Phone: Ext. 562142


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Sarah Kirkely- PE

Hello, Nighthawks! My name is Sarah Kirkley, and I'm excited to be the PE teacher at New Hope.

I grew up in McDonough, GA, and both of my parents were educators. I always knew this is what I wanted to do. After high school, I ran Cross Country and Track and Field for the University of West Georgia. I finished my college career at the University of North Georgia where I earned a degree in Middle Grades Education. I am certified in 4-8th grade science, gifted, PE and Health. Last year, I taught 7th grade science at Vickery Creek Middle School.

I live in north Forsyth with my husband, and we have two daughters who are 4 and 1. I love playing sports and coaching my nephew's, niece's and daughter's sports teams.

I can't wait to meet all our students and teach them life long healthy habits. I love coaching and am thrilled that I will soon spend my school day doing this. Switching from middle to elementary school will be a great change, and I am looking forward to many years at New Hope!

Phone: Ext. 562225


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Natalie Pass- STEAM

Hello, I'm Natalie Pass, and I will be teaching a Drama/STEAM specials where we will have a lot of fun exploring and creating together! 

I am a graduate of Piedmont University where I earned a degree in Theatre Education. I'm working on my masters in curriculum and instruction and graduate in July!  I was most recently the drama teacher at Otwell Middle School.

I grew up in a military family and have lived in Texas, Illinois, Japan and Georgia. My husband and I moved to Cumming in 2015. We have a daughter, Annabelle, and her best friends are our two dogs, Maddux and Rizzo! Can you tell we like the Braves and Cubs?? I enjoy Atlanta United Soccer games too! I love hiking, running and traveling, and I love shows at the Fox Theatre.

I am so excited to meet all of our Nighthawk families and be a part of building this wonderful new Nighthawk community!

Phone: Ext. 562121


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Katie Riedinger- Art

Hi, there! My name is Katie Riedinger, and I'll be teaching Art at New Hope!

I received my bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art Education from Arizona State University. Most recently, I have been the art teacher at Shiloh Point Elementary.

I grew up in New Jersey and returned there after college. I taught all grade levels in a small school district in NJ until my husband was transferred to North Carolina. We lived in Charlotte for nine years, and I taught elementary art there for eight years before moving to our current home in Cumming. We have two daughters - Megan, a Sophomore at the University of Tennessee, and Emily who will be joining her in the fall. We also have two crazy dogs named Charlie and Louie. I love to paint, go on walks with my husband, play games with my family, read, and I am a huge musical theater fan!

I am thrilled for the opportunity to grow in a new place! I can't wait to start new traditions and get messy with all the young Nighthawk artists!

Phone: Ext. 562287


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Hannah Rose- Music

Hi, my name is Hannah Rose, and I am so excited to be the music teacher at New Hope.

I graduated from the University of Georiga (GO DAWGS) with my bachelor's in Music Education K-12 as well as my Orff Level 1 certification. In 2020, I had the honor of being named Teacher of the Year at Big Creek Elementary.

I am a native of Forsyth County and graduated from North Forsyth HS. My husband is Greg and we love to travel. I also enjoy reading, listening to new music and cheering on my Dawgs!

I am so excited to meet our new Nighthawks, and even more excited to make some awesome music together in our amazing new community!

Phone: Ext. 562205


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Meghan Street- Innovation

Hello, Nighthawks! My name is Meghan Street and I'll be teaching in the Innovation Lab, which is part of New Hope's specials rotation.

I graduated from Georgia State University with my bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I started my career in Rockdale County, teaching grades 3-5 and being named Teacher of the Year. Here in Forsyth, I previously taught 4th grade math and science at Big Creek Elementary, where I was also Teacher of the Year. I have also received my Math Endorsement.

I was born in Missouri but moved to Georgia when I was young. My husband and I have two sons, Caden (13) and Ryles (3), as well as two sweet dogs, CJ and Bear. We love spending time outdoors, especially on our boat, and taking long walks. We are huge baseball fans, always cheering on our son's team and the Atlanta Braves!

I'm elated for the opportunity to build new relationships and partner with amazing educators and parents to lay a wonderful foundation for our future students!