Fourth Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040


      Renee Crouse
    My name is Renee Crouse and this is my 9th 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 18th 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 two dogs.  I love football, Fall weather, games and puzzles. I look forward to an amazing year!
    phone 180216 email rcrouse@forsyth.k12.ga.us





    Hollie Gaerte

    My name is Hollie Gaerte, and I am excited to be apart of the 4th grade team! I have been teaching for 8 years and have taught 3rd and 4th grade. Teaching is a 2nd career for me, I was previously in the accounting field for over 14 years. 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, son (Cameron-12), and I live in Cumming with our 2 dogs. During my free time, I enjoy watching my son play baseball, basketball, or football, and spending time with our family and pups. Looking forward to a fun and exciting year at VCE!   

    phone 180202 email f39284@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 seventh year teaching at Vickery Creek Elementary School.  I recently graduated with a Masters of Education 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 180203 email sgill@forsyth.k12.ga.us




    Megan Gorman
    Hello! My name is Megan Gorman. I have experience in first and fourth grade. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood/Special Education with a Reading endorsement. I have been at VCE since 2020 and I might be biased, but we have the best school, ever. I am looking forward to a great school year!
    phone 180214 email mgorman@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Jeanette Johnston
    My name is Jeanette Johnston and I am in my 3rd 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 first year at Georgia College and my younger daughter is going into 2nd grade here at Vickery.  I am looking forward to another great year here at Vickery Creek Elementary School.
    phone 180204 email jjohnston@forsyth.k12.ga.us




    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! 
    phone 180201 email ariggins@forsyth.k12.ga.us




    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!!
    phone 180215 email asalo@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Tracy Vernie
    My name is Tracy Vernie and I was born and raised in Florida.  I played college softball at Thomas University where I earned my bachelors degree in 2005 and later received my Master of Art in Teaching from Reinhardt College in 2015 with a reading endorsement.  I have been at Vickery Creek for 7 years, and this is my third year teaching 4th grade.  I have lived in the Atlanta area for 15 years with my husband.  I have two beautiful girls, Danielle who is in 4th grade and Harper who is in 2nd grade, and they attend Vickery Creek Elementary as well.  I love being with my family, watching FSU football, reading, and traveling. I look forward to a wonderful year at Vickery Creek!
    phone 180217 email tvernie2@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on September 13, 2022