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    School Phone: (770) 887-7749

     
    McGinnis Wendy McGinnis Speech Language Pathologist
     I am one of the Speech-Language Pathologists here at CES. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelorof Science Degree in Communication in 1997. I graduated from GSU with a Master of Education Degree in Communication Disorders in 2000. My husband, Jeremy, and I have been married for 20 years. We have three children: Sydney, Ben, and Ryan. We have two active dogs: Jersey and Lyra. I look forward to a great year at CES.
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     Goelz Casey Goelz IRR

    Hello!  This is my first year at Cumming Elementary and I am an interrelated resource teacher.   I am a graduate of Old Dominion University and prior to coming to Cumming Elementary, I taught Pre-Kindergarten for six years.  I have also spent a year assisting with a skills-based autism class.  My husband and I live in Forsyth County along with our twin 12-year-old boys.  I love teaching and working with children!  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

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    Hanks  Tonya Hanks  IRR

    Hello, my name is Tonya Hanks. This is my 6th year teaching at Cumming Elementary. I started out at Cumming teaching 5th grade and moved into the IRR position 3 years ago. Before coming to CES, I spent 10 years teaching in another county. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with my Masters in Education and received my Educational Specialist degree from Piedmont College. My family is a very busy bunch! We love the outdoors and you will often find us hiking, spending time on the lake or playing sports. I look forward to another wonderful year with the fantastic students and staff at CES!!

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     Doll Mrs. Anna Doll IRR Teacher
    This is my 18th year of teaching and my 12th year at Cumming Elementary School. I have a bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree from Grand Canyon University. I am married with three married children and three grandchildren. My passion is writing and gardening!
    phone  740812 email  Email Mrs. Doll
     
     
    Longoria Mary Longoria IRR
    Hello, my name is Mary Longoria. This is my second year at Cumming Elementary. My husband and I moved to Georgia with our four children in June 2016 from San Antonio, Texas. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on General Education, Special Education, and Kinesiology. I also have a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. I have been teaching for 19 years in various grade levels (Pre-K to young adults through age 22). I absolutely love being in Georgia and look forward to another great year working with the remarkable students that attend Cumming Elementary!
    phone  740912 email  Email Mrs. Longoria
      
    Goelz Ms. Casie Jennings IRR
    Biography Coming Soon
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    Goelz Ms. Allison Jones IRR

    My name is Allison Jones & I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Georgia in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. I am so excited to continue my career by joining the Cumming Elementary family. Special Education is something I am extremely passionate about & I look forward to working with the wonderful students and families at Cumming! If there is ever anything I can do to help you inside or outside of the classroom, feel free to reach out!

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    Garner Mrs. Linda Garner    IRR Teacher
    My name is Linda Garner and I am going into my 18th year with Forsyth County. I I have taught in both regular and special education classes, with the majority of my educational career as an Interrelated Teacher. Kenneth and I have been married for 36 years. We have a son, Andrew who is married to Mary (who both teach in the county), and a daughter Melissa who is married to Quinton (who live in Cartersville), and we have two grandsons, Jonah and Lucas, and a step-grandson, Jimmy. I enjoy being outside working in the garden, playing in the pool with my grands, hunting with my family, reading, and cooking.
    phone  740445 email  Email Mrs. Garner
     
    Greco Mrs. Karen Greco Speech Language Pathologist

    Hola! My name is Karen Greco. I am a bilingual speech-language pathologist at Cumming Elementary. I am originally from Orlando, Florida but my family is from Cuba. I have been married for over 6 years to my wonderful husband, Daniel. I am proud graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Go Knights! Before I became a  speech-language pathologist, I was a classroom teacher for 7 years. I love the ocean and going to the beach as well as spending time with my family and friends.   

    phone  740435 email  Email Mrs. Greco
     
    Helms Mrs. Andrea Helms Hearing Impaired Teacher
    This will be my 12th year of teaching D/HH students, and my 6th year at CES! I currently hold a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Auburn University, as well as, a M.A. in Deaf Education from Valdosta State University. I am married and have one daughter, Abby, who is in 3rd grade here at CES. When I am not teaching, I enjoy working out, camping, hiking, biking and being outdoors with my family. I look forward to another great year of teaching and helping our students realize their potential! "Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off the goal". War Eagle!
    phone  740204 email  Email Mrs. Helms
     
     Goelz Ms. Emily Reynolds IRR
     Biography Coming Soon
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    Lopez Mrs. Sherry Lopez MI/MO Teacher
    My name is Sherry Lopez. This will be my 17th year teaching specialized instruction and my 7th year at Cumming Elementary. I have a master's degree in Special Education. I am married and have 4 children. I am excited to be a part of Cumming Elementary School and the Forsyth County School System. I am looking forward to a great year.
    phone  740667 email  Email Mrs. Lopez
     
    Lyons Mrs. Kathy Lyons Speech Language Pathologist
    I am Kathy Lyons and I am a Speech/Language Pathologist at Cumming Elementary. I also have a degree in Deaf/Hard of Hearing. I have been at Cumming Elementary 9 years, in the county 20 years, and have been teaching over 30 years. I am married with 2 daughters and an adorable granddog. Although I went to Auburn and Alabama, I am now a Dawg fan since both my girls went to UGA!
    phone  740427 email  Email Mrs. Lyons
     
    Maehr Mrs. Wendy Maehr  Interpreter
    I graduated the Interpreter Training Program from Georgia State University in 1998. I have been employed as a Sign Language Interpreter in Forsyth County since 1999. I love working with all the children at CES. I have a wonderful fiance and 2 sweet fur babies (dogs).
    phone  740443 email  Email Mrs. Maehr
     
     
    McClain Mrs. Jenny McClain  IRR Teacher
    I am beginning my 18th year as an elementary school educator! I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Special Education. I received my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from UNG. I love Cumming Elementary and I am looking forward to an amazing school year!
    phone  740303 email  Email Mrs. McClain
     
     
    McCormack Mrs. Laura McCormack  Speech Language Pathologist

    I love working with students' communication skills at Cumming Elementary! I have worked here for 16 years and in the field of speech and language for 26 years. I earned a dual bachelor's degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education from Flagler College and a Master's degree in Speech/Language Pathology from Penn State. I also obtained an Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. My husband teaches science at Otwell Middle School and we have three children. Our oldest daughter works with refugees in Connecticut, our son works in the film industry in Atlanta, and our youngest daughter is a junior at UGA. They are all CES graduates!

    phone  740432 email  Email Mrs. McCormack
     
     Goelz Mrs. Lindsey Holmes  Speech-Language Pathologist
     Hello! My name is Lindsey Holmes and I am so excited to be an SLP here at Cumming Elementary, where I attended school as a little girl! I received my Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders, as well as my Masters in Communication Disorders from Auburn University- War Eagle! I have been in the school setting for the last two years, and in private practice before that. My husband Jonathon, and I have been married for 5 years and have 2 dogs- Moose and Duke and 1 cat- Bella. I love cooking, reading, being outdoors, watching football, and collecting antiques. I am looking forward to an awesome year here at CES!  
       
     
    Miranda Mrs. Laura Miranda Pre-K Hearing Impaired Teacher
    I have been teaching DHH students for 27 years and has been such a love for me. I have been at CES for 11 years and love being a Cumming Cougar! My degrees are in Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Elementary Education. I have three daughters who all went to CES! Two are in college to become teachers and my youngest is at Otwell Middle. My husband teaches Automotive Technology at Forsyth Central High School. I am so happy to be here teaching and instilling a love for learning in my students and encouraging them to be the best they can be!
    phone  740203 email  Email Mrs. Miranda
     
    Cherico   Mrs. Taffiny Cherico IRR Teacher
    This will be my 3rd year at CES. I've spent 2 years teaching third grade. This will be my first year in IRR, where I will be supporting 3rd and 4th grade. I graduated from North Forsyth High School in 2011. I went to UNG, and I have a bachealor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and another bachealor's degree in Special Education. I am married to my high school sweetheart, we have one baby, a little girl, and 2 dogs. I am so excited about this school year! I know it's going to be a great year!
    phone  740303 email  Email Mrs. Cherico
     
    Perdomo   Ms. Martha Perdomo  Interpreter
     
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     Goelz Mrs. Sandy Schuster IRR
     
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    Reid Mrs. Carla Reid IRR Teacher

    This is my 18th year in education, the last 14 have been at Cumming Elementary. I have a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and hold certification in Early Childhood, Reading, Special Education (adapted and general curriculum-consultative), ESOL, Gifted, and Teacher Support Specialist. I am a native to Forsyth County with extensive family ties in education in Forsyth County as well.

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     Redd Cindy Redd MID Para
    Hi! My name is Cindy Redd! I recently joined Cumming Elementary School last year and I work as a para pro with exceptional children. I have lived here in the county for 39 years. I am a graduate of West Georgia College where I earned a BBA in Marketing in 1985. I am married to Stan Redd who also works with Forsyth County Schools as an electrician. We have three wonderful grown children who all attended Cumming Elementary School! They are Malcolm (28), Austin (25) and Jameson (18). I am very excited to begin the new school year as we welcome all the children here!
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    Cumming Cougars Mrs. Kimberly Hamby D&HH Para
      
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