Angie Herman

    My name is Angie Herman and I am an EIP teacher here at Brandywine Elementary. I graduated from the University of Georgia with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught kindergarten in Barrow County for 15 years. I began teaching for Forsyth County in 2015. I taught 2nd grade at Big Creek, then came to Brandywine when we opened in 2016 to teach kindergarten. I moved to EIP in 2020, and love getting to work with all the different grades!

    phone 480601 email aherman@forsyth.k12.ga.us


      Christie Duckworth

    My name is Christie Duckworth, and I am excited for another great year in EIP at Brandywine! This is my 18th year teaching, and while I have taught all grades over the years, I've spent most of my career in grades 3-5. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Child and Family Development. I then attended Georgia State University, where I received my Masters and Specialist Degrees in Early Childhood Education. My husband Brandon and I live in Cumming with our three sweet puppies…Stevie, Boliver, and Tito, and our kitty, Sookie. I look forward to a great year!

    phone 480601 email cduckworth@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Lauren Henderson

    My name is Lauren Henderson. I am excited to be one of the EIP teachers at Brandywine this year. I have 20+ years teaching experience and have taught in both DeKalb and Forsyth counties. I am married and have 2 children.  My son Jake will be a Junior at Ole Miss in the fall and my daughter Ellis will be a Senior at Lambert next year. I like to spend time with family and friends when I am not teaching and also enjoy traveling, gardening, tennis, reading and exercising. I am really looking forward to another great year at Brandywine and look forward to meeting and working all the teachers, students and parents.

    phone 480530 email lhernderson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
      Leslie Marulanda
    My name is Leslie Marulanda and I am an Early Intervention Specialist that supports our Dual Language Immersion Program. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Elementary Education. I have been in education for twenty-three years and have taught all elementary grade levels 1-5, Gifted, and ESOL. My family and I moved to Georgia eight years ago. I've been married for twenty years to my wonderful husband Mauricio and we have two amazing children. Andres is sixteen years old, and Carolina is twelve When Brandywine Elementary opened in 2016, I had the privilege to serve as the Parent Involvement Coordinator for two years and I loved working with our families! I honestly feel like I have the best job in the world in my current role because I’m able to support academics in both English and Spanish which makes me so proud. I believe that the most meaningful way to teach is to establish great rapport with my students by getting to know them and their families, instilling in them that being bilingual is a gift and making all of my students feel that they matter to me.
    phone 480530 email lmarulanda@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    The Forsyth County School System and the staff of Brandywine Elementary School believes that educators should have high expectations for all children, and that it is our responsibility to help children achieve the academic goals needed to perform at or above grade level in all subject areas.  Children come to school at different stages of development and do not all learn at the same rate or with the same method of teaching.  Because of their differences, most children learn best when they are in small groups and have access to materials and activities which are adjusted to their pace and style of learning. Children qualify for services based on multiple academic evaluations. If a child qualifies for EIP services a certified teacher works in collaboration with the regular classroom teacher to provide small group instruction based on the needs of each student, thus reducing the student/teacher ratio and ensuring more support for every child in the classroom.