Ms. Devreeon Allen
I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 5 years and I have worked at Shiloh Point for 3 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. 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 am grateful for another year to provide my expertise to both students and their families.
Ms. Cheyenne Bryant
I am so thankful to begin my third year as a special education teacher here at Shiloh Point. I 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 achieve 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 at Shiloh and will be working primarily with 3rd grade this school year. I graduated from the University of Georgia, 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 fourth year at Shiloh Point and my second 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
Hi, My name is Tamara Ellis. I was born and raised in Atlanta. My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have four children. This year will be my 13th year to teach in special education. I adore my students and love watching them learn and grow. Everyone learns, just not in the same way or on the same day.
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 am beginning my 7th year as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Shiloh Point. Prior to coming to Shiloh Point I worked in a variety of other settings, primarily with children. 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 23 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
I am thrilled to be teaching your child this school year! I have been with Forsyth County Schools since 2009. Previously, I taught 3rd-5th grade Skills Based Autism at Shiloh Point. This is my 2nd year as an Interrelated Teacher. I have taught in both CoTaught and Resource settings across various grade levels. I graduated in 1991 from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. I fell in love with teaching and decided to go back to school and get my teaching certification. I graduated from Western Governors University with a 2nd Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I am certified to teach K-5 as well as Special Education Adapted and Core Curriculum. I obtained my Reading Endorsement 3 years ago.
I have been married to my husband Jim for 26 years. We have two children, Ford (24) and Hannah (21). We are officially "Empty Nesters"! I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, reading, and watching SEC football.
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. Isabella is a senior at UGA and Sarah is a junior at UNG. My husband is amazing and is the glue that holds everything together. I have taught pre-school up to 9th grade but have found my niche in pre-school. It is by far my favorite age! 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 from pre-K through high school. I love seeing my students self-advocate and working successfully alongside their hearing peers.
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. I joined the Shiloh Point family in 2017 as a substitute teacher. I went on to work as a special education instructional aide, and then as a second grade teacher for four years. I am very happy and excited to now be an interrelated teacher, working with 4th and 5th grade students to promote their confidence, growth, and success. I am looking forward to our time together.
Ms. Barbara Lecz-Lavelle
Welcome to Shiloh Point Elementary School. I am Mrs. Lavelle. I love to teach! I have been teaching for around 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 enjoy 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. Reece Rada
Hello! My name is Reece Rada, and this will be my second year teaching Pre-K at SPES. I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education at University of North Georgia and my Master's degree in Special Education at Georgia State University. 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. Jessica Rogers
I am excited about beginning another school year at Shiloh Point! I have a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. I also have a reading endorsement and Special Education certificate. I've taught fourth, fifth, second, and first grades in Georgia. I am very passionate about teaching and love working with children! I cannot wait to meet all of my students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have throughout the year. I believe teachers and parents need to work together to ensure that every child has a wonderful school experience.
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 bachelor'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
My name is Meg Seiferheld, and 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. I have a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). For the past 12 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 am married with two children. I love serving the students and families at Shiloh Point! Go Sharks!
Ms. Genia Standridge
This year marks my 13th 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 Sophomore year at the East Forsyth High School this year. I'm excited to begin my 9th 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 10th 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. Katie Zeitlin
It's a joy that I get to work with amazing children at Shiloh Point! 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!