What is EIP?

    EIP stands for Early Intervention Program.

         “The Early Intervention Program is designed to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level.”  

         “The purpose of the EIP program is to provide additional resources to help students who are performing below grade level to obtain the necessary academic skills in order to reach grade level performance in the shortest time possible.”

    -Excerpts taken from the EIP Handbook of the
    Forsyth County School System



    Tamara Hales

    I'm Tamara Hales Hi! I am so excited to be teaching EIP this year! I have taught at VCE since 2006! I earned my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at Reinhardt University. I also earned my gifted endorsement at University of North Georgia. Before teaching EIP, taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and Global Studies.

    I was born and raised in Georgia.  My husband and I live in Ball Ground with our daughter, Annabelle, and our son, Atticus. I enjoy reading, singing, playing the piano, and watching sports, especially Georgia Tech Football.  I am looking forward to an amazing school year.

    phone 180511 email  thales@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    Kristin Trombino

    My name is Kristin Trombino and I am happy to be a part of the EIP team.  I have been teaching for twenty-five years.  I began my teaching career in Rhode Island before moving to Georgia. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and have lived in Georgia for the past twenty years.  I attended Auburn University where I met my husband.  We moved to Forsyth county so our daughter could attend Vickery Creek Elementary.  She is now carrying on the family tradition and is starting her sophomore year at Auburn!   As a family we love traveling, cooking, and spending time on the lake. I am looking forward to another great year at Vickery Creek!

    phone 180309 email  ktrombino@forsyth.k12.ga.us



      Tiffany Mello
    Hi! I am so excited to be teaching EIP 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. 
    I can’t wait to meet you and start our year together!!
    phone 180218 email