itsLearning School Phone: (770) 887-1883 Sarah Von Esh, Principal
My name is Sarah Von Esh and I am honored to be the Principal of Settles Bridge Elementary. I am thrilled to be able to serve our students, staff, and community at this wonderful school! I started my career in education here in Forsyth County at Chattahoochee Elementary. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University. My husband and I have two beautiful children; our son Hudson and daughter Morgan.
Jenni Bueltel, Assistant Principal
I am thrilled to serve Settles Bridge Elementary School in the role of Assistant Principal this year. I hold a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership. I have served as the Instructional Coach at SBE for the past three years. In addition to my education, I have more than 20 years of teaching in elementary and middle schools along with the experience of raising three wonderful children.
In my free time, I enjoy reading and relaxing with my husband and kids on the lake. I am honored to be the mother of a son who is a Captain and Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Air Force, a daughter who has recently received her Doctor of Nurse Practitioner, and a Sophomore at Ole Miss. We are proud to call Forsyth County home.
The most important thing I want you to know about me is that I have an unwavering belief that all children are capable of reaching high levels of success. Throughout the years, I have championed students and teachers alike to assist them in growing into the people they imagine that they can be. I primarily provide administrative support to Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades, however, it is my belief that relationships are the heart of our educational system, and I look forward to working with all of our STARS.
Michelle Carr, Assistant Principal
A native, Georgian, Ms. Carr knew from an early age she was born to be an educator. She began her teaching career in middle school in her hometown of Milledgeville, GA in 1993. Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville is her alma mater and where Ms. Carr obtained her Bachelors in Middle Grades and both her Masters and Specialists degrees in Educational Leadership.
She is most fascinated with how the brain works and has attended multiple conferences on learning and the brain which included investigating a real, human brain, dog brains and monkey spines, as well as fruit flies used for Alzheimer’s research at the University of Texas. Ms. Carr has attended various lectures at MIT, Harvard, and Washington, D.C. with Learning & the Brain conferences, and she has been a presenter at GA School Counselors Association.Ms. Carr provides administrative support, primarily, to 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Settles Bridge, but she serves any student, parent, or staff member as needed. Ms. Carr finds it a great privilege to love.