• Student Support Staff

    Coal Mountain Elementary School 
    School Phone: (770) 887-7705

    db Deana Brown, Counselor

    My name is Deana Brown. I am so excited for another wonderful year here at Coal Mountain Elementary. I have worked as a professional school counselor in Forsyth County Schools since 2007. Prior to transitioning to public education I worked in clinical settings including outpatient settings, hospitals, and crisis stabilization units. I have also served as both an administrator and faculty member in higher education training future counselors. I am incredibly honored to be trusted with your most precious children and truly enjoy helping each grow and develop into successful and happy individuals.

     debrown@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730102

     JB Jan Burgett, School Counselor

    My name is Jan Burgett and I am the counselor for 3-5th grade students. I love working at Coal Mountain with our fabulous students. Please let me know if I can assist with any concerns or provide support!

     jburgett@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730234

    Heq Wendy Hequembourg, Instructional Coach 

    Check back for bio soon.

     whequembourg@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730178

    Gina Landis, 

     I am Gina Landis and I moved to Forsyth County in 2007 with my husband John. We have two daughters Isabella and Sophia. I had taught for 8 years and then had the opportunity to stay home with my daughters and was fortunate to come back to a wonderful teaching community at Coal Mountain in 2011. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, was a Literacy Coach and now have the opportunity to be apart of the EIP program I am excited for another wonderful year at CMES.

     glandis@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730429


     alowe April Lowe, Speech and Languauge Pathologist

    I love teaching speech and language at Coal Mountain. I love it so much that this is my 26th year here and I am still as excited to see progress in students as I was my first year. I grew up in Forsyth County and have raised my personal children in this school system. My husband also teaches in this county. Forsyth County Schools are near and dear to my heart. I have many experiences that have shaped me professionally and increased my expertise in the area of speech and language and I look forward to the next years growing with my students and we all progress and strive to be better. I enjoy being outdoors, hanging with friends as well as exploring new things and new places. Looking forward to a new year next year! LET's DO THIS!

     aslowe@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730456

     noe   Diana Noe, Speech and Languauge Pathologist

    Hi! My name is Diana Noe and this is my third year at Coal Mountain and my 11th year teaching speech and language in schools. My husband Scott and I have two daughters, Leigh Ellen and Eliza. We fell in love with this area while on a college visit and moved from Mississippi, while the girls stayed to finish their college studies. I look forward to the new school year and helping my students reach their communication goals!

     f38187@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730452


     LAP Lee Anne Price, Speech and Languauge Pathologist

    My name is Lee Anne Price. This is my second year at Coal Mountain and my twenty-first year in Forsyth County Schools. I am looking forward to a great year with all of my students.

     laprice@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730178
     AQ  Anna Quinones, ESOL Teacher


    My name is Anna Quinones. I am blessed, grateful, and thankful to be part of Coal Mountain Elementary! * I have been an ESOL teacher for many years and I look forward to another excited year here at the Mountain! I enjoy helping my students discover their potential as we together grow stronger in our learning! As it has been stated before, I love 'Mining for Coal and Discovering Diamonds'!

     aquinones@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730151


    reis Stephanie Reis, ESOL Teacher

    My name is Stephanie Reis and I have taught ESOL for many years. I love helping students learn English and to support them in their classroom.

     sreis@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730151

    schwam    Lori Schwaemmle, Gifted Teacher  

    My name is Lori Schwaemmle and I think the students at CMES are the BEST! I love to learn and get to instill the love of learning in students every day. I am married to Scott and we have amazing identical twin daughters. In my spare time, I love reading, playing tennis, boating, and traveling. We will work together to help your child have a successful educational journey.

     lschwaemmle@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730501  
    waller    Miki Waller, Early Intervention Teacher  

     My name is Miki Waller and this is my 15th year teaching. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Valdosta State University and earned my Master’s Degree in Reading from Walden University. I’ve been at Coal Mountain for the past 12 years. I am a blessed mom to two amazing children, and two active fur babies . My husband and I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and camping with our crew!

     mwaller@forsyth.k12.ga.us     720256




     Lona Lona Valentino, ESOL  
    Hi!  My name is Lona Valentino.  I’m THRILLED to begin my 4th year at Coal Mountain Elementary as a member of the ESOL team.  This is my 17th year teaching.  Before that, I taught in Gwinnett County Public Schools as a classroom and special education teacher in grades K-5.  I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Georgia in 2006.  I have a bachelor’s in Special Education and a Master’s in Elementary Education along with a Reading Specialist degree.  Additionally, I have an Educational Specialist in Teaching and Learning as well as in Instructional Technology.  In my free time, I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, try new restaurants, workout, and read a good book.  As a former Pennsylvanian, I love watching my favorite football team the Pittsburgh Steelers!
     xvalentino@forsyth.k12.ga.us     730213 email
     Gresham    Nancee Worley, Early Intervention Teacher  
    I am Nancee T. Worley and am excited to begin my 28th year teaching in the community where I grew up, Coal Mountain.  My husband, Jeff, and I have two sons, Glenn, who graduated from NFHS in 2019 and Andrew, an 8th grader at NFMS this school year.  I absolutely love teaching students and seeing them master skills.  While teaching is my passion, I enjoy outdoor activities with my family as well as sewing and crafting.  Looking forward to an awesome 2021-2022 school year, the 40th anniversary of Coal Mountain Elementary.  
     ntworley@forsyth.k12.ga.us      730153 email