IntroSpecialEd

Behavior Instructional Coach/Specialized Instruction Department Chair


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Kelley Baker

Room: 1201

Email: kbaker@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Kelley Baker is in her 19th year in the education system. This is her 6th year at Lakeside Middle School.  Kelley is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she received her BA in Psychology from Presbyterian College, received her Master’s in Education from Georgia State, and is currently completing her Specialist degree at the University of West Georgia.  Kelley is a Georgia native being born and raised in Roswell, GA.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and her fur babies at home working in the yard.  Kelley also is very passionate about her non-profit ISAY-USAY and making changes in the community. 


Special Education Department Chair


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Julie Stephens

Room: 1102

Email: jbstephens@forsyth.k12.ga.us

This is Mrs. Stephens seventh year at Lakeside as an ELA and Special Education teacher. Prior to teaching middle school, Mrs. Stephens taught at the elementary and preschool levels. She believes that it is so important to build strong relationships with her students, and she strives to make a difference in the lives of her students each and every day. 


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Beth Lundberg

Room: 3005

Email: blundberg@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Lundberg is excited to join the speech/language team at Lakeside! Prior to moving to LMS, she spent 18 school years as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Sharon Elementary School, where she also devoted most of her years working as department chair and participating in leadership opportunities. Before working at Sharon ES, she spent more than 3 years in Fulton County Schools in elementary, middle, and high schools, then took 8 years off to start a family. Mrs. Lundberg earned her B.A. at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating, she moved to Georgia and attended Georgia State University, where she earned her M.Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology, as well as earning National Honors. She currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), Georgia State Licensure, and teaching certificate. Mrs. Lundberg has been married for close to 30 years and has two grown daughters. She enjoys sharing her semi-empty nest with lots of furry friends. Although she finds joy in working to improve all types of speech/language deficits, her passion is working with oral-motor skills and improving difficult articulation patterns.

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Kristi Wilson

Room: 3003

Email: kwilson@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Wilson has an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from Harding University, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. While this is Mrs. Wilson’s 14th year at Lakeside, she has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years. She has worked at both the elementary and high school levels, but has experience in both hospital and rehabilitation settings as well. She loves working with her middle school students, building connections to ensure they know she cares, they matter, and their voice is important! She truly believes it’s better at the Lake! In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading and spending time with her husband and two older sons.


Special Education Teachers


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Valerie Anders

Room: 3012 

Email: f35864@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Valerie graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine & Professional Arts. She has worked in Forsyth County Schools for 5 years, and her hobbies include spending time with family, traveling and watching sports!

“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life” - Jackie Chan

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Carol Fort

Room: 1102

Email: cfort@forsyth.k12.ga.us

After earning my Bachelor's degree in journalism from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1984, I worked as a newspaper and medical journal reporter for 10 years before having children. I then followed them to school and in 2003 began working as a paraprofessional in kindergarten and in special education at Mashburn Elementary. I fell in love with educating children and pursued that passion by earning my teaching certificates in special education and middle school math. I am in my fourth year of teaching math at Lakeside Middle School... Go Lions! 

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Quinten Foster

Room: 2203

Email: qfoster@forsyth.k12.ga.us

My name is Quinten Foster. This is 5th year at Lakeside. I began my teaching career as an assistant teacher in the specialized instruction classroom in 2018. Since then I have taught IRR 6th, 7th and 8th Grade ELA and ACA within our special education department. The thrill of teaching for me is seeing the everyday growth in the children that I teach; this is the most gratifying feeling. Outside of teaching I coach the 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team.

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Valerie Kistler

Room: 2141

Email: f36874@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Kistler is in her 7th year of teaching and her 2nd year at Lakeside. She recently got married in March 2022. Outside of school, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and go kayaking with her husband!

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Aubrey Muliero

Room: 2203

Email: f32580@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Hello! I am Aubrey Muliero! I teach 8th grade math at Lakeside Middle School. I received my bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Special Education from the University of North Georgia. I grew up in Cumming, GA and I am a graduate of Forsyth County Schools. 

 

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Rachel Satori

Room: 2141

Email: rsatori@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Rachel Satori has a BS in Education from Auburn University & a Master’s in Special Ed through Georgia Southern University. Coach Rachel is in her 10th year of teaching & 8th year in 7th grade (first 2 years were in 6th grade) and is a 7th grade IRR Math teacher at Lakeside Middle School and has 3 grown daughters, ages 24, 21 and 19. Ms. Satori is also the assistant coach for SFHS Varsity Gymnastics. 

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Linda Stephen

Room: 1137

Email: lstephen@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Dr. Stephen earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction. Her research focused on examining and improving co-teaching practices in the secondary classroom. Dr. Stephen loves working with middle school students. She strives to build positive relationships with her students and their parents/guardians. She firmly believes that “Life is better at the Lake!”

 

 


Specialized Instruction


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Suzie Grabowski

Room: 1212

Email: Sgrabowski@forsyth.k12.ga.us

MI/ID Teacher

University of Tennessee - Bachelor  - Elementary/Special Education

East TN State University - Masters - Special Education

Lincoln Memorial University - Specialist - Administration/Supervision

Passion - Family

Hobbies - Crafting, Traveling, Boating

Favorite Quote - Every day is a new day, a new beginning

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Renee Lemieux

Room: 1226

Email: f41187@forsyth.k12.ga.us

My name is Renee LeMieux, and I am SO happy to be a new Lakeside Lion, as an ACA Teacher. This is my 21st year teaching [2 years in special education and 18 years in general education]. I have a bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern University [Armstrong Campus] and a master's degree from Piedmont College. I am a true Georgia native as I was born in Atlanta and have lived in several parts of the state. My husband, Chris, is a retired educator [former teacher, assistant principal, and principal]. He and I have been married 30 years and have three adult daughters: Olivia, Alex, and Marissa. I love spending time with my family as we enjoy several outdoor activities as well as socializing with friends.

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Cam Mason

Room: 1236

Email: cmason@forsyth.k12.ga.us

My name is Cam Mason. I am an ACA teacher here at Lakeside. This is my 4th year here and I love it! Along with ACA, I coach Track & Field and Cross Country. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education. I am a huge Georgia football fan and love music and fishing. I am passionate about my students and take great pride in seeing them succeed.

 

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Amy Sands

Room: 1236

Email: f37406@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Hello! I'm Amy Sands. I teach ACA Language Arts and Social Studies. This is my first year at Lakeside and I am so excited to be a Lion! I have lived in Georgia for four years. I was born in Illinois, and also lived in Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, doing art projects, and walking. I am looking forward to getting to know you all this year and teaching all of my wonderful students this year. 

 

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Shannon Risse

Room: 1212

Email: Srisse@forsyth.k12.ga.us

My name is Shannon Risse and I teach one of the MI ID specialized instruction classes here at Lakeside.  I have 23 years of special education experience, 7 of which have been here at Lakeside.  I have always had a passion for teaching my students and being an advocate for them and their families.  My students bring me joy and make me smile every day.  I also enjoy working with my Paraprofessionals and the specialized instruction team.  Lakeside is like my second family and it is a pleasure to be here.

I attended Georgia Southwestern State University and graduated with a BA in Education.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my 4 dogs, hiking, reading, knitting, painting, and being with my boyfriend. I have two boys of my own, ages 25 and 22

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Elizabeth Sickler

Room: 1222

Email: f34503@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Sickler joined Lakeside in February 2022 and she teaches the MCA class.  She is originally from Miami, FL and has lived in GA for 20 years. She is beginning her 20th year in education, 3 years teaching children with Emotional Behavior Disorders and 17 years teaching children with Autism. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Central Florida in Exceptional Children with Specific Learning Disabilities. She received her Master’s Degree from University of Kansas in Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been married for 12 years and had 2 boys, Caleb (11) and Callen (9). When she is not on toting her son to the soccer fields, she can be found window shopping, at the movies eating popcorn and Raisinets, or watching shows on multiple streaming networks. 

 


Parapros


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Erica Christon

Email: f32019@forsyth.k12.ga.us

 

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Karen Densmore

Email: KDensmore@forsyth.k12.ga.us

My name is Karen Densmore.  This is my 22nd year as a paraprofessional and  my  10th year at Lakeside Middle School.  I have an associates degree from Lanier Technical College.  I am married with two children and soon to be a total of three grandchildren.  I enjoy reading, needlework, walking, cabin retreats, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Melinda Grest

Email: mgrest@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Attended Georgia State University (no degree)

Co-Founded Small k-5 Private School 1999-2006

Taught Pre-School 

 I am a mom of two girls who are grown up and live in Atlanta with their doggies.  I live on Lake Lanier and like to have friends up to go on boat! I like to travel and workout. I'm a HUGE health NUT!

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Jodie Hall

Email: JLHall@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    I graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science.   I have been working as an IRR Paraprofessional for Lakeside Middle for 8 years now.  In my spare time I like to travel, hike, swim, read, and spend time with family and friends.

Favorite Quote: "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our  breath away"-author unknown

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Seema Jha

Email: f40602@forsyth.k12.ga.us

 

This is my first year at Lakeside Middle. I am very honored & excited to be a part of the team. I look forward to serving and making it the best place. I have my Master's degree in Journalism. My hobbies include reading, music and cooking. Since I am homebound, I love to spend my leisure time with family & friends.   

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Kirsten Martelli

Email: f41585@forsyth.k12.ga.us

My name is Kirsten Martelli.  This is my first year at Lakeside.  I am an ESOL paraprofessional supporting students in ELA, Science, Social Studies.   I have 2 kids in college and 18 years of former teaching experience.  

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Marshanne Mishoe

Email: f25984@forsyth.k12.ga.us

 

My Name is Marshanne Mishoe and I am an MI/ID Paraprofessional in Specialized Instruction.  This is my second year in this position, with three years as a substitute, exclusively at Lakeside, and three years as an Elementary Parapro.  I love being with my teacher, my co-workers and, especially, the Lakeside students! I am from South Carolina, where I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA degree in Journalism and a minor in English.

I’ve lived in Forsyth County for 26-years.  During that time I raised 3 children, all of whom attended Lakeside!  I love Lakeside and enjoy the friendships I’ve made while here!

In my free time, I enjoy being with friends and family, playing with my dog, scrapbooking, antiquing and attending GA festivals in the Fall and Spring.

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Mary Muliero

Email: mmuliero@forsyth.k12.ga.us

I am excited to be returning back the "lake"  for my 8th year as an IRR Para.  I have a BA from St. Mary Of The Woods College.  I am mom  to two wonderful kids.  I enjoy drinking coffee on the deck, walking and being with family and friends. 

 

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Nina Rodriguez

Email: f41819@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Hi my name is Nina Rodriguez, 

    I am excited to begin my journey with Lakeside Middle School as an ACA- Paraprofessional! Before I was hired here at Lakeside Middle School, I was a Merchandise Sales Associate at Lowe's for a year and half ( we did the displays for the shelves that customers shopped at) . Before that I worked at Benchmark Physical Therapy- West Forsyth, as a Rehabilitation Technician for two and half years. As far as my degree goes, I have a Bachelor's of Science in Sports Management from Emmanuel College(D2) in Franklin Springs, GA. I played college softball for four years. I have two cats by the names of Raven and Baby( is my Granny Pat's cat) and one sweet but sassy dog that is a Yorkie by the name of Whitney. I hope to make an impact on all the students and my kids that I work with! Fun fact the college I went to, their mascot was also a Lion! GO LIONS!

 

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Katrina Smith

Email: ksmith86@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Hobbies: Travel, walking my dog, and my boutique

Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason"

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Samantha Spera

Email: f41596@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Hello! My name is Samantha Spera, and this is my first year as a Paraprofessional here at Lakeside Middle School. I graduated in May of 2022 from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Adolescence/Youth Development. I have always had a passion for working with kids in a variety of settings to be a safe place and mentor for them, as they learn to grow and development in the environment, they are in.

I was born and raised here in Forsyth County and graduated from Lambert High School in 2018, so having the opportunity to be back in this school district means so much to me. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching Alabama football, going to country concerts, cooking, and working out!

I am looking forward to a great year with the most amazing staff and students.

“Life is better at the Lake!” - Go Lions!

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Madi Stephen

Email: f41915@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Hello! My name is Madi Stephen and this is my first year as a Paraprofessional at Lakeside. I just graduated in May of 2022 from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors in Human Services and a minor in Child Advocacy Studies. I am currently continuing my education at KSU to obtain my masters of Conflict Management. I have about 2 years of experience working and advocating for students in an educational setting and am so happy to be a part of the team here at Lakeside! I grew up in Forsyth County and am so glad that I had an opportunity to return and begin my career here. When I am not at school, I love painting, running, and spending time with my pets. 

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Kaylee Stephens

Email: f34987@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Hi! My name is Kaylee Stephens. This is my first year at Lakeside as an ACA paraprofessional. I'm so excited to work alongside the amazing staff at Lakeside. I recently received my associate's degree from the University of North Georgia and I am currently in school getting my bachelor's degree to become a special education teacher. I love working with kids and helping them grow and learn!

 I was born in Tennessee and moved to Georgia when I was super young. I attended Lakeside middle school and I am so excited to be back! In my free time, I love to watch Georgia football, hang out with my friends and go on walks! I can't wait for such a fun and exciting year!