My name is Manny Avella and this will be my 4th year in 4th grade! I got my bachelor's degree from UNG in early childhood/special education with a reading endorsement. This past year I completed my master's through Walden University in elementary reading and math. In my free time, I love playing with my dog Ralphie, cheering on the Braves, reading, and going to the pool! I am so excited for another amazing school year!
350364 firstname.lastname@example.org Patricia Cox This will be my 16th year teaching, and I’ve been in Forsyth County for my entire career. I love teaching today as much as I did when I started. Before teaching, I worked in the corporate world for 18 years, and making the career change was one of the best decisions of my life. Speaking of great decisions, I’ve been married to my sweet husband, Matt for 30 years, and we have one son, Ryan, who is in his last year at Baylor Law school. We have a one year old Cavapoo pup named Eddie who definitely gives us a run for our money! In my spare time, I love watching Alabama football (Roll Tide!), reading, working in my yard, spending time with friends and family, and I absolutely LOVE playing games - especially trivia! I am so excited to join the Comet family! 350368 PCox@forsyth.k12.ga.us Laura Lauterbach I am excited to be starting my 22nd year teaching. My husband Eric and I live in Cumming with our daughter, Sarah (6th grade). I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, a M.S. Ed. from Walden University, with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy, and a Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw University. I am looking forward to another amazing school year with our Silver City Comets! 350369 email@example.com Olivia DeKatch I am so excited to join the Silver City Comets family this year! This will be my 11th year teaching and I have taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade as well as ESOL for grades K-5. I started my teaching career in Gwinnett County before coming to Forsyth County and teaching at Shiloh Point Elementary School. I received my Bachelor's dual degree in Elementary Education/Special Education as well as my Master's in Elementary Education from Samford University, my Educational Leadership Certification from Georgia State University, my Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University, and am certified in ESOL. My husband, Josh, and I live in Dawsonville with our two daughters, Emilia and Charlie, and our golden retriever, Walt. I am passionate about building relationships and fostering a love of learning with my students. 350374
Angel Smith I graduated from Liberty University with my Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education. I am also a graduate of North Georgia College & State University where I received a bachelor's degree in psychology. This will be my 10th year in education and my 6th year teaching 4th grade. I spend most of my free time at home with my husband (Matt), son (Dawson, 7), and two pups (Bonnie & Shadow); however, when I get some time of my own, I enjoy spending it with family & friends, crafting, listening to audio books, and working with my therapy dog, Shadow. I can’t wait to connect with my students and their families this year! 350371 firstname.lastname@example.org Anne Sorenson Welcome to 4th grade! I am one of the original Silver City Comets when it opened in 2006. In 2001, I started teaching at Chestatee Elementary in Forsyth County. I have taught K, 2nd, 4th, and gifted. I am excited to be teaching 4th grade. I work to foster the Comet Way of being respectful, responsible, and having integrity, so that each child can grow to their full potential. I have a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College, and Master of Education from Lesley University. I received my gifted endorsement in 2007. My husband, Kevin, and I have two children, Joel and Rebecca that attended Silver City and are now at East Forsyth High School and North Forsyth Middle School. We have 3 fur kids Hazel, Harmony, and Steel. I look forward to an amazing year! 350375 ASorenson@forsyth.k12.ga.us Emma West Hello Comets! My names is Emma West and I am a 4th grade teacher here at Silver City. This will be my second year teaching at Silver City and I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade again! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education, with an endorsement in reading. I love all things the Georgia Bulldogs, reading, and spending time with my puppy Millie and Husband Colby. 350370 email@example.com