The special education department at VCE offers a variety of support services to meet the unique needs of students with special needs. Together, the general education and the special education teacher work to accommodate students with special needs and provide them with the necessary support to help them be successful in the general curriculum.
Katie Johns - IRR Hi! My name is Katie Johns and this will be my first year teaching at Vickery Creek. I attended Georgia Southern and graduated with my Masters In Arts and Teaching. While at Southern I met my husband, Ryan, and we now have two wild kiddos that keep us busy. Charleigh is 5 and will be starting Kindergarten this year here at VCE and Colton is 3. We love spending time together outside, being on the lake, and watching football. I also enjoy running and playing tennis to sharpen my saw. I am so excited to join the Viking family and looking forward to a great year! 180402 email@example.com Ashley McKenna - IRR Hello! I am Ms. McKenna. I went to Valdosta State University for my undergraduate degree in Special Education General Curriculum. I am currently working on my master's degree through Georgia Southern for Special Education. Fun fact, I attended Vickery Creek Elementary as a child, and I was the first charter class of VCE. I went on to Vickery Creek Middle and graduated from West Forsyth High School. Growing up in the Forsyth County schools with the support of my amazing teachers, inspired me to become a special education teacher. I hope to inspire my students in the same way in which I was inspired. 180235 firstname.lastname@example.org Charity Daniel Hello! My name is Charity Daniel. I feel blessed to have spent my entire teaching career at VCE. I received my bachelors in education from the University of North Georgia, my master degree from Georgia Southern, and my specialist degree from Piedmont College. My husband and I live in Forsyth County with our three children: Mason, Emerson, and Keegan. I am excited for another fabulous year in fifth grade! 180269 email@example.com Misty Sprayberry - IRR My husband, Timothy and I have been married for 17 years. He is a retired Deputy Sheriff. We have two sons Keith (13) and Logan (9). We recently moved back to Timothy’s hometown of Rome, Ga. After graduating college, I was an Operations Manager for a local bank in Cumming. With the birth of my son Logan, I realized that I wanted a career change. My first experience in education was at a preschool where I worked my way up to Center Director. Realizing that teaching is my true passion, I joined Vickery Creek Elementary as a Kindergarten Paraprofessional. I am excited to continue my educational journey as a Special Education teacher! I chose Early Childhood Education because I believe that a lifelong love of learning is sparked early in children. Watching children learn and realize they really can accomplish their goals is something I am lucky to be a part of. 180302 firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Waller - IRR
My name is Amy Waller and I am so happy to be a part of the VCE family! I am a Florida native who has been teaching for 11 years. I have a degree in Child Development from Florida State University, although I am a die-hard Gator fan! My husband Scott and I have been married for 10 years. We have 2 beautiful little girls, Emily who is 9 and in 4th grade, and Reese, who is 7 and in first grade. To sharpen my saw in my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching football (GO GATORS!!), crafts, and online shopping. I am looking forward to another great year at VCE!
180236 email@example.com Tina Propes - Specialized Instruction
My name is Tina Propes and I am excited to be teaching in a Specialized Instruction Classroom. This is my 15th year teaching. I have previous experience teaching in Gwinnett County and this is my 4th year teaching Special Education at Vickery Creek Elementary. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. I also hold a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia. In 2018, I earned my Specialist degree in Special Education from the University of West Alabama. In addition to holding teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, I am also certified to teach Gifted and English Speakers of Other Languages.
I live in Forsyth county with my husband and four handsome boys.
180342 firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Rodriguez - Specialized Instruction
My name is Amy Rodriguez and I’m celebrating my 6th year here…this time around. I was an instructional assistant many years ago when my own children, Daniel (now 24) and Ellie (now 22) attended VCE. Even after all these years and many changing faces, it continues to feel like home!
I’m a Wisconsin Badger by birth, but after 27 years of marriage to a Georgia grad, I consider myself a true Bulldog. 😊 My husband and I are empty nesters and are approaching our 3rd year living in Dahlonega. The commute is hefty, but well worth it since many weekends are spent kayaking and enjoying all that our little town has to offer.
This is going to be an exciting year of challenges and growth for each of our students, but we will tackle each hurdle and celebrate each success as a team. I have no doubt that there will be an abundance of laughter and silliness as we learn and play together.
Here’s to a fabulous 2019-2020 school year!
180330 email@example.com Emily Muniz - Specialized Instruction I’m originally from Miami but grew up here in Georgia. I received my Bachelor’s in Special Education from Auburn University and my Masters in Special Education with a concentration in Intellectual Disabilities from Georgia State. During the school day you can find me working and playing hard with my students. After school you can fin me on a run, taking pictures, or hiking. My husband and I are both teachers and we are trying to visit all the National Parks in the county during our summer breaks! 180287 firstname.lastname@example.org