• Meet the Kindergarten Teachers 

    Sharon

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    School Phone: (770) 888-7511

      
Ms. Maddie Brown

Phone: 121132

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Ms. Maddie Brown

I am so excited for another great school year at Sharon and another wonderful year of kindergarten! I grew up in the Atlanta area so Georgia really is home to me. I obtained my degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). I also have my ESOL endorsement and took part in the Orton-Gillingham training two summers ago. From the time I was little, I knew I wanted to be a teacher and as I got older I jumped at every opportunity to work with students and be in schools. During my time at UGA, I was able to study abroad and teach English to second graders in Italy. This was such an amazing experience and combined two of my favorite things: teaching and traveling! After graduating, I taught first grade for two years in Gwinnett County. Then I joined the Sharon family and this will be my fourth year teaching kindergarten here at Sharon! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, spending time with family and friends, traveling and taking my five-year-old Golden Retriever, Banks, for walks and hikes. 

Mrs. Janet Smith

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Mrs. Janet Smith

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My name is Janet Smith . I have been married 31  yrs. to my husband, Ralph. We have 2 daughters, Lindsey (a Special Education teacher) and Jo junior at Vanderbilt University). I  am a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a BS in Early Childhood  Education and a Master’s Degree in ECE from Georgia State  University.  I have taught EIP, 1st, 2nd and 4th grades with a combined experience of  22  years in the field of education. I am so excited to join the Kindergarten team this year.  I know it’s going to be an amazing year! I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the Sharon Family.

Mrs. Ashley Stinger

Phone: 121136

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Mrs. Ashley Stinger

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I am so excited for another amazing year with the Kindergarten team at Sharon Elementary! I grew up in upstate New York where I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Rose and a M.S. in Literacy from The University of Albany.  After moving to Georgia, I obtained a Ed.S in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. This will be my 16th year in education. I taught first  grade for two years, kindergarten for six years, and worked in various school administration roles in both public and private settings.  I have attended multiple institutes at Teachers College at Columbia University, studying Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Reading and Writing. I am also trained in Orton-Gillingham.   

Our family recently moved to Forsyth County.  My husband and I feel very lucky to have both our girls at Sharon Elementary this school year.

 

Mrs. Kathy Sywy

Phone: 121131

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Mrs. Kathy Sywy

I have been a teacher for 27 years, a wife for 21 years and a mom for 18 years.  I love all of the many hats I wear.  I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I worked at Sedalia Park Elementary in Cobb County for 10 years.  I taught 2nd grade for 4 years and kindergarten for 6 years.  I also taught a K-1 multi-age class & participated in a 3 year Family Group classroom model.  I left the Cobb County School system in 2003 after having my first child & moving to Suwanee.  I worked at The Johns Creek Primrose for 9 years.  I taught the Georgia State-Funded Pre-K for 3 years & the Sacs Accredited Private Pre-K for 6 years.  This will be my 9th year teaching kindergarten at Sharon.  I love learning!  I have my gifted endorsement & I am Orton-Gillingham trained.  My husband Steve is a Clemson graduate so I put up with a lot of orange.  We have 2 beautiful boys that have excelled at Sharon Elementary since kindergarten.  They are both at Lambert High School.  Tyler will be a Senior & Dean will be a Sophomore.  I enjoy college football, reading, the beach/lake, our dog Max, and spending time with family & friends.  My "Super Power" is teaching!

Mrs. Kristy White

Phone: 121136

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Mrs. Kristy White

I'm so excited to be a part of another great year in Kindergarten! This is my second year teaching Kindergarten at Sharon, but I've been a part of the Sharon family for many years as a parent.

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE), and my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oglethorpe University.  I have 9 years of experience in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades; 2 years as an EIP teacher in Reading; and 4 years in pre-K.

My husband, Scott and I have lived in this area for 12 years. We have 3 kids. Jack is a Junior at Lambert HS, Kylie is a Freshman at Lambert HS, and Karsyn is in 2nd Grade here at Sharon. I'm looking forward to another amazing year in Kindergarten!

Meet The Kindergarten Instructional Assistants

Mrs. Allyn Elliott

Phone: 121136

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Mrs. Allyn Elliott

My name is Allyn Elliott.  I graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia (Goooooo DAWGS!) with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. After graduation, I moved to Atlanta and worked in Advertising Sales at CNN/Turner Broadcasting where I met my husband!  We have 3 kids, Caitlynn, Ryan and Jake and after working at CNN in downtown Atlanta for 8 years,  I was blessed to be a stay at home Mom with my babies!  During that time, I taught at my kid's church preschool.  I was fortunate to work with all ages, the 2's, 3's and the 4 yr old Pre-K program. This will be my 7th year as a Paraprofessional at Sharon and I am so thankful to be a part of this amazing school and wonderful family! I love to exercise and work out, doing home makeovers and spending time with my family and enjoying all of their sports, baseball and football...we stay busy!!.  I am so excited about this school year and meeting all of our new kindergarten babies!

I can't wait for an awesome year!!

Mrs. Kim Matthew

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Mrs. Kim Matthew

Hi! My name is Kim Matthews. I am originally from NY, but moved here from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I went to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where I received my degree in Music Education. I taught preschool for 10 years prior to moving to Atlanta and I have been working at Sharon Elementary as an Interrelated Paraprofessional for 13 years now!! I am married to my wonderful husband Todd and we have one son, Ryan... who is 26 and married. I love cooking, crafts and mostly singing! I have been helping with the school musicals for the past five years and can’t wait for our next performance!! I am really looking forward to an awesome 2020-2021 school year!!

Mrs. Sharon Olson

Phone: 121131

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Mrs. Sharon Olson

I've had the pleasure of being a paraprofessional for the past 17 years, working at Settles Bridge, Mashburn and here at Sharon Elementary. My husband and I will be married 34 years this October and we've been residents of Forsyth County for 27 years. We have two sons, both UGA grads; with my oldest adding a degree from Emory and my youngest earning his master's at Georgia. I am very excited to be part of your child's class.

Mrs. Jennifer O'Neill

Phone: 121132

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Mrs. Jennifer O'Neill

My name is Jennifer O'Neill.  I am a Georgia native where I called Stone Mountain my home for 19 years.  After graduating from Stone Mountain High School, I followed in the footsteps of my two older brothers and attended the University of Georgia where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education.  I taught kindergarten at Austin Elementary School in Dunwoody for five years.  Even though I loved my job, I decided to take a break and stay at home with my children.

 I love to read, cook, vacation at the beach, spend time with my family, and watch both college football and the Atlanta Falcons.  I have been married for 26 years and have four beautiful children: Amanda (24), Johnathan (21-Georgia Tech), Jeffrey (18-UNG) and Olivia (15-Lambert High).  I have been a Sharon parent since 2007 and was a substitute teacher from 2010-2013. This is my eighth year as an Instructional Assistant.

Mrs. Kimberly Sinning

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Mrs. Kimberly Sinning

My name is Kimberly Sinning & I am so excited to start my second year at Sharon Elementary! 

I am a Penn State University graduate, with a degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education.  I have previously taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade and Georgia Pre-K.  

My husband and I have been married for 24 years, and we have two wonderful children.  Our daughter is a junior at UGA, and our son is a junior at Lambert High School.  I am thrilled to be a part of your child's Kindergarten year!!

Last Modified on August 12, 2020