Special Areas Teachers

School Phone: (678) 455-4500

Stephanie Boisjolie - Guidance Specials

I have been a school counselor with Forsyth County schools since 2004. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked as a Pre-K teacher and as a social services worker for the Department of Family and Children Services. In addition, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. I recently completed my doctorate degree in Professional Counseling and Supervision at The University of West Georgia. 

I was born and raised in the Atlanta area and am very excited to be a part of the Matt community!


Doctor of Education Degree, Professional Counseling and Supervision: University of West Georgia
Education Specialist Degree, School Counseling: University of Georgia

Master of Education Degree, School Counseling: University of West Georgia

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology: Kennesaw State University

phone 280619 email sboisjolie@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Colby Counter - Technology Specials

As Instructional Technology Specialist, or ITS, for Matt Elementary, I look forward to teaching students how to use technology to create, problem solve, collaborate, and communicate. I also aspire to build technology leadership at my school, and I thoroughly enjoy being involved with initiatives that promote STEM education.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and just about anything that doesn't involve a computer.  As far as hobbies, I enjoy outside projects, scale modeling, and collecting comics.
phone 280537 email ccounter@forsyth.k12.ga.us

 lowther Chrissie Lowther - P.E. Specials
Welcome to Matt P.E.!!  My name is Chrissie Lowther and I am one of the P.E. teachers at Matt Elementary.  This will be my 12th year at Matt.  I am a Mississippi native but have lived in the Atlanta area for many years.  I graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. Degree in Physical Education and then also received my M.Ed. in Physical Education from Mississippi State.  I love SPORTS!  Growing up I played basketball, softball, and ran track.  I have 2 grown children a daugther/son-in-law and a son.  I also enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, walking, and watching college football!!
phone 280591 email clowther@forsyth.k12.ga.us

martin Emily Martin - Art Specials

My name is Emily Martin and I am the art teacher here at Matt Elementary.  This is my 15th year at Matt.  I was born and raised here in Forsyth County and was in the 2nd graduating class from North Forsyth High School (GO RAIDERS!).  I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000.  I earned my Masters of Education degree from Lesley University in 2004.  I am married and have two daughters that attend Matt Elementary.  I enjoy shopping, reading, and spending time with my family.

phone 280468 email emartin@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Melissa Otwell - Media Specials

I am your child's Media Specialist and I'm here to get the students of Matt Elementary excited about reading, and to guide them as they discover and use information and technology! 

I am a Forsyth County native and love that I get to give back to the school community that helped raise me!  

While not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, watching college football (Go Dawgs!), and reading (surprise!).            

phone 280534, 280530 email motwell@forsyth.k12.ga.us

 phillips Sandra Phillips - S.T.E.M. Specials

Hi! I’m the STEM Lab teacher. I have been teaching for 23 years, with the last three years being at Matt. Previously, I taught Kindergarten and Second Grades.  I enjoy the hands on activities in the STEM Lab and love to see the excitement on our students’ faces when we have an experiment or engineering challenge.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!). I have also earned my Master’s Degree and a Specialist Degree - Leadership from The University of North Georgia.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two loving children. My daughter is a student at North Forsyth High and my son is a student at Liberty Middle. When we’re not at the lacrosse field, I enjoy reading and watching movies.            

phone 280627 email sbphillips@forsyth.k12.ga.us

rosson Carla Rosson - P.E. Specials

I have been teaching for over 15 years, and most of that time has been teaching physical education in the gym here at Matt!  I want my students to learn how to make healthy choices and practice those good habits throughout their lives.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband, Coby and two precious girls, Cambree and Cora!

phone 280590             email crosson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Tara Stiffler - Guidance Specials
Tara Stiffler is the School Counselor at Matt Elementary for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades.  Mrs. Stiffler taught First Grade for 10 years before starting her current position as a School Counselor.  She has worked in Forsyth County as a School Counselor for 13 years.  Mrs. Stiffler feels that her greatest reward in her career is knowing she’s making differences in the lives of children and impacting their future.  
phone 280419 email tstiffler@forsyth.k12.ga.us

trigg Bridgette Trigg - Music Specials
I am the music teacher at Matt Elementary School.  I am a Forsyth County Native and have been at Matt since the second year the school was opened.  I have taught music for over 17 years.  I love working with the talented children at Matt.  I graduated from Troy University in 1997.  I am looking forward to many more wonderful years at Matt.
phone 280462 email btrigg@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Last Modified on May 16, 2016