Fourth Grade Teachers
School Phone: (770) 346-0040 Renee Crouse
My name is Renee Crouse and this is my 11th year at VCE. I’m thrilled to be teaching 4th grade! I received my bachelors in education from Auburn University and my masters from Lesley University. This is my 20th year teaching and I have had the privilege of teaching Kindergarten and 5th grade before 4th. I live locally with my husband, our two children, and our dog. I love sports, Fall weather, games and puzzles. I look forward to an amazing year!
180216 firstname.lastname@example.org Hollie Gaerte
My name is Hollie Gaerte, and I am excited to be a part of the 4th grade team! I have been teaching at VCE since 2020. I received my degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading endorsement from Kennesaw State University. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and moved to Georgia in 2002. My husband (Travis), son (Cameron), and I live in Cumming with our 2 dogs. During my free time, I enjoy watching my son play baseball, basketball, and golf, and spending time with our family and pups.
180202 email@example.com Megan Cromie Hello! My name is Megan Cromie. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood/Special Education with a Reading endorsement. I have been teaching since 2018 and at VCE since 2020. I have experience in first and fourth grade. Vickery Creek is the place to be and I am looking forward to a great school year! 180214 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanette Johnston My name is Jeanette Johnston and I am in my 5th year of teaching 4th grade here at Vickery Creek Elementary School. I was born and raised in Ohio where I began my teaching career. My family and I moved here to Georgia 13 years ago. I have been teaching in Forsyth County since moving here. I worked for 1 ½ at Big Creek Elementary as a Horizons Teacher. I then worked at Brookwood Elementary School for 10 years where I taught both 4th grade and 5th grade. My older daughter is starting her Junior year at Georgia College and my younger daughter is going into 4th grade here at Vickery. I am looking forward to another great year here at Vickery Creek Elementary School. 180204 email@example.com Emily Konrad Hi all!! My name is Emily Konrad and I am so excited to be officially joining the VCE team this year. I recently graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education along with a reading endorsement. I have grown up in Forsyth County and am so happy to be able to teach here at Vickery. I have two kittens, Cookie and Peanut, who are my "babies." When not at school, you'll find me spending time with friends, family, hiking, or cooking. I am so excited for this upcoming school year! 180203 firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Mattox
Hi! My name is Laura Mattox. I am so excited to join the amazing fourth grade team! This is my second year back at VCE. I was previously here from 1997-2003 as a first grade teacher. This is my 17th year in education. I hold a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. As a math specialist, I have taught grades K-5. As a general education teacher, I have taught first, second, fourth, and fifth grades. I have two daughters. Henley is 18 and will begin her first year at UNG Dahlonega in August. Harper is 16 and a rising junior at Cambridge High School. We live in Milton with our six pets - three cats and three dogs!
Abbey Riggins Hi there! My name is Abbey Riggins and I am so excited to be joining the Vickery Creek family! I recently graduated from Georgia College and State University with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I grew up in Forsyth county, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to come back home and teach at Vickery! When I am not in the classroom, you will find me hiking, reading, or spending time with family and friends! I am looking forward to an amazing year! 180201 email@example.com Amy Salo My name is Amy Salo, and I'm so excited to be teaching 4th grade again this year! I grew up in Georgia and Washington, and I’m a huge OSU fan…go Bucks!!! I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and also have my Master’s Degree and Gifted Endorsement. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my son, Ryan, who is in 8th grade and my daughter, Ansley, who is in 7th grade. We love to go to Lake Lanier, travel, and spend time with our family and friends. I’m so excited for this upcoming school year!! 180215 firstname.lastname@example.org