Gullett Austin

Austin Gullett, M.Ed currently serves as the Athletics Coordinator at Activities Beyond the Classroom. In his role, he helps oversee ABC’s Elementary Athletics Programing at CPS Schools and assists with 7-12 grade athletics. Austin started with ABC as the KISR Enrichment Manager in October of 2021 before transitioning into his current role. In addition, Austin was named one of the 2022 Next Generation After School Leaders in the entire country by the National Afterschool Association.
Austin comes to ABC from FC Cincinnati and the FC Cincinnati Foundation, where he worked in their Community Relations Department for three years. With FC Cincinnati, Austin helped with FCCF community initiatives such as: Soccer Unites (in school and after-school programming), West End Pride, Fundraising Events and much more.
Prior to his career, Austin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University in 2018 and then his Masters of Education in Sport Administration from Xavier University in 2019.

Lacey James

James Lacey is the Senior Manager of Resource Coordination at ABC. Prior to this role, James was the Resource Coordinator at Woodford Academy, where he is still very active.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, James is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Marketing. James’ background in marketing and brand strategy has given him a unique set of skills that allow for the successful implementation of programs and strategies to keep families and the CPS community!

Miller Ricky

Ricky Miller is the Senior Manager of Athletics at Activities Beyond the Classroom.  Joining ABC at the start of the 2022-23 school year, Ricky oversees, manages, and assists ABC’s high school athletic directors at Cincinnati Public Schools.

Prior to joining ABC, Ricky held the role of Assistant District Athletics Manager at Cincinnati Public Schools for five years. Ricky was pivotal to the planning and organizing of the inaugural CPS Athletics Basketball All-Star Showcase, which was held at Fifth Third Arena in March 2022.

Schiltz Kaitlin

Kaitlin Schiltz is the Enrichment Coordinator with Activities Beyond the Classroom.  In her role, Kaitlin works to connect over 300 Cincinnati children in the foster care system with enrichment programming.
Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She taught at Winton Woods Primary South for 7 years before moving to her current role at ABC.


Smith Mary

After starting with ABC in 2019 as the Administrative Assistant, Mary’s dedication and work ethic have earned her the promotion to Programs Manager.  As the Programs Manager, Mary will aid the organizational efforts of elementary programs such as ABC Clubs, tennis, soccer, and ABC Safety Patrol.

A graduate of Aiken High School, Mary has extensive experience in administration and payroll. Before joining ABC’s team, she was a payroll specialist for a location construction company, and prior to that, spent five years as Office Manager at a hair school.

When not working, Mary enjoys crafting and volunteering at her daughter’s school.

Stallings Rachel

Rachel Stallings joined Activities Beyond the Classroom in 2015 as a site coordinator under the Ohio Department of Education 21st Century Grant, and most recently as the Program Director.  Recently promoted to Deputy Director, Rachel writes and manages grant funding for several CPS sites. Rachel also directs the extracurricular programs such as ABC Clubs, tennis, soccer and ABC Safety Patrol for elementary students.  Prior to her career with ABC, Rachel received her architectural engineering degree from The University of Cincinnati. After working on federal projects for several years, Rachel followed her passion to better the lives of children working as a tutor, parent coordinator, and after school coordinator.  Rachel prides herself on learning from and utilizing her experiences with students, families and the community to provide quality programming to students attending Cincinnati Public Schools.