Third Grade Teachers
School Phone: (770) 346-0040 Jordan BeatyHello everyone! My name is Ms. Beaty and I'm so excited for my third year of teaching at VCE! I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education with a reading endorsement in May of 2019 from the University of North Georgia. I also graduated from Brenau University with my master's degree and a math endorsement in May of 2021. Prior to college I grew up in Forsyth County and attended Forsyth County schools from Kindergarten - 12th grade. Growing up in Forsyth and having 3 generations in my family to graduate from this school system makes teaching here very special. This is my second-year teaching 3rd grade but my first-year teaching virtually and I am super excited! I can’t wait to have an awesome year with everyone!! 180255 email@example.com Anna Brancheau
Hello! I am thrilled to join Vickery Creek’s third grade team this year! This is my sixth year teaching in Forsyth County. My husband and I live in Cumming with our two boys who also attend Vickery Creek.
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 in 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 third graders! We are going to have a great year!
180222 firstname.lastname@example.org Andrea Harris
Hi! My name is Andrea Harris. I have been working in the field of education for over 30 years, and I hold a master’s degree from Oglethorpe University. I believe that it is an amazing privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of working with children. My students have taught me that being a good teacher is so much more than just covering curriculum. I realize that sometimes the smallest things I say and do have the biggest impact. I strive to help keep students’ natural curiosity alive by showing them that learning is both rewarding and fun.
I live in Cumming with my husband of 30 years, our daughter, who recently graduated from the University of Georgia, and our two puppy dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and doing anything outdoors.
I am happy to start a new school year, and I look forward to the excitement ahead!
180228 email@example.com Jessica Howington
Hi, my name is Jessica Howington and this will be my 8th year teaching. I am passionate about inspiring and loving children while encouraging them to find their joy for learning! 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 can’t wait to meet this year’s fabulous 3rd grade Vikings and parents, together we will make it the most rewarding year for your child!!
180228 firstname.lastname@example.org CiCi Keen
Hi! I am so excited about starting our year together!
I was born in South Carolina, but I grew up in the Blairsville, Georgia. I married my husband, Scott, four years ago. We reside in Cumming with our cat, Penelope. I enjoy going to the movies, shopping for antiques, creating DIY projects, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an endorsement in Reading from the University of North Georgia in 2016. This will be my sixth year teaching 3rd grade.
I love being a part of the VCE family, and I am thrilled to work with you and your child this school year! 😊
180233 email@example.com Katie Keith Hi! My name is Katie Keith and I am 25 years old. I live in Holly Springs with my husband, Brandon and my puppies, Cooper and Winston. I enjoy traveling, being with my family, and anything Disney! I was born and raised in Forsyth County and attended all Forsyth County Schools. I also coach cheerleading at Forsyth Central. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Reinhardt University in 2017. I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern in 2020. This will be my fifth-year teaching at VCE and my second-year teaching third grade. I am so proud to be a Viking and can’t wait for all the fun we are going to have this year! 180227 firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Landis Hi Friends! I am Ms. Landis and the first thing you need to know about me is that I love reading!!
I grew up in Ohio and moved to Georgia in 2007. I attended Kent State University in Ohio for my undergraduate degree and Georgia State University for my graduate studies, where I earned my master’s degree in early childhood education. I am also a National Board-Certified teacher.
I have two sons, Preston 27, and Wesley 25. They live in North Carolina and Virginia. Wesley is getting married November 9, and I am happy that Lila is joining our family.
Chelsea, Wiley, and Ziggy, in my opinion, are the three best dogs in the world. They are wonderful company, and keep me busy.
This is my 24th year of teaching, and my 5th year as a Viking here at VCES. I still love coming to school each day to see what I will learn, and to spend time with my favorite people.
Tiffany Mello Hi! I am so excited to be teaching third grade this year! I have taught at VCE since 2013 and love it here!! I earned my Bachelors and Masters in Early Childhood Education with endorsements in Reading and ESOL from Valdosta State University. I also earned my Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College.I was born and raised in Georgia and grew up in Alpharetta for most of my life. My husband and I live in Cumming with our daughter, Adalynn, and our sweet dog, Mojo. We enjoy traveling, hiking, going to Georgia football games (GO DAWGS!), and spending time with family and friends. 180232
Hi! I am so excited to be teaching third grade virtually this year! This will be my sixth year at VCE and my third year teaching third grade! I earned my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Kennesaw State University. I recently completed the Math Endorsement Course through Forsyth County, as well.
I grew up in Suwanee, GA and went to Northview High School. I played volleyball in high school and some in college and then went on to coach for 5 years. My husband and I have a beautiful little girl, named Ellie. Ellie turned 2 in June, so we now have a toddler on our hands. She is very busy and lots of fun! We will be having our second daughter in November of this year!
I can’t wait to meet you all and start our year together!!
180512 email@example.com Mary Shaw Hi, I am so excited about starting our year together! I grew up in New York and moved to Georgia during college. I attended UGA for my undergraduate degree and Mercer University for my graduate studies, where I earned my Masters in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement. This will be my 25th year of teaching, with this being my 18th year at VCE.
My wonderful husband, David and I just celebrated 25 years of marriage. We have two terrific kids. Robert, who is a recent graduate from Georgia Tech and Kayla, who is beginning her junior year at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega this fall. We also have three fur babies. Layla, our Beagle, is the old sassy lady of the family. Buster, our three year old yellow lab, is the well-known celebrity resident therapy dog you will see around VCE. And the newest member of our family, is our black lab puppy Bailey. She will be following in the footsteps of her big brother Buster and will be training to be a Canine Good Citizen Therapy Dog. I am so excited to be able to share Buster and Bailey with the students and staff at VCE. Looking forward to growing leaders and to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this school year!