• First Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

    askew    Kellie Askew
    I’m very passionate about being a teacher and love what I do. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Georgia, and received my Master’s Degree from Piedmont College. I love teaching first Grade and getting to know my students. I am happily married to James and we have two wonderful sons Dillon & Justin. I am excited to start a new school year as a Poole's Mill Pirate!
    phone  390624 email  kaskew@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     caputo  Laura Caputo
    I am very excited to be teaching at Pooles Mill Elementary this year! I have many years of experience teaching primary grades, and I absolutely adore my job! I love building relationships with my students, and creating a positive learning environment in my classroom! I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, along with a Reading Endorsement.
    phone  390274 email  lcaputo@forsyth.k12.ga.us



     Krista Chasez

    I am a born and raised Georgia girl! I received my undergraduate in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University and my masters from Kennesaw State University. I started my wonderful teaching journey after graduating in 2012 and have taught 3rd grade, 5th grade and 2nd grade. I have an amazing husband named Alex, two precious sons named Hayden and Cade and a furry child named Penny- she is a Goldendoodle. We love spending time outside with them when it is warm. I also love Braves baseball, anything Disney and the beach! 

    phone  390269 email KChasez@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     kirby  Kristen Kirby
    Hi! My name is Kristen Kirby. I graduated in 2019 from the University of North Georgia with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood/Special Education with a Reading Endorsement. I have taught 3rd grade. I love spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, and reading books. This is going to be a wonderful year in 1st grade!
    phone  390271 email  kkirby@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    dana   Dana Martinez
    I am very excited to be at Poole's Mill this year!  I have taught 1st grade for 5 years, 5th grade for 1 year, ESOL for 3 years and Pre-K for 8 years.  I am from New Orleans and lived in Miami for a while before moving to Georgia in 2006.  I have been married for almost 20 years and we have a beautiful daughter who will be in 8th grade this year.  I love to read, watch movies and shop.  This is going to be a fun year!
    phone  390261 email  DMartinez@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     ray  Brandi Ray

    I have taught second grade for 5 years at Sawnee Elementary.  I am excited to begin my new adventure teaching first grade this year at Poole’s Mill!  I have a B.S. and Reading Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Elementary Education, and I am currently working on my Specialist in Elementary Education.  Working with children has always been a passion of mine, and I am so fortunate that I was able to turn my passion into a career.  When I am not working, I am spending time with my husband and my two children who are ages 14 and 11.  I can not wait to start another amazing school year!

    phone  390270 email BRay@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    shaw   Amber Shaw
    I have the best job in the world- I love teaching First Grade! I love reading and doing science experiments. I went to the University of North Georgia and I have a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I have been teaching in Forsyth county since 2017. I live in Forsyth County with my husband, our son Mason, and our two dachshunds- Nash and Link. I love being a Pooles Mill Pirate!
    phone  390280 email  ashaw@forsyth.k12.ga.us