Brandywine Logo   Debbie Watkins

    My name is Debbie Watkins and I am thrilled to be a part of the Brandywine Team. I bring with me 34 years of experience teaching. I have taught kindergarten, fifth, first, and second grades. I have had the pleasure of working in a leadership position as grade level teacher for many years, as well as mentoring several student teachers as they completed their work study courses. I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University and continued there to obtain my Masters Degree and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. 

    phone 480438 email dwatkins@forsyth.k12.ga.us


      Margaret Ann Cole

    Margaret Ann Cole has been in education for 26 years. She has been a classroom teacher in both Elementary and Middle school, and has taught EIP for the last twelve years.  She holds a Specialist degree in Ed Leadership from the University of Alabama, and her Masters and BS degrees are from North Georgia College.  She is from Peachtree city. Yes, there are tons of golf carts, but no peach trees.

    She and her family love to travel, and entertain friends and family. She has two daughters. Ramsey is a Senior at NFHS, and Cate is an 9th grader at NFHS. After school hours, you can find her running the roads between golf, tennis, and cheerleading, or trying to find some time to take a  lovely afternoon nap.

    Margaret Ann is looking forward to a great 2018- 19 school  year, and to seeing all the new and returning BADGERS!

    phone 480530 email mcole@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


    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.