Third Grade Teachers

School Phone: (770) 887-7749

Mrs. Christie Zerkel

I am so fortunate to be starting my 8th year at Cumming Elementary with a great staff and terrific groups of students. This is my 20th year of teaching overall (WOW!) and my 6th year teaching third grade. My favorite subject when I was in elementary school was math, but now I love to teach social studies and reading the most. I am married to a great man, and we have two wonderful children, Jake who is in college and Kara who is a senior at Forsyth Central. My husband and I both graduated from the University of Virginia, so we are huge Cavalier fans. My time away from school is spent watching Kara play soccer, camping with my family, reading good books, going to church, and playing board and card games with anyone who I can get to play with me.

phone  740708 email Email Mrs. Zerkel
Ms. Amanda Denmon

My name is Amanda Denmon and I was born and raised in Forsyth County. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a a Bachelor's degree in General Education and Special Education and currently working on getting my Master's in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. I have a puppy named Penny, a Chihuahua named Dawson, and an orange kitten named Roxy. My love owls, pink, chocolate and math!

phone  740718 email Email Ms. Denmon
Mrs. Lisa Milligan

I am a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University. I have taught all grades 3rd-8th. I love to spend time with my family, relax on the lake, go to the beach, watch football, and travel back to Florida to see my family. I hope you love Cumming Elementary as much as I do, and have a great year!

phone  740707 email Email Mrs. Milligan
Mrs. Kimberly Ware

This is my 9th year teaching 3rd grade at Cumming Elementary! I have a bachelor's and master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. I live here in Cumming with my husband and my two kids.

phone   740715    email Email Mrs. Ware
Mrs. Sue Dudley 

I have been a teacher here at Cumming Elementary for the last eight years. I love teaching 3rd Grade and look forward to another great year!

phone  740719   
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Mrs. Taffiny Cherico

My name is Taffiny Cherico, and I am from Forsyth County. I graduated from NFHS in 2011, and then I attended UNG where I received my Dual Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I have been married for over 3 years to my wonderful husband, Blake, and we are expecting our first child in September 2016. I am so excited to begin my second year teaching 3rd grade at Cumming Elementary! I know that it will be a wonderful year!

phone  740714
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Mrs. Michelle Merrell

This will my 26th year of teaching! I have taught at Cumming for 10 years. I am married and have three kids. I went to University of Central FL in Orlando. My family loves to travel, camp, and explore!

phone  740712
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Last Modified on June 7, 2016