Special Education Teachers
itslearning School Phone: (678) 341-6481 Mrs. Meghan Sutton I am so excited to begin my second year as a Shiloh Shark! I was born and raised in Ohio. My love for special education began in high school where I spent a lot of my time volunteering in a special needs classroom. After graduating, I spent the next five years earning my undergraduate and masters degree in special education. Over the past 17 years I have taught in Ohio, Maryland, VA, and now GA. Most of my career has been in Pre-K special education but I have also been a resource teacher for first and second grade. My heart lies in the PreK special education classroom and I can't imagine doing anything else! Email Mrs. Sutton Ms. Shera Loveless I have been teaching here at Shiloh since it opened in 2006. I love being a Shark and I love the staff, parents, and most of all the students! We truly are a family. email Mrs. Loveless Mrs. Michelle Jones I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but have lived in the Atlanta area since I was 3 years old. I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in education and began my career in Dekalb County. I have worked in Forsyth County since 2005. I am the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. My husband is amazing and is the glue that holds everything together. I have taught pre-school up to 9th grade but I think I have found my niche in pre-school. I am thankful each day for my students and the wonderful staff at Shiloh that I am blessed to work with. Email Mrs. Jones Ms. Erin Kelley I believe the fundamental goal of teaching is to foster lifelong learning and learning skills for students of all abilities. Email Ms. Kelley Mrs. Tracey Kirschbaum
I am an Itinerant teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing based at Shiloh Point. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and a Master of Arts in Deaf Education from Columbia University. I work with students in Pre-K through High School. I love seeing my students self-advocate and working successfully alongside their hearing peers.
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I am excited to begin another year at Shiloh Point. Prior to coming to Forsyth, I taught resource in Cobb County and was a substitute in Gwinnett County. I have a passion for working with students and finding ways to make them shine. Looking forward to meeting and working with you this year!
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This year marks my 11th year as a teacher in both Georgia and Florida schools. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Kennesaw State University and my Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia. I am also certified in Special Education General Curriculum as well as Special Education Reading/ELA/Math/Science and Social Studies. I'm excited to begin my 6th year as a teacher at Shiloh Point!
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I was born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University in May of 2012 where I obtained a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. This will be my 8th year teaching at Shiloh Point Elementary School. I love teaching and I love watching your children grow and learn in my classroom. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Josh, and my daughter Juliet. You can find us watching sports (GO DAWGS!!) or at the pool!
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“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” Rita Pearson
Email Mrs. Hirsch Ms. Alex MarbutI am so excited to begin my fourth year teaching at Shiloh Point. This year will be my 6th year teaching special education, and I love every minute of it! I genuinely believe in the quote by Ignacio Estrada, which says, “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” In my free time, you can find me running, watching “The Office” and cheering on the Dawgs! Shiloh is a great place to be, and so is room 1325! Email Mrs. Marbut Mrs. Meg Seiferheld I am a speech-language pathologist. I graduated from Western Carolina University In 2010 with a Masters of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. For the past11 years, I have worked with students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade with a variety of communication needs. I have experience working with children who present with articulation and phonological disorders and delays, receptive-expressive language disorders and delays, auditory processing disorders, cognitive delays, and/or need augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Email Mrs. Seiferheld Mrs. Chelsea LaCovey I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who got her Master of Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Communication Science Disorders in 2013. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Flowery Branch, Georgia in August 2013 to start my career with Hall County Schools. I recently got married this summer to my college sweetheart. We enjoy going hiking when we have some free time and exploring all that North Georgia and Atlanta have to offer! Email Mrs. LaCovey Mrs. Michelle Galanin
My philosophy for teaching my students is based on The Gentle Teaching approach. It asks caregivers to look at themselves and their spirit of gentleness and find ways to express warmth and unconditional love. Teaching through the Gentle Teaching approach teaches students that they are safe, loved, loving, and engaged. “Trust emerges when people and students are seen as whole and good, not something that is broken and must be fixed.”
Email Mrs. Galanin Mrs. Sally Parsons I believe all children have strengths that can be developed to enrich their lives and shared to enrich the lives of those around them. I enjoy motivating children to learn in ways that are fun but also challenging because I believe children, like adults, are invigorated by learning when they are challenged. I love my job because I love to be around children of all ages, who have such a refreshing curiosity and enthusiasm for life! Email Mrs. Parsons Mrs. Jessie Schares
I am a Speech-Language Therapist here at Shiloh Point Elementary. I received my master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Valdosta State University and also hold my Preschool Special Education Endorsement from Georgia State University. My experience is comprised of a variety of settings and populations working in the school system and well as in a private pediatric clinic. I hold Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) along with specialty training in a variety of programs.
Email Mrs. Schares Mrs. Kristina Cherres Learning begins with relationships. I strive to help students feel seen and heard, so they can have the confidence to take learning risks in the classroom. I am also continually deepening my professional knowledge so that I can help support students in the best way possible. When I'm not studying or writing lesson plans, I love to sing along to show tunes, play board games with my family, or curl up with a good book. I look forward to another fin-tastic year at Shiloh Point! Email Mrs. Cherres Ms. Kristin Corbitt
"Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." ~ Anonymous
I am an interrelated teacher here at Shiloh and will be working primarily with 3rd and 4th grade this year. I graduated from the University of Georgia and then earned my masters in special education with a reading endorsement from Georgia State University. Helping children realize their potential has always been my passion. I also love spending time with my family and watching sports (especially football). GO DAWGS!
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I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and have worked in both private clinics and a variety of school settings serving the birth-3, preschool, and school-aged populations. Having a special love for the elementary school population, I am so excited to be back at Shiloh Point Elementary School this year!
Email Mrs. Hutchison Mrs. Katie Zeitlin It's a joy that I get to work with amazing children! Ever since I was a little girl in St. Louis, Mo (yes, I'm a HUGE Cardinals fan), I've wanted to be a teacher. I've taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades in Georgia and San Antonio, TX. When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my two daughters, Scout and Harper, and reading. I look forward to new adventures in my classroom every day! Email Mrs. Zeitlin Mrs. Danielle Tatarka I am grateful to be returning for my first full year at Shiloh Point Elementary as a Special Education Teacher and my 8th year of teaching. My husband and I moved back to Georgia last winter and are so thrilled to be home! I previously taught in Pennsylvania, Cherokee and Cobb County, as well as K-4th Special Education and 9th-12th Reading Resource. I received my Specialist in Special Education from Kennesaw State University and my Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education from Mercer University. I am looking forward to meeting and working with my students and their families this year! Email Mrs. Tatarka Mrs. Lavelle Welcome to Shiloh Point Elementary School. I am Mrs. Lavelle. I will be your child's teacher this year along with my paraprofessional, Nicole Moskowitz. I love to teach! I have been teaching for over 15 years. I received a Bachelors degree in the field of Elementary Education and Special Education as well as a Masters degree in Special Education. I love to watch ALL students learn!
When I am not at school with my awesome class, I am spending time with my wonderful husband (John), our two children (Duncan and Audrey), and family dog (Bailey). I love to listen to music, be outside, try new foods, go walking, and watch movies! My absolute favorite thing to do is laugh and smile with family and friends. Nothing warms my heart more than a shared giggle.
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