Jody Bearden, IRR
Mrs. Bearden is starting her 11th year teaching in Forsyth County. This is her 8th year teaching interrelated at Whitlow. Mrs. Bearden also taught 4th grade at Cumming Elementary. She is a graduate of Gainesville State College (now UNG). Mrs. Bearden has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Ed. from Piedmont College, and is certified in the areas of special education, reading assessment, and ESOL. She is currently pursuing an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Mrs. Bearden and her husband both enjoy spending time with family, friends, and their little dog. She is excited for another great school year!
370415 email@example.com Cindy Beasley, IRR Mrs.Beasley graduated from Valdosta State University with a Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design from Western Governor’s University. She is certified in both Special Education and ESOL. This year she will be teaching Special Education students in K-2. 370260 firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Harbin, Special Education Coach Mrs. Harbin graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 2007 with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, as well as a reading endorsement. This will be her thirteenth year teaching. She and her husband, Drew, have two spunky little boys, Hunter (9) and Cole (7). Stephanie has been a part of Whitlow since the doors were opened and she loves her Whitlow family!
370340 email@example.com Kaycee Westbrook, IRR
Kaycee is a proud Forsyth County native. After graduating from the Forsyth County Public School System, she received my Associate’s Degree from Gainesville State College. She then graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education from North Georgia College and State University (UNG). She is certified in Elementary and Special Education. She also received my Math Endorsement. This is her 8th year teaching at Whitlow. She has loved being able to teach and support students K-5.
370511 firstname.lastname@example.org Tonya Levy, OI Teacher My name is Tonya Levy. I have been married for 19 years and have 3 children. I am in my 14th year of teaching, and I have taught students with orthopedic impairments for 7 years. These kids bring me joy every single day. I love brainstorming new ways that allow them to be successful. 370219 email@example.com Stephanie Tallent Smith, Pre-K Teacher Stephanie recently graduated from Georgia College & State University with a degree in Special Education. She is very excited to begin her first year of teaching at Whitlow Elementary! A fun fact is that she got married this summer and her husband is also a teacher in the county! She is looking forward to a great year with her students! 370293 firstname.lastname@example.org Katherine Neubrecht, IRR
Mrs. Neubrecht is starting her 12th year of teaching in Forsyth County. She has taught 2nd, 5th and special education. She graduated from Michigan State University and she is a huge Spartan fan. Prior to moving to GA, she taught middle school in Michigan. Her husband works for General Motors and they have 2 children. Her daughter Megan attends Forsyth Central and my son is a sophomore at GCSU. I am excited to be teaching at the best school in the county. Go Wolves!
370411 email@example.com Penny Raper, IRR
This is Mrs. Raper's nineteenth year teaching. The first thirteen years she taught in the general education classroom in third and fourth grade. This is her sixth year in special education and her sixth year at Whitlow Elementary. She has a Masters degree from the University of North Georgia.
3705511 firstname.lastname@example.org Taylor Rodden, Autism Teacher
Ms. Rodden received her Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood/Special Education from the University of North Georgia in 2012 and her Master's of Arts in Severe Disabilities in 2013 from The University of Alabama. This year will be Ms. Rodden’s seventh year in education and her eighth year as a part of the Whitlow family.
370355 email@example.com Bryna Samples, Pre-K Teacher Mrs. Samples begins her 17th year teaching after graduating from the University of West Georgia. She taught middle school students with severe/profound disabilities for 5 years in Gwinnett County. She has taught the Multiple Needs preschool program since moving to Forsyth County. One of her proudest moments was being named 2016 Whitlow Teacher of the Year. She loves seeing how much her students learn and grow each year! 370210 firstname.lastname@example.org Dana Hart, Autism Teacher I have been teaching for 26 years. I earned my bachelors degree at Georgia Southern University. I received my masters degree at Georgia Southwestern University. I have taught DDK, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Fifth Grade, and ACA. I am certified to teach special education, early childhood, and gifted. 370354 email@example.com
Jessica Hall, Special Education Coach Jessica obtained her bachelor's degree from UGA and has since obtained both her masters and specialist degrees. This will be her 10th year in education, 5th at Whitlow. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time at the lake, gardening, and anything outside. She and her husband have 4 children and a golden retriever, Charlie. 370340 firstname.lastname@example.org Sydney Skidmore, Autism Teacher Sydney Skidmore is a 2019 graduate from the University of North Georgia. Sydney will begin her first year of teaching here at Whitlow Elementary. Sydney has always had a passion for working with children! She is so excited to make it a difference in her students lives. 370350 email@example.com Angie Wilson, IRR Teacher
I have a dual Bachelor of Science degrees, Elementary Education and Special Education: Mentally and Physically Handicapped from Kutztown University, Kutztown PA. I also hold a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University, New Castle DE. I have taught in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and now Georgia. I am married to my best friend and we have two beautiful daughters. Sophie is starting middle school and Chloe is in fourth grade here at Whitlow. This is my eighth year living in Georgia and fifth year working at Whitlow Elementary School. I have taught 1st- 5th grade and I am excited to be co-teaching this year with some wonderful 2nd and 3rd grade teachers.
370415 firstname.lastname@example.org Sonya Eady, Pre-K Teacher This is Sonja's 4th year being apart of the Whitlow family! She and her family are from Tennessee with both she and her husband being UT graduates. They have two wonderful children, Bret and Hanna Jo and one beautiful daughter-in-law, Shayna. Sonja has taught in Georgia for over 15 years with certifications in Science, ELA, Gifted and Special Ed. She and her family enjoy exploring the outdoors and spending time with their family. 370315 email@example.com Donna Adams, OI Teacher Donna is currently working on my Master's Degree in Elementary Education and look forward to using the knowledge in her new position as a teacher of the orthopedically impaired. Her prior teaching experience includes kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and the last four years have been in second grade. She is looking forward to a great year! 370223 firstname.lastname@example.org Danielle Cox, IRR Teacher
Ms. Cox joined the Whitlow Wolfpack in 2010. She holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education, certification in Special Education, and an endorsement for Gifted and Talented education. Ms. Cox has taught 1st and 3rd grades; during the 2019-2020 school year she will be working with K-3 students as an interrelated/resource special education teacher.
370260 email@example.com Elizabeth Joyce, Pre-K Teacher
Hello! I am so excited to be here at Whitlow Elementary! I grew up in Johns Creek, but am moving here from Knoxville, Tennessee. I am a graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) from the Birth through Kindergarten Special Education program. I am married to my wonderful husband Hunter, and we have a sweet dog named Sadie.
370375 firstname.lastname@example.org Davetta Niemi
Mrs. Niemi has been teaching school for 24 years. She has a master's degree in reading, and just completed her Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught middle school English for ten years in Arkansas, fourth grade for eight years in Texas, and fourth and fifth grades in Georgia. This year she will be taking on a new role as a Special Education Teacher who supports fourth and fifth grade classrooms at Whitlow. She looks forward to working with the students, teachers, and parents in her new position.