About Us

Carol M. Rey

Founder/Owner of The Elite School of Etiquette, was born in Chicago, but was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a mother, entrepreneur, and a retired educator with 23 years of teaching experience, a certified etiquette instructor recognized by the Society of Certified Etiquette Trainers Board and certified through the Prestigious The American School of Protocol. And a former member of The National Association of Urban Etiquette Professionals. She is also a published writer. Carol has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.

Some of her involvements include membership with the Atlanta Falcon Cheerleaders and NFL Alumni Assn., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., Nomination for Ms. Mompreneur 2018,Co- Founder of “Pretty & Poised “an etiquette and makeup workshop for girls 12-21, The official Etiquette consultant for the Miss Back US Ambassadors National Scholarship Pageant and many others. Carol can be seen all over the Atlanta area and abroad conducting etiquette, dining classes and hosting tea parties and as a guest speaker. Carol is also spearheading a Jr. Cotillion program in Atlanta for students 6th-8th Grade. This program is for student in the middle school years who are in a very sensitive stage where peer pressure is very important and they are also in an awkward stage in their growth and maturity. We work with them helping them to build their self-confidence, meet new friends and learn that manners are cool. The Elite School of Etiquette also serves as the etiquette consultant for many other Cotillion programs throughout the metro Atlanta area.

Carol wants to be a change agent. She wants everyone to know and learn that etiquette is not about you, but how you make others feel being around you. “Great manners and dining skills can take you places friends and family can’t”.

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Kai Evans

Director of Etiquette for Teens, Young Adults& Business Professional. Kai, was also born in Chicago and now resides in Kennesaw, Georgia. She is a mother, Entrepreneur |Life Empowerment & Etiquette Instructor | Multimedia Personality. A spirited entrepreneur, she too is also a graduate of the prestigious and nationally recognized, The American School of Protocol® located in Atlanta, GA. She possess several degrees from Sedona and Kennesaw State University.

Kai’s experience as a business owner and corporate professional of over 20 years, has afforded her the opportunity to understand the importance of possessing and utilizing all elements of etiquette.  This includes effective communication, social and dining interactions, leadership skills, and many other valuable character-building traits that help to open many doors towards success.  Kai has also served as a mentor for student members of Future Business Leaders of America, Junior Achievement Fellows, and the Sigma Omega Omega Chapter’s A.S.C.E.N.D. Program for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Atlanta-Peachtree Chapter’s Top Teens of America. She has imparted life-skills that have served as an indelible mark on those who have encountered her teachings.  Kai has also served as a Keynote Speaker on the topic of etiquette for emerging entrepreneurs and is a member of Professional Business Leaders, Meeting Professionals International, The Atlanta-based Commerce Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Top Ladies of Distinction to share a few.

“Good manners reflect something from inside- an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self.” – a message she hopes to inspire people of all ages to embrace and experience in their life’s journey



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