Our Team


WILLIAM CHESTER, Interim School Leader

William Chester serves as the Interim School Leader at Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School. He has over 20 years of experience as an educator, five of which were spent as Lead Mathematics Instructor at Fugees Academy. Prior to working as an educator, he had a 21.5-year military career in the United States Marine Corps and Navy. William received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Memphis and a Master of Arts degree in Education from National University. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Post-Secondary and Adult Education at Northcentral University.

RAPHAEL MULEMBA, Dean of Students

Raphael Mulemba is the Dean of Students at Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School. He previously served as a School Leader of the Fugees Academy. Born in D.R.Congo, he fled the 1996 war in Congo to a camp called Nyarugusu in Tanzania. He lived there for 12 years before his family was resettled in the United States in 2008. He joined the Fugees (soccer team) in 2009 as a player and then assisted as a coach and a summer intern.  He speaks Four Eastern African country languages; Kibembe, Tchiluba, Kifuliro, and Swahili. Prior to his service in education, he served as a Processing Coordinator at TPI Composites and also as Swahili interpreter for Lutheran Services Resettlement Agency and Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa.

CORINA SANCHEZ, Operations Manager

Corina Sanchez is the Operations Manager at Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School. Corina previously served as the Program Coordinator/AmeriCorps Site Supervisor and later as an Operations Assistant for Fugees Family. Corina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.