1st Grade Teachers

School Phone: (678) 965-4953

Auer, Kim
Hello! My name is Kim Auer and I am so excited to be your child's teacher. This is my 17th year teaching and my 9th in Forsyth County. I have taught Pre-K, 1st and 2nd. Teaching is my passion and has been since I was a little girl. I have lived in Forsyth County for 10 years and I am married to Jason Auer. We have 3 amazing boys, TJ (8), Zack (3) and Logan (2 1/2). I love spending time with my family, reading and going to the beach. I am looking forward to a wonderful year as your child's teacher.
phone 440261 email  kauer@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Avery, Misty
I have been teaching for 14 years and I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade.  My husband and I have 2 children- Noah and Lucy.  I enjoy spending time with family and traveling.  I LOVE college football, especially the University of Alabama!  ROLL TIDE!
phone 440250 email  mavery@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Castagner, Marci
Hello! My name is Marci Castagner. This is my fourth year teaching First Grade at KME. I'm very excited to begin another year at the best school in Georgia! I can't wait to meet fresh new faces and build awesome memories, while learning together this year. Teaching is my passion and I feel blessed to live out everyday doing what I love! See you soon!
phone 440251 email  mcastagner@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Crawford, Evelyn
My nick name is Evie. I grew up in Miami, Florida. I taught 14 years in Miami-Dade. I have lived in Cumming, Ga for 10 years. I have enjoyed teaching in Forsyth County. I have taught K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.
I am married to Chip Crawford. I have two daughters, Catherine (14) and Caroline (12), We own Mangia Ristorante & Pizzeria in Alpharetta.
I love teaching, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my family. The beach is my real "happy place."
phone 440245 email  ecrawford@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Head, Brittney 
Hi! My name is Brittney Head and I am so excited and honored to be your child’s 1st grade teacher this year at Kelly Mill Elementary! GO COLTS!
I grew up in Forsyth County and graduated from Forsyth Central High School. I attended Piedmont College where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and played collegiate fast pitch softball. I will be the pitching coach at North Forsyth High School for the 2015 season.
In my spare time, I love spending time with family and friends, shopping, painting, and playing slow pitch softball. An interesting fact about me is that I have an identical twin sister. She will also be teaching at Kelly Mill this year but in 2nd grade.
This year is going to be full of hands on learning and many new adventures. I look forward to getting to know you and your wonderful child.
I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and look forward to a year of fun and lots of learning.
phone  440260
email  bahead@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 juhas  Juhas, Patrick
I have taught elementary school children for eighteen years.  I recently moved to Georgia two years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada.  I went to college at the University of Nevada Las Vegas earning a masters degree in Elementary Education.  I love to spend time with my family and friends.  I enjoy going to sporting events.  I also enjoy hiking, fishing, golf, and tennis.  I love to travel to new destinations during the summer months.   
440255 email
Knisely, Amy 
I would like to welcome you to First Grade at Kelly Mill Elementary School! My name is Amy Knisely. I am very excited about spending the year with your child. First Grade is a BIG year. It is where your child will learn the foundational information for the remainder of their educational career. Your little one will grow and change so much this year. I recieved my bachelors degree from UGA & my masters degree from Piedmont College. I taught 4 years in Pre-k , 10 years in Kindergarten, and this is my second year in First Grade. My husband and I were both born and raised in Athens, Georgia. Yes, we bleed RED & Black (big Georgia fans). We have 2 girls. McRae is in Third grade this year at KMES and Alaini is in Pre-k.
phone  440242
email  aknisely@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Lancaster, Tracy 

phone  440252
email  tlancaster@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Tryan, Brooke
Welcome to First Grade!  My name is Brooke Tryan and I am excited your child is in my class. I look forward to getting to know and teach them this year!  I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Georgia Southern University and my Master’s degree from Reinhardt University.  I have previously taught in both Cobb and Cherokee County schools in Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade. This will be my fourth year teaching in a 1st grade classroom.  I have been married for 11 years and have a daughter named Avery and a son named Owen.  In my spare time I enjoy time on the lake boating with my family. I love wake boarding, reading, crafting, shopping, and doing yard work! I am a huge University of Georgia fan and we attend many home games during the football season.  I am thrilled and eager to begin my first year teaching in Forsyth County at the best elementary school in the district, Kelly Mill!! 
phone  440245
email  btryan@forsyth.k12.ga.us