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Laura Webb, Principal

Hello, Nighthawk Families! My name is Laura Webb, and I have the honor of serving as principal of this vibrant and thriving New Hope Elementary community. I began my career as a fifth-grade teacher in Fulton County in 2000. I taught at Dunwoody Springs Elementary and Wilson Creek Elementary. I became an elementary mathematics specialist, and then served as assistant principal at Dolvin Elementary and Roswell North Elementary. In 2015, I was thrilled to join Forsyth County Schools as assistant principal at Big Creek Elementary before taking over as principal. I have two boys who attend Forsyth County schools. My husband is a principal in Fulton County. We love to travel and explore new places and believe that learning is a lifelong adventure! 

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Heather Smith, Assistant Principal

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be an assistant principal here at New Hope! I have been a Forsyth County educator since 2006, and I was most recently an Assistant Administrator at Big Creek Elementary. A little about me -- I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees from North Georgia College and State University, as well as a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I also have endorsements in reading and gifted and am an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with a leadership add on certificate. I have two sons who will be attending New Hope as well! My husband is also an educator and a middle school band director. I love spending time hanging out and playing with my boys. 

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Katie Baldwin, Assistant Principal

I am so excited to continue to serve the students and families of New Hope! I earned my bachelor's degree in Journalism with a Spanish minor from the University of Georgia. Then I received my Master of Arts in Teaching in Reading, Language and Literacy from Georgia State University with endorsements in Reading, ESOL and Special Education. I taught at several schools in north Fulton County before joining Forsyth County Schools in 2017 as an Instructional Coach at Big Creek Elementary. In 2021, I completed my Tier 1 Leadership Certificate from North Georgia College and State University. My husband Jeff and I have a daughter named Ellie and goldendoodle named Roxie. We live in Sandy Springs. We enjoy spending time at the beach and traveling to new places. 

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Danielle Hilaski, PhD - Assistant Principal

It is a privilege to serve the students, parents, and staff at New Hope Elementary as the Assistant Administrator. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.  I then earned a Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania in Reading, Writing, and Literacy.  I completed my PhD at Georgia State University in Teaching and Learning.  I have 17 years in education teaching first grade, third grade, Reading Recovery, ESL, and EIP.  I have taught the past 7 years at the University of North Georgia as a professor in the Elementary and Special Education program.  I am ecstatic to be coming back to the elementary school setting as a Nighthawk! I have twin girls who attend school in Fulton County.  I am supported by my loving husband of 15 years, Erik.  I have a rescue pup named Holly who I love to take for long walks. When I am not at work, you are likely to find me at a soccer field or dance studio with one of my girls.