• Specials

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Katie Harwood - STEM Lab

Hi, I’m Katie Harwood and I am excited to begin my fifth year at Haw Creek as the STEM teacher. I have a Bachelors of Elementary Education and a Masters of Science Education from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo. I have a specialist degree from Valdosta State University in Teaching and Learning. This will be my 21st year teaching science. Previously, I taught middle science in Gwinnett and Forsyth. My husband, Jason and I have two young children that attend Haw Creek. I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, baking, and watching sports. I am excited to share my passion for science with the students of Haw Creek.

Ext. 422322

Email: kharwood@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melissa Keel - Computer Science

This is my 20th year teaching, and my 19th year here in Forsyth County. I graduated from Auburn University and received my Masters in Early Childhood from Georgia State University. My husband, David, and I have 3 children: Brody (10th grade at Lambert), Brooks (6th grade at Lakeside), and a Blakely (2nd grade at Haw Creek) We have a labradoodle named Bailey too. I am excited to continue my adventure with Computer Science as a specials class. I hope children can find their passions in my special area class and enjoy participating in the technology. Next year, we are continuing to grow our program and the opportunities available to our students and focus on increasing our exposure to potential jobs in the computer science industry. I am also one of the VEX IQ Competition coaches along with Mrs. Harwood. My job is the best because I get to play and explore right along with the best kids ever!

Ext. 422315

Email: mkeel@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kristy MacKaben - PE Para

This is my third year at Haw Creek Elementary. My first year and a half I served as an IA in the Media Center until moving to P.E. with Coach Parris in November last year. Before working at Haw Creek, I taught preK at Parkway Presbyterian Preschool, in addition to serving as the children's programming director at Halcyon. I have also been a freelance writer for 15 years, for various parenting and travel publications. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Elementary Education (kindergarten through 8th grade).
I live in Cumming with my husband Scott, and 3 children. Our oldest daughter, Julie, just graduated from South Forsyth High School and is attending University of West Georgia. Our middle son Johnny is a sophomore at South Forsyth High School and is earning a computer science pathway, and our youngest Josie, a 4th grader at Haw Creek, plays lacrosse and swims year-round. In my free time, I love hiking, traveling, boating, reading, and working out at my CrossFit gym. I absolutely love getting to know the students at Haw Creek, and I truly work with the best people!

Ext. 421334

Email: f41625@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Pat Parris

I graduated from Georgia Southern in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and received my Master's in sports management from Georgia Southern in 2007. I also completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University in 2020.

During my time at UNG, I taught the following classes: Intro to Sport Management classes, Health & Fitness/Physical Activity classes, and Intro to Kinesiology courses. My career has been fulfilling with being an assistant soccer men's coach for seven years at Georgia Southern University and a head men's soccer coach for the University of North Georgia for sixteen years.

I am married to Laura Parris, who also teaches in Forsyth County. We have three incredible children who have also fallen in love with soccer and their own passions.

My free time I dedicate to my family and coaching youth soccer within the community. I enjoy movies, music, and soccer during my free time.

 

Email: f43914@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Ext.: 421334

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kaitlyn Sneath - Music

Hello Huskies!! My name is Kaitlyn Sneath and I’m excited to be your music teacher this upcoming school year! This is going to be my 14th year of teaching and I’m so glad that it is at Haw Creek Elementary. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill,SC in 2010 and I received my Masters in Music Education from the American Band College through Central Washington University in Ashland,OR in 2018. .

I started my teaching career at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville,SC. After three years I was fortunate enough to open up the first ever STEAM middle school in South Carolina, Dr. Phinnize J Fisher Middle School, as the band director. During the pandemic, my husband and I got married and moved to the great state of Georgia. I then taught elementary music for two years in Sandy Springs, GA before coming to Haw Creek.

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jason my dog Kani. I love cooking, traveling, making candles at home, and cheering on UGA (GO DAWGS!). I am also an avid hockey fan and enjoy cheering on the Atlanta Gladiators and the Nashville Predators.

Ext. 421519

Email: f41486@forsyth.k12.ga.us

 

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. April Wylie - Art

Hi, I am thrilled to be the Art teacher at Haw Creek Elementary. I worked as a graphic designer for thirteen years in a variety of media from newspaper advertising for Belk department stores; to television advertising for a FOX affiliate TV station. I also worked in corporate advertising at US Foodservice before I started my career as an art teacher. I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Winthrop University (SC) and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Converse College (SC). I taught art for five years in South Carolina before my family moved to Georgia in 2003. My husband, Jeff and I have 2 children. My daughter teaches art at an elementary school in Fulton County and my son is a professor at Reinhardt University.

Ext. 421322

Email: awylie@forsyth.k12.ga.us