• 5th Grade Teachers

    Meet our Phenomenal 5th Grade Team!

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Tara Brown

Hello! I am Tara Brown and I am excited to be teaching 5th grade for the first time this year. I have been at Kelly Mill all nine years of my teaching career, and have previously taught 2nd grade and 4th grade. I was a math major in college, and am also certified to teach middle school math and language arts. I love being a part of the Kelly Mill family!

Phone: 440394

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RJ Bulau

I've known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was in the fourth grade and had an amazing classroom teacher. However, it took ten years of part-time schooling while working in the accounting field to get my certification. I am originally from the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. I hold an associate's degree from Corning Community College, credits from Elmira College, a bachelor's degree and master's degree from State University of New York at Brockport, and a doctorate from Walden University. In addition, I hold math, science, and gifted endorsements. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.

My teaching experience includes a year of long-term substituting, 6 years teaching in NY, 3 years in NC, 2 years in VA, and 21 years in GA. This will be my 10th year at KME. Ready for year 34! I have taught kindergarten, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, and graduate students.

Teaching is my passion, but when I am not teaching I enjoy hiking, motorcycle riding, and playing with my two precious grandblessings.

Phone: 440386

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Heather Gomez

Teaching is a calling, and I truly felt called to become a teacher my senior year in high school, when I was a PE coach for a 3rd-grade class.  I was born and raised in central and northern California.  I graduated from Fresno State University (yes, I was a bulldog too) with a degree in Elementary Education.  I continued my education and received an Administrative Credential and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Service from Sacramento State University.  In 2007, I moved to Georgia and later earned an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Assessment from Piedmont University.  I hold additional endorsements and certifications.  I have had the privilege of teaching every grade in elementary and preschool, but the upper grades hold a special place in my heart.  

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family, driving to baseball for my son (Daniel), waiting at swim team with my daughter (Isa), working with my German Shepherd (Max), running, or dreaming of our next trip to Disney.  

Phone: 440382

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Pat Juhas

I am excited to begin my 26th 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 Masters 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 28 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: 440389

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Nikki Myers

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school. year. I am Nikki Myers, and I am beyond excited to be teaching at Kelly Mill this year. This is my 5th year teaching at Kelly Mill Elementary. Previously, I taught 5th grade for 9 years in the Hall County School System. I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. I also have my Reading, Math, and ESOL Endorsements.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, hiking, and spending time with my 6-year-old son, Jamie, and my 9-year-old daughter, Aubree. I also enjoy teaching dance.

I am looking forward to an awesome school year.

Phone: 4400381

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Lynda Peuquet

This will be my 23rd year teaching. I have taught 3rd and 4th grades, and this will be my first year teaching 5th grade. I have a bachelors degree in speech pathology from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I also have my ESOL endorsement. I enjoy spending time on the lake and at the baseball fields with my husband, Mallory and Carter. Mallory is a junior at Forsyth Central and Carter is a 7th grader at Hendricks Middle School. I am looking forward to a great year!

Phone: 440385

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Matthew Westbrook

My name is Matthew Westbrook and I am excited to be part of the fifth-grade team this year! This will be my 11th year as an elementary school educator, and I have been honored to be at Kelly Mill since its opening. I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. I love science and math and have had the privilege of leading the Kelly Math Club over the last several years.
I live in Roswell with my wife, Laura, and our four-legged child, Olive. My wife is a Kindergarten teacher in Forsyth County. As a family, we enjoy the outdoors. We love spending time boating, traveling, and camping. I look forward to another great year at Kelly Mill!