The Authors

We would love to help you get started with our curriculum. You will find that it is meaningful and very different from anything else you’ve ever taught in your classroom. We spent two years developing this program so that our special needs students finally have an avenue to learn job skills that will make a difference in their lives!

Kelly Jones Bramblett

I was born and raised in Smyrna, Georgia. I attended Campbell High School and majored in Special Education with a 4.0 from Georgia State University. Being a special education teacher has been a life long goal of mine. After teaching for 11 years, Stephanie and I have formulated a program that is meaningful and productive for these students! We love seeing our students interact with the general education population while learning “real life” skills!

I have been married for 29 years, have three children and attend Kennesaw First Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia. I enjoy running, biking and camping!


  • Nicholas R. Castricone Award from Georgia State University
  • Roy M. Hall Award from Georgia State University
  • Cobb County Teacher of the Year 2009-10
  • Tommy Nobis Governor’s Award Winner, 2009
  • Superior Plumbing Teacher of the Year, 2016

Stephanie Lee Barber

Raised in Lake Wales, Florida since 6th grade, I have always aspired to work with kids, but wasn’t sure how that goal would become a reality. My dreams changed from pediatrician, physical therapist, and then to special educator. I received a master’s degree from the University of Florida in 1997 (GO GATORS!). After working with high schoolers, I knew I had found my niche in high school special education! I love watching my students accomplish tasks they never thought they could. After serving 20 years in the classroom, I began the journey into administration in the fall of 2017.  In the summer of 2018, I will have completed my specialist degree in leadership from Berry College.

My husband of eighteen years and I have three children, and they support me in all I do.


  • Nominee Life Changer of the Year 2016-2017
  • South Cherokee Optimist Award in Education 2016
  • Teacher of the Year 2010-2011
  • Tommy Nobis Governor’s Award Winner 2011
  • Nominated for Kennesaw Mountain Teacher of the Year 2005