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Meet CPA's Team

During 2021, Challenge Preparatory Academy's Board announced the appointment of Dr. Mayreather Willis as the school's leader, serving as the Principal. She has worked in rural, urban, and suburban school districts. In Georgia as a Director of Response To Intervention, Instructional English Language Arts and Math Coach, and Alternative School Curriculum Coordinator, as well as a middle and high school teacher.  At the federal level for Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) an Assistant Principal in Bavaria, Germany, 4-12 Grades English Language Arts Instructional System Specialist for NY/VA/PR, and Professional Learning Instructional Specialist for GA/AL School District. She is looking forward to leading Challenge Preparatory Academy towards its mission and vision.  During 2022, Dr. Willis has been recognized by 4-H as a Richmond County "Teacher of the Year", and featured as a Augusta Leading Woman in City Lifestyle Augusta Magazine. She has been recognized as Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) Savannah Chapter STEM Teacher of the Year, as well as Air & Space Forces Association 2023 Georgia State STEM Teacher of the Year. Dr. Willis is the 2024 Augusta Branch NAACP Innovation in Education Recipient.

Prior to her 20 years in education Dr. Willis proudly served for 8 years in the Army. She has two adult children, Asha & Elijah, and she is an immensely proud mom.


My Approach to Leadership


I have been an educator since 2000. I believe in maintaining

positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and

always striving for significant outcomes. I am a task master, a closer.

When you work with me, you should expect a collaborative

"All In Team" approach and  transparency & consistency.

My motto is "Lead by Example, while encouraging others

to strive for excellence. I genuinely  believe that education 

is life changing for students, which is why what we

do and don't do matters."

Stay In Touch: 


Dr. Mayreather Willis
Principal & Director of Programs and
Curriculum & Instruction

Open Positions for 2024-25 School Year: 

  1. Part-time STEAM Teacher, 5 days a week, 20 hours per week, 12-4 pm

  2. Part-time History Teacher, 5 days a week, 20 hours per week 7:45 am 11:45 am

  3.  Afterschool Math Tutor, Wed-Fri, 6 hours per week, 3:30 - 5:30

  4. CPA Public Relations Liaison, Part-time salary dependent upon experience and number of hours per week. 

Meet the Team

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Admin Assistant

We  offer Edenuity Imagination Courses for 6-12 Grade Students

who are Highschool, Advanced and Honor Students


Mrs. White
Registrar & Student Services

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Public Relations

Mr. Bacon

School Counselor

We  offer Read 180 as our Response To Intervention HIPE Up Reading Program, to students that struggle with reading that are 2-3 grade levels behind, dyslexic and ESOL


Dr. Willis

E/M Writing &

HS Literature


Mrs. White

E/M Reading & Vocabulary Workshop Teacher

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Mrs. Mier

E/M/H Math Teacher

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Mr. Brown

Edgenuity & Spanish Tutor

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Mrs. Orth

Music Teacher

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Mr. Jones
Art Teacher

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