• Meet the First Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 888-7511


Phone: 121042


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tammy Bevis

 I reside in Cumming with my husband and we love living in Georgia!  My daughter is a graduate from UGA and is enjoying a new career in Atlanta.  I love reading, writing, scrapbooking, running and shopping! My passion is teaching first graders and I especially love teaching at Sharon Elementary.  I'm so excited for the new challenges in first grade.  I know it will be a wonderful year to come.

I am a graduate of University of North Florida where I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education. I received my Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Lesley University and my Educational Specialist degree (Ed. S.) in Teaching and Learning from Piedmont College. I also completed an Educational Leadership Add-on from Kennesaw State University.  This year I will complete thirty-four years of teaching and have taught in the Forsyth County school system for the past twenty-one years. I have had experience teaching nine years in Florida and three and half years in Ohio.

Phone: 121039


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Mrs. Donna Evans

My name is Donna Evans and I live in Cumming with my husband, Scott.  We have two adult children, our son, Hayden, and daughter, Connor. Hayden is a proud graduate of Georgia Tech and is working as an engineer. Connor graduated from University of Georgia with a Public Relations degree. They both are currently living in NYC, my favorite destination! Yes, we are a house divided!  We are also proud owners of three crazy wiener dogs, Norman, Jack, and Henry!

I am originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Bloomsburg University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood.  Reading is my passion and I have completed the following programs: reading recovery, reading endorsement, and Orton- Gillingham.  I will be beginning my 31st year of teaching this fall.

I look forward to a year of learning, relationships, and fun!

Phone: 121037


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Mrs. Samantha Francisco

Welcome to first grade! I am so happy to be part of the Sharon family! Teaching is something I have wanted to do since I can remember. It brings me so much joy to work with children and to help them find the fun in learning! This will be my sixth year in education. I taught first grade for the past four years, and prior to that I was a reading and math intervention teacher for kindergarten through sixth grade.   


My family and I relocated from southern California last year, and we are so happy to be living in Cumming, GA. I am originally from Georgia, and received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. In California, I went to California Lutheran University to earn my elementary teaching credential. I am married and we have a six year old son named Noah and a five year old golden doodle named Georgie. We are also thrilled to be expecting another little boy in October. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading, shopping, exercising, and spending time outdoors with my family. I look forward to an amazing year in first grade here at Sharon!

Phone: 121029


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kim Stilwell

I received my teaching degree at Florida Atlantic University and started my teaching career in Florida.  Since moving to Georgia 22 years ago, I have taught in Fulton, Gwinnett, and Forsyth county.  I most recently taught Kindergarten at Sharon for 4 years and then took a hiatus for the past two years.  I am so excited to be back at the greatest school in the world teaching 1st grade.  I really enjoy teaching, and I find it a challenge trying to figure out each and every child, cultivate their strengths, and then ignite their passion to learn new things.  I am married and have three amazing children. One at UGA (Kaylee, 20), one in high school (Calvin, 16), and one in 5th grade (Kellen, 10). Some of the things I enjoy are reading, running, gardening, and spending time with my family.  I look forward to a wonderful year and thank you for trusting me with your most precious gifts.

Phone: 121032


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Brandi Weigle

This will be my ninth year at Sharon Elementary.  I graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in psychology and from The University of South Carolina with a MS in Clinical Psychology. Prior to education, I was a Clinical Psychologist in a psychiatric hospital. I began my educational career as a special education teacher in South Carolina for middle school students with emotional disabilities. I then taught students with non-verbal autism. I have also taught students with learning disabilities. This will be my 24th year as an educator.  

I am married and I have two amazing daughters. Isabella is 20 and attends Dalton State College.  Fallon, who is 8, is in 3rd grade right here at Sharon. I enjoy reading, shopping, and spending time at the lake.  I am an advanced scuba diver. I love the water!

Children are a precious gift, and I am thankful that you are sharing yours with me!

Last Modified on May 31, 2023