Kindergarten Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040
    baker   Andrea Baker
     My husband and I have been married for 31 years and have three children.

     I graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have taught pre-k through 4th grade for 30 years.  Most of my experience

    is in kindergarten and first grade. This is my 12th year here at VCE and my 17th in Forsyth County. I look forward to another SUPER year working with you and your child!

    phone 180301 email  abaker@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     baxley Charlene Baxley
     My name is Charlene Baxley and I am thrilled to begin my sixth year in kindergarten at Vickery Creek Elementary.  At VCES I have taught fourth grade and kindergarten. I hold a Masters in Early Childhood Education and I have a dual certification in Special Needs Education.

     Prior to beginning my journey to become an educator, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Kennesaw State University and I worked in marketing and project management in the private sector for thirteen years.   My husband Walt and I live in Cumming. McClain, my son, graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2016 and will be a senior at Georgia Southern University this fall. My daughter, Mary Margaret, is a senior at West Forsyth High School.  In my spare time, I volunteer with my children’s various extracurricular activities and at our church. 

     After being a proud VCES parent for over ten years, I am excited to continue serving in the Vickery Creek Elementary learning community as a teacher, and helping promote all of the great things happening here.

    phone 180342 email  cbaxley@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     bronson Rebecca Bronson
     Hi! My Name is Mrs. Rebecca Bronson. This is my twenty-first year teaching. I live in Cumming with my family. My husband’s name is Marshall.  We have three fantastic children, Caroline 19, Jackson 17, and Cameron 15. I enjoy reading, painting, decorating, & watching the British Premier League.  I LOVE teaching kindergarten!!
    phone 180329 email rbronson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    gizinski   Allison Gizinski
    Hi! My Name is Mrs. Gizinski or Mrs. G, and I am 39 years young!

    I live in Suwanee with my husband Scott and our daughters, Anna, 16 and Maggie, 13.

    I enjoy traveling & being with friends and family.

    I grew up in Portland, Michigan and return to visit every summer, so my family and I can spend a lot of time with my parents, nieces, nephews, and siblings. 

    I was thankful to earn athletic scholarships to play softball & volleyball throughout college, and in May of 2002, I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Huron University in Huron, South Dakota. In July 2010, I graduated from Piedmont College with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    I love to learn, and am considering working toward my goal of earning my specialist degree and possibly my doctorate in the next few years. 

    This year will be my 15th year of teaching, and 8th year here at Vickery Creek! 😊

    I am so excited to make this first year of school your child’s best beginning ever!

    phone 180310 email agizinski@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     green Aurielle Green

    My name is Aurielle Green and I am a kindergarten teacher at VCE. I am going into my third year of teaching, but have been at VCE for four years because of student teaching. I went to the University of North Georgia and that is where I met my husband Addison Green. We have two precious dogs named Bentley and Marley. We live in Dawson County after moving from Cherokee County in February of 2019. I can not wait for this year!

    phone 180330 email agreen35@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    howington   Jessica Howington
     Hi, my name is Jessica Howington. This will be my 6th year teaching Kindergarten! I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education at West Georgia. Since I've obtained my Master and Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and am certified in ESOL. I have a very supportive family and a poodle named Dixie. I enjoy traveling, outdoors, and shopping. I am passionate about inspiring and loving your child while encouraging him/her to find their joy for learning! I absolutely LOVE teaching and I look forward to meeting this year’s Fabulous Kindergarten Vikings & collaborating with all of their parents!
    phone 180321 email


     kpurcell Katie Purcell
     Hi! My Name is Katie Purcell. I am 24 years old and I live in Holly Springs. I will be getting married to my fiancé, Brandon, on December 22nd.  I enjoy traveling, being with family, and anything Disney! I was born and raised in Forsyth County and attended all Forsyth County Schools growing up. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement at Reinhardt University in 2017 and I am working on my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at Georgia Southern. This will be my third year teaching at Vickery Creek. I graduated from Forsyth Central in 2013 and this will be my 3rd  year coaching cheerleading there.
    phone 180301 email kpurcell35@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     strong Lindsey Strong
     Mrs. Strong is a graduate of The University of North Georgia and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as Endorsements in ESOL and Reading. Mrs. Strong has been teaching since 2009 and has experience ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Second grade. Mrs. Strong previously taught at Vickery Creek Elementary as a First grade teacher, and is proud to be a Viking again!
    phone 180322 email lstrong@forsyth.k12.ga.us



Last Modified on October 14, 2019