Meet the Kindergarten Teachers
School Phone: (770) 888-7511
I am so excited for another great school year at Sharon and another wonderful year of kindergarten! I grew up in the Atlanta area so Georgia really is home to me. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree from the University of Georgia in 2015 (Go Dawgs!). I also have my ESOL endorsement and took part in the Orton-Gillingham training last summer. From the time I was little, I knew I wanted to be a teacher and as I got older I jumped at every opportunity to work with students and be in schools. During my time at UGA, I was able to study abroad and teach English to second graders in Italy. This was such an amazing experience and combined two of my favorite things: teaching and traveling! After graduating, I taught first grade for two years in Gwinnett County. Then I joined the Sharon family and this will be my third year teaching kindergarten here at Sharon! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, spending time with family and friends, traveling and taking my two-year-old Golden Retriever, Banks, for walks and hikes.
121132 Stinger, Ashley 12 Sywy, Kathy
I have been a teacher for 26 years, a wife for 20 years and a mom for 17 years. I love all of the many hats I wear. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I worked at Sedalia Park Elementary in Cobb County for 10 years. I taught 2nd grade for 4 years and kindergarten for 6 years. I also taught a K-1 multi-age class & participated in a 3 year Family Group classroom model. I left the Cobb County School system in 2003 after having my first child & moving to Suwanee. I worked at The Johns Creek Primrose for 9 years. I taught the Georgia State-Funded Pre-K for 3 years & the Sacs Accredited Private Pre-K for 6 years. This will be my 8th year teaching kindergarten at Sharon. I love learning! I have my gifted endorsement & I am Orton-Gillingham trained. My husband Steve is a Clemson graduate so I put up with a lot of orange. We have 2 beautiful boys that have excelled at Sharon Elementary since kindergarten. They are both at Lambert High School. Tyler will be a Junior & Dean will be a Freshman. I enjoy college football, reading, the beach/lake, our dog Max, and spending time with family & friends. My "Super Power" is teaching!
121131 email@example.com Vervack, Kristi 12 firstname.lastname@example.org White, Kristy email@example.comMeet The Kindergarten Instructional Assistants Sinning, Kimberly
My name is Kimberly Sinning. I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. I have previously taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade and Georgia Pre-K. Since March of 2018, I have been a substitute teacher here at Sharon.
My husband and I have been married for 23 years, and have two wonderful children. Our daughter is a sophomore at UGA, and our son is a sophomore at Lambert High School. I am thrilled to be a part of your child's Kindergarten year!!
12 firstname.lastname@example.org Elliott, Allyn
My name is Allyn Elliott. I graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia (Goooooo DAWGS!) with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. After graduation, I moved to Atlanta and worked in Advertising Sales at CNN/Turner Broadcasting where I met my husband! We have 3 kids, Caitlynn, Ryan and Jake and after working at CNN in downtown Atlanta for 8 years, I was blessed to be a stay at home Mom with my babies! During that time, I taught at my kid's church preschool. I was fortunate to work with all ages, the 2's, 3's and the 4 yr old Pre-K program. This will be my 3rd year as a Paraprofessional at Sharon and I am so thankful to be a part of this amazing school and wonderful family! I love to exercise and work out, doing home makeovers and spending time with my family and enjoying all of their sports, baseball, football, and cheerleading..we stay busy!!. I am so excited about this school year and meeting all of our new kindergarten babies!
I can't wait for an awesome year!!
121136 email@example.com Olson, Sharon
I've had the pleasure of being a paraprofessional for the past 16 years, working at Settles Bridge, Mashburn and here at Sharon Elementary. My husband and I will be married 33 years this October and we've been residents of Forsyth County for 26. My husband and I have two sons, both UGA grads; with my oldest adding a degree from Emory and my youngest starting his master's at Georgia this year. I am very excited to be part of your child's class.
121131 firstname.lastname@example.org O'Neill, Jennifer
My name is Jennifer O'Neill. I am a Georgia native where I called Stone Mountain my home for 19 years. After graduating from Stone Mountain High School, I followed in the footsteps of my two older brothers and attended the University of Georgia where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught kindergarten at Austin Elementary School in Dunwoody for five years. Even though I loved my job, I decided to take a break and stay at home with my children.
I love to read, cook, vacation at the beach, spend time with my family, and watch both college football and the Atlanta Falcons. I have been married for 25 years and have four beautiful children: Amanda (23-Project Analyst for RaceTrac), Johnathan (20-Georgia Tech), Jeffrey (17-Lambert High) and Olivia (14-South Forsyth Middle School). I have been a Sharon parent since 2007 and was a substitute teacher from 2010-2013. This is my seventh year as an Instructional Assistant.
Hennessey, LoriHello, my name is Lori Hennessey. I grew up in the beautiful state of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University (GO SPARTANS!) with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Immediately after graduation, I moved to Atlanta where I taught for 6 years with Atlanta Public Schools followed by 7 years of teaching at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Feeling very blessed, the next 10 years of my life included being a stay at home mom and raising my two wonderful daughters, Taylor (18 - Lambert) and Sydney (15 - Lambert). Over the past 4 years, I have served as a substitute teacher (2 years) and most recently as an Instructional Assistant (2 years) with Fulton County Schools.My many interests include spending time with my family, travel, playing tennis and watching my girls play their favorite sports (tennis and soccer).I am looking very forward to a fabulous first year of working with your kids at Sharon! 121141 email@example.com