Meet the Instructional Support Teachers
'ITSLEARNING' School Phone: (770) 888-7511 Smith, Jackie EIP Grades 1-5Jackie Smith has taught at Sharon Elementary since it opened in 2003. She taught 2nd grade for a few years after opening the school and is now the EIP teacher. She graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1992. After graduating, Jackie and her husband moved to Georgia and she taught 1st and 2nd grade in Gwinnett County for several years. She went on to get her Master’s Degree from Mercer University.Jackie loves reading, eating out and going on vacation. She lives in Suwanee with her husband and two children, Alexis and Nathan. 121019 firstname.lastname@example.org Smith, Janet Janet has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Jacksonville State University and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. She has 15 years of teaching experience in Georgia and Illinois.
Janet is married and has two daughters. One daughter is an Elementary school teacher and the younger daughter is a student at Lambert High School. She is involved in her community by serving in the middle school ministry at Northpoint Community Church and works with several local/national charities, such as; Children’s Restoration Network , WellSpring Living and KidsAlive International.
Janet is thrilled to be a part of the Sharon family. She feels Sharon Elementary strives to serve the whole child in an environment that is community based. The focus on students being that of love, safety and educational excellence….. where every child feels like a winner.
122164 email@example.com McGraw, Devon
Devon McGraw has been teaching for 20 years in a variety of different roles. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio she began teaching first grade in 1990 in Duluth, Georgia. She also taught third grade in the same school and equally loved her time in the classroom in that role. After transitioning to being a full-time mother for a time she was given the opportunity to work part-time at Georgia State University mentoring student teachers and observing them in the field. In 2008 she jumped at the opportunity to join the Sharon Elementary staff where her children attended. She feels very fortunate to be working with small groups of students offering them differentiated learning opportunities.
Devon has lived in the south Forsyth area for 26 years with her husband Mark. Their daughter Katie is a junior Biology major at Georgia College and their son Jack is a budding entrepreneur who attends Lambert High School as an 11th grader. Devon enjoys reading, walking, gardening and keeping up with her two dogs Scooter and Winnie as well as her cat, Tigger. Their family enjoys travel, eating out and splashing around on Lake Lanier together.
121028 firstname.lastname@example.org White, Jamie ESOL My name is Jamie White. I live in Suwanee with my husband, Jim and our three daughters Megan (22), Avery (19) and Ellie (13). I am a graduate of Georgia State University where I earned my BS in Early Childhood Education. I received my Master’s degree in Early Childhood from Piedmont College and my Educational Specialist degree (Ed. S.) from Nova Southeastern University in Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction. I was trained in Reading Recovery in 2000 and have a Reading Endorsement, ESOL Endorsement and Gifted Endorsement. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, EIP Reading, ESOL and been a Literacy Coach (K-5) over the past 24 years. I am thrilled to be a Forsyth County employee and feel very blessed to be a part of the Sharon Elementary staff. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising, and spending time with family and friends! I’m looking forward to another wonderful year! 121027 email@example.com Wutz, Jessica Instructional Coach
Mrs. Wutz is a National Board Certified Teacher of Language Arts (K-12) with a Master’s in Reading and an original focus on Early Childhood Education. She comes from a laboratory school back in Normal, Illinois, on the campus of Illinois State University. She has taught preschool through college-aged learners using the effectiveness of a reading/writing workshop. In all of her teaching experiences, she uses the power of mentor writers and well-written literature to learn about the world around us.
Mrs. Wutz has only been in Georgia for three years – making the move south with Mr. Wutz to follow their passions – the sun, warmer weather, and the outdoors. She enjoys outdoor concerts, hiking, boating, bicycling, swimming, stand up paddle boarding and most recently…FootGolf! And, of course, a day when she can enjoy a good book or time spent writing becomes a good one. Murphy Brown, her yellow lab, is the other important member of her family.