School Phone: (770) 887-7749



    Kara Billington


    Hi! My name is Kara Billington and this will be my 5th year teaching first grade at Cumming Elementary! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. First grade is my favorite grade to teach and I am looking forward to meeting all of my new students and parents this year!

      ext. 740327

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     Brittany Cook


    I am so excited to begin my 8th year of teaching as a first grade teacher at Cumming Elementary. I have previous experience in Pre-K and in Kindergarten. I graduated from Forsyth Central High School and went to Dalton State College where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL Endorsement. My husband and I love spending time with our 1 year old daughter, Embree, and our Boston Terrier, Wrigley. Thank you for entrusting me with one of your most precious gifts! I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

      ext. 740313

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    Megan Geren

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Megan Geren and this will be my 13th year teaching at Cumming Elementary! I graduated in 2008 from Berry College with a degree in Early Childhood Education, a minor in Spanish, and an ESOL endorsement. In 2011, I completed my master's degree at Piedmont College. I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a three-year-old daughter, Josie, who I welcomed home from China in 2018. I cannot wait to share my love of learning and sense of adventure with my students this year!!

      ext. 740334

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    Marcela Mazurkiewicz

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Marcela Mazurkiewicz and I was born and raised in Costa Rica. I graduated from South Forsyth High School and got my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw University with an endorsement in Reading . I been living in Cumming for 23 years and I have two beautiful girls. I love reading, dancing and working out. This is my second year as a first grade teacher and my third at

      ext. 740333

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    Michelle Merrell



    I am excited to be teaching first grade again at Cumming Elementary this year! This will mark my 15th year at CES and my 30th year teaching. I graduated from UCF in Orlando and that's where I taught for the first 15 years. Together with my husband we have four great kids. The three girls that are grown and on their own and we have a 16 year old son in 11th grade. We also have four fur babies - three dogs and a cat. We love traveling, sightseeing, hiking, camping, cooking, baking, games and family time.

      ext. 740317

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    Shari Thompson

     Virtual Teacher

    My name is Shari Thompson. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and my Master of Education degrees from North Georgia College. I have been teaching at Cumming Elementary for 20 years. I am always excited to help children learn the basic skills needed for success in life and help them understand the importance of education.

    ext. 740304 Email Mrs. Thompson





    Amanda Zellner


    My name is Amanda Zellner and this will be my 16th year teaching with fourteen of those at Cumming Elementary. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a 4 1/2 year old daughter, Ashtyn. I love the beach, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. We are going to have so much fun.

     ext. 740328  Email Ms. Zellner


Last Modified on August 9, 2020