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    Meet the Office Staff

     
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    School Phone: (770) 887-7749 

     

     

     

     

     

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    Mary Lou Ortiz

     Receptionist

    I am truly excited to be 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 orginally 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

    maortiz@forsyth.k12.ga.us

       

    Hector Valderrama

     Parent Liason

    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 Minsitry. I also was a stay-at-home dad for sevel years. I have enjoyed working at Cumming Elementayr 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 chlidren, Lucas and Ethan.

     

    ext: 740518

     

    hvalderrama@forsyth.k12.ga.us

       

    Kathy King

     Data Clerk

    I am Kathy King. I have been the data clerk at Cumming Elementary for 32 years! My husband, David and I have 2 daughters, 3 granddaughters  and 1 great granddaughter on the way! We have 2 Schnauzers that are our babies! I love camping and spending time with family. I am looking forward to another great year at Cumming Elementary!

     

    ext: 740520

     

    kking@forsyth.k12.ga.us

       

     

    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 Assisstant 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 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 granddauthers! 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                        lsmith@forsyth.k12.ga.us