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5th Grade Teachers

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Bulau, R.J.

phone 440401 email
Compton, Terrie

phone 440381 email
Cook, Madison

phone 440385 email
Gibbons, Benita
Hello! My name is Benita Gibbons and I teach 5th grade Math and Social Studies here at Kelly Mill. My family and I have recently moved to the area from Fort Myers, Florida where I taught 4th and 5th grade for 12 years. I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. After living in Southwest Florida for many years, we decided to move our family to Georgia. We have twin, eight year old boys and a six year old daughter who also attend Kelly Mill. My family and I are thrilled to call Kelly Mill and this community our home and look forward to an exciting year of learning!
phone 440411 email
Hopkins, Allison
I am excited to begin my 8th year of teaching as
a 1st year teacher at Kelly Mill Elementary! It is a joy to be
teaching Math and Science this year in 5th grade! I enjoy spending
 time with my students, family, and friends.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of West Georgia, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum from North
Georgia College and State University, and a Specialist Degree from PiedmontCollege in Teaching and Learning.  I am
looking forward to a wonderful year as a Kelly Mill Colt!
phone  440386
Reynolds, Patricia

phone  440405
Shadburn, Brittney
I am so excited to begin my 14th year of teaching and my 3rd year as a KME Colt!  I received my Bachelor's Degree from North Georgia College & State University, my Master's Degree in Technology from Lesley University, and my Specialist Degree from Piedmont College. I was selected as Mashburn Elementary’s Teacher of the Year 2003 and was nominated to the PAEMST Academy in 2008. (Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching) My husband and I both attended Forsyth County Schools when we were children! We have one son, Charlie, who is eight, and one daughter, Molly, who is three. 
phone  440382
Walden, Chris 
   I am excited to be here at Kelly Mill E.S. and looking forward to sharing ideas, adventures and deep-learning with my students and team!
   I've always enjoyed the challenges of math and science, and went to UGA to study biology. After many courses in chemistry, physics, biology, and calculus, I became "sidetracked" with a growing interest in the Humanities. I earned my degree in comparative literature, with a minor in religious studies, and worked in the oncology unit (cancer unit) at DeKalb Medical Center, as well as part-time as a sailing instructor. I went back to school, at West Georgia, to earn my teaching certification in Middle Grades Science and Math. At Georgia State University, I took several courses in Educational Policy Studies, as well as the courses for gifted certification. I began as a Parapro in DeKalb County and found my first full-time teaching position in Rockdale County. I earned my master’s degree in Middle-Grades Science Education through North Georgia College. Some of my favorite adventures have been through professional development workshops with MECA (Marine Education Center and Aquarium, in Savannah), NOAA, Gainesville College and Vernier (learning about computer-sensors for students to use in science classes), as well as a chance to explore the barrier-island ecology with COSEE Ocean Sciences Leadership Institute. 
phone  440412