Janna Novotny My name is Janna Novotny. I will be back in 4th grade and I could not be more excited to learn and grow with my new students this year. I am originally from Glens Falls, NY but moved down to Alpharetta, GA when I was young. I grew up in Forsyth County and I am so happy that I am an educator here now. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education as well as my Reading Endorsement. I received my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University. My husband and I love going to the park with our dog Mae and enjoy going to Braves and Gladiator games when we can! I can’t wait to have fun with you this year. 480469 firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndsey Kelley My name is Lyndsey Kelley and this will be my 11th year teaching. I graduated from Edison State College with a degree in Elementary Education. I have 3 kids, Kaleb age 16 attends West High School, Ava age 13 attends Hendricks Middle School and Charli age 7 here at Brandywine. In my free time you can find me at the soccer or baseball field. 480481 email@example.com Kara Merck
Hello! My name is Kara Merck and this will be my 13th year in education. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I received my master's in Post-Secondary Education Instructional Technology from Troy University. In my free time I love to hang out with my husband. We love to travel and go to concerts. My favorite pass time is being an aunt to my beautiful nieces and nephews. I am so excited to be on the fourth-grade team at Brandywine! I know we are going to have an amazing year!
480474 KMerck@forsyth.k12.ga.us Delaney Windham
Howdy, I'm Delaney Windham! I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, where I spent my childhood dreaming of becoming an educator. I earned my bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech University and taught 4th grade two years before moving here.This is my second year teaching at Brandywine, and I love being a Badger!!! I love to instill goal setting in students academically and personally. My number one goal is to make BWE students feel safe and loved. I strive to facilitate a positive learning environment where students have a sense of curiosity, individuality, and purpose.
480471 firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Clary
Hi there! My name is Amanda Clary. I am originally from San Diego, California. I attended the University of Florida where I received both my undergraduate and masters degrees in Elementary Education. Go Gators! This will be my 19th year in education. I have taught fourth grade for the last 12 years and it’s by far my favorite! I have taught in Forsyth, and Fulton county in Georgia and Pasco county in Florida. My absolute favorite thing about teaching is getting to build close relationships with each of my students and providing them with love and support to ensure that they are successful in their learning journey. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, crocheting, and spending time with my family.
480470 email@example.com Ruth Beichner
Ruth A Beichner has been teaching for over 20 years. She has taught 2nd, fourth and fifth grades. She has her masters in reading, and holds a certificate in ESOL and Gifted. She also has a doctoral degree in educational leadership. She loves teaching and Brandywine.
480475 firstname.lastname@example.org Marcela Gutierrez – DLI 4th Grade Spanish Teacher
My name is Marcela Gutierrez and this is my second year at BWE. My major is in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I'm currently teaching 4th grade DLI. I am from Mexico City and my family, and I have been living in Atlanta . I love to teach Math and Science and I’m looking forward to meeting my students next year.
480486 email@example.com Julie Grabowski (DLI- English)
My name is Julie Grabowski. I am the 4th Grade DLI English teacher. I graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo with a B.S in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood. I received my Maters in Bilingual/ESL Education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I have been in education for 30 years, have taught in Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Fourth Grades, and also taught Sixth & Seventh Grade Math. I love being in a dual language setting and am very excited to be working in the DLI program here at Brandywine.