Student Support Teachers
School Phone: (770) 781-2240 Molly Burns IRR My name is Molly Burns. I am very excited to begin my eighth year at Chattahoochee! I am a Forsyth County native and attended Big Creek and Daves Creek Elementary Schools, South Forsyth Middle School and graduated from South Forsyth High School in 2006. I attended North Georgia College and State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a Reading Endorsement in 2010 and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education with a Gifted Endorsement in 2012. I look forward to working with your children! 150219 email@example.com Dawn Cantrell IRR I have been at Chattahoochee for many years in a variety of roles including parent volunteer, mentor, special education paraprofessional, autism teacher, and IRR teacher. I look forward to continue working as an IRR teacher in 2nd grade this year. I completed my undergraduate degree at Georgia State University in Early Childhood Education in 1993, my Master’s degree in Special Education at Brenau University in 2014, and my Specialist degree in Special Education at the Univ of West GA in 2020. My husband of 27 years and I are the parents of two former Chattahoochee Champions who attend the University of North Georgia. 150219 firstname.lastname@example.org Keri Cook IRR I am thrilled to be a part of Chattahoochee’s IRR department! I have worked in Forsyth County for 16 years as a general education teacher in third and fourth grade, and as an IRR teacher serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade. I’m a graduate of Emory University and hold degrees in both Psychology and Religion. My teaching degree is from Georgia Southern University, and I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating the Arts, from Lesley University. My husband and I have one daughter, a couple of fur babies, and deer and occasional bears that romp in our backyard...which is a mountain. We all enjoy hiking, reading, or just hanging out as a family! I am honored to be on this journey with you and your child this year! 150436 email@example.com Kristie Pruitt IRR I am so happy to be apart of the support team at Chattahoochee. This will be my second year as an IRR teacher. Before coming to Chattahoochee, I taught 2nd - 4th grade in a self-contained classroom in Gwinnett County Schools. I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I received my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Georgia last year. My first year at Chattahoochee was absolutely WONDERFUL and I could not be more excited to start my second year as a Champion! 150436 firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Marcotte IRR
This will be my 8th year teaching at Chattahoochee. I am a KSU Graduate! I am married to my husband, Chris. We have 3 children. We enjoy baseball games, hanging out by the pool and playing games together! I look forward to another wonderful school year here at Chattahoochee, where EVERY student is a CHAMPION!
150336 email@example.com Helen Moore IRR Biography Coming Soon! 150336 firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Collins One of my favorite things to do is to be with children and I am so blessed to have a job that allows me to do just that! I love teaching at Chattahoochee. This is my 10th year here and my 30th year of teaching. Most of my teaching experience has been in the Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. What a privilege it is to serve along side of so many great teachers and help our students be the best they can be!
When I’m not at school I am enjoying my husband, Jeff and our 3 children and 4 granddaughters! We love to hike, swim, play games, and have lots of fun together as a family.
I look forward to serving my 1st grade kiddos this year and I can’t wait to see what success they will have!
150336 email@example.com Crystal Vazquez IRR Hi. I have a passion for teaching and learning. I try to instill a love of learning in my students, as well. I have a Masters Degree in Education and began my teaching career in Sept, 2001. I look forward to another great year at Chattahoochee. 150219 firstname.lastname@example.org Christy Burns Title I This will be my 27th year as a teacher! I have taught Kindergarten (in Miami, Florida) and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade here in Georgia. I have also been a special education IRR teacher in 3rd grade and 5th grade. This will be my 8th year at Chattahoochee, and I am proud to be the school's Title I Lead Teacher. I am super excited to be working with students to help them be successful in school and become life-long lovers of learning!! 150437 email@example.com Belinda Bator Support I am so excited to start another year here with my Chattahoochee family! I recently received my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and look forward to sharing the knowledge I gained with my students. I come from a diverse family background, I'm fluent in Spanish and was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I have recently married and have a beautiful blended family. I am looking forward to another fantastic school year! 150437 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Sherrie Joiner EIP I have been an educator for 33 years. I have been an Early Intervention Program Specialist for the past 7 years. I am also the Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator. I earned my doctorate in 2012. I am married and love being a "Mimi" to my 3 grandkids. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, playing the piano, and playing in the pool with the grands. 151201 email@example.com Kristi Aiken EIP This is my 33rd year of teaching, and I can honestly say I love it more and more each year. Twenty-seven of these years have been spent here at Chattahoochee Elementary! All of my experience has been in fourth and fifth grade. I am excited this year to be part of the Early Intervention Program. I live in Cumming with my husband. All of my children were Chattahoochee Champions! (You can definitely say I am a loyal Champion!) My oldest son, Nicholas, graduated from the University of North Georgia. My middle child, Jonathan, is a senior at Georgia Tech. Last but not least, my youngest child, Charlie, is starting his junior year at Berry College, where he plays football. I graduated from Georgia State University. Due to the fact that we did not have a football team at the time, I went to the Georgia Tech games. Sorry Bulldogs......I have been a Tech fan forever! 151201 firstname.lastname@example.org Ashley Darst EIP Biography coming soon! 151201 email@example.com Paige Mahfouz ESOL My name is Paige Mahfouz and this year will be my 16th year at Chattahoochee Elementary School. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, an MBA, and an Educational Certification from Brenau University. I taught 4th and 5th grade for many years and served as a support teacher in the Early Intervention Program for the past two years. There, I had the pleasure of working with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. This year, I will join the ESOL team, and I look forward to supporting our EL students and their families. 150202 firstname.lastname@example.org Amadous Deme Hello everyone! My name is Amadou Deme. I am from Africa and I speak seven languages. I received my bachelor’s from Nouakchott University in Mauritania and I have a Master’s in Integrating Technology in the Classroom from Lesley University. I have been teaching elementary school for many, many years, 17 of which right here at Chattahoochee. I love soccer and traveling, but my passion above all is my students. Chattahoochee Elementary is home away from home. I look forward to a fabulous year in 21-22. 150202 email@example.com Holly Burkhardt Speech Hi, my name is Holly Burkhardt and I have been a speech language pathologist since 2004. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and my Master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. My work experience includes serving children and adults in a variety of settings including school systems, private practice, outpatient rehabilitation and hospitals. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family. My husband and I are blessed with two boys (8, 3). I am looking forward to another great school year! 150203 firstname.lastname@example.org Christina Daniel Speech Hi! My name is Christina Daniel and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist here at Chattahoochee Elementary. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (Gooo Dawgs!) and my Master’s in Communication Disorders from Auburn University. I’ve had the pleasure of working with both children and adults in various settings, including the school system, private practice, outpatient rehab, and skilled nursing facilities. While I love working with all populations, pediatrics is my favorite! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, reading, and traveling. I look forward to another great year at Chattahoochee! 150203 email@example.com Randi Pomycala SLP Hello, hello! My name is Randi Pomycala and I am SO excited to be one of your Speech Pathologists, again this year, at Chattahoochee! I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia (we are HUGE Bulldog fans at our house!), and my master’s degree at Loyola University of Maryland. I have worked for the past several years as an SLP in the medical setting but joined the team at Chatt last fall and have LOVED the transition to the world of education (GO CHAMPIONS!)! I am a native Maryland-er (boy do I love crab cakes!), but am now, so happy to call Forsyth County, home. When I am not at school, you can find me swimming, boating, fishing, walking, or just enjoying the outdoors with my little ones (future Champions!), my husband, and our 110lb dog, Lily. 150203 firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Franks SLP Biography Coming Soon! 150203 email@example.com Ken Sirko Instructional Coach - Math My name is Kenneth Sirko and I am entering my 15th year in education. I have a passion for all things numbers, which leads to my love for teaching math. I am married with four wonderful children. I enjoy adventures with my family, home improvement projects, all things food, and the University of Michigan! Go Blue! In 2004, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. I then went on to earn my Master’s Degree from U of M, as well, focusing on special education. I recently completed my Specialist’s Degree in curriculum and instruction from Piedmont College. 150460 firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Perryman Instructional Coach - Literacy I love being a Chattahoochee Champion! I began teaching 27 years ago in Fulton County and have been teaching at Chattahoochee for over 10 years. During my career I’ve taught 8th grade, 7th grade, 5th grade, 3rd grade, and spent part of a year in 1st grade. I am currently the Literacy Coach for our school. My husband and I have three children who have all benefitted from Forsyth County schools. 150460 email@example.com Ashley Sidwell Kindergarten ACA Hello Champions! My name is Ashley Sidwell and I recently graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, as well as, an endorsement in Reading! I was very blessed to be able to complete both years of my student teaching in local Forsyth elementary schools, as I grew up in this very school system. I am overjoyed to be teaching the Kindergarten ACA class! In my free time I love to go to Braves games, watch college football, shop, and spend time with my puppy. I cannot wait for what this year brings with my Stingrays! 150323 firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Marie Champion Kindercarten ACA Instructional Assistant 150323 email@example.com Tiffany Gilmore 2-3 ACA Teacher My name is Tiffany Gilmore and I am the ACA teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade. I have been married to my husband, Brian, for 26 years and have two beautiful daughters. In my leisure time I enjoy reading, traveling, and watching movies like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel movies, and Harry Potter. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Georgia State University. I received my Master’s degree with honors in Early Childhood Special Education, also from GSU, specializing in children from birth to fifth grade. I have been teaching for over 20 years now, 18 of those years in Special Education. I truly enjoy working with students of all abilities. 150414 firstname.lastname@example.org Karin Reber 2-3 ACA Instructional Assistant I am excited to start my 3rd year at Chattahoochee Elementary School. I became a Special Ed Parapro in 2018. I graduated with a Journalism Degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and graduated Cum Laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. My husband, Geoff, and I have a 17-year-old daughter, Emilia, who is a senior at North High School, and a 13-year-old son, Jake, who is 7th grader at North Middle. 150414 email@example.com Courtney Sexton K-2 ACA Teacher Hi! My name is Courtney Sexton and I graduated from Brenau University with a Bachelor’s in Special Education. This year will be my second year at Chattahoochee Elementary, but my 11th year of teaching. My previous teaching experience has been in ABA and Special Ed K-12. I have an incredible husband Shane and two wonderful children, Sawyer and Zoe. In our free time we love to be outdoors, visit my family in England and work on home projects. I am blessed to be a part of the Chattahoochee Champion family and look forward to a great year! 150322 firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Whaley K-2 ACA Instructional Assistant 150322 email@example.com Frances Trombley Pre-K Teacher I began teaching in 1992 after graduating from Valdosta State with a degree in Special Education. I obtained a Master’s in Special Education from Walden University. I have taught all grade levels and areas of disability over the course of 25 years of teaching. I am excited about starting my second year in special needs PreK at Chattahoochee. I came to Forsyth County Schools in July of 2016, so I am beginning my 6thh year at Chattahoochee. I have two adult children – Sarah and Marvin. I recently got married to my husband, Chris. We enjoy riding motorcycles (yes, I have my own), camping, fishing, gardening, traveling, white water rafting, and playing cards with friends 150345 firstname.lastname@example.org Cheyenne Padgett Pre-K Instructional Assistant Biography coming soon! 150345 email@example.com Tama Myers Pre-K Teacher This year I am excited to be teaching the Pre-K program. This is my 15th year at Chattahoochee, but my 17th year teaching. During my career, I have had the pleasure of teaching Kindergarten, Second Grade, Third Grade, and serving as a Special Education Resource Teacher. I love coming to work each day and working with these awesome children. I am a huge college football fan – UGA and Georgia Southern, and I enjoy going on adventures with my family. 150341 firstname.lastname@example.org Kristina Putman Pre-K Instructional Assistant Biography Coming Soon 150345 email@example.com Chene Wyatt Occupational Therapy I am so excited to begin my fourth year at Chattahoochee Elementary School as the Occupational Therapist. I have been an Occupational Therapist for the past 22 years (19 years in the pediatric setting) and have worked and travelled all around the world. I love to see children grow and learn in all areas of development. My husband and I met in Cumming, GA and have two beautiful children. Eli (11 years old) and Gracyn (4 years old). I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States in 2003. My passions are being an OT and spending time with my family. Looking forward to another fantastic year, being part of the Chattahoochee family! 150204 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 Cara Robertson 3rd, 4th, 5th ACA Hi I am Cara Robertson the 3rd through 5th ACA teacher. I received my bachelors in early childhood education from West Georgia. I received my masters in early elementary education from American College of Education. I am certified in special education. I am working on my reading specialist at Georgia Southern. I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts. 150413 firstname.lastname@example.org Marissa McCann 3rd, 4th, 5th ACA Instructional Assistant Biography coming soon! 150413 email@example.com