Fourth Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 346-0040


     crouse Renee Crouse
     My name is Renee Crouse and this is my 7th year at VCE.  I’m thrilled to be teaching 4th grade!  I received my bachelors in education from Auburn University and my masters from Lesley University.  This is my 16th year teaching and I have had the privilege of teaching Kindergarten and 5th grade.  I live locally with my husband, our two children, and our two dogs.  I love football, Fall weather, games and puzzles. I look forward to an amazing year!
    phone 180216 email rcrouse@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     franklin Nicole Franklin
    Hi! My name is Ms. Franklin and I am so EXCITED to be at VCE!

    I have been a teacher for 15 years in 1st and 2nd grade. I previously taught in Palm Beach County, Florida as well as Dekalb and Gwinnett County, and this is my third year at VCE!

    I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and attended the University of Central Florida. I graduated in 1996 with a BS in Communicative Disorders. In 1999, I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Masters in Elementary Education. Since then I have enjoyed growing and learning more with my students and school community every year! I have two sons Lucas -7 and Cameron -6.   We love going to the beach, playing/watching football, vacations, and spending time with family and friends! I also love photography, cooking, and reading! Looking forward to a fantastic year at VCE!

    phone 180219 email nfranklin@forsyth.k12.ga.us





    Hollie Gaerte

    Hi! My name is Hollie Gaerte, and I am so THRILLED to be joining VCE and the 4th grade team.

     I have been a teacher for 7 years in Fulton County and have taught 3rd and 4th grade. Teaching is a 2nd career for me, I was previously in the accounting field for over 14 years. I received my degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University.

     I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and moved to Georgia in 2002. My husband, son (Cameron-11), and I live in Cumming with our 2 dogs. During my free time, I enjoy watching my son play baseball, basketball, or football, and spending time with our family and pups. Looking forward to a fun and exciting year at VCE!  

    phone 180295 email f39284@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Megan Gorman
    Hi! My name is Megan Gorman and I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade this year. I have experience teaching first and fifth grade. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood/Special Education with a Reading endorsement. I had the experience of student teaching at Vickery Creek Elementary for my senior year of college and feel so honored to be able to come back and teach here. I love spending my time working out, playing with my puppy, and traveling!
    phone 180214 email mgorman@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    heath Kayla Heath
     I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2006. I graduated from High Point University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and I also received my Master's Degree in Technology in Education from Lesley University in 2012. I am also gifted endorsed.  I have taught second, fourth and fifth grades, eighth grade language arts, and gifted resource. I love reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. I look forward to an engaging and exciting year!
    phone 180286 email kheath@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     johnston Jeanette Johnston
     My name is Jeanette Johnston and I am a Fourth Grade teacher here at Vickery Elementary School.  I was born and raised in Ohio where I began my teaching career. My family and I moved here to Georgia 11 years ago.  I have been teaching in Forsyth County these past 11 years. I worked for 1 ½ years at Big Creek Elementary as a Horizons teacher.  I then worked at Brookwood Elementary School for 10 years where I taught both 4th grade and 5th grade.  My older daughter is a junior at Lambert High School and my younger daughter will be starting Kindergarten this year here at Vickery.  I am so excited to be joining the Vickery Creek family this year.
    phone 180218 email jjohnston@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    keck   Rachel Keck
     My name is Rachel Keck, and I’m so excited to be teaching fourth grade this year. I am originally from Missouri, grew up there, and graduated from Missouri Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Life brought me to Georgia two years ago and I began teaching second grade here at VCE. Currently, I live in Cumming with my husband, Justin. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and watching movies. I’m looking forward to another amazing year here at Vickery Creek Elementary.
    phone 180287 email rkeck@forsyth.k12.ga.us



    Amy Salo
    My name is Amy Salo, and I'm so excited to be teaching 4th grade again this year! I grew up in Georgia and Washington, and I’m a huge OSU fan…go Bucks!!!  I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and also have my Master’s Degree and Gifted Endorsement. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my son, Ryan, who is in 6th grade and my daughter, Ansley, who is in 5th grade.  We love to go to Lake Lanier, travel, and spend time with our family and friends. I’m so excited for this upcoming school year!!!
    phone 180215 email asalo@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     schenk Gaby Schenk
     My name is Gaby Schenk, and I am thrilled to be teaching 4th grade at Vickery Creek! I'm from Quito, Ecuador, but grew up between Miami, Florida, and Cumming, Georgia. I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement. I have taught K-3 ESOL in Gwinnett County and Kindergarten and Fifth grade at VCE.  I live locally with my husband Dan, and my two dogs. During my free time, I enjoy running, hiking (or anything outdoors), traveling, and entertaining family and friends. I look forward to another great year at VCE!
    phone 180296 email gschenk@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     vernie 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.  I have been at Vickery Creek for 5 years, and this is my first year teaching 4th grade.  I have lived in the Atlanta area for 13 years with my husband.  I have two beautiful girls, Danielle and Harper 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 July 28, 2020