• FCS Gifted Education Teacher

    School Phone: (678) 965-5070

  • Parent Referral packets for consideration for gifted testing are due January 27, 2023.

    Please request the packet from your child’s homeroom teacher. Contact Helen Kumpel or Cindy Parham if you have any questions.

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Helen Kumpel

I graduated from Georgia State University in 2013 with my degree in Early Childhood Education and an ESOL endorsement. I then went on to earn my gifted certification a few years later. I worked at Daves Creek Elementary for one year before coming to Haw Creek Elementary in 2014 to teach 5th grade. I was named Haw Creek's Teacher of the Year in 2016, which was an honor to be recognized by my peers so early in my teaching career. I dedicate a lot of my time, energy, and resources to providing the kind of environment and instruction I would want my own children to have, but I know that without the support and guidance from my colleagues and administration, I would not be the teacher I am today.

My youngest son was identified as gifted in the first grade, and I have enjoyed watching him grow and develop as a critical and creative thinker ever since! A lot of my instruction is developed from knowing that not all students are passionate or even "gifted" in all areas, and that is just fine. I hope to expose them to different types of learning, content, and social/emotional situations to help them grow in areas they may not feel are their strengths...yet. ;) I use various strategies and tools to help develop their gifted talents and interests, and hope to extend their passion for learning outside of the classroom walls!

I am so excited to work beside Cindy Parham who serves K-2 gifted students. I will serve 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade gifted students! We also push into general education classrooms to teach all students critical and creative thinking skills. I look forward to providing a challenging, engaging, and fun learning experience for all of our students.

I look forward to a fantastic year working alongside my partner, Cindy Parham.

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."

- Helen Keller

Ext. 422315

Email: hkumpel@forsyth.k12.ga.us



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cindy Parham

This is my 12th year teaching and my 8th year at Haw Creek. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and have a gifted endorsement. My three sons, Andrew, Zach, and Jake, all went to school at Haw Creek. Jake plays football at South Forsyth and is a senior. Andrew graduated from UGA and Zach is a junior at UGA. My husband Steve and I enjoy scuba diving. I have two step daughters, Becca and Merritt.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year teaching gifted at HCES!

Ext. 422318

Email: csparham@forsyth.k12.ga.us