Special Areas Teachers

Phone: Ext. 562225

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Natalie Pass- STEAM

Hello, I'm Natalie Pass, and I teach the STEAM specials here at NHES. We will have a lot of fun exploring and creating together through using the engineering design process and theatre. This class is highly focused on: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, confidence, and communication.  We do cross collaborative lessons with science, math, reading, writing, social studies, and other specials classes. Through this class, students will learn life skills that will help them as they continue to grow throughout middle school, high school, and beyond! 

I am a graduate of Piedmont University where I earned a degree in Theatre Education. I have my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia College and State University. 

I grew up in a military family and have lived in Texas, Illinois, Japan and Georgia. My husband and I moved to Cumming in 2015. We have a daughter, Annabelle, and her best friends are our two dogs, Maddux and Rizzo! Can you tell we like the Braves and Cubs? I am also an Atlanta United Soccer fan! I love hiking, running, traveling, and enjoying shows at the Fox Theatre.
I am so excited to be a part of the Nighthawk Community! See you in class! 

Phone: Ext. 562121

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Katie Riedinger- Art

Hello, Nighthawks! My name is Katie Riedinger and I am the proud 1st Art teacher at New Hope Elementary! It is so exciting to start new traditions and get messy with all the young Nighthawk artists!

I have many years of experience teaching various types of fine arts to grades K-12. I grew up in NJ and studied Art Education at Arizona State University. I have been lucky to share my love of Art with students in NJ, NC and GA. I live here in Cumming with my husband and two dogs. My two daughters both attend the University of Tennessee. GO VOLS!  I love to paint, go on walks with my husband, play games with my family, read, and I am a huge musical theater fan!

My passion for both teaching and creating art enables me to present a wide range of content knowledge that is engaging and motivating. My classroom goal is to provide a safe, productive and positive environment that fosters self-expression and creates a love for the arts.

Phone: Ext. 562287

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Hannah Rose- Music

Hey Nighthawks! My name is Hannah Rose, and I am the music teacher at New Hope.

I graduated from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS) with my bachelor's in Music Education K-12 as well as my Orff Level 1 certification. I started my teaching career at Big Creek Elementary, where I taught music for 5 years before moving to New Hope.

I am a native of Forsyth County and graduated from North Forsyth HS. My husband is Greg and we love to travel. I also enjoy reading, listening to new music and cheering on my Dawgs!

I am so excited for another wonderful year of making music with my New Hope Nighthawks!

Phone: Ext. 562213

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Meghan Street- Innovation

Hello, Nighthawks! My name is Meghan Street and I'll be teaching in the Innovation Lab, which is part of New Hope's specials rotation.

I graduated from Georgia State University with my bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I started my career in Rockdale County, teaching grades 3-5 and being named Teacher of the Year. Here in Forsyth, I previously taught 4th grade math and science at Big Creek Elementary, where I was also Teacher of the Year. I have also received my Math Endorsement.

I was born in Missouri but moved to Georgia when I was young. My husband and I have two sons, Caden and Ryles, as well as two sweet dogs, CJ and Bear. We love spending time outdoors, especially on our boat, and taking long walks. We are huge baseball fans, always cheering on our son's team and the Atlanta Braves!

I'm elated for the opportunity to build new relationships and partner with amazing educators and parents to lay a wonderful foundation for our future students!

Phone: Ext. 562142

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Erin Yeatman - PE

Hello Nighthawks! My name is Erin Yeatman and I am the PE teacher here at New Hope Elementary!
 
I was born and raised here in Forsyth County, attending Big Creek elementary, Piney Grove middle, and graduating from South Forsyth High School. I grew up playing all kinds of different sports, including volleyball, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, and swimming. I have a strong passion for physical activity and movement that I implement here at New Hope!
 
I earned both my bachelors and masters degree in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Southern University (Go Eagles)! I started my teaching career at Poole’s Mill Elementary as a PE paraprofessional in 2022 before moving to New Hope. I currently live with my boyfriend and dog in Lumpkin County, where we love to spend our time outdoors. We enjoy going for walks, camping, kayaking, fishing, and spending time by the water (lake or beach). I have also been coaching volleyball at Denmark High school since 2022, where I hope to teach my young athletes how to become great team leaders!
 
My teaching goal is to show students how to live a physically active and healthy lifestyle while enjoying it for a lifetime! I look forward to an amazing year of being active and having fun in the gym here at New Hope!
 

Special Areas Instructional Assistants

Phone: Ext. 562142

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Michelle Braucht - PE

Hi! My name is Michelle Braucht, and I am excited to be an instructional assistant in PE.
 
I came to Georgia in 2009 from the “shark bite capital of the world." Can you guess where I come from? I have been working in education since 2003 and in the fitness field since 2010. My husband, Boots, and I live in Cumming. I love spending time hiking with Boots, skating, watching psychological thrillers while having homemade popcorn and cheering for my husband’s football players.
 
We have two amazing children. Our son, Logan, who lives in North Carolina with his wife. He is completing his Masters in Sports Management while working for Stewart-Hass Racing in Nascar. Our daughter, Ciarra, who lives in Texas, is completing her Masters in Mental Health while her husband serves in security forces for the Air Force. They have blessed Boots and me with our first Granddaughter, Gianna.
 
I look forward to having an amazing school year. I cannot wait to meet and get to know the students and families in the New Hope Community. Go, Nighthawks!