• School Phone: (770) 887-7749                                                                  School Fax: (770) 888-1233








    Mary Lou Ortiz



    I am truly excited to be a school receptionist for Cumming ES. This is my first year in the educational field although I have volunteered at several schools in California, where I am originally from. I have a business administration and finance background. I truly enjoy helping others and look forward to caring for the needs of the students, parents, and faculty in Cougar Nation. I love spending time with my husband and teenage son.




    ext: 740001









    Hector Valderrama

     Parent Liaison


    My name is Hector Valderrama. I was born in Bogota, Columbia. I have a bachelor’s degree in Ministry and a master’s degree in Business Administration. I have held positions in Marketing, Technical Support, Management, and Ministry. I also was a stay-at-home dad for several years. I have enjoyed working at Cumming Elementary and hope to continue making a difference for our Spanish community. I am also very involved in a Spanish ministry effort at the church. I am married to Amy and have two children, Lucas and Ethan.



    ext: 740520









    Melanie Jordanopoulos

    Data Clerk


    My name is Meanie Jordanopoulos. I moved to Georgia from Connecticut seven years ago. My husband and I have four children, two in high school, one in Middle School and a 3rd grader at Cumming Elementary. I have served on the PTO for many years and I am the current PTO President. I am very excited to join the staff this year.





    ext: 740518









    Larayne Smith


    Bookkeeper/Administrative Secretary



    Hello! My name is Larayne Smith and I am honored to be a Bookkeeper and Administrative Secretary to the Principal. Prior to being blessed with joining the family at Cumming Elementary, I was the Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director at a school in Missouri for 12 years. I love what I do and strive to make every person I come in contact with a smile at least once, during our time together. My husband and I have raised a daughter and two sons, all of whom are married, and we enjoy spoiling our three beautiful granddaughters! I love spending time with my family, antiquing, kayaking, camping, and spending time at the beach or the mountains with our Westie and Golden Retriever. 


    ext: 740521