• Special Education Staff

    Coal Mountain Elementary School 
    School Phone: (770) 887-7705
    SA Shannon Archer, Special Education Teacher


    My name is Shannon Archer and I am a teacher to students who are served in a Specialized Instruction Classroom. My passion is to help students find their voice through sign language, communication devices, etc.! My family is very involved in public service through teaching, firefighting and the military. I am married to Chris and we have three wonderful children. I am excited for a new year “on the mountain!”

    phone  email  sarcher@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     CC Cindy Causey, Special Education Teacher


    My name is Cindy Causey and I am excited to be at Coal Mountain for my seventh year. I have taught both general ed and special ed. I graduated in May with my specialist degree in Special Education. My husband and I have four children ranging in age from 10-19 years old. I look forward to working with your children and getting to know your family.


    phone  email  ccausey@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    KD Kristen Dixon, Special Education Teacher

    My name is Kristin Dixon and I am so excited to be returning to CMES for my 5th year. I have two boys that will also be attending CMES with me this year. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my down time. I can't wiat to see all of the Coal Mountain Miners for the 2020-2021 school year.

    phone  email  kdixon@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    RF Robin Forrester, Special Education Teacher

    My name is Robin Forrester. This will be my 3rd year on top of the mountiain teaching MOID K-3 in Speicalized Instruction. I am married to Calvin, and we have 2 beautiful daughters Katie and Carly. When I am not working I enjoy watching my girls play softball, golf, and swim. I also enjoy working in the yard. I have been teaching for 15 years and have a Master's Degree in Early Education from Brenau University. I look forward to another year as a Coal Mountain Miner.


    phone  email  rforrester@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     KG Krissy Gravel, Special Education Teacher


    My name is Krissy Gravel. I have just completed by 22nd year teaching Special Education. I previously taught in Greenville, SC, Greenfield, MA, Washington, D.C., Gwinnett County, GA and now Forsyth County, GA. The opportunity to be a special educator has been a gift for which I will always be grateful. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, cycling, and spending time with my family.

    phone  email  kgravel@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     WH  Wendy Hequembourg, Special Education Teacher


    This will be my fifth year at Coal Mountain Elementary School and my 17th year in Forsyth County. I have a BS in Elementary and Special Education, a Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Specialist add on in Tier One Leadership. I am the Department Chair for the Department of Exceptional Children, and work as an Interrelated teacher for the lower grades. I live on Lake Lanier with my husband and our 4 children. I love the community at Coal Mountain and look forward to another rewarding year.


    phone  email  whequembourg@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    HH Michelle Hilger, Special Education Teacher


    Hello! My name is Michelle Hilger and I am so excited to be starting my 4th year at Coal Mountain. My husband Christopher and I have one amazing son, Logan, who is also here on the Mountain. When I am not at school my family and I can be found on a soccer field, on the beach, exploring a new restuarnt, or simply hanging out with friends! I love to travel, advocate for Autism Awareness, read, coach soccer and spend time with my family. I am looking forward to another fantastic year here at Coal Mountain!

    phone  email  mhilger@forsyth.k12.ga.us
      Tysha Roberts, Special Education Teacher


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    BS Bethany Sterritt, Special Education Teacher


    Welcome to the most amazing school!!! I am very excited to be teaching at Coal Mountain! I will be working with 4th and 5th grade this year. This is my 12th year teaching. I have taught P.E., 3rd, 4th, 5th grade, and Pre-K. I am an LSU graduate and got my Master’s degree from Kennesaw State University! My husband, Robert, and I have 3 wonderful children. My daughter, Bryson, will be in 3rd grade, my son ,Timothy, will be in 1st, and Reid will be in Kindergarten! When I am not at school you can find me playing outside with my kids, playing tennis and cheering on the LSU Tigers!! I am extremely excited to be a part of this community. My goal is to make your child love coming to school every day!

    phone  email  bsterritt@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     PT Paige Turner, Special Education Teacher

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    phone  email  pturner@forsyth.k12.ga.us