|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
Master of Education Degree, School Counseling: University of West Georgia
Bachelor's Degree, Psychology: Kennesaw State University
|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. I'm also an online auctioneer, so I'm always learning more about antiques and collectibles.
|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!!|
|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.
|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!).
|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.
|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!
|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.|
|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.|