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  • The middle school earth science course is designed to give all students an overview of common strands in earth science including, but not limited to, meteorology, geology, astronomy, oceanography, resources, and human impact on the earth.  Sixth-grade students observe and explain how an aspect of weather can affect a weather system.  They use different models to represent systems such as the solar system and the sun/moon/earth system.  They use what they observe about the earth’s materials to infer the processes and timelines that formed them.  Sixth graders write instructions, describe observations, keep and analyze the data they collect and show information in graphical form.  When analyzing the data they collect, sixth graders can recognize relationships in simple charts and graphs and find more than one way to interpret their findings.  The students replicate investigations and compare results to find similarities and differences.



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Darin Hintz

Room: 1128

Email: f38221@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mr. Hintz is a 6th grade Earth science teacher and is in his 4th year of teaching.  He first taught 8th grade physical science for two years in Forsyth County.  He was also a student teacher at Lakeside teaching Earth science, and is very excited to be back to help Lakeside students learn about Earth science!  He is also certified to teach math and geography.  Mr. Hintz was an environmental consultant for approximately 20 years prior to becoming a teacher.  Mr. Hintz attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and received his teaching certification from the University of North Georgia in 2019.  He has two boys.  In his spare time, he loves to play tennis, read travel books, and spend time with his family. 

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Jennifer Lindelli

Room: 1134

Email: jlindelli@forsyth.k12.ga.us

A native of New Jersey, I began my teaching journey in Forsyth County when I relocated in 1999.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Informational Technology and an Educational Specialist’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Living in Dahlonega with my husband, daughter and son, I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, creating art and playing with my four dogs.  Lakeside is a special place, as it has been my home school since it’s opening in 2009.  I firmly believe everyone has the ability to learn and grow despite individual challenges and situations and can rise above adversity to be good humans to all with trust, faith, hope and love! 

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Shae Perez

Room: 2134

Email: f41076@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Shaelyn Perez is a 6th and 7th grade science teacher. This is her very first year of teaching! She graduated from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega and received her Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education. She is certified to teach math and science, however science is her passion! In her free time, she loves going on walks, playing video games, and reading (while drinking an iced coffee of course). Although she is new, she is dedicated and passionate about her students! 

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Liz Ramsbottom

Room: 1106

Email: eramsbottom@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Elizabeth Ramsbottom is a 6th grade science teacher.  This is her 12th year of teaching, with her first 10 years of teaching in Illinois as a middle school science, language arts, and social science teacher.  This is her second year at Lakeside Middle School.  Liz attended Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and Olivet Nazarene University, where she earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2004.  She is married to Mr. Ramsbottom, who also works at Lakeside.  Together they have three children and one dog.  In her spare time, she loves to read and explore all that the area has to offer with her family. 


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