• First Grade Teachers


    School Phone: (770) 887-1883

    Ms. Folsom Kara Folsom First Grade

    I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2008. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and I also received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am gifted and ESOL endorsed. I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. I look forward to an engaging and exciting year at Settles Bridge!

    phone  260349 email  kafolsom@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. 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 9th 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
     Ms. 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 joining the 1st grade team 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 just 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
    Ms. Ragatz   Lynne Ragatz First Grade
    I am so very happy to welcome you to my First Grade classroom. It will be my 12th year at Settles Bridge after teaching different grades in Florida.  I graduated from the University of Florida(Go Gators) and received my Masters degree at the University of North Florida. I am looking forward to such an awesome year with you since we will have an amazing time participating in so many different learning activities.  I will see you at Open House!!:) 
    phone  260362 email  lragatz@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ms. 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