Special Areas Teachers
ClassLink School Phone: (770) 887-1883 Carly Burdock STAR Lab I have always wanted to be a teacher, but I didn't pursue it right away. I first received a B.F.A in graphic design from Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. I joined the advertising world as a designer and consultant. I stayed home when my daughter was born. Shortly after I had my son, I happily welcomed the opportunity to continue my love of children and creativity by teaching preschool for seven years. Through teaching young children, I found that the passion within me to be an educator was loud as ever and growing! This time I listened! I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University, certification in Gifted Education, and certification in Leadership and Administration from UNG. I have been teaching at Settles Bridge since 2013. 260262 email@example.com Abbigayle Dean Music This will be my 7th year as a music director in Forsyth County. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia where I also played in the Redcoat Band. Though I am fluent in several instruments, I enjoy playing trumpet the most! I absolutely love teaching music to the students here at SBE! My professional affiliations include Georgia Music Educators Association and National Association for Music Education. I live in Sugar Hill with my husband Casey and our little westie, Biscuit. 260152 firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Hockenberry Physical Education
This will be my 29th year of teaching Health, Physical Education, and Science. I received my Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Southern College. My teaching career began in Savannah, Ga. before moving to Forsyth County in 2001. I have taught 4 years of 8th Grade Health and Science and 25 years of Elementary P.E. Within in those years, I was a stay home Mom of two for 10 years. I have been married to a wonderful man for 33 years. I am excited to co-teach with Coach Heath and be a part of a fabulous school like Settles Bridge.
260102 email@example.com Alyssa Martin 1, 3, 5 Counseling
I am very excited to get to know and support the students and families here at Settles Bridge. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and taught grades K-5 for 7 years. While still teaching, I received my masters in Professional School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. I also have certifications in special education, ESOL, and a reading endorsement. I have been married to my husband for 7 years, who is a firefighter for Gwinnett County. We have a two-year-old son named Jackson and a black lab named Reagan. Although I am the main counselor for grades 1, 3, and 5, I am here to serve the entire school so please do not hesitate to reach out if I can help you in any way. I am honored to be part of Settles Bridge and look forward to a great year!
260280 firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Reimbold Keyboarding I am very excited to work in the Media Center at Settles Bridge. Reading is a passion of mine and I believe, a gateway to success in life. My son, now a college freshman, and daughter, in 11th grade, both attended Settles Bridge. I spent many of my years as a parent at SBE both volunteering and as a substitute teacher. This is my fifth year in the Media Center. Students in Grades 2 - 5 will visit the media center as part of their specials rotation to learn keyboarding skills, as well as to check out books. Grades K and 1st will visit the media center on a regular basis to check out books, and periodically as an extension of classroom activities. I truly enjoy working with all of our students here at Settles Bridge! 260142 email@example.com Sarah Rising Art
I have been teaching art at Settles Bridge for the last 10 years. Even though I started out working in marketing, sales, and graphic design, teaching art has been most rewarding. As a child, I knew that art was one of my passions and today I am putting that passion first. I graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Education and Graphic Design. The teaching certificates I hold include Art K-12, Elementary K-5, Middle Grades Math & Language Arts and I have a Gifted Endorsement.
I believe the arts are important because it helps students build self-esteem by challenging them to find their inner artist. I like to offer students opportunities to explore various materials and introduce them to the artwork of artists and cultures from all around the world. Working in the arts develops confidence, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that build well-rounded, 21st century learners and leaders.
We moved here from Ohio over 15 years ago and am proud to say our four boys are all Forsyth County graduates. I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and friends and make time to create my own art any chance I get.
260302 firstname.lastname@example.org Heath Thomas Physical Education
I am starting my 12th year teaching PE in Forsyth County. I am married, and we have 2 kids in college. We enjoy beach trips and ski trips!
260102 email@example.com Kami White K, 2, 4 Counseling This year will be my sixth year as a Professional School Counselor at Settles Bridge Elementary. I work primarily with Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students and their families, but I am here to support the needs of any of student at our school. Prior to this position, I was a teacher for 12 years and Middle School Counselor for three years. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Georgia with a degree in Music Education, received a Master’s in School Counseling degree from University of West Alabama, earned a Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Piedmont College, and also hold a Specialist in Educational Leadership from the University of North Georgia. I love my role here at SBE as I have the wonderful opportunity to serve and support students, parents, teachers, and the community. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of service to you. I look forward to another wonderful year at Settles Bridge! 260448 firstname.lastname@example.org