• Special Education Teachers

     

    School Phone: (678) 965-5060 

IRR

Phone: 470288

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Mrs. Archer

Hello! My name is Emily Archer, and this is my 3rd year in Forsyth County. I will be joining the Brookwood Special Education Team as the K-1 IRR teacher! I have a degree in Music Education from the University of North Georgia and several special education certifications. I am currently working on my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University. I live with my husband, stepdaughter, two cats (GhostPepper and Gizzmo), and a dog (Toffee). My stepdaughter will be attending South Forsyth High School this year. I am beyond excited to be at Brookwood this year and look forward to the year!

Phone: 470301

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Ms. Montgomery

My name is Ms. Montgomery, and I will be the 2nd and 3rd grade IRR teacher here at Brookwood. I received my bachelor’s degree in special education and early childhood education from the University of North Georgia. I taught my first year in Gwinnett County schools as a 4th and 5th Specific Learning Disabilities teacher and will spend my second year as a bobcat. I can’t wait to be a part of Brookwood! 

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470298

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Ms. Schimmel

Ms. Schimmel graduated from Oneonta State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She also received her Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from GA State University. Ms. Schimmel has been a certified Special Education teacher for ten years and has taught a variety of specialized classrooms. Ms. Schimmel is excited to begin her 18th year of teaching and her first year as a Bobcat!

Phone: 470390

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Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith is excited to start her first year of teaching here at Brookwood! Originally from Chicago, she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Roosevelt University and is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Teaching from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to her start in education, Mrs. Smith worked in the government sector in administration and law enforcement for five years. She is married and has two young boys. Mrs. Smith is looking forward to joining the Special Education team and helping her students learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves. 

Phone: 470374

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Mrs. Watson

Hi! I am excited about starting my 6th year as a Brookwood Bobcat and my 21st year teaching! I hold a Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University, a Master's degree from Graceland University, a Specialist from Piedmont University, and a Reading Endorsement. I have experience across all grade levels, having taught all but 3rd! Outside the classroom, some of my interests are playing tennis, reading, and enjoying live music. Let's make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous!

Speech

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470340

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Mr. Hall

Mr. Hall graduated with his master's degree from Valdosta State University in Speech Language Pathologist. He has have been working for the Forsyth County School System since 1999 and has been at Brookwood for eleven years.

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470260

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Mrs. Jagiela

Mrs. Jagiela has been providing speech and language services for 12 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Central Missouri. She is thrilled to be starting her 7th year part of the Brookwood speech team and is looking forward to an amazing year!!

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470311

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Mrs. Plauche

Mrs. Plauche has been an SLP for 26 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from LSU and her masters in Speech Language Pathology from USM. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has worked in both the medical and school-based settings. She is celebrating her eighth year with Forsyth County and her 6th year at Brookwood. She strives to increase speech and language skills in engaging ways and is so excited for another amazing year!

Homeroom Teacher

Phone: 470223

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Mrs. Kraft

I am so excited about joining the Bobcat family! My name is Mrs. Kraft, and this is my first year teaching. I have a Bachelor of the Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia and am currently pursuing my teaching certificate through the Metro RESA program. I have six children, all of whom have special needs, so I have a lot of experience working with special needs children. I have also worked one year as a substitute in Forsyth County. I look forward to getting to know all of my students and helping them grow into the best versions of themselves they can be. 

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470219

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Mrs. McCavitt

Mrs. McCavitt is entering her 23rd year of teaching. She graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor's degree in Education and is certified to teach the alternate curriculum in Georgia. She has taught 5th grade general education, K-5 in the Mild Intellectual Disability classroom, and is starting her 6th year as the Autism teacher at Brookwood. Mrs. McCavitt is thrilled to teach in a classroom where she can begin to teach at the level where each child is. She loves teaching and exploring replacement behaviors and finding ways for all of her students to be the best version of themselves. Her experience at Brookwood has been some of the best years in her teaching career, and she looks forward to having another amazing year with her wonderful, talented, fun, and sweet students! 

Phone: 470210

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Mrs. Saxon

Hi, everyone! My name is Sara Saxon. This upcoming year will be my 9th year in education. In 2021, I received my Specialist Degree at Kennesaw University in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Education from Columbus State University in Special Education. I am a transplant from Gwinnett County, but initially, I was born and raised in Marietta. My husband and I have four rescue animals, two cats, and two dogs. We enjoy spending time on the lake, cooking, and exploring trails in the area. I am beyond excited to join the Brookwood Team as an SBA teacher, serving the upper grades. 

Occupational Therapist

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470390

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Mrs. Mudulodu

Mrs. Mudulodu graduated from University of Tennessee with Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has been working with kids of all ABILITIES for over ten years. She started her career working in outpatient clinics. This is her 6th year working in school systems and her 2nd year at Brookwood. She is so excited to be working at this awesome school!

Special Education Paraprofessionals

Phone: 470288

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Mrs. DePriest

I am excited about being a Brookwood Bobcat!! Although this will be my first year at Brookwood, I will be starting my 22nd year working in education. As a teacher, I have experience in kindergarten, third grade, and EIP. As a Para, I have worked in P.E, Kindergarten, IRR, and ACA.  

My husband and I have been married for almost 24 years. We have two sons. Our oldest son will be a college freshman, and our youngest will be a junior in high school. We also have two dogs and a cat.

Phone: 470321

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Mrs. Khan

I have a Bachelor's degree in Art with an emphasis in English and Social Studies and have worked with the Ymca of Metro Atlanta for 14 years. My passion is traveling and spending time with family. I consider it a privilege to be part of Brookwood Elementary, where every day is filled with excitement, joy, and smiles.

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Ms. Marcelo

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470219

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Mrs. Oquendo

I have been working with kids for 26 years and have a degree in Early Childhood Development. This is my 5th year at Brookwood in the SBA class. I am married with three children, and in my spare time, I enjoy watching my kids on the field playing football, lacrosse, and softball. 

Phone: 470223

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Mrs. Payak

Welcome to SPED! I am so excited to be part of the Brookwood family for my 4th year of teaching! I have a master's degree in economics and financial management from India. I can't wait to work with this awesome team. In my free time, I love to cook, garden, and spend quality time with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting you all and having a great school year!

Last Modified on August 3, 2022