• Second Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040


    clark   Marcy Clark
    My name is Marcy Clark, and I am excited to begin my 14th year at VCE.   I am originally from Texas and graduated from The University of Texas.  This past summer I moved to my dream home in the mountains of Jasper.  I have one beautiful daughter who lives in Athens and attends The University of Georgia.  When I am not teaching, I love to be outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family.  I am an animal lover!  I have a rescue dog named Moses, and I volunteer for Hero Dog Rescue in my free time.  I am looking forward to another amazing school year! 😊
    phone 180349 email maclark@forsyth.k12.ga.us






    Sarah Gill

    Hi there! My name is Sarah Gill. I like to call myself a Georgia native although I grew up in Washington and Arizona before moving to Georgia. I live here in Cumming with my husband, Christian, and our sweet puppy, Finley. When I’m not at school you’ll find me spending time with my family, on the lake, baking, hiking, or any fun DIY project! 

    This will be my sixth year teaching at Vickery Creek Elementary School. I am currently working on my masters in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University. In 2016, I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education along with a Reading Endorsement. I cannot wait to meet my new students this year and share my passion for learning!

    phone 180353 email sgill@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Kersey Tina Kersey

    I grew up in Florida and received my teaching degree from the University of South Florida. I have taught for 26 years and every year is a new and wonderful learning experience.

    My family and I moved to Georgia from Florida and enjoy being a part of this community.  I have had the privilege of teaching here at VCE for 18 years and Vickery is my home away from home. My husband and I have 3 children.

    Our family enjoys boating, hanging out, and playing cards!

    I look forward to working with you and your child this year and watching the tremendous amount of growth that each child makes. It is my belief that every child should love school and it is my job to help them find that happiness here.  It will be an incredible and exciting year!

    phone 180423 email tkersey@forsyth.k12.ga.us




    Laurie Edwards
     Formerly a writer and editor in development aid, Ms. Edwards grew up in Atlanta, and has been teaching for 20 years.
    phone 180362 email





    Rachel Keck
     My name is Rachel Keck, and I’m so excited to be teaching second grade this year. I am originally from Missouri, was raised there, and graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Life brought me to Georgia four years ago, and I began teaching here at VCE. Currently, I live in Cumming with my husband, Justin. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and playing board games. I’m looking forward to another amazing year here at Vickery Creek Elementary.
    phone 180361 email






    Sarah Rich
    Hello! My name is Sarah Rich and this will be my third year teaching at Vickery Creek. I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year! I am originally from Connecticut but moved to Georgia when I was in third grade and grew up in Forsyth County. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Reading Endorsement. In my free time you can usually find me walking the trails at Fowler Park or any nearby hiking trails, visiting friends and family, and exploring new places! I’m so excited for another amazing year at VCE! 😊
    phone 180362 email



     Sealey Tara Sealey

     I have been teaching for twenty-two years and this will be my sixth year at VCES. I look forward to another wonderful year working with you and your child!

    I graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC with a B.S. in Elementary Education and I earned a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

     My husband Heath and I are blessed with three children. Our oldest daughter Ansley is a junior at Georgia Southern University, our son Aidan is a senior at West Forsyth High School and our youngest daughter Addison is a fifth grader at VCES. We have three French Bulldogs too!

    phone 180350 email tsealey@forsyth.k12.ga.us






    Patricia Thomas

    Hello! I am so excited to be at VCE for my second year, teaching second grade virtually! I am even more thrilled about meeting my new students! This is my 13th year in education. I have experience working with Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 6th grades, though most of my work has been with 1st grade. 

    I am originally from Alabama, earning my Bachelor’s from the University of South Alabama and my Master’s from Troy University. Both of my degrees are in Elementary Education.

    My son, Carter, attends VCE, too. He is in 1st grade. When we are not at VCE, we enjoy hiking and geocaching, playing baseball and soccer, going to sporting events, reading, and watching Disney+. We love animals and visit the zoo and aquarium often. We have a Malshi puppy named Pigwidgeon (Pig) and a beta fish named Mac.

    I am looking forward to working with my students and their families and having a virtually awesome experience this school year!

    phone 180301 email




     Vaughan Melanie Vaughan

    Hi! My name is Melanie Vaughan and I am so excited to begin my eighth year teaching here at Vickery Creek Elementary School. I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a degree in Elementary Education. Before staying home with my children, I taught for 2 years in NC. Once my children were older, I was excited to get back in the classroom to continue my passion for teaching. 

     My husband John and I have been married for 22 years and are blessed with three boys. Ethan, our oldest, will be a sophomore at the University of Alabama. Tyler (12th) and Peyton (10th) attend West Forsyth High School. We also have two dogs, Ellie and Tucker. 

     I look forward to a SUPER year of fun learning opportunities and great adventures with my 2nd grade class!

    phone 180424 email mvaughan@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on August 16, 2021