• Meet the Sharon Administrative Team


Phone: 121065


Degrees and Certifications:

Brian Nelson- Principal

My name is Brian Nelson and I am honored to be the principal of Sharon Elementary. It is a privilege to be able to serve the students, staff, and families of this wonderful community. I am going into my 18th year in education and have served at both South Forsyth High and North Forsyth High as an Assistant Principal. I hold an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State as well as a M.S. in Secondary Science education. My wonderful wife Ashley of 19 years is also an educator. We enjoy staying active outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: 121078


Degrees and Certifications:

Megan Bass - Assistant Principal

I am excited for another year serving as one of Sharon’s Assistant Principals. I am looking forward to continuing to build connections with our students, staff, and families.

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. Before going into leadership, I taught 1st grade, 4th grade, grades K-5 with the Early Intervention Program, and was an instructional coach. 

When away from school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two kids, Bree and Rhett. Bree is in second grade at Matt Elementary, and Rhett is four. We are expecting our third child early this school year! We also have a dog, Millie. Together, we like to spend time outdoors or on the lake, visit with family and friends, watch sports, and have movie nights at home.

Have the best school year, Knights!

Phone: 121074


Degrees and Certifications:

Tennille Walsh - Assistant Principal

I am excited for my 2nd year as an assistant principal at Sharon! 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. In 2015, I joined Forsyth County Schools as an Assistant Principal at Kelly Mill Elementary, Midway Elementary and now Sharon 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 12 years and we have an amazing 10 year old daughter, Brooklyn. She is in the fifth grade at Kelly Mill Elementary and loves gymnastics. We also have a 6 year old Aussiedoodle, Parker.  When we are not at the gym watching Brooklyn compete or practice, we enjoy being on or near the water, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

I am looking forward to another great year at Sharon working with the staff, students, and community!

Phone: 122006


Degrees and Certifications:

Ellen Long-Assistant Administrator

This is my 17th year in education and my 2nd year as an AA. I am very excited to continue to support the students, staff, and families at Sharon!

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. 

 I have taught at several elementary schools all within Forsyth County. I have taught 4th and 5th grades, ESOL, EIP and Gifted. 

My husband Roy and I have two children, Emily who is in 4th grade and Nolan who is in 2nd. They are both glad to be Sharon Knights. In my free time I love traveling and spending time at the lake.