• 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: 121037


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Mrs. Mikki Cosson

My name is Mikki Cosson and I live in Cumming with my husband, Matt. We have two children, Ethan and Emma, who both graduated from South Forsyth High School.  Emma will attend UNG in the fall, majoring in Elementary Education.  We also have a border collie named Bella who keeps us very busy!  My husband and I are originally from Nebraska. We both graduated from the University of Nebraska. We have lived in Georgia for the past 22 years and we absolutely love it!  I have been teaching for 28 years. I received my Masters degree from Piedmont College and also have my Gifted and ESOL endorsements. I taught in Nebraska for 6 years and Hall County for 21 years.  This will be my second year at Sharon Elementary.

In my spare time, I love hiking with my family and reading. I also have recently learned to knit and I absolutely love it!

However, teaching is my first passion. I am looking forward to a year full of building meaningful relationships with my students while sharing my love of learning. Let’s Go KNIGHTS!!

Phone: 121038


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kristen Craig

I am so excited to join the Sharon family this year! I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have taught in both public and private schools. I earned an Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree from the University of Alabama. I have enjoyed teaching 2nd & 3rd grades and working as an academic and reading intervention teacher. Teaching children to read is my passion! I have also worked privately as an Orton-Gillingham tutor for families and found it to be very rewarding to see each child’s growth. 

My husband, Sean, and I have been married for 17 years and have two children, Houston (14) and Calista (11). We also have a sweet golden retriever puppy named Baxter (9 months) who keeps us all busy. My son Houston will be an 8th grader at Riverwatch and plays football and lacrosse. My daughter Calista, although some of you may already know her as “Scar” from Sharon’s recent Lion King performance, will be a 6th grader at Riverwatch. 

I am a huge Alabama football fan and love football season! Roll Tide! You will definitely find me wearing Crimson on game day.  In my free time, I enjoy ubering my kids around, watching my son play sports and attending my daughter’s dance competitions and musical performances. Outside of the classroom, I also enjoy doing diy crafts, playing tennis and shopping. 

I look forward to meeting each of my students and can’t wait for the year to begin!

Phone: 121039


Degrees and Certifications:

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 30th year of teaching this fall.

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

Phone: 121028


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Mrs. Samantha Francisco

I am so excited to join the Sharon family this year! My family and I recently relocated from southern California, where I was a first grade teacher for the past three years. Prior to first grade, I was a reading and math intervention teacher for kindergarten through sixth grade. When I was little, I dreamt of being a teacher and working with students. I am so grateful to share my passion for learning with students. I am thrilled to be teaching first grade this year, as the primary grades hold a special place in my heart!

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. My husband, Joe, and I have a five year old son, Noah, who will also be starting kindergarten this year! We are happy to be back home in Georgia with friends and 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 eighth 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 19 and attends Dalton State College.  Fallon, who is seven, is in 2nd 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 August 31, 2022