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Adam Mary Catherine Adam
I graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a math endorsement.  I hold a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through American College of Education that I earned three years ago.  I have been teaching for eight years all in First Grade and all at Daves Creek!  My husband and I welcomed our first child last March.  She is our pride and joy!  Teaching young minds has brought a whole new perspective for me now that I have a child of my own.  I look forward to working with you and your child this year!
phone 170233 email  madam@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
Alexander Cindy Alexander
I am so excited to be teaching First Grade at Daves Creek!  I am a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and I have been teaching Kindergarten and First Grade for the last 19 years.  I have been married to Dustin for 23 years and I have two super children, Aaron (11th Grade) and Emma (8th Grade).  I enjoy reading, watching Falcons football, Braves baseball & Nascar and I really love to teach!  My goal is for your children to leave my classroom with a love for learning and a love for school.  I believe that they will thrive in an environment where they are valued and with that in mind, I will strive to make sure that each child has a special place in our classroom.  I really look forward to working with you and your children this year!
phone 170328 email  calexander@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
Bacha
Annie Bacha 
I am so excited to be your first grade teacher! This is my second year at Daves Creek. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. When I am not teaching I love to hang out with my family and friends. I enjoy reading, running, and baking. My goal is to create a positive classroom environment where each child feels comfortable to learn and be themselves. I want all of my students to leave my classroom with the love of learning. 
phone  170241 email  abacha@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
 Bueltel Jenni Bueltel

Welcome to 1st Grade!  My name is Jenni Bueltel.  I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and have been teaching for 25 years.  I am a graduate of Creighton University and I began teaching in 1987 in Bellevue, Nebraska.  I also taught in California and Gwinnett County.  I began at Daves Creek 11 years ago when my youngest daughter started Kindergarten.  Now she is in high school!  I have two more children who are all grown up.  My oldest daughter is in nursing school and my son is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  During the 2009-2010 school year, I was chosen as Daves Creek Elementary's Teacher of the Year, which was a great honor.  When I am not teaching or driving the family 'taxi cab', I love to read and visit interesting historical places.  But most of all, I love teaching 1st grade!  I strive to create a warm and risk-free environment where all students are motivated to reach their full potential.  At the end of the First Grade adventure, I want the children to love books and love learning about the world around them!
phone  170336 email  jbueltel@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
HaichL    Laura Haich
I am thrilled to be teaching First Grade this year! I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and an English as a Second Oral Language Endorsement. Though I have worked at Daves Creek Elementary as a Paraprofessional in First Grade, this will be my first year teaching my own classroom. I am blessed to teach in the same school I attended as a child and have watched grow into the incredible place it is today. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, seeing movies, going to classes at the gym, shopping, and relaxing with my friends. I cannot wait to meet each one of my new students and parents! It is my belief that success in the classroom comes from knowing my students and using their learning styles and curiosities to guide instruction. I strive to create a community of learners who feel comfortable with and inspired by one another to reach their full-potential and spark that love of learning. We are going to have a fantastic year together!            
phone  170325
email  lhaich@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
Lockett    Tabitha Lockett
Hi there!  My name is Tabitha Lockett and I am so excited to be your First Grade teacher!  This will be my fourth year at Daves Creek and my seventh year teaching.  I am a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I taught Kindergarten for three years in Troup County before moving to Forsyth County.  First Grade is a very fun and exciting place to be!  Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, finding anything with a monkey on it, and reading books that I cannot wait to share with you.  I also love learning about new technology and how I can incorporate it into our classroom.  I am so excited about this school year! 
phone  170232
email  tlockett@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
Loughman    Kristine Loughman
Hi, I'm Kristine Loughman!  This is my seventh year in First Grade at Daves Creek.  I graduated from the University of Georgia with an Undergraduate Degree in Journalism and my Master's in Education.  I love watching little minds grasp big ideas and believe in creating a classroom community where we can all learn from each other.  I have a wonderful husband, Matt, and two sweet little girls:  Violet and Annie.  When I'm not teaching, you can find me playing with my kids, working in my garden, reading on my Kindle, eating dark chocolate and drinking coffee (possibly all at the same time!)  
phone  170238
email  kloughman@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 
 Patterson  Amy Patterson
My name is Amy Patterson.  I am very excited about this school year!  This will be my eleventh year at Daves Creek Elementary and my 21st year teaching (in First Grade for 14 years and in Kindergarten for 7 years).  I am a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master's Degree from West Georgia.  I am a Georgia Bulldog's fan!  Go Dawgs!  My husband and I have two wonderful boys who play baseball!  Tanner is almost 11 and in the fifth grade.  Reece is seven and is a second grader!  I am looking forward to assisting your child in reaching their full potential as a first grader and to help them become lifelong learners!  I believe that a great start in the primary grades is the key to success for each child to reach their personal and academic goals in life.  I also want my students to leave my classroom with a love of reading!!
phone
170239 email
 apatterson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Thomas    Amy Thomas
 I am very excited to be teaching First Grade at Daves Creek!  I am looking forward to being your child's First Grade teacher.  I am a graduate of Georgia State University.   This is my eighteenth year of teaching.  I taught Third Grade for three years, Kindergarten for eight years, Fourth and Fifth Grade Reading and Math for one year, and this is my seventh year in First Grade at Daves Creek.   My approach to education is based on my sincere interest in the children, seeing them grow and develop as individuals, and sharing with them my enthusiasm for learning.  It is my philosophy to look for the best in students, and to do whatever is necessary to help them develop a love for lifelong learning.  I live in Forsyth County with my husband of seventeen years and my two sons, ages 12 and 15.  In my free time, I enjoy shopping and watching both of my sons play baseball.
phone
170327 email
 agthomas@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Zeiter    Katy Zeiter
I have been teaching Kindergarten or First grade for the last 15 years in both Nebraska, and most recently Michigan. I moved to Georgia last summer with my husband Dan, my daughter Nicole, and my son Brendan.  I received my undergrad degree from Northwest Missouri State University in April of 2000, and my Master's degree from Marygrove College in Detroit in 2006.  I am really excited to begin a new first year at Daves Creek!
phone
170240 email
 kzeiter@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 

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