• Second Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040


    Carrico   Laura Carrico
     Twenty years ago I began my journey in education, and this is my 14th year at Vickery Creek Elementary. I have taught grades 2, 4, and 5 at VCE, and even spent one year teaching a K-5 writing class on the specials team. I was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from the University of Maryland in 1995, and completed my teacher certification at Brenau University in 2005. I live in Cumming with my husband, Mike, our dogs, Frankie and Sophie, and our cats, Tess and Finn. Teaching is hard work, but it is worth the effort when I get to share in the joy of exploration and discovery with my students.
    phone   email lcarrico@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    clark   Marcy Clark
     Hi! My name is Marcy Clark, and I am thrilled to be teaching 2nd grade this year!  I grew up in Texas and received my teaching degree from The University of Texas.  I have been teaching for 24 years, and every year is a new and wonderful learning experience.  I have had the privilege of teaching at VCE for 13 years, and VCE is my home away from home. I have one daughter who attends The University of Georgia.  When I am not teaching, you will find me outdoors gardening, hiking, or playing with my dogs. I am looking forward to an amazing year with my class!
    phone 180349 email maclark@forsyth.k12.ga.us






    Sarah Gill

    Hi there! My name is Sarah Gill. I like to call myself a Georgia native although I grew up in Washington and Arizona before moving to Georgia. I live here in Cumming with my husband, Christian, and our sweet puppy, Finley. When I’m not at school you’ll find me spending time with my family, on the lake, baking, hiking, or any fun DIY project! 

    This will be my fifth year teaching at Vickery Creek Elementary School. I recently began working on my masters in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University. In 2016, I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education along with a Reading Endorsement. I cannot wait to meet my new students this year and share my passion for learning!

    phone 180353 email sgill@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Kersey Tina Kersey
     I am currently teaching second grade. I  graduated from the University of South Florida and began teaching first grade at the same school I attended as a child. Later we moved to Georgia where all three of my children attended Vickery Creek schools and I began teaching here at Vickery. I have enjoyed my years at Vickery teaching first and second grades. When I am not living the dream with my amazing students I love being on the lake boating and swimming with my family. I have always wanted to be a teacher and consider it a calling, not a career. I continue to teach with the quote from Henry Adams central in my mind. “ A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops.”
    phone 180423 email tkersey@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     mize Michelle Mize
     Hi! My name is Michelle Mize and I have been teaching for 13 years-  8 years of kindergarten, 4 years of first grade, and 1 year of second grade! I previously taught in Gwinnett County, and this is my fourth year at VCE!

    I grew up in Roswell, GA and attended Georgia Southern University. I graduated in 2007 with my B.S. in Early Childhood Education. I received my Master’s degree from Piedmont College in Early Childhood Education. I also have my ESOL endorsement.

    I am married and have a son (Jake- 18 months)! We love gardening, hiking, and just hanging out!

    I am excited get to know you and your family, and I know we are going to have a fun and successful year!

    phone 180362 email



     roberson Briar Roberson
     Hi! My name is Briar Roberson. I am excited to be your 1st grade teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my 4th year teaching at Vickery Creek Elementary. Before coming to VCE, I was a 3rd grade ELA teacher at Hillside Elementary in Fulton County. I graduated from the University of North Georgia in 2014 and have my teaching degree in early childhood and special education. My husband Nick and I live in Forsyth County with our 18 month old son, Hudson and our two dogs! In my spare time I enjoy crafting, shopping, watching Auburn football, and spending time with family. I am excited to make this the best school year yet!
    phone 180361 email


     Sealey Tara Sealey
     I am Tara Sealey a second grade teacher at Vickery Creek Elementary School. I graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and I have a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I have been teaching for twenty years and this will be my fifth year at VCES. My husband Heath and I are blessed with three children. Our oldest daughter Ansley is a freshman at Georgia Southern University, our son Aidan is a sophomore at West Forsyth High School and our youngest daughter Addison is a third grader at VCES We have three dogs too!

    I am looking forward to another fabulous year!

    phone 180350 email tsealey@forsyth.k12.ga.us






    Patricia Thomas

    Hello! I am so excited to be joining the 2nd grade team as one of the virtual teachers! I’m thrilled to become part of the Vickery Creek family. I am originally from Alabama, where I taught 6th grade one year and 1st grade for eleven years. I took a break from teaching for a few years to stay at home with my son. He’ll be in kindergarten at VCE; I’m so excited that we’re going back to school together! 

    I earned my Bachelor’s from the University of South Alabama and my Master’s from Troy University, both degrees in Elementary Education.

    My favorite thing about Georgia is the state parks; my son and I are trying to visit them all! We spend a lot of time hiking, playing catch and soccer, reading books, and exploring Disney +. I also enjoy baking, crafting, and running.

    I look forward to meeting you and your child. I’m looking forward to having many fun learning experiences together!

    phone 180354 email




     Vaughan Melanie Vaughan

    Hi! My name is Melanie Vaughan and I am so excited to begin my seventh year teaching here at Vickery Creek Elementary School. I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a degree in Elementary Education. Before staying home with my children, I taught for 2 years in NC. Once my children were older, I was excited to get back in the classroom to continue my passion for teaching. 

     My husband John and I have been married for 21 years and are blessed with three boys. Ethan, our oldest, just graduated from West Forsyth High School and will be a freshman at the University of Alabama this fall. Tyler (11th) and Peyton (9th) attend West Forsyth High School. We also have two dogs, Ellie and Tucker. 

     I look forward to a SUPER year of fun learning opportunities and great adventures with my 2nd grade class!

    phone 180424 email mvaughan@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on July 28, 2020