Chestatee Elementary School AdministratorsSchool Phone: (770) 887-2341
Polly Tennies, K-5 Principal
Dr. Tennies has 35 years of experience in public education. This is her 11th year as Chestatee' s Principal. She graduated from Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA with a B.A. in Elementary/ Early Childhood Education. She went on to pursue her M.S. as a Reading Specialist at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. She received her Leadership Certification from the University of Georgia and completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Tennies has taught elementary school, been a literacy coach, an assistant principal and an adjunct professor. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and a past Forsyth County Teacher of the Year (2005). Her heart is at Chestatee and her own sons attended school here. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.
722004 firstname.lastname@example.org Robert Dugan, K-2 Assistant Principal
Mr. Rob Dugan serves as Assistant Principal for grades K-2. He has 20 years of experience in education as an assistant administrator, professional learning leader, graduation coach, and teacher. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for his bachelor’s degree and VanderCook College of Music for his master’s degree, both in Music Education. He also graduated from Kennesaw State University with an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology and Tier II Leadership Certification.
Mr. Dugan is a Staff Sergeant in the Tennessee 129th Army National Guard Band. He and his wife Michele have two boys, Landon and Parker, who attend Forsyth County Schools. Mr. Dugan enjoys reading, playing guitar, and going on vacations with his family He is very excited to join the Chestatee family and can’t wait for a great year at the “T”!
722203 email@example.com Abby Gaines, 3-5 Assistant Principal
Mrs. Gaines is entering her 11th year at Chestatee Elementary and 16th year as an educator. She has taught and led teachers in grades K-5 in her years as a classroom teacher, gifted educator, Title 1 Support teacher, Instructional Coach, and Quality Work Facilitator. She graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education in addition to a reading endorsement. She then went on to gain her Gifted Endorsement, Teacher Leader Endorsement and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She completed her Leadership Certification at Kennesaw State University. She is excited to continue her journey at Chestatee Elementary supporting students, families, and staff as the Assistant Principal for grades 3, 4, and 5. After school, Abby enjoys reading, cooking, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Michael, and their two boys, Canyon and Maddux.
722430 Brianna Hundt, Quality Work Facilitator This will be Brianna Hundt's 12th year teaching in Forsyth County, 11th year here at the T! Mrs. Hundt received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Georgia, her Master's degree from Georgia State and her Specialist degree and Leadership Add on from Piedmont College. She has had the amazing opportunity to teach Kindergarten, EIP/ESOL, fifth grade, and third grade. Brianna is very excited to work with students, teachers, and families as the Quality Work Facilitator this year. 722409