• Second Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040




    Anna Brancheau

    Hello! I am thrilled to join Vickery Creek’s second grade team this year! This is my eighth-year teaching in Forsyth County. My husband and I live in Ball Ground with our two boys who attend Vickery Creek and Vickery Creek Middle.

    I have known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was young. I grew up in Douglas County and earned my Educational Specialist from the University of West Georgia! My passion is teaching reading and helping students find those special books that unlock the joy of reading for them. 

    When I am not teaching, you can find me camping, spending time with my family, reading, or playing with my dogs! I am looking forward to meeting my group of second graders! We are going to have a great year!

    phone 180353 email











    Kim Clewell

    My name is Mrs. Clewell. I grew up near Syracuse, NY and got my Bachelors at SUNY Brockport, I got my Masters at SUNY Albany and my Specialist at Piedmont College. This is my thirteenth year at VCE!  My husband and I will be celebrating our 29th anniversary this October!  I have three wonderful children.  Courtney just graduated from UGA and will be going to Boston to start her career at Oracle. Nathanael is in the National Guard and just completed his associates degree at Georgia Military College and will be going to Georgia Southern this Fall.  Ethan will be a sophomore at West. We also have a golden retriever named Remi, who turned 9 this year!

    phone 180349 email kclewell@forsyth.k12.ga.us




    Laurie Edwards
     Formerly a writer and editor in development aid, Ms. Edwards grew up in Atlanta, and has been teaching for 20 years.
    phone 180362 email




    Rachel Hart
    Hello! My name is Rachel Hart and this will be my first year teaching at VCE!  I have been teaching for 2 years, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2022 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  I will soon be graduating with my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from UGA as well.  Go Dawgs!  I attended VCE as a student, and I am very excited to be coming back home to teach!  When I am not teaching, I enjoy playing pickleball, doing yoga, and cheering on the Dawgs and Braves.  I am looking forward to a fantastic year! 
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    Rachel Keck
     My name is Rachel Keck, and I’m so excited to be teaching second grade this year. I am originally from Missouri, was raised there, and graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Life brought me to Georgia six years ago, and I began teaching here at VCE. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and playing board games. I’m looking forward to another amazing year here at Vickery Creek Elementary.
    phone 180361 email






    Tina Kersey

    I grew up in Florida and received my teaching degree from the University of South Florida. I have taught for 26 years and every year is a new and wonderful learning experience.

    My family and I moved to Georgia from Florida and enjoy being a part of this community.  I have had the privilege of teaching here at VCE for 18 years and Vickery is my home away from home. My husband and I have 3 children.

    Our family enjoys boating, hanging out, and playing cards!

    I look forward to working with you and your child this year and watching the tremendous amount of growth that each child makes. It is my belief that every child should love school and it is my job to help them find that happiness here.  It will be an incredible and exciting year!

    phone 180423 email tkersey@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Tracy Vernie
    My name is Tracy Vernie and I was born and raised in Florida.  I played college softball at Thomas University where I earned my bachelors degree in 2005 and later received my Master of Art in Teaching from Reinhardt College in 2015 with a reading endorsement.  I have been at Vickery Creek for 7 years, and this is my third year teaching 4th grade.  I have lived in the Atlanta area for 15 years with my husband.  I have two beautiful girls, Danielle who is in 4th grade and Harper who is in 2nd grade, and they attend Vickery Creek Elementary as well.  I love being with my family, watching FSU football, reading, and traveling. I look forward to a wonderful year at Vickery Creek!
    phone 180217 email tvernie2@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on August 15, 2023