Phone: 280204

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Michele Coffman

I have been teaching for 24 years, and Matt has been my home for 14 years. I have spent the majority of my years teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. I received my undergraduate degree in education from McNeese State University in Louisiana. I earned my Master's degree from Piedmont College. I am also gifted certified. Every day is a new challenge that I embrace. I hope to make a difference in the life of each child that I have the privilege of teaching!

 

Phone: 280234

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Cindy Grant

I am a graduate of Clemson University and have earned my master's degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. This is my 17th year at Matt Elementary. During my time at Matt Elementary, I have taught in both 1st grade and second grade. Previously I taught 1st grade, Pre-K, Special Needs Pre-K, Kindergarten, and a Multi aged 1st-3rd class. Having taught in all those different levels, I have found my "home" in first grade. The children are extremely excited to learn, which makes me excited to teach!
 

 

Phone: 280214

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Vanessa McBrayer

I graduated, Cum Laude, from the University of North Georgia with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education as well as ESOL and Reading Endorsements. This is my fourth year of teaching and my first year at Matt Elementary!

My two sons, Matt and Dan, will be joining me and we cannot wait to make Matt our new school home! In our spare time, we love to read, hike, fish, and play with our dogs and turtles!

I am dedicated to helping students build confidence in learning and believe that all students have their own special gifts. I believe learning should be fun and strive to create a classroom environment conducive to students supporting each other and engaging in meaningful activities together.

I love rainbows and a lot of times when strengthening Literacy and Math skills, it takes certain elements to come together to see the magic happen. I am eager to make friends, memories, and rainbows at Matt!

Phone: 280213

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Tara Mullen

Hi, my name is Tara Mullen. This is my 15th year of teaching. I have been teaching first grade for 13 years now and love every minute of it! My favorite thing about teaching is that not only do I teach the kids, but they teach me new things every day! I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a reading endorsement. My husband and I have been married for 11 years, and we have lived in Cumming since 2014. We have three kids, two boys and a little lady. In the fall, you can find me cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs! I am looking forward to another fun year of teaching first grade!

 

Phone: 280228

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Melody Scott

Welcome to Matt Elementary! My name is Melody Scott and this will be my 15th year of teaching. I am an Arkansas native and earned my Bachelor of Science in Education and my Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. I have taught grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. I live in North Forsyth with my husband and our 2 Golden Retriever fur babies. I enjoy being outdoors, gardening, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to an amazing year of new learning adventures at Matt!

Phone: 280218

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Kelly Simonds

I grew up in Forsyth County, attending Sawnee Elementary, Otwell Middle School, and Forsyth Central High School. My dream as a little girl was to grow up to be a wife, mother, and a teacher. I went to North Georgia College after high school and received my teaching degree and Master's degree. I started teaching and then got married to my wonderful husband. We are the proud parents of 2 sons who also attended Matt. I am so blessed that my dreams came true, and I am looking forward to my 29th year of teaching in Forsyth County!

 

Phone: 280227

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Rhonda Slaughter

I am excited to be returning for another year in first grade at Matt Elementary! This will be my 18th year of teaching, and my 9th year teaching first grade at Matt Elementary. I have previous experience teaching kindergarten and Pre-K. I earned both my Bachelors and Masters Degree (specializing in literacy) in Elementary Education from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). My husband and I have been married for 20 years, and we have lived in Cumming since February of 2007. Both of my children are at North Forsyth High School. My son is a junior and my daughter is a freshman. They both attended Matt Elementary K-5th grade. I am thrilled to teach first grade again this year!

 

Phone: 280217

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Susan Williams

I have taught First Grade for over 15 years in Forsyth County! I love first graders! I received my BA in Elementary Education from Northeast Louisiana. I have been married for over 20 years to my sweet husband Michael, and we have two children, Joseph and Claire. We love living in Georgia and enjoy spending time together outdoors and going to sporting events. I feel that being able to teach children and share the love of learning with them is one of my greatest gifts. I am so grateful to be teaching at such a wonderful school in a beautiful community.

 

 

Last Modified on February 7, 2024