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First Grade  

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School Phone: (770) 888-1222

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 two years ago.  I have been teaching for six years all in First Grade and all at Daves Creek!  My husband and I welcomed our first child in 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 170233email
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 17 years.  I have been married to Dustin for 21 years and I have two super children, Aaron (9th Grade) and Emma (6th 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 170241email
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 24 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 10 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  170231email
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 second year at Daves Creek and my fifth 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  170232email
Loughman Kristine Loughman
Hi, I'm Kristine Loughman!  This is my fifth 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
Patterson  Amy Patterson
My name is Amy Patterson.  I am very excited about this school year!  This will be my tenth year at Daves Creek Elementary and my 20th year teaching (in First Grade for 13 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 10 and in the fourth grade.  Reece is six and also a first 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
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 seventeenth 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 fifth 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 11 and 14.  In my free time, I enjoy shopping and watching both of my sons play baseball.
phone  170242

Last Modified on May 14, 2015