Ms. Megan Gravitt
This is my 16th year teaching, and my twelfth year teaching at Shiloh Point. I feel truly blessed to have a job that I love! I graduated from the University of North Georgia, with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, along with a reading endorsement. Later, I received my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with an autism endorsement. I have two children, Lily (7 years old) and Ryan (5 years old). I am looking forward to working with your family this year!
Ms. Colleen Holder
Hello, and welcome to 2nd grade! This will be my 23rd year teaching and my second year in Forsyth schools. Previously, I was in Gwinnett county schools where I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades as well as ESOL and EIP over the years. The past 8 years I have been teaching 3rd grade but am looking forward to getting back to 2nd! I am originally from New York and attended S.U.N.Y. Cortland for undergrad, majoring in Elementary Ed. I have a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Troy University. I live here in Cumming with my husband, daughter and our fur babies (two cats, one dog). We love the beach, and spending time together. I feel blessed to be joining the Shiloh Point family this year!
Ms. Lindsay Kelly
Welcome to 2nd grade! I am excited to meet you and watch you grow. This is my 14th year in education and my second year teaching second grade. I taught first grade in Gwinnett for 7 years and fifth grade for 5 years here at Shiloh! I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in Child and Family Development. I have a Master's in Early Childhood Education, Education Specialists in Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership certification all from Piedmont College. I have a passion for teaching and learning, and I can't wait to share it with you!
Ms. Karen LaPointe
I am originally from New England, and lived in Connecticut and New Hampshire. I taught elementary education in both states for fourteen years, nine of those years teaching second grade. I joined the Shiloh Point family in 2017 as a substitute teacher and then as an instructional aide. I am very happy and excited to be teaching second grade, and promoting the confidence, growth, and success of our students. I am looking forward to our time together.
Ms. Shelley Pritchett
Welcome to second grade! It is my belief that all children are different and learn differently. I strive to meet each one where they are and challenge them to their fullest potential. This will be my ninth year teaching and my seventh year in second grade! I am a graduate of the University of North Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with an added Reading Endorsement. I live in Dawsonville with my husband, 2 daughters, and our sweet dog. In my free time, I love to read and spend time with my family. I'm so excited to be teaching another year at Shiloh Point!
Ms. Sydney Schmuggerow
Welcome to second grade! My name is Sydney Schmuggerow and I’m excited to be your child’s second grade teacher! This is my 4th year teaching at Shiloh, and my 2nd year in second grade. I graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. I have always been passionate about teaching and I am thrilled to be able to grow and live out my passion as a Shiloh Shark!
Ms. Ashley Sciro
My belief of education is that each child learns differently, and it is my job to reach each child on his or her level while engaging and challenging all learners. I believe in inquiry-based learning to promote higher level thinking. I empower my students to work at establishing and reaching their own goals in becoming life-long learners.
Ms. Laura Serra
It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment: (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.
Ms. Amy Stinson
Welcome to 2nd grade! This is my 23rd year in education and my 16th year teaching 2nd grade. I have also taught 1st and 3rd grades. I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a dual bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I also have my Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. My passion is working with students and helping them grow academically, emotionally, and socially. I am excited to experience the 2021-2022 school year with you!