Paula Posner

    I am excited to begin my 23rd year of teaching in Forsyth County!  I have been at Brandywine Elementary for five years, and prior to that I taught at Midway Elementary for seventeen.  I also taught in Florida before moving to Georgia.  My teaching experience includes kindergarten, first grade, second grade, EIP, Title 1, and ESOL.

    My husband, Barry, and I have been married for 27 years and we have two girls.  Natalie (20) is beginning her junior year at UGA –Go Dawgs! Camille (17) will be a senior at Forsyth Central, where she cheers on the Varsity Sideline and Competition teams.  We also have 3 dogs – Luke, Leia, and Finn (my baby). Our family loves to spend our free time outdoors.  We especially like skiing, hiking, and spending time on the lake!

    phone 480528 email pposner@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Donna Hoffman

    I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. This will be my 24th year teaching.  I taught 4th grade, 5th grade and Gifted in Cobb County for 16 years. I have been in Forsyth County for 7 years where I have spent most of my time teaching 5th grade.  This will be my second year in ESOL and I love it!!

    I have been married to my husband Matthew for 18 years and we have 3 children – Tyler (16) a junior at West Forsyth, Paige (14) a freshman at Denmark and Cooper (7) who will be in second grade here at Brandywine.

    I love spending time with my family and doing anything sports related.  I especially love football and love cheering on my son at West and watching the Georgia Bulldogs! Go Dawgs!!

    phone 480528 email dhoffman@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Ellie Lennen

    Hi! First generation Cuban-American, I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. We are big Canes fans. (Please don't hold that against me.) We moved to Forsyth County in 2008, and we love it! I have been married to my wonderful husband Steve for 24 years, and we have two great kids, Jackson, 20 and Justin, 19. I have been teaching elementary school for about 17 years (ESOL for the past 5). In my free time, I love to travel and explore new places, spend time with family and friends, and play with my boxers, Silas, Sally, and Tiger Lily. Also, I enjoy practicing my French on Duolingo in the hopes that one day we can take an extended trip there. (Had to put that out into the universe.) My hubby and I have been known to tackle a few remodeling projects and currently live in a house that was completely gutted and remodeled from top to bottom.  Longest year of our lives, but it is a big source of pride knowing we transformed it for our family. Looking forward to working with our students and getting to know you all better this year! 

    phone 480535 email elennen@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Kim Rogers

    I am so grateful to be a part of the Brandywine family!     ​

    I have a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction, have taught Kindergarten, first grade, EIP, Title 1, and ESOL.​

    I have two amazing kids, Ansley, who is 17 and Reese who is 15. We love being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and anything on water!​

    Love, friendship, laughter...some of the best things in life!

    phone 480534 email krogers@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Leigh Cooper

    Hi! I am Leigh Cooper, and I am beginning my 21st year of teaching. I have spent the past 8 years in kindergarten, but I have also taught preschool, 1st, 4th and 5th grades. I am ESOL certified, and I love using SIOP strategies in my classroom. I am excited to be joining the ESOL team at Brandywine, and I look forward to the new challenges this position will give me.

    I have been married for 28 years to my husband, Powell. We have four kids – Emmy (25), Carly (23), Maribeth (21) and Will (19).  We are soon to be empty nesters as Will heads to Ole Miss this August! We also have two dogs – Abby & Jojo!

    In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising and trying out new recipes. I love to spend time with family and friends – especially at the beach!

    phone 480528 email lcooper@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    Natalie Sanfilippo

    This year I am beginning my 15th year teaching in Forsyth County! I have taught 1st Grade, 3rd Grade as well as Title I and ESOL in grades K-5.  I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Go Dawgs! In 2011, I completed my master's degree at Piedmont College. I have two sweet nieces and one sweet nephew that live in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL that I try to visit as often as possible! I am also blessed to have two nieces that live right around the corner from me that I love to spend time with! I am looking forward to another wonderful year at Brandywine!

    phone 480602 email nsanfilippo@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    The ESOL program is designed to support language acquisition for students who qualify for services.  Students are served in small group setting, using several different service models, depending on student needs.  The ESOL standards are addressed through academic content.  To learn more about the Wida Standards, click here.  Please feel free to contact the ESOL department at anytime if questions arise.