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 18th year teaching and my 10th 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 11 years and I am married to Jason Auer. We have 3 amazing boys, TJ (8), Zack (5) and Logan (3). 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             Avery, Misty
Hello!  My name is Misty Avery and I am so exited to teach 1st grade at Kelly Mill!  I have been teaching for 15 years and have taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grade.  I have a wonderful husband and 2 children, ages 4 and 6.  I get the wonderful privilege to do what I love everyday- TEACH!  I am looking forward to a fantastic year at Kelly Mill!  Go Colts!
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
Crowder, Ashley
My name is Ashley Crowder and I am a 1st grade teacher at Kelly Mill Elementary.  I received my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia. This will be my tenth year teaching and have taught Kindergarten and 6th grade.  I absolutely love being in the classroom and helping children grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally.
I am married to a wonderful man of 20 years and have three beautiful children; 18, 16, and 14 years old.
I enjoy cooking, running, and vacationing with my family!

phone 440245 email acrowder@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
My name is Patrick Juhas.  I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.  When I was seven years old my family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where I lived for the next 39 years.  I am now a three year resident to the state of Georgia.  I possess a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  I am beginning my 20th year in teaching in Elementary Education.  I am joined here in Georgia by my wife Gina.  We do not have any children but we do have a Bassett Hound that keeps us very active and entertained.  I enjoy traveling and attending sporting events when time permits.  I am excited to begin my fourth year as a part of the Kelly Mill Elementary family and look forward to wonderful and rewarding school year.
             440255 email
Lancaster, Tracy 
Hello!  I am looking forward to beginning my 18th year teaching!  I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grade.   I am happily married and we have one teenage daughter that will be a junior at West Forsyth High School.  We also have one spoiled poodle, Bella!
phone  440233
email  tlancaster@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Watson, Kathy
Hi, I'm Kathy Watson and thrilled to be a Kelly Mill Colt!   I have taught 17 years in Forsyth County. I have three children that graduated from Forsyth County schools and know we are one of the best school districts in GA!  I am proud to be a Colt and look forward to a great year with a great team!
phone  440242
email  kwatson@forsyth.k12.ga.us