Mrs. Deborah Clark is thrilled to be a member of the Chestatee Family! She is a graduate of Brenau University with 19 years of experience in education. Deborah has worked across grade levels K-5, including Physical Education and Early Intervention. Her philosophy is that all children can realize their potential and exceed expectations if everyone works together. She is super excited to be starting her first year as the STEM/Farm to Table teacher here at the "T".
This will be Julie Hubbard's 16th year teaching Art Education at Chestatee. She graduated from The University of Georgia in 1993 with her Bachelors of Science in Art Education. She has taught in Floyd County Schools and in Forsyth County at Daves Creek Elementary prior to Chestatee. She loves being a part of Chestatee and is so happy to call it home!
This will be Jennifer Reece's 10th year teaching at Chestatee. Mrs. Reece recieved her Bachelor's degree from Brenau University, Master's degree from Walden University, and her Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Piedmont College. She has had the awesome opportunity to teach first grade, third grade and audio visual specials. She is so delighted to be serving our staff and students again as the audio visual teacher. She loves being a part of the Chestatee Family!
This will be Mrs. Wiggins' 28th year of teaching. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, she taught in Fulton County schools for 10 years teaching 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. In 2004 Mrs. Wiggins came to Chestatee Elementary after her family moved to the area. During her time at Chestatee she has taught 4th and 5th grade as well as being the Writing Teacher to the entire school. In 2011 she earned her Masters in Media and technology from Ga. Southern University. She has been our media Specialist for the last 6 years and LOVES sharing her passion for reading and writing with our students.
This year will be Mrs. Roper's 36th year teaching music and her 18th year at Chestatee. Mrs. Roper has a long history at Chestatee, because all of her family including herself attended this school. Many family members worked here as well. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Brenau University and a Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia. She teaches general music to K-5th grade and directs the Chestatee Chorus for 4th and 5th grade. She has taught all grade levels in either piano, voice, organ, choir/chorus or general music. She also has an active role in the music program at Salem Baptist Church.
This will be Christy Waters' 19th year teaching at Chestatee. Mrs. Waters received her Bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Brenau University, her Master's degree in physical education and health from the University of North Georgia, and her Specialist degree in curriculum design and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. She has had the wonderful opportunity to teach second grade, third grade, and physical education. She is very excited to be serving our staff and students as the physical education teacher this year. She loves being a part of the family at Chestatee!