Our Special Areas Teachers
itslearning School Phone: (770) 781-2240 Ashley Darst Media Center
Biography coming soon!
150130 firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Gerstenlauer Music
Rebecca Gerstenlauer, B.S. in Music Education, has been an elementary-school music teacher in the Forsyth County Schools since 2007, and also maintains a large studio of piano and string students from around the North Georgia region. She regularly performs as principal violist of the North Georgia Chamber Symphony and in the Appalachian String Quartet. She is also the camp director at Laurel Ridge Music Camp in the summers. In her free time, “Ms. G” enjoys spending time outdoors with her horses.
150161 email@example.com Amber Hoke
Originally from southern California, I moved to north Georgia from Virginia in 2000. I have taught everything from pre-K through sixth grade over the past 30+ years, and now have my dream job as the Science specialist and Gifted Coordinator at Chattahoochee. I am married and have 2 grown children. I enjoy learning new things, cooking, travelling, spending time with my family, and cheering for the Virginia Tech Hokies! I have spent several summers at Jekyll Island and love supporting the Sea Turtle Center there. I believe science should be experienced not just read about, and Albert Einstein said it best, “Play is the highest form of research”. The best part of my job is seeing students discover something for the first time!
150465 firstname.lastname@example.org Tanna Savage Strong 4 Life Biography coming soon! 150180 email@example.com Sheralyn Shadle Art My name is Sheralyn Shadle. I received my bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and my masters from Lesley University. I am gifted certified and receive a certificate to teach high school AP class through SCAD Atlanta. I am the fine arts teacher here at Chattahoochee Elementary School. I have been a Chattahoochee for over 14 years and I love teaching my passion, art! 150151 firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Smith Media Specialist My name is Michelle Smith and I am the media specialist at Chattahoochee. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Master's Degree in Library Media. I have been teaching for over 20 years. I love helping children discover their passion for reading and learning! I look forward to the upcoming school year at Chattahoochee! 150136 email@example.com Jeff Spera Physical Education Ever go diving on a wreck called the Mercedes off of Fort Lauderdale? How about feeding sharks and stingrays with the Aqua Zoo? I did. I am Coach Spera. I teach Physical Education at Chattahoochee Elementary-Go Champs! I was a scuba instructor in Florida and became a full time teacher in 1994. I spent my first half in Miami Dade County Public School, and the second half with Forsyth County Schools. Since there is no ocean nearby, my family and I love to go out on the lake. My wife, Vicky, teaches at Lakeside Middle School. I have two beautiful children – Ian and Kelly. They attend South Forsyth High School. 150173 firstname.lastname@example.org