• Third Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

    hutka Beckie Hutka


    Hi! My name is Beckie Hutka and this is my 3rd year as a Poole's Mill Pirate and my 20th year in the classroom! I am so excited to be teaching third grade this year. I have a B.S. in Education from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. I have taught preschool 3's and 4's, special needs PreK, transitional kindergarten, 5th grade, and served as a kindergarten instructional assistant.


    phone 390226 email rhutka@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Odom Shara Odom

    This year will be my fifth year teaching third grade and my tenth overall! I have my Master's in Early Childhood Education which I received from Georgia State University. I also have my ESOL, STEM, and Gifted Endorsements. Before this year, I taught fifth grade for four years and have also taught fourth grade. I have been married to my wonderful husband for over a decade, and we have two young girls that are my world. 

    phone  390475 email sodom@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    sakacsi   Erin Sakacsi

    My name is Erin Sakacsi, and I have been in the field of education for the better part of the last 20 years. I have taught 5th grade, 3rd grade, 2nd grade, GA Pre-K, and spent several years in Pre-School administration. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology from North Georgia College and State University. I am a native of Georgia and have lived in Forsyth County for the last 31 years. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time outside or doing crafts with my husband Paul, and our two children, Piper and Grayson. I am so grateful to be a part of the Poole’s Mill Elementary community, and am even more proud to be a Pirate!

    phone  390474 email  esakacsi@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     seese  Vanessa Seese

    Hi! I’m Vanessa Seese, and I am a first year teacher this year! I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education as well as receiving a reading endorsement. I have participated in many leadership programs throughout my school career and cannot wait to bring all these skills into the classroom! I have been working with kids for as long as I can remember, and I am beyond thrilled to finally begin teaching and creating my own little classroom family. I am so excited to be a part of the Poole’s Mill family this year and can’t wait for all the adventures that this year holds! 

    phone  390486 email vseese@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    s shirley   Scarlette Shirley

    I have been teaching for 10 years, with the majority of my time spent in 5th grade. This will be my second year at Poole's Mill and I love being a pirate! I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I love to make learning engaging, build relationships with students and parents, and have FUN with kids! In my free time, I love to spend time with my babies (Eleanor-4 & Witt-2), go to the gym with my husband, and cheer on the Falcons, Braves, and Bulldogs. I am looking forward to an incredible year!

    phone  390492 email  sshirley@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Megan Thompson

    Hello Pirates! This will be my second year teaching and my second year at Poole’s Mill! I grew up in Forsyth County and always knew I wanted to teach in my hometown. I graduated from UGA with both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. I also have my ESOL endorsement. My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with my students and creating a class family together. Outside of school, I enjoy going on walks, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my husband. It’s going to be a great year in 3rd grade! 

    phone  390487 email  MRThompson@forsyth.k12.ga.us