• First Grade Teachers


    School Phone: (770) 887-1883

    Ms. Denison Tiffany Denison First Grade

    Hi, this is my eighth 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  260439 email  tdenison@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. Gill   Tracey Gill First Grade

    This is my 24th year teaching elementary school children. I taught kindergarten for 13 years here at SBE, and I am so excited to transition to teaching first grade! I graduated from Georgia College and State University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 1995, and I earned my Gifted Endorsement in 2015. I truly love and am passionate about the education of elementary school children. I look forward to a wonderful year together!

    phone 260435 email  trgill@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     HigginsC  Chelsea Higgins First Grade
    I'm Chelsea Higgins and I'm thrilled to begin my second year teaching first grade at Settles Bridge! 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. In my free time I enjoy cooking, exercising, traveling, and reading. 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 260423 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. I have taught kindergarten for three years and have been in first grade since 2013. I absolutely LOVE first grade, as it is a very fun and exciting place to be! When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, going to the beach, finding anything with a monkey on it, and reading awesome books that I cannot wait to share with you! Teaching has always been my passion, and I aim to reach the hearts of each and every student as well as help them to reach their full potential and become lifelong learners. I look forward to this upcoming school year. I hope that you have all enjoyed your summer creating memories with family and friends! I look forward to meeting and working with my amazing students and their families, and to making this the best school year yet!
    phone  260448 email tlockett@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 260424 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  260440 email  lwilliams14@forsyth.k12.ga.us