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    School Phone: (678) 965-5070


Phone: 421010


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Ashley Johnessee - Principal

Welcome Huskies!

My name is Dr. Ashley Johnessee and I am so proud to be the Principal at Haw Creek!  I began my teaching career at Settles Bridge Elementary as a Kindergarten paraprofessional before teaching both Kindergarten and Fifth Grade at Chestatee Elementary School. I then joined Lambert High School as a part of the English Department where I also served as an Assistant Administrator and Assistant Principal. A proud, double-dawg, I finished my Doctorate in Education from the University of Georgia and am a firm believer in the power of following open doors where they lead you. I am beyond excited to call Haw Creek my new home and to serve our community as principal. I am grateful for the encouragement and support of my husband, Chris and our daughter, Juliana (14). Maggie, my therapy dog, is also excited to join the #huskypack and we look forward to meeting our community! 

Phone: 421008


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Mrs. Jordann Aler - Assistant Principal

Hello Haw Creek Families!  The 2022 school year marks my sixteenth year in education.  Throughout those years, I have proudly served as an ELA teacher, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal.  Originally from Ohio, I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's degree in English, and later obtained my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University, and completed my Tier 1 Leadership from West Georgia University.   

As a mother of two boys, I am seeing first-hand the impact that our school system has in shaping them into kind, life-long learners. This year, my son, Garrison, and our therapy dog, Sadie, will be attending school with me. Sadie is thrilled to join the #huskypack! 

When not at school, my husband, our boys, and dogs are likely to be found at sporting events or boating on Lake Lanier.  

It is a privilege and honor to serve at Haw Creek, where we embody values and behaviors that create the conditions for success.  I look forward to partnering with you to make this the best year yet!

Phone: 421006


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Mrs. Amber Lee - Assistant Principal

My name is Amber Lee and I am excited to serve the Haw Creek community as Assistant Principal. This is my 13th year in education and I am a proud lifelong learner! As a Cumming, Georgia native, I attended Forsyth County Schools before attending Young Harris College. I finished my Bachelor's Degree at the University of Georgia and I am a proud member of the Bulldog Nation! I later received my Master's Degree from the University of North Georgia, my Educational Specialist Degree from Piedmont College and I am currently pursuing an Educational Doctorate Degree at Kennesaw State University.

I reside in Cumming with my husband, Wes, and son, Hudson, who also attends HCES. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, travel, and read.

I look forward to an amazing school year, Haw Creek family!


Phone: 421514


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Courtney Hale - Assistant Administrator

Hi! My name is Courtney Hale and I am so excited to be part of the Haw Creek family as an Administrative Assistant. This year will be my 13th year in education. I hold a K-8 teaching certificate with degrees in Early Childhood Education, Masters in Middle Grades Education, and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. I also have an endorsement in Gifted, ESOL, and certified in Special Education. 

I am originally from Gwinnett, but have spent the last 10 years here in Cumming with my husband, Matt, and our daughters Harper and Riley. In my spare time, I love to spend time outside with my family, traveling, and reading. 

I am looking forward to an amazing school year at Haw Creek!