Ms. Devreeon Allen
I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 4 years and I have worked at Shiloh Point for 2 years. I was raised in Japan and have traveled to various countries in Asia, Europe and the United States. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University and Master's degrees from Southern University A&M College. I am a traveling SLP and my life motto is to spread optimism while encouraging students to give their best efforts in school and in life no matter the circumstances. I love being a Shiloh Point Shark and I am grateful for another year to provide my expertise to students and their families!
Ms. Heidi Britz
My name is Heidi Britz and I am thrilled to be joining Shiloh as part of the speech language pathology team! I have been an SLP for 30 years and have loved working in pediatric hospitals, private clinics and public school settings. I have a special interest in autism and supporting social language with my students. I am a proud University of Central Florida graduate and mom to two grown boys. I enjoy exploring and hiking the north Georgia mountains in my free time.
Ms. Cheyenne Bryant
I am so thankful to begin my second year as a special education teacher here at Shiloh Point. I recently graduated from the University of North Georgia with my Bachelor's degree in elementary education and special education with a reading endorsement. I was lucky enough to have my student teaching experience here at Shiloh, and it is a blessing to be able to come back. I am a Forsyth County native and have attended Forsyth County schools my entire life. It has been so rewarding to return to this school system as an educator. I intend to build strong relationships with my students, help them reach their goals, and make every student feel loved.
Ms. Kristin Corbitt
"Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." ~ Anonymous
I am an interrelated teacher here at Shiloh and will be working primarily with 3rd grade this year. I graduated from the University of Georgia and then earned my masters in special education with a reading endorsement from Georgia State University. Helping children realize their potential has always been my passion. I also love spending time with my family and watching sports (especially football). GO DAWGS!
Ms. Michele Corin
I am so proud and excited to start my third year at Shiloh Point and my first year teaching! I am a member of Cohort 4 of the Forsyth Teacher Academy and a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
“Education is the best weapon for peace.” — Maria Montessori
Ms. Tamara Ellis
My Name is Tamara Ellis. I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia. My husband and I have lived in Forsyth County for about 22 years and have four children. My Bachelor's Degree was earned from the University of Georgia. I earned my Master's Degree from the University of Mississippi. I started teaching back in 1991 and taught for eleven years before staying home to raise my children. In 2020, I decided to come back to the education world in the role of an instructional assistant. For the 2021-2022 school year, I am blessed enough to be teaching in the classroom with the students that I dearly love.
Ms. Michelle Galanin
My philosophy for teaching my students is based on The Gentle Teaching approach. It asks caregivers to look at themselves and their spirit of gentleness and find ways to express warmth and unconditional love. Teaching through the Gentle Teaching approach teaches students that they are safe, loved, loving, and engaged. “Trust emerges when people and students are seen as whole and good, not something that is broken and must be fixed.”
Ms. Jennifer Head
I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist at Shiloh Point for 5 years of my 20+ year career. I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and obtained my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Old Dominion University. I have lived in Georgia for 21 years and have two daughters, one of which attends Shiloh Point. I love animals and in addition to my own pets, i am a volunteer for Canine Assistants. I love being a Shiloh Point Shark!
Ms. Debbie Hirsch
“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” Rita Pearson
Ms. Mary Hutchinson
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and have worked in both private clinics and a variety of school settings serving the birth-3, preschool, and school-aged populations. Having a special love for the elementary school population, I am so excited to be back at Shiloh Point Elementary School this year!
Ms. Michelle Jones
I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but have lived in the Atlanta area since I was 3 years old. I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in education and began my career in Dekalb County. I have worked in Forsyth County since 2005. I am the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. My husband is amazing and is the glue that holds everything together. I have taught pre-school up to 9th grade but I think I have found my niche in pre-school. I am thankful each day for my students and the wonderful staff at Shiloh that I am blessed to work with.
Ms. Erin Kelley
I believe the fundamental goal of teaching is to foster lifelong learning and learning skills for students of all abilities.
Ms. Tracey Kirschbaum
I am an Itinerant teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing based at Shiloh Point. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and a Master of Arts in Deaf Education from Columbia University. I work with students in Pre-K through High School. I love seeing my students self-advocate and working successfully alongside their hearing peers.
Ms. Chelsea LaCovey
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who got her Master of Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Communication Science Disorders in 2013. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Georgia in 2013 to start my career as a school-based SLP. I love working with all of our students here at Shiloh Point and I’m excited for another year as a Shark!
Welcome to Shiloh Point Elementary School. I am Mrs. Lavelle. I love to teach! I have been teaching for close to 20 years. I received a Bachelors degree in the field of Elementary Education and Special Education as well as a Masters degree in Special Education. I love to watch ALL students learn! When I am not at school with my awesome class, I am spending time with my wonderful husband (John), our two children (Duncan and Audrey), and family dog (Bailey). I love to listen to music, be outside, try new foods, go walking, and watch movies! My absolute favorite thing to do is laugh and smile with family and friends. Nothing warms my heart more than a shared giggle.
Ms. Alex Marbut
I am so excited to begin my fifth year teaching at Shiloh Point. This year will be my 7th year teaching special education, and I love every minute of it! I genuinely believe in the quote by Ignacio Estrada, which says, “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” In my free time, you can find me running, watching “The Office” and cheering on the Dawgs! Shiloh is a great place to be, and so is room 1325!
Ms. Reece Rada
Hello! My name is Reece Rada and I am extremely delighted to be joining the Shiloh Point family as a Pre-K teacher in the 2021-2022 school year! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual Bachelor degree in Elementary and Special Education and an endorsement in Reading! I was very blessed to be able to complete both years of my student teaching in local Forsyth elementary schools and it was the most amazing experience! Currently I am pursuing my Masters degree at Georgia State University in Special Education with an endorsement in Preschool Education and will be graduating in December! I am passionate about learning and even more passionate about making a difference in my student’s lives. I am proud to be a Shiloh Point Shark and I look forward to meeting you and your child as we embark on this amazing journey full of learning, growth, and so much fun!
Ms. Ryan Schamberger
I am so excited to be joining the Shiloh Point family this school year as an interrelated teacher. I recently earned my degree in elementary and special education with a reading endorsement from the University of North Georgia. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to learn and grow with the teachers and students at Shiloh Point. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my friends and family while also taking time for myself. I enjoy reading, hiking, and singing at the top of my lungs! I look forward to creating positive relationships with my students and their families this year. It is going to be a spectacular year!
Ms. Jessie Schares
I am a Speech-Language Therapist. I am currently serving on the district Assistive Technology Team supporting student communication at a variety of schools. I received my bachler's and master's degree from Valdosta State University. My educational specialist degree is from Lincoln Memorial University. I hold a Preschool Special Education Endorsement from Georgia State University and my Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). I have worked in a variety of settings as a speech therapist and have a special passion for supporting student communication along with providing support for our families.
Ms. Meg Seiferheld
I am one of the speech language pathologists at Shiloh Point Elementary. I graduated from Western Carolina University In 2010 with a Masters of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. For the past 11 years, I have worked with students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade with a variety of communication needs. I have experience working with children who present with articulation and phonological disorders and delays, receptive-expressive language disorders and delays, cognitive delays, and/or need augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). I was born and raised in Georgia and love serving the students at Shiloh Point! Go Sharks!
Ms. Genia Standridge
This year marks my 12th year as a teacher in both Georgia and Florida schools. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Kennesaw State University and my Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia. I am also certified in Special Education General Curriculum as well as Special Education Reading/ELA/Math/Science and Social Studies. I have twins who will begin their Freshman year at the new East Forsyth High School this year. I'm excited to begin my 8th year as a teacher at Shiloh Point!
Ms. Jennifer Stephenson
I was born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University in May of 2012 where I obtained a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. This will be my 9th year teaching at Shiloh Point Elementary School. I love teaching and I love watching your children grow and learn in my classroom. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Josh, and my daughter Juliet. You can find us watching sports or adventuring outdoors!
Ms. Danielle Tatarka
I am grateful to be returning to Shiloh Point for a 3rd year supporting 4th and 5th grade students as an Interrelated Teacher. This will be my 9th year in education with teaching experience at the elementary, high school, and college level. I received my Specialist in Special Education from Kennesaw State University and Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from Mercer University. I am looking forward to another memorable year working with all of my students and their families!
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~Aristotle
Ms. Katie Zeitlin
It's a joy that I get to work with amazing children at Shiloh Point! Ever since I was a little girl in St. Louis, Mo (yes, I'm a HUGE Cardinals fan), I've wanted to be a teacher. I've taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades in Georgia and San Antonio, TX. I'm currently an Interrelated Special Education Teacher. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Education and History as well as my Master's Degree in Education. When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my two daughters, Scout and Harper, and reading. I look forward to new adventures in my classroom every day!