• Meet the Kindergarten Teachers 

    Sharon
    School Phone: (770) 888-7511

      

Phone: 121220

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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 degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). I also have my ESOL endorsement and took part in the Orton-Gillingham training six summers ago. 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 eighth year teaching kindergarten here at Sharon! Kindergarten is my happy place --it truly is magical! In my free time, I enjoy baking, traveling, and taking walks with my husband Drew and our two dogs, Lotus and Banks.

Phone: 121224

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Mrs. Kelly Scherer

Hi! My name is Kelly Scherer and I’m so excited for another year at Sharon Elementary School! 

I received my Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Florida in Elementary Education and taught 3rd grade right out of college. After having kids, I took a hiatus from teaching and became a stay-at-home mom. I worked as a preschool teacher for several years and then joined Sharon Elementary 3 years ago serving as a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant and then Kindergarten teacher.

I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and lived there my entire life until 8 years ago.  In 2016, my husband’s job took our family to the Dallas, Texas area. We enjoyed our time in Texas, but when an opportunity at work was presented to my husband to move back east closer to family, we took it. We moved to Cumming 6 years ago and have been loving our life in Georgia ever since! My wonderful husband and I have two amazing children - Leah (17) and  Levi (14). 

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, reading, hiking, exercising, baking, and traveling.

 

Phone: 121232

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Ms. Whitney Stewart

Hello, my name is Whitney Stewart. I am so happy to be a part of the Sharon Family. This is my 18th year teaching and 15th year teaching kindergarten. I received my Undergraduate Degree from Georgia College and State University & received my Masters Degree from Troy University. I also have my Gifted endorsement. 

In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. Some of my favorite things are going to the beach, cooking, reading & shopping! I live in Sugar Hill with my 4 year old rescue pup named Hazel.

 

Phone: 121216

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Mrs. Ashley Stinger

I am so excited for another amazing year with the Kindergarten team at Sharon Elementary! 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, I obtained a Ed.S in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. I also have my Math Endorsement, Dyslexia Endorsement,  and Orton-Gillingham training. This will be my 21st year in education. I taught first grade,  kindergarten, and worked in various school administration roles in both public and private settings.  

I am married and have two amazing daughters.  I enjoy reading, cooking/baking, and spending time with my family.

 

Phone: 121229

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Mrs. Kathy Sywy

I have been a teacher for 31 years, a wife for 25 years and a mom for 22 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 13th year teaching kindergarten at Sharon.  I love learning and I am passionate about teaching!  I have my gifted endorsement & I am Orton-Gillingham trained. My boys  excelled at Sharon Elementary K-5.  My oldest son Tyler is going into his senior  year at Clemson University. My youngest son Dean is going into his sophomore year at Clemson.  My husband Steve is a Clemson graduate so I put up with A LOT of orange.  I enjoy college football, reading, the beach/lake, our dog Max, and spending time with family & friends.  My "Superpower" is teaching!

Meet The Kindergarten Instructional Assistants

Phone: 121224

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Mrs. Lori Hennessey

Hello, my name is Lori Hennessey.  I grew up in the beautiful state of Michigan where I 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 (25)- Graduated from University of Georgia  and Sydney (22)- Graduated from the University of Tennessee and is currently pursuing her masters degree at University of Oregon as well as playing soccer.  Go Ducks!!!  After returning to the workforce in 2014, I worked for 2 years as an Instructional Assistant for Fulton County Schools.  In 2016, I transitioned to Sharon Elementary.  I have served as an instructional assistant in EIP for 2 years and this will be my 7th year as an instructional assistant in Kindergarten.

My many interests include spending time with my family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, pickle ball and watching my girls play their favorite sports (tennis and soccer).

I am looking forward to a fabulous ninth year of teaching at Sharon!

 

Phone: 121232

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Mrs. Ann-Marie Larson

I am so looking forward to another amazing year at Sharon Elementary.

I am from Indiana, and I received my bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Hanover College. I was a 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teacher in Franklin, IN before moving to Atlanta in ‘91 for my job as a Delta flight attendant. Atlanta is where I met my husband, and we have three awesome sons who all attended Forsyth County Schools. Once my boys came along, I knew I wanted to be back in the classroom. I was a substitute teacher in Forsyth County before becoming an instructional assistant in 2014. 

I love to read, run, travel, cook, and hang with my boys and our sweet pup, Lola, whenever I can. 

I am so grateful to be part of the Sharon family, and I look forward to an awesome school year! 

 

 

Phone: 121220

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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 30 years and have four beautiful children: Amanda (28), Johnathan (25), Jeffrey (22-Georgia Tech) and Olivia (19-Georgia Tech).  I became a Sharon parent in 2007 and was a substitute teacher from 2010-2013. This is my 12th year as an Instructional Assistant, and I can’t wait for another exciting year in kindergarten!

 

Phone: 121216

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Mrs. Janet Smith

My name is Janet Smith . I have been married 35 yrs. to my husband, Ralph. We have 2 daughters, Lindsey and Jordan.

 I  am a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a BS in Early Childhood  Education and a Master’s Degree in ECE from Georgia State  University.

 I have enjoyed  teaching  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grades with a combined experience of  26  years in the field of education. I have been at Sharon for 11 years.

 Teaching truly fills my heart. I believe in fostering the “whole” child.  I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the Sharon Family.