This is Mrs. Buice's 18th year teaching at Chestatee. Mrs. Buice received her Bachelor's from North Georgia College and State University. She double majored in Elementary Education and Special Education with endorsements for Gifted and Reading. Mrs. Buice has taught general education and special education classes throughout the years. She loves being a part of Chestatee's Family!
Leigh Clark is a physical therapist and has been working in the Forsyth County School System since July 2006; previously she worked for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She travels to several schools in the school system, yet she has had the opportunity to serve Chestatee since her start in 2006. Ms. Clark works with special education students in the educational setting to improve accessibility to their environments. She loves being at the “T” as much as her schedule allows!
This will be Emily’s 4th year at Chestatee Elementary and 5th year teaching in Forsyth county. Emily received her Bachelors in Education from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Emily and her husband, John Castleberry have two children who are Chestatee Eagles, William (4th grade) and Luke (1st Grade). After a few years as a stay at home mother, Emily dove back into her passion for teaching. She began as a paraprofessional at Chattahoochee and then move to Chestatee as Kindergarten Paraprofessional for two years. She is extremely excited about being a part of the Special education team again this school year. Ext. 722142
Hanna Fyle loves it at Chestatee. She graduated from the University of North Georgia with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She can not wait for the amazing relationships she will build this year at the T.
This will be Mrs. Hagler's 7th year at Chestatee Elementary and her 16th year as an educator. Mrs. Hagler graduated from Berry College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and an ESOL endorsement. She later completed the requirements for her math and gifted endorsements as well. She completed her master's in Special Education of General Curriculum at Kennesaw State University. She has had the privilege of teaching 1st, 4th, and 5th grades. She is looking forward to another great year at Chestatee!
This will be Mrs. Hansen's 18th year of teaching and there is no place that she would rather be than at Chestatee Elementary! Mrs. Hansen received her B.S.in Psychology and Master of Social Work degrees from Georgia State University, her teaching certification from UGA, and her Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. She has taught at all elementary levels and looks forward to serving in the lower grades this coming school year. Go Eagles!
This will be Hannah Hite's first year teaching. Ms. Hite received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of North Georgia. She is ready to share her passion of teaching kiddos to have fun while learning! She is so excited to become a part of the Chestatee family!
This will be Lori Holbrooks' 28th year teaching at Chestatee. Mrs. Holbrooks received her Bachelor's From UNG and her Master's degree from GCU. She has taught all grade levels Pre K - 5th. This year is her 2nd year of the Special Education Department Chair Lead Teacher. She loves all the Chestatee Eagles. Once an Eagle always an Eagle.
This will be Donna Hopkins 3rd year at Chestatee Elementary. Mrs. Hopkins received her Bachelor's degree in English and Elementary Education from Potsdam State College in New York State. She has been a paraprofessional for 2 years and will be transitioning into a teacher role in SBA for this upcoming 2022-2023 school year. She is very excited to be working closely with staff and students. She loves being a part of Chestatee!
This will be Lacey McClellan's 7th year teaching, and 5th year at Chestatee. Mrs. McClellan received her bachelors degree from Kennesaw State University in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. McClellan loves working with all grade levels, and is excited to be serving your kiddos this year.
This is Gill Nurhonen -Doris's 4th year at Chestatee. "Miss Gill" graduated from Colorado State University in 1992, with her BSc. in Occupational Therapy degree. She has worked in the pediatric OT field for over 25 years and loves "her kiddos". Miss Gill came from the private practice setting and enjoys spending her days at Chestatee. Ext. 722241
This will be Mrs. Ortiz's 4th year at Chestatee in special education. She has taught Kindergarten IRR and Virtual for Specialized instruction for SBA/MCA/MI/MO. This year she will be a Specialized Instruction teacher for the K-2 MI/MO classroom. She received her Bachelor's degree and Reading endorsement through the University of North Georgia. She loves being part of the Chestatee family and can't wait to start another year of teaching/ building relationships with her students! Ext. 722316
This will be Mrs. Pruitt's 11th year as an educator. Mrs. Pruitt graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education in addition to her Reading endorsement. She later graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and her Gifted and ESOL endorsements. She has experience teaching, providing special education support, and providing early intervention support to Pre-K through 5th grade. She is very excited to continue to support Chestatee students this year!
Mrs. Sirko has been a part of the Chestatee family since 2019. She is looking forward to entering her ninth year of teaching and another year as a Special Education teacher. She is a proud graduate of Georgia State University with her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. This year, Mrs. Sirko will have three of her four children here at Chestatee in fourth, first, and Pre-K. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, traveling, and running.