• Special Education Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

     jana  Jana Austin

    My name is Jana Austin, and I am excited to be teaching PreK at Poole’s Mill! I have a B.S. in Special Education from University of Georgia, with an ESOL endorsement, and am working on my Reading Endorsement, as well as a Masters in Reading Education. I worked at Silver City Elementary School for 10 years, with 9 years being in PreK and one year in Kindergarten. I am excited to be at Poole’s Mill Elementary for its second year! I am happily married and have five daughters. I am also the proud owner of Freya, the Poole’s Mill Elementary therapy dog! I am looking forward to a very exciting school year!

    phone  390224 email  JMAustin@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     brennan  Crystal Brennan
    I have been teaching for several years and have loved every minute of it! I have taught third grade, fourth grade, interrelated second and third grade, and specialized instruction. I love learning and working with children. I can't wait to start this journey with you and look forward to our future at Poole's Mill.
    phone  390481 email  CBrennan@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     browne  Kristy Browne
    I love building relationships and teaching. I am a life long learner. I have an amazing firefighter husband and three incredible sons. I am blessed.
    phone  390441 email  kbrowne@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    cohen    Lorri Cohen
    I have been teaching special needs preschool in Forsyth County since 2004. I have a B.S. in Special Education from Georgia Southwestern State University and a Masters in Moderate and Severe Handicaps from Georgia State University. I am just as excited to support my students and their families as I was my first year.
    phone  390220 email  LCohen@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     valerie  Valerie Dalziel
    Hi! My name is Valerie Dalziel. I have a Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern, a Masters from Piedmont College, and a Specialist from West Georgia - all in special education. I have been teaching special education since 2009 and I'm so excited to be a part of the Poole's Mill Family!
    phone  390218 email  vdalziel@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     marie  Marie Haley
    I graduated from Wheelock College in Boston, MA in 1992 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Young Children with Special Needs. I began my teaching career in Fulton County, working in the special needs Pre-K / Kindergarten department for sixteen years. I received my Master's Degree in Interrelated Special Education from the University of North Georgia in 2001. I have spent the last 11 years in the Interrelated Special Education Department at Mashburn Elementary. 
    phone  390501 email  mhaley@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    hudgins    Kelley Hudgins
    My name is Kelley Hudgins. I was raised in Alpharetta, GA. I received a Bachelor of Education from the University of North Georgia. I also hold a special education certificate to teach K-12. I have taught K-5 special education, K-5 EIP, 2nd, and 3rd grades. My husband Jeff and I live in Canton, GA with our children Colby, Mathis, and Rory. I am so excited to be part of the Poole's Mill family. I can't wait to meet all the new pirates this fall!
    phone  390279 email  khudgins@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    robin    Robin Hulsey
    I graduated from North Georgia college with a degree in Physical education, but quickly learned that I have a passion for Special Education. I believe that ,with strong collaborative team, anything is possible! I have an amazing husband and 3 beautiful girls.
    phone  390226 email



    jennings  Casie Jennings

    This is my first year at Poole’s Mill and I am very excited to be a part of the ship! Before transferring to Poole’s Mill, I taught K-5 Special Education at Cumming Elementary, Silver City Elementary, and Daves Creek Elementary. I am a graduate of the University of North Georgia. My husband and I live in Forsyth County and are blessed with three precious children. I look forward to serving the students and families of PME! 

    phone  390502 email



    mendez   Katie Mendez

    Hi Pirates! My name is Katie Mendez! I graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 2008 and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education & Special Education with a Reading Endorsement. I have been a Special Education teacher since 2009! My husband Robert and I are natives to Forsyth County Schools and live local to the community! Our children Robert and Anniston are Poole’s Mill Pirates as well! We are all excited for another fantastic year at Poole’s Mill Elementary School!

    phone  390282 email



    schival    Michaela Schival
    I graduated from Georgia College & State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. I have taught 1st and 2nd grade IRR, K-2 Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, and 1-5 Skills Based Autism. I love spending time with my family and all things outdoors! I can't wait for another fun year of learning and growing!
    phone  390506 email  mschival@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    wagner    Abigail Wagner
    I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education Adapted Curriculum. After graduating, I was hired to teach at West Forsyth High school, where I taught Skills Based Autism for three years. My biggest goals for my students are for them to feel loved, safe, and cared for. I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and watching SEC football! GO DAWGS!
    phone  390212 email  awagner@forsyth.k12.ga.us