Phone: Ext. 561181


Degrees and Certifications:

David Dinsmore

Hello New Hope Community.  My name is David Dinsmore and I am excited to be a Nighthawk.  

I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's in Special Education and Elementary Education.  I also received a Masters from Aurora University in Educational Leadership.  I have had a variety of experiences over the years, but have always enjoyed working with students in 4th and 5th grade.  

I was born near Philadelphia, but moved around a lot as a kid.  Prior to being an adult, the longest I spent anywhere was in Nashville, which is where I graduated from high school.  After graduating from Kentucky, I moved to the Chicago area and was there for 24 years. My wife and I, along with our two daughters, lived on a lake in the Chicago area. Though we did not buy a house on Lake Lanier,  I am looking forward to exploring the lake and the other areas around it.  

Looking forward to meeting and working with the 5th grade students and families.

Phone: Ext. 561182


Degrees and Certifications:

Lauren Farnell

Hi, I'm Lauren Farnell and I am an excited 5th grade teacher at New Hope!

I have a bachelor's of Science in Education in Elementary/Special Education from Mercer. I also earned my Masters of Education in Early Childhood from the University of West Georgia.

I lived in Paulding County for 25 years. I taught at Sam D. Panter Elementary for 11 years, teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. I enjoy spoiling and spending time with my four nieces and nephew. I also love camping, shopping and reading!

I am proud to be a Nighthawk and a 5th grade teacher at New Hope Elementary.

Phone: Ext. 561177


Degrees and Certifications:

Nicole Franklin

Hello, my name is Nicole Franklin, and I  teach 5th grade at New Hope Elementary!

I have my Bachelors of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida. I also have my Master's in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University.

I am originally from Pittsburgh but moved to West Palm Beach, Florida when I was 13. I have two boys, Lucas  and Cameron. We  love being outdoors, traveling, and cheering on our favorite sports teams, the Steelers and the Braves! I enjoy photography, going to concerts, and baking & decorating cookies. 

I'm looking forward to welcoming all the students, families and staff that will fill the classrooms and hallways at New Hope!

Phone: Ext. 561183


Degrees and Certifications:

Lauren Lilly

Hi, there! My name is Lauren Lilly, and I am super excited for another year at New Hope.

I went to Vanderbilt University and graduated with Child Development and Early Education degrees. I am also certified in Special Education. I have taught 5th grade for over 20 years in both Fulton and Forsyth counties.

I grew up in Buckhead, GA where I met my husband in middle school. We have two kids who both attend New Hope as well. We have two German Shepherds, Ruger & Kimber. We love spending time together as a family camping in our RV or at the beach enjoying the water.

I'm excited to create a fun and positive learning and working environment for students and staff at New Hope. I can't wait to build lasting relationships that beyond the 4 walls of the school!

Phone: Ext. 561187


Degrees and Certifications:

Monica Poole

Hi, there! My name is Monica Poole, and I teach 5th grade at New Hope!

I studied at Georgia College & State University and earned my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education along with a Reading endorsement. I have been teaching 5th grade for the past few years, and I look forward to another fantastic year as a Nighthawk!

I'm originally from Florida and moved to Alpharetta before I began high school. I live in Cumming with my husband and sweet golden retriever named Daisy. I love exploring new places - whether it's a new coffee shop or restaurant, a new city, or even just a new place to walk my dog. I also love listening to live music, cheering on the Braves at Truist Park, and kayaking on the Chestatee River.

I am so looking forward to meeting all the new 5th grade Nighthawks and continuing last year’s traditions!

Phone: Ext. 561186


Degrees and Certifications:

Dana Pratt

Hi, there! My name is Dana Pratt, and I am excited to join Nighthawk Nation!

I graduated with a bachelor's of science in Early Childhood/Special Education from Gordon State College. I also earned a Gifted endorsement. I most recently taught 5th grade ELA and social studies at Vickery Creek Elementary.

I am from Pike County, GA where I grew up playing soccer from a very young age. I went on to play in high school and at Gordon State College. I currently play as a defender for the Georgia Amateur Women's Soccer Association and for UFA of Forsyth. I am married to my college sweetheart, and we have a daughter named Avonlea. We also have a dog, Utley-Kate, and a cat named Thomas. I love to travel, shop, and spend time with my family in my free time. 

I look forward to leading, growing, and building relationships and a strong community at New Hope. Together, we will soar and excel to great heights!

Phone: Ext. 561192


Degrees and Certifications:

Katie Tyrie

Hello! My name is Katie Tyrie, and I'm a 5th grade teacher at New Hope. 

I have my B.A. and my Master's in Elementary Education from Clemson University. (Go Tigers!) I also have a gifted & talented endorsement. Before joining Forsyth County, I taught in South Carolina and at an international school in Bogotá, Colombia. 

I grew up in Snellville, GA, but also lived for many years in Greenville, SC. I met my husband, Peyton, while teaching in Colombia, and we enjoyed traveling all around South America during our years there. I absolutely love to travel & do anything outside - whether that's camping, kayaking, or even jumping out of planes! (I'm a certified skydiver!) I also love listening to live music, watching sports, and cooking. 

I am so excited to discover and learn with my students & build relationships with everyone in the New Hope community!