Silver City Elementary
    Administrative Team
    Note to parents:
    As a parent you play a key role in the success of your student. As a parent myself, I know that you entrust your child to us each and every day. With your support we can foster a love of learning and a path of success for each and every child. In addition to working with your children at home, we invite you to also become involved by volunteering in classrooms, serving as room parents, PTA or committee officers, tutors, or assisting with a variety of programs that occur throughout the school year.  Our standard of excellence is very high as our students consistently stand toe-to-toe with the very best in the state.  This success is due to teamwork and an absolute commitment by the parents, the students, and the educators to settle for nothing less than the very best.  It is the Comet way!

    Thanks in advance for your commitment to work with and encourage your children during this school year.
    Mike Sloop Michael Sloop, Principal

    Welcome, Comets, to an exciting new school year!  I am thrilled to be your new Principal at Silver City Elementary School and so excited to get to know our entire school community!

    I am currently in my 17th year of education, having served as an Assistant Principal for the past 6.5 years at Big Creek Elementary School, Little Mill Middle School and DeSana Middle School!  Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a middle school science teacher and an instructional technology specialist (ITS) at Otwell Middle School.  While at Otwell, I was named Forsyth County’s Teacher of the Year in 2006.

    Throughout my career, I have been committed to doing whatever it takes to help children love their learning experience, be nurtured and challenged, and succeed in reaching their greatest goals.  As an administrator, I seek to serve students and parents with selflessness and compassion and I strive to help my teachers and staff see the best in themselves and reach their highest potential.  As Comets, we truly see our role as partners with you to give your children experiences and opportunities that will “ignite (their) minds for a brighter tomorrow!”

    On a personal note, I graduated with High Honors from Georgia Tech as an industrial engineer and received my Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from N.C. State in Raleigh, NC.  After being an environmental engineer with a national consulting firm in Atlanta for six years, I decided to make a career change in 2001.  I attended North Georgia College and State University and earned my teaching certificate and then returned a few years later to earn my Leadership Specialist degree. 

    My amazing wife, Sarah, and I have been married for 11 years and we have three children—Brady (9) Logan (7), and Allie (5)—who all attend Matt Elementary School.  We feel blessed to be part of the Forsyth County Schools community and are excited to join the Comet family!

    phone  350114

    email  MSloop@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Vicki Sipsy, Assistant Principal
    Welcome back! I am Vicki Sipsy, Assistant Principal for grades K-1. I have been in education for 24 years and spent 15 of those years in Forsyth County. My experience includes grades K-2, EIP, Gifted, and ESOL. I've been married 34 years and have three children. I'm also a grandmother to one precious grandchild! My three children attended and graduated from Forsyth County Schools. I look forward to seeing all former Comets as well as welcoming our new friends to the "Comet Family" soon!
    phone  350122 email  vsipsy@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Deborah Carnes, Assistant Principal
    I am excited to begin in my 19th year in Forsyth County. Throughout my career I have taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, special education, and EIP. I have been a Silver City Comet since the doors opened in 2006. I am married to Ty Carnes who is a teacher and football coach at North Forsyth Middle School and we have 3 children: Patrick (11), Emerson (8), and Slaton (4). I am very excited to begin my third year as Assistant Principal for grades 3-5. I look forward to another great year!
    phone  350363 email  dcarnes@forsyth.k12.ga.us