• Meet the Sharon Administrative Team


Phone: 121065


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Brian Keefer - Principal

Hello, and welcome to Sharon Elementary! It is an honor to serve the Sharon Elementary community as Principal in a partnership that ensures every student's whole-child growth. Sharon offers an unparalleled experience for students and families. I look forward to meeting you and learning your story and your child's story. My door is always open, and I encourage you to reach out as we work together in a state of continuous improvement to meet the needs of each student best.

My professional journey has included experiences in Pennsylvania (where I was born and raised), Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia. Over the course of my 22-years in public education, I have served as an Elementary Teacher, Special Education Teacher in all grades K-12, Alternative School Teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Co-Principal, and am beginning my 8th year as Principal.

I earned my Bachelors Degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in Elementary Education and Special Education, as well as my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, my Education Specialist Degree from Georgia Southern University in Educational Leadership with an ESOL Endorsement, and my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia.

On a personal note, my favorite hobbies are running, hiking, playing golf, and spending time on the lake, all of which I do with my wife, Karlina, who is a Speech-Language Pathologist in FCS, my 13 year old son Cale, and my 8 year old son Rowan (who is also a student at Sharon). We are so excited to be part of the Forsyth County Community!

Phone: 121078


Degrees and Certifications:

Megan Bass - Assistant Principal

Hi! My name is Megan Bass, and I am thrilled to be returning to Sharon as the assistant principal.

I am a Georgia native and attended the University of West Georgia (Go Wolves!). There I received my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. Once I began teaching, I also received my Masters and Specialist degrees at the University of West Georgia. Additionally, I have reading and gifted endorsements and a Leadership Add-On certificate. I have been in education for 12 years. I taught 1st grade, 4th grade, and grades K-5 with the Early Intervention Program. Most recently, I had the opportunity to work alongside the amazing teachers at Sharon as the instructional coach. I look forward to continuing to serve Sharon’s students, staff, and families in the assistant principal role. 

When away from school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two kids, Bree and Rhett. Bree is in first grade, and Rhett is three. We also have a dog, Millie, and a cat, Cori. Together, we like to spend time outdoors or on the lake, visit family and friends, watch sports, and have at-home movie nights. 

Have the best school year, Knights!

Phone: 121074


Degrees and Certifications:

Tennille Walsh - Assistant Principal

I am honored to be joining the Sharon family! All twenty-three years of my career in education have been at the elementary level. I began my career in Gwinnett County where I served as a Third Grade Teacher, K-5 Math Specials Teacher, K-5 Math Coach and Assistant Principal. I have spent the past 7 years serving as an Assistant Principal at Kelly Mill Elementary and Midway Elementary. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood education from Georgia State University, a Master’s Degree from Brenau University, a Leadership Add-on from the University of West Georgia, and a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. I have a passion for growing others and helping them reach their full potential.

I was born and raised in the Atlanta area and my family now resides in West Forsyth. I have been married for 11 years and we have an amazing 9 year old daughter, Brooklyn. She is in the fourth grade at Kelly Mill Elementary and loves gymnastics. We also have a 5 year old Aussiedoodle, Parker.  When we are not at the gym watching Brooklyn compete or practice, we enjoy spending time together on or near the water, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

I am looking forward to a great year of learning at Sharon!

Phone: 122006


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Stacy Hunsinger-Quality Work Facilitator

Welcome to another wonderful year at Sharon! This school year will be my sixteenth year as an educator, and my sixth year at Sharon. This will be my first year as Quality Work Facilitator. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s of Education in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, I have Leadership and Special Education certification. I am looking forward to this opportunity in instructional leadership and coaching. While collaborating on instruction and academics, I strive to build personal and meaningful relationships with each teacher, student and Sharon families.

My husband and I are the very proud parents of three beautiful, busy boys. My boys are 12, 6, and 4 years old. I am proud to call my 1st grader a Sharon Knight! Spending time with my family, no matter what we may be doing, is my favorite way to spend time. As you can imagine, I stay in constant motion raising three active boys.  I also enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, and personal fitness. Our family loves to vacation at the beach, and when possible, my husband and I like to escape to the North Georgia mountains for a quiet retreat.

I am looking forward to an amazing year!

Phone: 122163


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Ellen Long-Quality Work Facilitator

My name is Ellen Long and I am so excited to be returning to Sharon! I started my teaching career at Sharon in 2007. I wasn’t married then, so I was Ms. Christian. 

I graduated from Berry College. I have a Masters degree from the University of North Georgia and an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership and Policy from The University of Georgia. 

Since leaving Sharon I have taught at several elementary schools all within Forsyth County. I have taught 4th and 5th grades, ESOL, and gifted. Most recently I have been the MTSS Coordinator at Brandywine Elementary for the past three years.

My husband Roy and I have two children, Emily who is in 3rd grade and Nolan who is in 1st. They are both glad to be Sharon Knights. In my free time I love traveling and spending time at the lake.