Third Grade Teachers

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School Phone: (770) 888-1222

 Gwen Cheatham
I have been teaching for a total of 19 years with the last 11 years here at Daves Creek. In 2003, I earned my National Board Teacher Certification with my focus on Early Childhood Education. Moving forward to 2009, I earned my Master's Of Education in Curriculum Instruction & Reading from Grand Canyon University. Since then, I have become certified in K-5 Special Education Instruction. I have had the privilege of teaching grades K through 4th and love what I do! 
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 Joe Dowd
 This is my fifth year as a  teacher in Elementary Education. I received my Bachelor's degree from Florida State University.  I also have a Master's degree in Early Childhood from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.  I have taught second and fourth grade and have assisted in virtually every grade level.  I am originally from Ocala, Florida and currently reside in Forsyth County with my wife and two year old son. 
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 Jennifer Hodge
 I attended The State University of West Georgia where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. This is my 15th year teaching. I am starting my 13th year here at Daves Creek and am excited to be apart of such a great school! 
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Chelsea Hollinger
This will be my first year at Daves Creek! I am SO excited to be teaching third grade! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I also have my reading endorsement. Some of my favorite things include: CrossFit, donuts, and dogs.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!
phone  170441 email
Shawna Lyons
 I'm very excited to be teaching 3rd grade again. I completed my Specialist degree at Lincoln Memorial University in 2006; my gifted endorsement work was completed in 2011. When I am not traveling with my husband and two children, I like to bake, scrapbook, read, and attend sporting events with my family. I'm looking forward to a fantastic 16th year of teaching at Daves Creek!
phone  170442
 Kalyn Nesbitt
I'm very excited to join the Daves Creek family this year! I have been teaching for seven years with six of the years being in third grade. I graduated with my teaching degree and Reading endorsement from Miami University in Ohio. I received my Master's degree and Math endorsement from GSU and earned my Gifted endorsement from UNG.  My husband and I just got married this summer, June 20th! Playing volleyball, reading and running around with our Cavalier puppy, Lucy, are some of the many activities I enjoy in my free time. I look forward to a great year together in third grade!
phone  170443
 Ellen Pierson 
I am a graduate of The College of Charleston and will be entering my 18th year of 3rd Grade this year. This is my fifth year at Daves Creek. I previously taught in Fulton County and was honored as the Fulton County Elementary Teacher of the year in 2008-2009.
phone  170444
 Powell  April Powell 
 The 2015-2016 school year marks my twelfth year of teaching, and eight of those years have been at Daves Creek. Before coming to Daves Creek, I taught for three years in Gwinnett County. In my experience, I have taught third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. I am a graduate of Toccoa Falls College.
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Last Modified on July 30, 2015