Meet our Dedicated Children’s Academy of Northlake Management Team
Children’s Academy of Northlake is proud of our highly experienced, dedicated staff. They are all carefully chosen to develop, encourage, enrich, and expand your child’s world!
As Children’s Academy of Northlake’s Business Director, Antonius brings a diverse background, and a wealth of experience and passion for working with families in order to create a successful partnership between both staff and parents. Able to be seen enjoying breakfast many mornings with a child, he truly embraces what he does for the program.
Raised in Indonesia, Antonius has been in many different roles that led him to support the mission of Children’s Academy of Northlake. Married to Yesica, Infant Room teacher, he is the parent of three daughters. Founder and VP of Public Affairs for the Indonesian Community Association in Atlanta, he is also founder and Board Member of the Indonesian Community Heritage Foundation which promotes good citizenship, raises international awareness of Indonesian culture, and aims to reduce racial discrimination. He did an internship program as a Student Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital and serves our community as a volunteer in a homeless shelters during winter season and in a hospice center.
An interpreter for the local and Federal Court, Antonius is also an ordained Permanent Deacon assigned to a parish in Brookhaven area. A testimonial to his character, in 2010 he was awarded by Georgia Asian Times as one of the “25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia”. Children’s Academy of Northlake is proud to have such a dedicated and well respected community member representing our program.
Director of Education and Curriculum
Elim Tekie is Children’s Academy of Northlake’s Director of Education and Curriculum. Managing the key aspects of smooth operations and overseeing the dynamic teaching team, she will ensure that the delivery of the program goals are met. Having received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Georgia Southern University (2003) and always drawn to working with children, she began her career in Early Childhood Education as a Toddler Teacher for a franchise program in 2005. From that point on, Elim quickly earned respect based on outstanding performance and her outgoing personality by moving through each classroom.
It was these varied assignments that afforded her the opportunity to learn a great deal more about the entire center operations and routine as well as the importance of early childhood development as it applies to learning. She became part of their management team shortly after working as a Pre-K teacher enjoying this transition into management better able to support the staff. Most recently, Elim was the Operational Director at an upscale program in Marietta. As Elim has a great deal of industry training and knowledge over the past eight years, she brings a wealth of insight and passion to the Children’s Academy of Northlake family.
Vivian brings the Children’s Academy of Northlake team, a long career in Human Resources presenting with an Associate’s Degree with Honors in Business Administration and Human Resources. Previously, as Administrative Assistant of two prominent Montessori Schools, she managed many duties relative to the broad responsibilities which ensured smooth center operations. Additionally, she was a Recruiting Coordinator and Human Resources Coordinator. As well, Vivian was successful in her role as Sr. Human Resources Specialist for a well-known Corporation. In the earliest part of her career, Vivian was the H.R. Assistant to the VP of Human Resources.
Vivian schedules and provides the detailed and personalized tours to all perspective families so that interested parents leave with a comprehensive view of the Children’s Academy of Northlake program. We are pleased to include such a strong team member and are proud to have her front and center as our first line of phone contact and face to face interactions with our families.