• 1st Grade Teachers
    Meet our Amazing 1st Grade Team!

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Christine Cane

Hi everyone! My name is Christine Cane and I am very excited to be teaching First Grade.
I was born and raised in California where I received my Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University. Then I continued to pursue a Teaching Credential and have been happily teaching for nineteen years.
I am lucky to have a wonderful family. I have an amazing husband, two awesome children and two cute dogs. We enjoy traveling, baseball, and the ocean. I love all animals and I have a passion for protecting and caring for them.
I look forward to an exciting year!

Phone: 440252

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Frances Cortes

Hola! My name is Frances Cortes and I was born in Honduras C.A.  I graduated from University of Phoenix with an Elementary Education degree.  I have taught kindergarten through sixth grade. I am married and we have two children. Jose who will be a freshman this fall at KSU and Isabella who will be in 4th grade. I am happy to be part of the Kelly Mill Elementary family and super EXCITED to be your child’s Spanish teacher this year!

Phone: 440260

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Kelly Eastes

Hello KME families! My name is Kelly Eastes and I am so excited to be your child's First Grade Teacher this year! I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa. My family and I moved to the US 12 years ago and have settled in Forsyth County. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I have teaching experience in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade. This will be my fifth year at KME and 20th year as an Elementary School Teacher! I have been married for 23 years. Our daughter Chloe is 18 and will be a Senior, Amy is 16 and will be a Junior, and our son Bradly is 14 and will be a Freshman. They all attend Denmark High School. We also have two very spoiled dogs named Barrett and Mogli. I look forward to getting to know you and your families soon and to a wonderful year in First Grade with your children!

Phone: 440242

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Pat Juhas

I am excited about beginning my 27th year in teaching in elementary education. I have always enjoyed being in classrooms dating back to my early years in school as a student. I love to be able to learn new things daily and to facilitate student learning in the classroom. I possess a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I grew up on the west coast, living in Las Vegas for 40 years. I moved to Georgia 10 years ago and have been teaching at Kelly Mill since that time. I am joined here in Georgia by my wife Gina. We have been married for 29 years. We do not have any children, but do call our two very cute Bassett Hounds our "babies." I love to travel and attend sporting events when time permits.

Phone: 440251

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Gloria Kim

Hello KME Families! My name is Gloria Kim, and I am so excited to be your child’s first-grade teacher! This is my 17th year of teaching and 9th year at KME. I taught kindergarten for 15 years, and this will be my second year teaching first grade. I was born and raised in Atlanta. I attended Georgia State University for my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband, Jae, attended the University of Alabama and we are die-hard fans. We have a ten-year-old son, Aidan. I am so excited about the new school year and look forward to getting to know you and your child. GO COLTS!!

Phone: 440245

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Shayna Onderko

Hello Colt families! My name is Shayna Onderko and I am so thrilled to be your child's first grade teacher this year! I attended Southern Connecticut State University and obtained my B.A. in Elementary Education and my B.S. in Psychology. I then attended the University of Bridgeport and received my M.A. in School Leadership. I have taught 8 years in kindergarten and 6 years in first grade in both Connecticut and Georgia. My heart is my family. My husband, Ron and I, have 2 children, Isabella and Carter. We love spending time together as a family. Isabella plays softball and Carter is looking forward to starting baseball next year.

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Brittney Talley

Hi! My name is Brittney Talley and I am so excited and honored to be your child’s teacher this year at Kelly Mill Elementary! GO COLTS! I grew up in Forsyth County and graduated from Forsyth Central High School. I attended Piedmont College where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and played collegiate fastpitch softball. I graduated in December 2018 with my Master’s in Early Childhood Education and Gifted Endorsement. I graduated in May 2020 with my Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband, family and friends. I have a 3-year-old daughter named Paislee. I look forward to getting to know you and your wonderful child. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and look forward to a year of fun and lots of learning.