My name is Danielle Grieme. I am very excited to be teaching 2nd grade at Brandywine Elementary School this year! I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement. This will be my 13th year teaching with experience teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st grade. I live in Alpharetta with my husband & two daughters Mollie (8) & Mia (6). In my free time, I enjoy spending time reading and spending time with my family, especially at Disney World!
480438 firstname.lastname@example.org Sharla Woodring Hello, my name is Sharla Woodring, and I am so excited to have the honor and privilege to be a part of the opening of Brandywine Elementary School! The 2017-18 school year will be my 20th year of teaching in Forsyth County, all of which have been at the second grade level. I truly love and enjoy the challenges and rewards that working with this age group offers. I earned a B.B.A in Marketing and Early Childhood Certification from North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Georgia, as well as a Masters degree in Early Childhood education with an emphasis in reading instruction, from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. In my spare time I enjoy tennis, flower gardening, and spending time with friends and family. I am also the proud Mommy of a eight-year-old Shih Tzu named Bella. I am looking forward to a successful year at Brandywine 480441 email@example.com
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My name is Kellie Tapp and I am going to be a 2nd grade teacher at BWE! As much as I like to tell people I am a southern girl, I have actually lived all over the place. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and lived there for the first 9 years of my life. Since my father worked for UPS, we were always moving growing up. I have lived in Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and now Georgia. Although I hated moving at the time, I would consider it one of my biggest blessings now. It has taught me so much about myself and about others.
I attended high school in Nashville, at Independence, where I played basketball. I went to college at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and graduated in 2015. The day of graduation, my (now) husband proposed. With a lot on my plate, I decided to move to Georgia. After moving to Georgia, I started teaching 2nd grade at Shiloh Point. During my first year of teaching, I got married over spring break! It was a blast! Michael and I have a dog, Scoop, who is a 4-year-old Dorkie (Dachshund/Yorkie). We love him to pieces!
480437 email@example.com Pam Counter I am a Georgia native, a graduate of FSU, and I have been teaching in Forsyth County for 16 years. I live in Crabapple, and I am excited about my short commute to work next year! I have two grown children Cody and Jake, and both boys are here in Georgia attending college. My husband Steve has three children as well, and I am lucky enough to be step mom to Chase, Mason and Pierce. In my spare time I enjoy working out, reading and hiking. I have spent 8 years at Johns Creek Elementary teaching 2nd and K, and prior to that I was at Settles Bridge Elementary for 7 years in kindergarten. I am so excited to be a part of Team Brandywine, and I look forward to the year aheadJ 480442 firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Forster
I am a Georgia native and a University of Georgia graduate. I have been teaching in Forsyth County for 12 years. I reside in Forsyth County with my husband and 3 beautiful children, Joseph (6), Vivian (4), and Henry (1). I love that 2 of my children have joined the badger family, joining me at school each day. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, and camping. I began my teaching career at Big Creek Elementary School teaching 3rd grade. I joined Haw Creek Elementary School in it’s inaugural year where I spent 7 years teacher 2nd and 3rd grades. I am so proud to now be a part of the Brandywine family!
Brenda Leahy My name is Brenda Leahy and I am thrilled to be on the 2nd grade team at BWE! I earned my M.Ed from UNG and my Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. Georgia has been my home for over 12 years, but I am originally from Massachusetts. The warm winters and friendly people keep me happy here. I have been teaching for over 10 years and feel so blessed to serve the students and families of the BWE community. In addition to being a busy mom to two high schoolers, I am also a movie buff, avid reader, and traveler. I have visited over 28 states, much of Europe, and Australia. However, my favorite journey is the one that I take with my new students every fall.
I am looking forward to another incredible school year. I welcome the opportunity to work with your child and help create a love of learning, encourage their natural curiosity, and nurture the whole child within. Your child is going to have an incredible experience in 2nd grade by developing their talents, facing new learning challenges, and forming warm friendships in our supportive classroom community.
480431 email@example.com Liliana Romero My name is Liliana Romero. I will be teaching 2nd grade this year at Brandywine. Last school year, I was an ESOL teacher. I am very excited to be back in the classroom and begin my eighth year of teaching. I have taught second grade for six years. I attended Georgia State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL Endorsement in 2011. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Elementary Reading and Mathematics at Walden University. I love to spend time with my family. I am married, and I have one daughter. During my free time, I enjoy painting, making crafts, and traveling. I am looking forward to a fabulous year! 480436 firstname.lastname@example.org