• First Grade Teachers

    Coal Mountain Elementary School
    School Phone: (770) 887-7705

    DC  Dianne Collins  


    My name is Dianne Collins and I am excited to be at CMES for my 7th year. This is my 21st year of teaching in Forsyth County. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, and I have a Master's degree from the University of North Georgia in Early Childhood Education. My husband and I have a a son, who recently got married and a daughter, who attends Kennesaw State University and is majoring in Elementary Education. I am looking forward to a wonderful year in first grade.


    phone  730446 email  dcollins@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    KC  Kayla Collins  

    My name is Kayla Collins. I am so excited to continue teaching 1st grade at Coal Mountain. I have taught EIP, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. When I am not at school I enjoy running, painting, and kayaking. My husband and I love spending time with our greyhound, Sky. I come from a large family of 5 girls where my twin and I are the youngest. I graduated from UGA with an early childhood education degree and received my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from UNG. I am looking forward to another great year at CMES!



    phone   730442 email  kcollins@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    RH Robin Hall  

    My name is Robin Hall and I am excited for my 8th year at CMES! This is my 17th year of teaching and my 6th year in first grade. I love helping children learn how to think deeply, become amazing problem-solvers, and achieve things they didn’t think possible. My husband and I have 4 kids and 1 dog. We love to spend time together, hang out with friends, and go for hikes. I am looking forward to another great year.


    phone   730402 email  rhall@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     BM  Brittany Maynard  


    I’m Brittany Maynard and I’m so excited to be teaching 1st grade at CMES! This will be my 9th year teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I graduated with my master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University. This summer, I began my specialist’s degree at the University of West Georgia. When I’m not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my husband and our two dogs and traveling. I’m excited to be teaching a fabulous bunch of 1st graders this year!


    phone   730405 email  bmaynard@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     HS  Heather Smyrl  

    My name is Heather Smyrl. I am so happy to be teaching 1st grade this year at Coal Mountain. I have been a classroom teacher for 20 years, working with children in all grades 1st-5th.. My husband Tim and I live in the Coal Mountain community with our daughter Rachael and our three fur-babies. I am looking forward to another fantastic year on the Mountain!

    phone   730451 email
Last Modified on July 21, 2020