• First Grade Teachers


    School Phone: (770) 887-1883

    Ms. Denison Tiffany Denison First Grade

    Hi, this is my seventh year at Settles Bridge! I am thrilled to be a first-grade teacher. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, as well as my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I also have my Gifted Endorsement. When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family. I have four children, three girls and one boy. I love to travel, read, and have fun with family and friends. I am so excited to be your first-grade teacher this year. We are going to have a wonderful year!

    phone  260353 email  tdenison@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     HigginsC  Chelsea Higgins First Grade
    My name is Chelsea Higgins and I am thrilled to be joining the Settles Bridge Family! I graduated from Georgia State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as an ESOL endorsement. I previously taught first grade for the last 6 years in Fulton County and recently moved to Cumming with my husband and our energetic German Shepherd. In my free time I enjoy cooking, exercising, traveling, and reading historical fiction novels. My teaching philosophy is based on the importance of building on successes big and small as well as providing high expectations for each child to pursue their personal best. I am passionate about instilling a love of reading in each student that walks through my classroom door. I am looking forward to working together to provide a successful and exciting school year for your child! 
    phone 260362 email chiggins@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs. Lockett Tabitha Lockett First Grade
    Hi there!  My name is Tabitha Lockett and I am so excited to be your First Grade teacher!  I am a graduate of the University of West Georgia.  This will be my 10th year of teaching. I have taught both first grade and Kindergarten.  I absolutely LOVE First Grade, as it is a very fun and exciting place to be!  Some of my favorite things to do are... spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, finding anything with a monkey on it, and reading awesome books that I cannot wait to share with you!  I also love learning about new technology and how I can incorporate it into our classroom. I cannot wait to get to know you and your families, and I know we will have a fun and successful year together!
    phone  260361 email tlockett@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Mrs. Loughman Kristine Loughman First Grade
    Hello! My name is Kristine Loughman, and I am so excited to teach first grade here at Settles Bridge! I started teaching first grade in 2010 and have loved every minute. I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in journalism and a master’s in education. When I’m not teaching, you can find me reading, going for a run (I ran my first half marathon in 2017 and haven’t stopped since), keeping the chipmunks out of my vegetable garden, and playing with my two daughters. I can’t wait to build a classroom community where we can all learn from each other!
    phone  260341 email  kloughman@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. Norris    Kelly Norris First Grade
    I am very excited to be teaching first grade at Settles Bridge this year! I grew up in Forsyth County where I attended Big Creek Elementary, South Forsyth Middle School, and South Forsyth High School. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to a fun year full of learning and growing!
    phone  260350 email  knorris@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     WestM  Madison West First Grade

    Hello! My name is Madison West and I am so excited to be teaching first grade here at Settles Bridge. I graduated from Georgia College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love spending time with family and friends, eating lots of pizza, traveling, and playing with my dog Norman. I can’t wait for a wonderful year with LOTS of learning, new adventures, and fun! 

    phone 260349 email mmwest@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs. Williams Laura Williams First Grade
    Welcome to first grade! My name is Laura Williams. I earned my Bachelor’s of Early Childhood Education and Master’s of Elementary Education degrees both from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. I began teaching in Charleston in 2008, but became a Settles Bridge star in 2016. I taught 3rd grade previously, but have spent most of my time in first grade. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons, exploring the area and all that it has to offer! We have two dogs we enjoy playing with as well. I’m looking forward to a fun year of learning and laughing together at Settles Bridge!
    phone  260354 email  lwilliams14@forsyth.k12.ga.us