Special Areas/Special Education Teachers
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Kim Autry PE
Ms. Autry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education, a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Specialist Degree in Education Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has taught Middle School and Elementary School for the last 30 years. Prior to Forsyth County, she taught in Rockdale and Clarke County. Ms. Autry is an original Johns Creek teacher as she helped open our school 13 years ago.
361502 email@example.com Mindi Coleman Art
Ms. Coleman is a graduate from Kennesaw State University where she received a BS degree in Art Education. She has 15 years of art teaching experience, which includes 10 years in HS (Etowah & Woodstock HS) and 4 years on the elementary level (Vickery Creek and Big Creek Elementary). This will be her 4th year at Johns Creek.
361105 firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Hodges Music
Mrs. Hodges holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Hodges has received her ESOL Endorsement. Mrs. Hodges is level one Orfff-Schulwerk certified. This past year she received her Teacher Leader Endorsement. She has taught music for seven years. Prior to teaching in Forsyth County, she taught in Fulton County. This will be her fourth year here at Johns Creek Elementary.
Amy Yellott Synergy Mrs. Yellott holds a Masters of Teaching Degree from Brenau University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminstration and a Juris Doctor (law degree) from the University of Georgia. She has endorsements in gifted, ELL, and special education. She taught fifth grade for 6 years and is beginning her third year as the Synergy Studio coordinator. Prior to Forsyth County, she taught in Gwinnett County. This will be her eighth year here at Johns Creek. 362506
My name is Amanda Edmiston. This will be my fourth year teaching, my second here at JCE. I am a graduate of Auburn University of Montgomery where I studied Colloborative Education. Through this program, I received accreditations in General Education and Special Education. I am married and the proud mother of two beautiful daughters-Ansley and Ella. Being the mother of two, I know the importance of parent/teacher communication and welcome questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding your child's social, emotional, or academic needs at school. I am excited for a new year!
Crystal Lee 361213 email@example.com Kelly Shadburn My name is Kelly Shadburn and this will be my first year teaching at Johns Creek Elementary. I will be teaching the K-2 Skills Based Autism class. I have worked within the county over the past 7 years as a special education paraprofessional and also as a substitute teacher while finishing my degree. I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2015. I was born and raised in Cumming and I love it here! I have been married for 15 wonderful years. We have two children, a son Kolby who is 11 and entering 6th grade and Kiley who is 6 and entering the 1st grade. 36122 firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Ranta Para
My name is Lisa Ranta, and I am one of the Instructional Assistants in a Skills Based Autism class. I have my bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and my Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. I taught ESOL in another Georgia school system for almost five years before having my first child. After staying home to raise my three children (Sam, Charlie and Alissa) for ten years, I returned to teaching and have been at Johns Creek for two years. I love working with the sweet children at JCES!
I am so excited to be part the John’s Creek team! I’m originally from NJ, which is where I went to college and earned a BA in English Literature and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. I was introduced to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 1996, when I became a teacher at The Alpine Learning Group which provides ABA instruction. From there, I moved into the public school system where I taught in a self-contained classroom for children with Autism and other disabilities. Since I have been in Georgia, I have taught at a small private school for special needs and now here at John’s Creek.
I live in Alpharetta with my husband, my son and our wonderful dog Bentley!
Ashlee HowingtonI am thrilled to be teaching Gifted 1-5th grades this year.I have taught REP (Remedial Education Program), Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.I began my teaching career in 1993 and can honestly say my genuine passion is teaching!Your child will embark upon new adventures and project based learning while in my classroom.I look forward to building upon your child’s strengths this year. 362028 email@example.com
Tricia Reichling Early Intervention
I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, this will be my 14th year teaching the Early Intervention Program in Forsyth County. I love working with small groups of children and have been at Johns Creek Elementary since the day it opened.
I was born and raised in Atlanta but spent my first 5 elementary years living in Hong Kong. During that time I attended an International School and was also able to travel to over 21 different countries. My husband and I have been married for 32 years. We have three children who went to Forsyth County Schools and then attended Georgia Tech. Let’s just say that I am a very quiet Georgia fan!
362004 Tracey Taylor ELL
Welcome to ELL! We are going to do amazing things this year and I can't wait to share it with all of you! I have been married for 20 years and have three children, a senior, freshman, and a sixth grader. In my spare time, I am watching my kids playing sports and Georgia football! Go jaguars!
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