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Big Creek Elementary 1st Grade

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Jessica Linenger

My husband, Craig, and I live in Sugar Hill with our boxer Layla.Our family of three will soon be four, because we are expecting our first baby on June 1st! We are very excited to welcome this little blessing into our lives and look forward to many new memories with our little guy!

I graduated from Georgia College and State University with my degree in Early Childhood Education in 2011, and have been teaching 1st grade at Big Creek Elementary ever since! I love teaching the phenomenal students here at Big Creek, and am proud to call myself a Wildcat!

I am so excited to meet everyone this fall at open house! We are going to have a WONDERFUL year learning and growing together! :)

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Debbie Stair

This will be my 20th year teaching first grade at Big Creek Elementary.  I know it will be an exciting year! I have been married for 22 years.  We enjoy going to the beach and the mountains. I LOVE reading and my favorite thing is imparting this love of reading to my students.

Welcome to my classroom. First Grade is a wonderful place!

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Taylor White

My name is Taylor White, formerly known as Taylor Arnold to a few Big Creek students. I grew up in Hinesville, Georgia, a small military town 30 minutes southeast of Savannah.

 I recently got married to my husband, Ben White. We live in Atlanta with our one year old rat terrier/whippet mix named Crew.

Welcome to First Grade at Big Creek Elementary! There are so many fun and exciting things about first grade. From reading and math groups to PE, Music, Think Lab, and Art, we are certain that you will love everything about learning!

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Krista Jones

 I consider myself a Georgia native, even though I was born in Ohio. My family moved here when I was two. I grew up mainly in Marietta, but moved towards the end of high school to Lawrenceville.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband. We met my freshman year of college, and have been best friends since. We had a wonderful addition to our family this February. Ethan Davis Jones is now six months and I am loving being a mommy. :)

I enjoy reading, dancing, singing, and acting. All of these hobbies are used in our classroom.

I look forward to getting to know my students and their families. We will have a marvelous school year.

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Wendi Guthrie

I am a Georgia native and have lived in Forsyth County for sixteen years.  I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters.  My oldest, Linzy, is married and lives in Canton with her husband.  Sydney lives in Athens and is a junior at UGA.  Kaylie is our youngest and will be a 2nd grader at Big Creek this year.  Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family and friends.  I also enjoy reading, shopping (I have 3 girls!), and vacationing!

Welcome to 1st grade!  I am looking forward to working with you and your child to have a fun and successful year!

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Candice Kidd

My name is Candice Kidd and I was born and raised in Torquay, England. I came to Georgia on a Cultural Teacher Exchange in 2008, and really enjoyed living and working here. I love to be outdoors hiking, running, and out on the lake. I also love to travel, read, cook, and watch soccer.


Welcome to 1st grade! I hope that everyone has a fantastic summer, and I look forward to meeting you at Open House!

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Christina Sharif



My name is Christina Sharif. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with my degree in Early Childhood Education. Right after college I moved to Delaware with my husband because of his job relocation. We lived in Delaware for two years, however missed the South so much we had to come back! It’s great to be back in Georgia because we both grew up here!

This will be my third year teaching First Grade and I love it. I am looking forward to getting to know all of my students and watching each one grow academically, socially and mentally! Welcome Wildcats, we are going to have a ‘roaring’ year. 



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