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! 150224 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 26 years and I are the parents of two former Chattahoochee Champions who attend the University of North Georgia. 150224 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 15 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!
150444 email@example.com Kristie Pruitt 150444 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!
150444 email@example.com Helen Moore IRR Biography coming soon! 150426 firstname.lastname@example.org Kristin Scherer IRR Biography coming soon! Crystal Vazquez IRR I have a Masters Degree in Education love teaching, as well as learning. I began teaching in 2001. I am looking forward to a super year working with students and parents. 150444 email@example.com Christy Burns Title I
This will be my 26th 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 7th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Simcox Title I
This will be my third year at Chattahoochee Elementary. I have worked in the Forsyth County School System for the past 14 years. I look forward to serving your Title I child in the classroom again this year! Another favorite part of my job is promoting parent engagement in your child’s education. Coordinating events and promoting a sense of community are a passion of mine. My husband, Jeff and I like to travel together and love working on DIY projects on our home. Our daughter, Christina is beginning her third year at the University of Georgia, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Spanish. I am looking forward to another exceptional year helping your child become a CHAMPION!!
150433 email@example.com Jenna Haera EIP I have been an educator for the past 12 years. I have taught all grades K through 5, ESOL, served as a coach (behavior and reading), Site Coordinator for an after-school program, and was a member of the admin team back at my school in Florida. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. I’m excited to begin my third full year at Chattahoochee as an Early Intervention Program Specialist. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends, and reading. I look forward to working with students and staff this coming school year. 150201 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Paige Mahfouz ESOL My name is Paige Mahfouz and this year will be my 15th 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. 150201 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com ESOL 150202 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Holly Burkhardt SLP Hi, my name is Holly Burkhardt and I have been a speech language pathologist since 2004. This is my first year at Chattahoochee and I’m so excited to join the Champion family! 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 (7, 2). I am looking forward to a great school year! 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 Randi Pomycala 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 email@example.com Ken Sirko Math Coach My name is Kenneth Sirko and I am entering my 14th year of teaching. 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 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 5th year of teaching, 3rd 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 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 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 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. 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 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! Elizabeth Whaley AU Para Biography coming soon! 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 have also taught private Pre-K and special needs Pre-k. I came to Forsyth County Schools in July of 2016, so I am beginning my 5th year at Chattahoochee. I have two adult children – Sarah who is 25, married, and her husband is on deployment to Korea currently; I also have a son – Marvin, who will be a freshman at the University of North Georgia this fall majoring in accounting. 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 Elizabeth Jimenez Pre-K Para
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Jimenez, I'll be the paraprofessional aka Parapro in the Tawny Owls Pre-K class. I’m currently pursuing my degree in Early childhood education/ Special Ed. All online so I can spend as much time with these wonderful kiddos. This is going to be my 3rd year in the classroom, I have gotten the opportunity to work along side wonderful teachers and learned so much from them all. I am 25 and the oldest of 4 kids, I live at home with my parents while I am finishing out my degree. I love exploring new places, trying new food and love being cultured. I enjoy hiking and being out in nature as much as I possibly can. I was born in Atlanta and grew up all my life here in Forsyth! I come from a Mexican household, so I grew up speaking both Spanish and English, so that’s always a bonus to have. Can’t wait to learn along side your kids this year. I’m excited to have them in our classroom!
¡Hola! Mi nombre es Elizabeth Jiménez, seré la paraprofesional también conocida como Parapro en la clase Tawny Owls Pre-K. Actualmente estoy buscando mi título en Educación Infantil Temprana / Ed Especial. Todo en línea para que pueda pasar tanto tiempo con estos maravillosos niños. Este va a ser mi tercer año en la clase, he tenido la oportunidad de trabajar junto a maestras maravillosas y aprendí mucho de todas ellas. Tengo 25 años y soy la mayor de 4 hijos, vivo en casa con mis padres mientras estoy terminando mi grado. Me encanta explorar nuevos lugares, probar nueva comida y amo aprender de nuevas culturas. Me gusta el senderismo y estar en la naturaleza tanto como puedo. ¡Nací en Atlanta y crecí toda mi vida aquí en Forsyth! Vengo de un hogar mexicano, así que crecí hablando español e inglés, así que eso siempre es una ventaja para tener. No puedo esperar para aprender a lado de sus hijos este año. ¡Estoy emocionado de tenerlos en nuestra clase!
150341 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. 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 third year at Chattahoochee Elementary School as the Occupational Therapist. I have been an Occupational Therapist for the past 21 years (18 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 (10 years old) and Gracyn (3 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