• Meet the 4th Grade Teachers

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Phone: 122146

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Mrs. Cindy Cook

 I am excited to be  part of the 4th grade team for a third year at Sharon. I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education (War Eagle!).   I continued my education to receive a Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida State University.   I have 18 years experience in a variety of elementary grade levels in Virginia, Florida, and Georgia including Forsyth County.

Teaching is my passion, and I can’t wait to learn, explore and grow with you!  Our class community will be engaging, fun, interesting, and foster  high level thinking skills.   You will love flexible seating! We will form strong relationships built on love, respect, and acceptance.  We are going to have a blast!

When away from teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family.   My husband of 31 years and I have built a fun filled life together full of adventure and time with family and friends.   Our son graduated from FSU and is working and living on his own (but close by).  Our daughter is a sophomore at  University of Tennessee in the Direct Admit Nursing Program.  As a family we enjoy the outdoors, boating, going to concerts, football, and spending time with extended family and friends. This year will be EPIC!  Go Knights!

Phone: 122135

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Mrs. Kristina Holmes

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Welcome to fourth grade! We are going to have a blast together as we learn many new skills and become a class family! We will get creative, work hard, and laugh a lot along the way! I cannot wait to challenge you and watch you soar! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Let’s get going!

My husband, Thomas, and I got married on a beach in 2016. Our son, Thomas (You will hear a lot about him!) turned four this year! We enjoy trips to the bookstore, exploring new playgrounds, and getting messy together! He really does keep us on our toes, but we LOVE every moment!

This is my 17th year teaching. I have taught 3rd and 4th grade…all at Sharon! I am dual certified, have earned multiple endorsements (gifted, ESL, and reading), and later earned my Specialists Degree in Teaching and Leadership. I am passionate about flexible seating, group projects, having freedom in the classroom, AND Harry Potter! Teaching is my passion, and I cannot wait to see what you can accomplish during our year together!

This will be my second year as a virtual teacher, and I am excited to be with you! We will become a class family through Teams and have a lot of fun learning along the way! I cannot wait to get to know you and make memories through the screen!

Phone: 122136

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Mrs. Meredith Infante

Hello! 

I am so excited to join Sharon’s Super Squad of 4th grade teachers this year. 

I grew up in Forsyth County, but have been enjoying life at the beach for the past six years with my husband, Miguel, and our pandemic puppy, Benji! We are happy to be back in the Peach State, closer to family and friends again! 

I graduated from UGA (Go Dawgs!!) and I’ve spent the past 5 years teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade Gifted classes in West Palm Beach, Florida. I am a huge nerd at heart and LOVE finding ways to mix STEAM into all subjects.  

When I’m not at school, I enjoy hiking, gardening, running, and traveling to new places. 

My goal this year is to help your child become a lover of learning and to reach their full potential! I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us! Go Knights!!

Phone: 122139

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Mrs. Elizabeth Landwerlen

My name is Mrs. Landwerlen, and I’m thrilled to be teaching another year of 4th Grade at Sharon Elementary. Fourth grade is my absolute favorite grade to teach!  This year your child will embark on an amazing journey filled with learning, laughter, and a growing independence.  

This January will mark my 17th year of teaching. Prior to coming to Forsyth County, I taught in Alabama for thirteen and a half years. I graduated from Auburn University of Montgomery with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  In 2013 I obtained my master’s degree in Gifted Education from Troy University of Dothan. I have experience working with students in third through sixth grade and have worked with students with varying levels of ability. My personal teaching philosophy is to ignite a passion for learning by making school a place where children want to come.

We moved to Georgia last January due to my husband’s work as a computer engineer. My husband James and I have two boys, Mitchell (age 18 at UNG) and Parker (age 15 Sophomore at Lambert). Our other family member is our lab mix, Lil Bit (10).  My parents, sister and brother live in Alabama, and my husband’s family lives in Indianapolis.  We love spending time with them every chance we get.

I enjoy all water activities, reading a good book, shopping, and making memories with my friends and family members. Looking forward to another great year at Sharon Elementary-Go Knights!!

Phone: 122140

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Ms. Courtney Miotti

Hi there! My name is Courtney Miotti and I am absolutely ecstatic to be returning to fourth grade at Sharon Elementary for my third year! I was raised in Georgia, primarily here in Forsyth County, so this area has been home to me for a very long time. I take pride in graduating from Georgia College and State University (Go Bobcats!) with my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Additionally through Georgia College, I received a Reading Endorsement and became an Apple Certified Educator. This summer, I am working towards becoming a Google Certified Educator, Level 1. Along with teaching fourth grade, I have had teaching experiences in kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade. 

One of my greatest passions is cultivating relationships with my students- I love hearing their stories and perspectives on the world. My former students would describe our classroom environment as a big, happy family that has fun and works hard. My goal as an educator is to be someone who not only highly engages students in the grade level content, but also inspires students to grow as individuals through learning valuable life skills such as kindness, problem solving, and building confidence through self- advocating.  I have fallen in love with this profession and community, and I am looking forward to another amazing adventure in fourth grade this year!

In my spare time, I enjoy going out to eat and exploring new places with friends, roller blading, playing volleyball, and reading books about personal growth. I love volunteering in various capacities as well. I have been a mentor leader for many different students ages 4-18 in multiple diverse environments. I am currently mentoring a fabulous group of junior girls at my church- they bring my heart so much joy!

Phone: 122145

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Mrs. Jessica Nardecchia

My name is Jessica Nardecchia, and I am so excited to be returning for a 4th year to both 4th Grade and Sharon Elementary this year.

I earned both my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Master of Arts in Education, with an endorsement in reading, from The University of Findlay, located in Ohio. My husband, Cory, and I relocated from Ohio to the Atlanta area in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the Georgia life!

The 2021-2022 school year will be my 8th year teaching. Before coming to Sharon Elementary, I taught as a 3rd-grade teacher in Gwinnett County Public Schools. During my time in Gwinnett, I completed my gifted endorsement, enabling me to encourage innovative and creative thinking in my classroom. I enjoy fostering a supportive family-like feel in my classroom, where students feel supported and encouraged in their learning.

When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and dog! We love going on walks, playing, and exploring new areas together! We also enjoy watching movies, attending concerts, going out to eat, and spending time with friends.

Phone: 122142

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Mrs. Laura Teague

I am thrilled to be joining the fourth grade team at Sharon this year! My family and I have recently moved back home to Georgia after several years living in Alabama. I’m a native Georgian and got my Bachelor’s of Science in Education at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). I also completed my Master’s in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. I am passionate about creating a classroom environment where all learners feel welcomed, valued, challenged, and supported. I cannot wait to pour into the students in the Sharon community!

 

Outside of school, I am mom to two toddler boys- ages five and two- and one very lazy Golden Retriever. They keep me on my toes and bring me so much joy! My husband and I are actively involved in the local community, and we enjoy spending our time serving elementary students at our church. In my free time I love to walk, read, travel, shop, and bake!

Phone: 122141

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Ms. Alexa Wagner

Hi there! My name is Alexa Wagner and I am so excited to be joining the Sharon Elementary family this year! I graduated from Samford University (Go Bulldogs!) in 2020 with degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. This will be my second year teaching.

I grew up in Forsyth County and attended Sharon Elementary from 3rd Grade through 5th grade. I have always dreamed of returning to work in this community, and I am grateful to be back at Sharon to share my passion for teaching! In high school, I was a part of the Lambert competition cheerleading program and I’ve been given the opportunity to return and be a coach this year! 

When I am not teaching or coaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, shopping, and attending concerts. I am looking forward to an AMAZING year in 4th grade and cannot wait to meet you! Go Knights!

Last Modified on July 19, 2021