• Administrators

    Todd smith Todd Smith Principal
    My name is Todd Smith and I am proud to be the principal of Brandywine Elementary.  We are excited to be going into our 5th year at Brandywine.  It has been challenging and yet so rewarding at the same time opening a new school and building a great culture over the last few years.  Prior to opening Brandywine, I was Principal at Midway Elementary School in Forsyth County and an Elementary School Principal in Pennsylvania in Indiana Area and Millville School Districts.  I have taught 1st, 4th 5th, 7th and 8th grades during my 28 year career.  In addition, I coached football and wrestling at the middle school levels.  I attended Va. Tech, Mercer University, Slippery Rock University and have taken some coursework at the University of Georgia to earn my principal’s certification.  I have a wife, Jackie and two children, Nathan and Alexis.  My daughter attends Auburn University and my son will be attending Kennesaw State in the Fall.  I look forward to another great year at Brandywine.  Go Badgers!!!
    phone  480138 email  tsmith@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    tremps    Daisy Tremps  Assistant Principal (Grade K-2)
    I am honored to serve at Brandywine Elementary School as Assistant Principal.  I graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  I received my teaching credentials through Metro RESA, have earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Elementary from Piedmont College, and a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.  My credentials include:  Spanish P-12, ESOL, Early Childhood Education (P-5), and Educational Leadership.  My career in education began in 2001 and I have taught high school Spanish, elementary school Spanish, elementary school ESOL, elementary school Title I, and led community/family engagement for Title I.  I have been an administrator at Brandywine since we opened in August 2016. 

    My husband, Erick, and I have two teenage daughters who keep us very busy.  They are very active students at Denmark High School and the University of Georgia and are involved volunteers at our church.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family, reading, travelling, and teaching at my local YMCA. 

    I am proud of our badgers and feel blessed to be able to serve our students, families, teachers, and community. 

     phone  480134  email  dtremps@forsyth.k12.ga.us 
    mc   Michelle Cossette Assistant Principal (Grades 3-5)

    I am excited for my 3rd year at Brandywine as the assistant principal over grades 3-5.  I have 20 years in education including 8 years as a middle school teacher, 2 years as a middle school graduation coach, and 9 years as an assistant principal in elementary.   

    My husband and I have a blended family of 4 children ages 26, 22, 8, and 4.  We love Forsyth County and are active members in our local church.  

    I believe that all students need a supportive, caring and safe learning environment.  My goal is to work with all staff, students, and our community to create a second home for all within the walls of our school.

    phone  480428 email  mcossette@forsyth.k12.ga.us 


    Ellen Long   Ellen Long SST Coordinator

    My name is Ellen Long, and I am very excited to join the Brandywine administrative team as the Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator. This is my 14th year in education, all within Forsyth County Schools. As a classroom teacher, I have taught 4th and 5th grade, and I have also taught gifted students in grades 1-5. The past two years, I have been an ESOL teacher at Brandywine. I have an Educational Specialist from the University of Georgia. My husband graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology, so we have a divided household during football season. We have two children, Emily who will be starting kindergarten, and Nolan who is three. Outside of work I love to travel and spend time with my family. I look forward to working with families and supporting students and teachers at Brandywine this year!

    phone  480405 email elong@forsyth.k12.ga.us