• Hello Parents!

     
      Laura Dodd

    Laura graduated from Kennesaw State University and began her teaching career in Fulton County where she taught 3rd and 2nd grades for 7 years. After the birth of her first daughter Leila, she decided to take a break from the classroom to be a full-time mom.
    Callie soon joined big sister Leila and Laura enjoyed staying home with both of her daughter's until 2015. Laura taught 4th grade at Sawnee Elementary where she supported four teachers as a parapro. She has always had a love for teaching and knew she would reestablish her teaching career once her daughters were of school age. 

    phone 480506 email LDodd89@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
      Donna Hoffman

    Donna Hoffman will be teaching 5th grade at Brandywine Elementary.  After graduating from the University of Georgia, Donna began her career in the Cobb County School System.  She taught 4th grade, 5th grade and Gifted for 16 years at Brumby Elementary. 

    Donna is married to Matthew Hoffman and they have 3 children – Tyler (12), Paige (10), and Cooper (3).   In her spare time, Donna loves to spend time with family, read, go to movies, walk, and cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs!! 

    phone 480512 email dhoffman@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
      Christie Duckworth

    I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade at Brandywine.  I graduated from the University of Georgia (GOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!) in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development.  I then graduated in May 2005 from Georgia State University, where I received my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Finally, I went back to GSU in 2009, where I earned my Specialist Degree. This is my 14th year teaching.  My husband Brandon and I live in Cumming with our three sweet puppies…Iggy, Stevie, and Peaches and our kitty, Sookie.  We really love animals!  I feel that teaching is like parenting because I have the privilege of sharing your child for 180 days, and I get to know and love each of them.  They become a part of me, and I would do anything to see them succeed!

    phone 480507 email cduckworth@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
      Casey Brewer

    My name is Casey Brewer and I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade at Brandywine! I am a proud alumni of Kennesaw State University where I received my bachelor’s degree while also receiving a Reading and ESOL endorsement. I grew up in Orlando, Florida where in elementary school I decided that I wanted to become a teacher. Since living in Georgia I have enjoyed hiking, spending time with family, and pursuing my career in teaching. I am looking forward to an amazing school year!

    phone 480508 email CBrewer@forsythk12org.onmicrosoft.com
     
      Sue Jones

    Susan (Sue) Jones has been teaching for 22 years. Ms. Jones started out teaching 5th grade at a Catholic School in Florida, and then taught 4th and 5th grade at a private Military Academy in Florida before moving to Georgia in 2006. Since living in Georgia, Ms. Jones has worked at Corley Elementary School in Gwinnett County teaching in both the 4th and 5th grades, and in 5th grade at Brandywine for the last 3 years. 

    She received her Bachelor’s Degree at Florida State University in 1997, and Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Walden University in 2012.

    Ms. Jones moved to Forsyth County in July of 2016 to be closer to her family. She loves being out on Lake Lanier, traveling, and spending time with her niece and nephews. 

    phone 480505 email sujones@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     

    Brandywine Logo   Jenny Greenblatt
    Hi Badgers!  My name is Jenny Greenblat, and I am very excited to be joining the Brandywine team!  This year will be my 15th year in education.  I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Berry College in 2006.  I taught in Douglas County for a couple years before pursuing my master’s degree in ESOL from Kennesaw State University.  Next, I taught at a STEM charter school in Cobb County for several years before moving to Forsyth County.  For the last five years, I have been at Silver City Elementary.  I have experience in grades 3-5, gifted, ESOL, and STEM/Robotics education.  I was recently married in February 2019, and my husband and I live in Alpharetta.  In my free time, you can find me singing in my choir, cheering on my Green Bay Packers, or binge-watching anything Star Wars!  I am looking forward to an awesome year!
    phone 480511 email jknothe@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
    Brandywine Logo   Cindi McGuire
    My name is Cindi McGuire and I am a native of New Jersey. My family moved to Georgia in 1996 just in time for the Summer Olympics. I have been married for 32 years, have three grown children,  1 grand babe with another one on the way. My professional experience began in Human Resources/Benefits Administration. My educational experience began 20 years ago within Fulton County. In my spare time, you can always find me exercising, outside  working in my gardens, bird watching, reading and cooking. I'm looking forward to becoming an enthusiastic, contributing member of the Brandywine family. 
    phone 480522 email f39351@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
    Brandywine Logo   Sandy Lippe
     I'm originally from Tampa, Florida, and have lived in Georgia since 2007.  I am married to Todd Lippe, have two daughters, and a 100 lb. dog named Bruno.  Kendall is 16, attends Lambert High School, and plays lacrosse. Kaley is 13, attends Riverwatch Middle School, and is a competitive dancer.  Bruno will be 3 in October, a rescued hound mix dog (we think he's mixed with Great Dane) and he is truly a big baby aka "the gentle giant."

     I earned my Bachelor and Master Degree from the University of South Florida, GO BULLS! I spent 13 years in Hillsborough County at the elementary and middle school level. I spent the last 5 as an Assistant Principal for Curriculum, at the Middle School level, before moving to Georgia.  After staying home for a few years with my girls, I began substitute teaching in Forsyth.  Next,  I was hired at Midway Elementary where I spent 8 years as a 5th Grade Teacher.  I've been the Math Coach and Math Competition Team sponsor, led clubs, and served on the Leadership Team.  

     Currently, ready for a change and new challenges.  I come to Brandywine Elementary, starting my 22nd year in Education, with experience in all subjects, and want each child to feel appreciated, gifted, and confidence that they can learn all while having fun!

     My goal for the students is to help them achieve their academic and personal goals and show growth. My personal goal is to maintain a healthy, balanced life.

    phone 480502 email slippe@forsyth.k12.ga.us