Fifth Grade Teachers
ClassLink School Phone: (770) 887-1883
Courtney Atkins Fifth Grade
I am so excited for my eleventh-year teaching here at Settles Bridge Elementary. The students and families at this school have truly stolen my heart! I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) for my undergraduate in Early Childhood Education. While teaching, I continued on at Piedmont College for both my Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and my Specialists degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I also hold endorsements in both Gifted and Science. I have a wonderful husband, a kindergartner named Walker, and a new baby girl named Keira. I love learning and instilling a love of learning in my kids! I believe that all children have the potential for greatness, and it is my job to equip them with the skills and passion they need to be successful at anything they dream to be! Get ready for a year filled with learning, laughing, and fun! :)
260290 email@example.com Lesley Barrs Fifth Grade
I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a teacher and help change the lives of young children. Teaching is my life and I love coming to work each morning knowing I am going to help students ignite their flame for learning.
I was born and raised in the great state of Texas and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Reading from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. In the years of teaching, I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Travis and we are blessed to have a wonderful daughter named Emma and a German Shepherd named Piper. I look forward to this fantastic year of fun and adventures in learning!
260281 firstname.lastname@example.org Jerry Kelley Fifth Grade (Virtual) This is my 11th year at SBE, and I am excited to be joining the fifth grade team. Previously I taught at Chestatee for 10 years, and middle school in California before moving to Georgia. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Child and Adolescent Development as well as teaching certification from California State University, Fullerton. I achieved my Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Specialist degree in Teacher Leadership, and Leadership endorsement/credentials from North Georgia University, where I also taught Masters level Reading Endorsement courses for 4 years. I earned a PhD in Educational Policy Analysis from GA State and am also endorsed in Reading, ESOL, Teacher Support Specialist, Online Teaching, Teacher Leadership, Gifted, and Special Education. I believe we are all learners throughout our lives and a love of learning is one of the greatest gifts we can share with our students/children. 260289 email@example.com Lisa Kidd Fifth Grade
I started my teaching career in Forsyth County 25 years ago, and I'm just as passionate about it today as I was the first year. I feel fortunate to have gained all of my teaching experience in such a top notch, progressive educational system.
After graduating from KSU in 1995, I began teaching at Daves Creek Elementary and have been at Settles Bridge since 1999, our school's inaugural year. I have enjoyed teaching 4th grade, 5th grade, and gifted education.
In my personal life, I am the mother of two kids. I have a son who is 17 and a senior in high school and a daughter who is 19 and a sophomore in college. Both of my kids are SBE, RMS, and LHS alumni, so I have experienced our amazing school system both as a teacher and a parent. I live in the community with my kids and my husband of 23 years.
I am looking forward to another great year at SBE!
260218 firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Martin Fifth Grade
Welcome to 5th grade! I am very excited to be returning for my 8th year at Settles Bridge! I have previously taught 2nd and 3rd grade at SBE. I am a native of Forsyth County. I received my Bachelor's Degree at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. I also graduated with my Master’s Degree, gifted enforcement, and Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. While not at school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, and running. I can't wait to spend another great school year with my SBE stars!
260216 email@example.com Sarai Ricardo Fifth Grade I am super excited to be joining the 5th grade team at Settles Bridge Elementary! This will be my fourth year teaching 5th grade, but will be my first year teaching at SBE. I am from Cordele, GA (watermelon capital of the world) and will be moving up to the Forsyth county area in the summer. I graduated from Georgia Southwestern University with my degree in Early Childhood Education. Right after graduating with my Bachelors, I furthered my education and attained my Masters in Early Childhood Education, as well as my Specialist in Early Childhood Education. During my free time I love to swim, hang out with family and friends, shop, and travel. I can't wait to meet you all, and learn so much together! 260217 firstname.lastname@example.org Amber Scrivner Fifth Grade I am thrilled to be joining the 5th grade family at SBE this year! This year will be my first year of teaching, and my first year living in Forsyth County. I just moved from Palm Springs, CA and am beyond excited to be starting this new adventure in such a great county, although I am still getting accustomed to all of this humidity! I earned my Bachelor of Science in Child & Adolescent Development in the Elementary School Setting, as well as a Minor in Natural Science from California State University, Fullerton. Teaching is my passion, so I cannot wait to apply everything that I’ve learned and to implement in my classroom this year. I have a innate drive to further my learning, and hope to instill the same drive in my students! I’m looking forward to an exciting school year! 260214 email@example.com Hannah Teter Fifth Grade I am beyond excited to be joining the SBE 5th grade team and family! This will be the start of my 6th year teaching and my second year at Settles Bridge Elementary. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a reading endorsement. I also have my M.Ed. in Literacy. I was born and raised in Cumming, Georgia, so I love teaching so close to my hometown! I recently got married, so you may have known me as Ms. Weldy😊. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, exploring different parks with my spoiled rotten pup, and exercising. I can't wait to see all of you awesome STARS this school year! 260219 firstname.lastname@example.org