• Special Area Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 887-6161
    Downs, Courtnie - STEM Lab


    I have been teaching in Forsyth County for 14 years. I am a UNG alumni who student taught at Sawnee Elementary and was hired as a first grade teacher. I taught 1st and 2nd grade at Sawnee for 11 years. I then moved to Mashburn Elementary for four years and had the exciting opportunity to start their STEM Lab. I am so excited to be back at Sawnee and in the STEM Lab. My favorite part of teaching STEM is watching students overcome challenges, get their hands dirty, and show their amazing creativity.


    phone   771172email  cdowns@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Rasher, Priscilla - Computer Science


    I love science and STEAM, and I am excited to be teaching Computer Science at Sawnee this year! I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. My husband, Ed and I have lived in Forsyth since 2014. Our son, Scott is a senior at West and our daughter, Maddie is an 8th grader at Liberty. I began my career at Sawnee as a volunteer, substitute teacher, and I have been a member and President of the LSC board. Prior to our time in Georgia, I worked for Florida’s DEP chemistry lab, and I taught a Four Winds Nature program in Vermont. I’m looking forward to inspiring my students to think outside the box, and to foster a love of learning!


    phone   770119email  f33111@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham McCormick, Sarah

    I'm so excited to begin my 7th year here at Sawnee! I graduated from North Georgia in 2013 with my bachelors in Health and Physical Education. I can't wait to have another great year with our students!

    phone  771072email  SMcCormick@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Duhamel, Celeste - Art

    The 2019-2020 chool year will be my 23rd year with Forsyth County Schools. Originally from Connecticut, I graduated from the University of Connecticut with my BFA and from Quinnipiac University with my MAT.

    phone  772116email  cduhamel@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Poss, Terri - PE

    Welcome to Sawnee Elementary Physical Education! I have been teaching Physical Education for 26 years. I have a B.S. degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance with certification in grade P-12, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education with certification in elementary grades and a Specialist degree in Educational Technology. I look forward to having a great school year!

    phone  772400email  tmposs@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Turner, Barbara - Music


    I am excited to be starting my 16th year here at Sawnee! I have a bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Technology. In my spare time, I enjoy singing and playing the piano. I look forward to being you child's music teacher this year!



    phone  771165email  bturner@forsyth.k12.ga.us