Specialized Instruction Teachers

Phone: Ext. 562150


Degrees and Certifications:

Hailey Arnold

Hi! My name is Hailey Arnold and I am a specialized instruction teacher here at New Hope.

I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelor's of Science in Elementary and Special Education. I am now a New Hope Nighthawk, just like I was a UNG Nighthawk. Teaching special education is my passion. I strive to help those with exceptionalities and be an advocate for them!

I am originally from Forsyth County, and even got the opportunity to complete my student teaching experience at the same elementary school that I went to when I was little! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We love to watch the Georgia games during football season and go out hiking when the weather is warm. My family and I love to spend time by the pool and play card games!

Working at New Hope is the best! I can’t wait to meet all my students and their families for many years to come 😊

Phone: Ext. 562158


Degrees and Certifications:

Taylor Gravitt

Hello, my name is Taylor Gravitt. I'll be teaching a Specialized Instruction class this year.

I'm a first year teacher coming from the University of North Georgia. This past spring, I completed my practicum at Martin Elementary School.

I was born and raised in Flowery Branch. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 3 years, and we have a spoiled 5-year-old dachshund named Daisy. I love going kayaking, walking, and hiking with my family and binge watching TV shows. I also love to read!

I cannot wait to grow, thrive, and build a strong community here at New Hope, and it's only the beginning!

Phone: Ext. 562258


Degrees and Certifications:

Alexandra Tweddle

Hi, Nighthawks! I'm Alexandra Jones, and I'll be teaching Specialized Instruction.

I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education from the University of South Carolina. This is my third-year teaching K-2 Special Education!

I am originally from Suwanee, GA and graduated from North Gwinnett High school. I lived in New Canaan, Connecticut for a year and moved back to Georgia last July. My husband and I love golfing, going to the lake, the beach, Braves games, Disney World, and spending time with our 3-year-old rescue puppy, Ellie!

I am looking forward to another year of teaching at New Hope and working with the amazing staff and students. I am grateful to be a part of the Nighthawk family and can't wait to get started! It’s going to be a great year!

Specialized Instruction Instructional Assistants

Phone: Ext. 562158


Degrees and Certifications:

Tanima Agarwal

Hello, Nighthawks! I'm Tanima Agarwal, and I'll be one of the Instructional Assistants at New Hope!

I have a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. I have more than 8 years of experience working with children of various ages. Most recently, I have been working as an instructional assistant at Sweetwater Middle School in Gwinnett County.

I'm originally from India, but have lived in the U.S. for the last 16 years. My husband works as an IT professional, and I have a 15-year-old son. I love cooking, gardening, listening to music and spending time with my beautiful family.

I am most looking forward to meeting students and parents, as well as faculty members and building relationships with each of you.

Phone: Ext. 562155


Degrees and Certifications:

Angela Flores

Hi, Nighthawks! I'm Angela Flores, and I'll be an Instructional Assistant.

I studied at Kennesaw State University, and I am a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as a bilingual interpreter. I've worked most recently as a Clinic Assistant and ESOL Paraprofessional at Elkins Pointe Middle School in Fulton County.

I am originally from Colombia and my husband is from Mexico City. We have been married for 30 years and have a fantastic 15 year-old-son who attends Alliance Academy. I enjoy watching car racing shows, swimming, dancing, spending time with my family, and church activities.

I look forward to meeting the new staff and families at New Hope. I'm excited to be working with children, (as well as driving only 5 minutes to work to enjoy a brand new environment.)

Phone: Ext. 562157


Degrees and Certifications:

Lucy Pattanayak

Hello, Nighthawks! I'm Swetapadma Pattanayak, but people call me Lucy. I'll be an Instructional Assistant at New Hope!

I have my master's degree in Home Science, and I've worked recently as a paraprofessional in 1st and 2nd grades at Chattahoochee Elementary School. I have worked with elementary students for 7 years. I love to work with children and be a part of their growth.

I am originally from India. I have lived in the United States for 13 years. My husband works in IT consulting. We have two boys who are 12 and 8. In my spare time, I enjoy doing arts and crafts.

I am so excited to work with new people at New Hope, and contribute to the community where I am living. Let's go, Nighthawks!