Jana Sanders
Owner, Lead Teacher
Rebekah Russo Teacher
Rebekah Russo