Student Support Teachers
School Phone: (770) 781-2240 Molly Burns IRR My name is Molly Burns. I am very excited to begin my seventh 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! 150426 firstname.lastname@example.org Dawn Cantrell IRR I have been at Chattahoochee for many years in a variety of roles including parent volunteer, mentor, special education paraprofessional, and autism teacher. I look forward to continue working as an IRR teacher in the upper grades this year. I completed my undergraduate degree at Georgia State University in Early Childhood Education in 1993 and my Master’s degree in Special Education at Brenau University in 2014. I will complete the coursework for my Specialist degree in Special Education at the Univ of West GA during this school year. My husband of 26 years and I are the parents of two former Chattahoochee Champions who attend the University of North Georgia. 150444 email@example.com Keri Cook IRR I am thrilled to join Chattahoochee’s IRR department! I have worked in Forsyth County for 14 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, now a senior in college, and one fur baby. 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! 150444 firstname.lastname@example.org LeAnn Davis IRR My education includes a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Education. I taught for over 9 years in Butts and Newton County in PreK and Special Education. I have 2 sons, one at UGA and one at North Forsyth Middle School. I am very proud to be a Chattahoochee Champion and look forward to a very successful and exciting year! 150222 email@example.com Amy Marcotte IRR
This will be my 7th year teaching at Chattahoochee. I am a graduate of Kennesaw State University (Go Owls!!). I married to my husband, Chris. We have 3 children. We enjoy spending time outside playing sports, fishing and spending time at the pool. I look forward to another wonderful school year here at Chattahoochee, where EVERY student is a CHAMPION!
150444 firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Moore IRR Biography coming soon! 150426 email@example.com Frances Murphy IRR I'm Frances Murphy. This will be my 24th year of teaching and my 4th at Chattahoochee Elementary School. I Bachelor's in Special Education from Valdosta University and a Master's in Special Education from Walden University. I have two children - a daughter, Sarah who lives in Hahira, Ga and a son, Marvin, who is a senior at North Forsyth High School. I have a fiancee, Chris, and we enjoy riding motorcycles (yes, I ride my own), camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I am so happy to be teaching 3rd grade again this year as a resource teacher! 150222 firstname.lastname@example.org Kristin Scherer IRR Biography coming soon! Crystal Vazquez IRR Hello, my name is Crystal Vazquez. I have been teaching elementary school since 2001 and absolutely love it. I earned a Masters Degree in Education and have earned multiple certifications and endorsements. In addition, I have two wonderful, grown children named Ivan and Gabby. I'm looking forward to a great year. Christy Burns Title I This will be my 25th 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 6th 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!! 150433 email@example.com Sarah Simcox Title I Hello! My name is Sarah Simcox and I am proud to be starting my second year here at Chattahoochee Elementary. I have worked in the Forsyth County School System for the past 13 years. This year I am most excited to work with your children through Title 1. My husband, Jeff and I like to travel together and love DIY projects on our home. Our daughter, Christina is beginning her second year at the University of Georgia, majoring in International Studies, with a minor in Spanish. I am looking forward to another exceptional year helping your child become a CHAMPION!! 150433 firstname.lastname@example.org Jenna Haera EIP I have been an educator for the past 11 years. I have taught all grades K through 5, ESOL, served as a coach (behavior and reading ), Site Coordinator for the after-school program, and a member of the admin team back at my school in Florida. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. I’m excited to be starting my second full year at Chattahoochee Elementary as an Early Intervention Program (EIP) Teacher. 150201 email@example.com Sherry Joiner EIP Hi! My name is Sherrie Joiner. I am so excited to be a part of the Chattahoochee Elementary Literacy Team. I am excited to be working as one of the Early Intervention Program Specialists. I received my Doctorate in Education in 2012 with a focus in reading. In my spare time, I enjoy being with family (especially our 3 grandchildren), sewing, and spending time with my hubby. 150201 firstname.lastname@example.org Paige Mahfouz EIP My name is Paige Mahfouz and this year will be my 14th year at Chattahoochee Elementary School. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and an MBA, then went back to school to earn my certification in teaching. My classroom teaching experience has primarily been in 4th and 5th grade, and have enjoyed working with the younger students this past year. I am looking forward to another year with the Early Intervention Program team. 150201 email@example.com Belinda Bator ESOL I am so excited to begin my third year at Chattahoochee Elementary School as an ESOL Teacher. I am looking forward to the adventures this school year will bring. I LOVE working with my students and their families! Having a diverse cultural background and my ability to speak Spanish fluently, I feel will help me communicate with both students and parents to ensure student growth. Here’s to another fantastic year! 150202 firstname.lastname@example.org ESOL Biography coming soon! 150202 Amadous Deme ESOL 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, 16 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 19-20. 150202 email@example.com Paige Bidwell SLP I am Paige Bidwell, one of the Speech Therapists here at Chattahoochee Elementary. I have just completed my 10th year here. The past 23 years I have been providing Speech Therapy to many children and adults. My husband and I have been married for 21 years and we have 1 daughter (19 years old) and 1 son (16 years old). We moved to Forsyth County in 2008 from South Georgia. We stay busy between Bren and Broc. I am looking forward to many more years here at Chattahoochee!!! 150203 firstname.lastname@example.org Christina Daniel SLP 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 Tracy Farrington SLP Hi, my name is Tracy Farrington and I am one of the speech-language pathologists at Chattahoochee Elementary! I earned my Bachelor's degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!) and Master's degree from the University of Virginia. I've had the pleasure of working with both children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, skilled nursing facilities, home health, private practice, hospitals, and daycares. When I'm not at Chattahoochee, I enjoy reading, volunteering, spending time with my friends and family, and trying out new recipes. I am very excited to be part of the Chattahoochee family! 150203 firstname.lastname@example.org Debra Goodman SLP I have worked as a speech pathologist helping babies, toddlers, and preschoolers for over twenty years. I especially enjoy helping improve communication for children diagnosed with special needs. As a recent transplant to GA from CT, I am loving getting to know the south! 150203 Alison Rowland SLP I have been a Speech Language Pathologist since 1998, predominately serving Early Childhood/Preschool students. I started working in the elementary schools in 2017 and joined Chattahoochee Elementary in 2018. I received my Specialist's Degree at The University of Georgia and love spending time with my dog and traveling to see my family in FL and SC. 150203 email@example.com Sheryl McDade Math Coach I am excited to be starting my second year at Chattahoochee Elementary as a Math Coach for 2019-202 school year. I taught in Forsyth County Schools for 16 years prior to becoming a Math Coach. I taught in Bibb County for 9 years before moving to Forsyth. Education is a passion that has been passed down to me from my mom and my grandmother. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three grown kids, son-in-law, and sweet doggies. I'm looking forward to another great year! 150460 firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Perryman Instructional Coach 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 Valerie Acquaviva AU Teacher My name is Valerie Acquaviva and this will be my 4th year of teaching, 2nd year at Chattahoochee! I am so excited to teach the Accommodated Curriculum Autism classroom for 4th and 5th graders! In my free time, I like to read books, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends. I am very blessed to be apart of this amazing school and team. I'm looking forward to a great year of learning, growth, and fun! 150414 firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Atkinson AU Para I have been a teacher for 19 years in South Carolina. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades and pre-k. I received my Early Childhood education degree from Berry College. I moved back home to Georgia and have been at Chattahoochee elementary the last 2 years. I have 2 grown daughters that are university of South Carolina graduates! Proud mom❤️ 150414 email@example.com Sydney Bramblett AU Teacher Hi! I am Sydney Bramblett. I am a recent graduate from UNG. I graduated with my Early Childhood/ Special Education degree with a reading endorsement. I was born and raised from Forsyth County, and I cannot wait to get to teach in the same system that I received my K-12 education! 150309 firstname.lastname@example.org Heidi Hamilton AU Para This is my fifth year with Forsyth Schools. Prior to Forsyth I was a teaching assistant for sixteen years in Atlanta. Before that I worked and volunteered at my church preschool. I am so happy to be back at Chattahoochee. 150309 email@example.com Tiffany Gilmore AU 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 25 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. 150413 firstname.lastname@example.org Karin Reber AU Para I am excited to start my 2nd 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 16-year-old daughter, Emilia, who is a junior at North High School, and a 12-year-old son, Jake, who is 6th grader at North Middle. 150413 email@example.com Courtney Sexton AU 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 first year at Chattahoochee Elementary, but my 10th 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! Elizabeth Whaley AU Para Biography coming soon! Dawn Baker Pre-K Teacher Hello, My name is Dawn Baker. I am one of the two Special Education Preschool teachers here at Chattahoochee. This will be my 6th year teaching preschool and love every minute of it. This will be my 13th year at Chattahoochee teaching most of my time in grades k-5 as an Interrelated Special Education teacher. I am a HUGE Florida Gator fan, have 3 wonderful boys, one who will start college and 2 in high school. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year and all of the fun it will bring. 150341 firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Jimenez Pre-K Para Biography coming soon! 150341 Tama Myers Pre-K Teacher This year I am excited to be teaching the Pre-K program. This is my 13th year at Chattahoochee, but my 15th 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. 150345 email@example.com Amy Jolley Pre-K Para I have been teaching for 19 years. I started when my children were in preschool at John’s Creek United Methodists Church. I taught Pre-K there for 7 years. When my children were in elementary school I taught as a Special Ed and Kindergarten para. I have been at Chattahoochee for 9 years now and I have been a para in both the Kindergarten class and the Pre-K classroom. I have two grown boys, 3 dogs and 3 cats. I enjoy gardening, reading and cooking. 150345 firstname.lastname@example.org Chene Wyatt Occupational Therapy I am so excited to begin my second year at Chattahoochee Elementary School as the Occupational Therapist. I have been an Occupational Therapist for the past 20 years (17 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 (9 years old) and Gracyn (2 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 email@example.com