• Meet the Kindergarten Teachers 

    Sharon

     'ITSLEARNING'

    School Phone: (770) 888-7511

      
Ms. Maddie Brown

Phone: 121132

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Ms. Maddie Brown

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. 

Mrs. Ashley Stinger

Phone: 121136

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Mrs. Ashley Stinger

I am so excited to join the Sharon family! I grew up in upstate New York where I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Rose and a M.S. in Literacy from The University of Albany.  After moving to Georgia 15 years ago, I obtained a Ed.S in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University.  I taught kindergarten and first grade, having experience in both public and private settings.  For the past 8 years, I worked in school administration roles. I have attended multiple institutes at Teachers College at Columbia University, studying Lucy Calkin’s Units of Study in Reading and Writing. I am also trained in Orton-Gillingham.   

I have two little girls and a new puppy that keep my husband and I very busy.

Mrs. Kathy Sywy

Phone: 121131

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Mrs. Kathy Sywy

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!

Mrs. Kristi Vervack

Phone: 121133

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Mrs. Kristi Vervack

I am thrilled to be a part of the Sharon kindergarten team! I am originally from the beautiful city of Chicago. I moved to the Johns Creek area in 2016, when my husband’s job led us down south. We absolutely love it here! I come from a family of educators, and I have been an educator myself for almost fifteen years!   I graduated from Florida State with a degree in Elementary Education, and an endorsement in Art. I went on to complete my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and added an additional endorsement in ESOL from Concordia University Chicago. I love to be creative. My hobbies include painting and photography.  I also love to exercise and be outdoors with my kids. This year, both of my children will be joining me at Sharon. Zac will be starting second grade, and Ainsley will be a kindergartner! We are so excited to be joining the Sharon family!!

Mrs. Kristy White

Phone: 121141

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Mrs. Kristy White

I'm so excited to be joining the Sharon Elementary Staff.  I've been a part of the Sharon family for many years as a parent, with 3 kids that have been at Sharon since Kindergarten. 

I earned my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE), and my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oglethorpe University.  I have 8 years of experience in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades; 2 years as an EIP teacher in Reading; and 4 years in pre-K.

My husband, Scott and I have lived in this area for 11 years. We have 3 kids. Jack is a Sophomore at Lambert HS, Kylie is an 8th Grader at SFMS, and Karsyn is in 1st Grade here at Sharon. I'm looking forward to an amazing year in Kindergarten!

Meet The Kindergarten Instructional Assistants

Ms. Laura Chapman

Phone: 121133

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Ms. Laura Chapman

I am thrilled to be a joining the Kindergarten team at Sharon Elementary as a paraprofessional!  I grew up in Clemson, S.C. and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.  I moved to California and began my career in the Information Technology Consulting sector, but eventually found my way back to the South.  After settling in Atlanta, I continued my career with Emory Healthcare as a Training Coordinator and later, as a Database/Applications Developer.  I took time off to be a full-time mother to my twins for several years before transitioning back to work in the field of education. I love teaching children and have enjoyed this new career immensely!  I have eleven years of experience teaching Pre-K at a state licensed and accredited preschool academy here in Forsyth County.  I primarily taught a four-year-old class but also served as a Kindergarten assistant as well as a three-year-old teacher during my time there.  My husband, Don, and I live in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area with our children, Colin and Emily, who are Juniors at Lambert this year.  Both of our children are distance runners at Lambert, so we stay busy with their Cross Country and Track/Field activities.  I also enjoy exercising, working in the yard, being outside and spending time with my family. 

I am looking forward to an incredible year at Sharon Elementary this year!

Mrs. Allyn Elliott

Phone: 121136

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Mrs. Allyn Elliott

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 6th 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!!

Mrs. Sharon Olson

Phone: 121131

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Mrs. Sharon Olson

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 earned his master's at Georgia this year. I am very excited to be part of your child's class.

Mrs. Jennifer O'Neill

Phone: 121132

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Mrs. Jennifer O'Neill

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), Johnathan (20-Georgia Tech), Jeffrey (17-Lambert High) and Olivia (14-Lambert High).  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.

Mrs. Kimberly Sinning

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Mrs. Kimberly Sinning

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!!  

Last Modified on July 28, 2019