Third Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040


     keen Cici Keen
     Hi! I am so excited about starting our year together! I was born in South Carolina, but I grew up in the north Georgia mountains. I married my husband two years ago, and we reside in Cumming. I enjoy going to the movies, shopping for antiques, creating DIY projects, and spending times with friends and family!

    I attended the University of North Georgia. I earned my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Special Education with an endorsement in Reading.

    I love being a part of the VCE family, and I am thrilled to work with you and your child this school year!

    phone 180233 email ckeen@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    hawkins   Melanie Hawkins
     I am very excited about this school year. I currently live in Canton with my husband and 2 children who are 10 and 8 years old.  I also have an identical Twin sister that also lives in the area. Naturally, many people get us confused with each other. My favorite things to do are hanging out at the lake, going to the movies, and spending time with my family and friends. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia College & State University in 2005. In 2013, I earned my master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Reinhardt University. This will be my 7th year teaching at VCE. I love being a part of the VCE family, and I am so excited about this school year!
    phone 180255 email



     landis 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.

    phone 180225 email



     mello Tiffany Mello
     Hi! I am so excited about starting our year together! I was born and raised in Georgia and grew up in Alpharetta for most of my life. My husband and I live in Cumming. We have a sweet husky named Mojo! He is the joy in our lives!! We enjoy taking hikes and adventures with our dog!

    I attended Valdosta State University for my undergraduate and graduate studies. I earned my Masters in Early Childhood Education with endorsements in Reading and ESOL.

    This will be my seventh year at VCE. I am so excited for our school year together!

    phone 180232 email



    pratt   Dana Pratt
     Hey Everyone! My name is Dana Pratt. This is my 5th year teaching here at Vickery Creek Elementary and I am so lucky to be a part of this amazing community. In my spare time I love to shop, eat, craft, and play soccer. When I am not teaching, I am typically on adventures with my husband, Ted, or playing with my Blue Heeler, Utley-Kate. I graduated from Gordon State College where I played soccer and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. I am excited to ignite the joy of learning in your child this year. My class moto is “Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style”.
    phone 180222 email



     srich Erin Pruitt
    Hello Vikings! My name is Erin Pruitt and I am joining the 3rd grade team this year to teach ELA and Social Studies. This is my first year at Vickery Creek, but my sixth year in Forsyth County.

    I earned my degree in Early Childhood & Special Education from the University of North Georgia where I also obtained a reading endorsement.

    In my free time I love to read and travel with my friends.

    I am so, so excited to be a Viking this year!

    phone 180227 email epruitt@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    srich   Sarah Rich
     I was born in New Fairfield, Connecticut but moved to Georgia during elementary school and grew up in the Forsyth County school system. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of North Georgia and also have an endorsement in Reading. 

    I have two sisters who are both in college- Katie is in her senior year at Auburn and is majoring in environmental architecture and Kim is in her junior year at SCAD (Atlanta) studying television and movie production. My parents move between North Georgia and Corpus Christi, Texas throughout the year.

    phone 180228 email srich@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     shaw 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!

    phone 180221 email mshaw@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    thornton   Paige Thornton

    I am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade Math and Science at Vickery Creek Elementary. I have been teaching for over 10 years and the last three years of my career have been at Vickery Creek Elementary.  I am originally from South Carolina but grew up in Georgia. My husband and I have two college-aged sons, Harrison and Chase, and a Golden Retriever named Kiba. We love the Georgia Bulldogs but always cheer for our Carolina Gamecocks!  I look forward to helping my students grow and become lifelong learners! 

    phone 180204 email


Last Modified on August 5, 2019