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Jocelyn Crist

Jocelyn received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois with specializations in math, science, language arts, social studies, and music.  She received her Master degree in middle grades mathematics education from North Georgia College and State University.

phone  370401 email
Gerald Gerald, Barbi
Barbi was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida where she attended Florida Atlantic University and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in 1995.  She has taught first, third, and fourth grades, as well as Spanish.  This will be her sixth year teaching 5th grade and her third year at Whitlow.  She and her husband, Steve, are both avid CrossFitters and enjoy promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.  She has a 3 1/2 year old son, Peter Samuel, who is the light of her world and two very spoiled, almost-human, Golden Retrievers, Belle and Chloe (the best dogs in the world).    
phone  370411 email
Grindle Grindle, Katie


Ms. Grindle attended grades K-12 in the Forsyth County School System: Chestatee Elementary, North Forsyth Middle School, and North Forsyth High School. She graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education and a reading endorsement, and later obtained her Master's Degree and Gifted Endorsement. She has dreamed of teaching since elementary school, and the past four years have truly been a dream come true! She is looking forward to what her future in education holds!

phone 370382 email
me Hampton, Sophie

 Sophie has been a teacher in Forsyth County since 1996.   She has taught all grade levels first through fifth.   Reading and Social Studies are her favorite subjects!  Sophie recently completed a Specialist degree in teacher leadership from Piedmont College.   Her daughter Morgan will be a freshman at North Forsyth High School and her husband is a Health and PE teacher at Lambert High School.  We all enjoy playing and watching all kinds of sporting events.  Mrs. Hampton has one very cute boxer (the best one in the whole world)  named “Penelope Toes of Snow”

phone 370412 email
Neubrecht Neubrecht, Katherine
Katherine  was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Michigan.  She attended Michigan State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising in 1991.  After working for Electronic Data Systems for five years, she went back to school to receive a Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University. She has taught second and fifth grade, as well as eighth grade Social Studies and SpanishHer husband Kurt works for General Motors and her two children (Kevin and Megan) attend Forsyth County Schools.
phone  370415 email
Niemi, Davetta

 Mrs. Niemi graduated from Harding University with both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree  in Reading.  She is a certified Reading Specialist , and she has spent ten years teaching language arts in a middle school in Arkansas, and eight years teaching 4th grade in Texas. She has three daughters, a loving husband of twenty-five years, and a passion for teaching, learning, and life.

phone 370381 email
Reynolds Reynolds, Mickie
Mrs. Reynolds received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University, her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College, and her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. She has earned her gifted endorsement. This will be her 20th year of teaching.
phone  370386
Sirko, Kenneth
Mr. Sirko is originally from Michigan.  He moved to Atlanta in 2009 and taught 5th grade for 5 years in Henry County.  Before this, he taught middle school math in Michigan for 3 years.  He received his bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of Michigan.  He also has a Masters degree from the University of Michigan in Special Education Learning Disorders.  He and his family just moved to Cumming and are excited about the new adventures!
phone  370385 email
Stanley, Gwen
Gwen has her Bachelor Degree,  Masters Degree, and is Nationally Board Certified in Elementary Education with a special focus on reading. She has two children, five grandchildren, and a faithful dog named Cade. She and her husband Ray live in Dawsonville, Ga. Her teaching experiences span 25 years teaching first, second and now fifth grade.
phone  370405
Vaughan Vaughan, Katie

As a a native of Forsyth County, Katie is a proud product of Forsyth County Schools: Coal Mountain Elementary, North Forsyth Middle School, & North Forsyth High School. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Education degree, and a Specialist in Education degree including ESOL, Mathematics, and Reading endorsements.  This will be her sixth year of teaching. Katie is a die-hard UGA fan and enjoys attending UGA athletic events with her family.  She and her husband, Nathan, have been married for 3 years and are expecting their first child in late January.

phone  370416