• Student Support Staff

    Coal Mountain Elementary School 
    School Phone: (770) 887-7705

    db Deana Brown, Counselor

    My name is Deana Brown. I am so excited for another wonderful year here at Coal Mountain Elementary. I have worked as a professional school counselor in Forsyth County Schools since 2007. Prior to transitioning to public education I worked in clinical settings including outpatient settings, hospitals, and crisis stabilization units. I have also served as both an administrator and faculty member in higher education training future counselors. I am incredibly honored to be trusted with your most precious children and truly enjoy helping each grow and develop into successful and happy individuals. I am the very proud mother of two fabulous daughters and enjoy spending time with my husband, our menagerie of animals, playing outdoor sports and hanging on the beach. I am looking forward to a great year!

    phone  730102 email  debrown@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     JB Jan Burgett, School Counselor

    Hi! I am Jan Burgett, the counselor for 3rd-5th grade students at Coal Mountain. I LOVE my job! I get to teach students lessons about social emotional learning that will help them throughout their lives. I also see students individually and in small groups to meet any needs they may have. Consulting with parents is another great part of my job. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. I have worked in Forsyth County Schools since 2001. I'm looking forward to another wonderful year!

    phone  730234email  jburgett@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    BF Brandy Forde, Instructional Coach

    It's so good to be on the Mountain! I am beyond thankful to be entering my sixth year as the instructional coach at Coal Mountain Elementary School. I have been an educator in Forsyth County for 13 years. However, I spent my entire K-12 education here also. I know the difference schools make to the lives of students. I have a dual bachelors degree in early childhood and special education, a masters degree in middle grades education, and a specilist degree in early childhood education. I am pursuing my doctoral degree in early childhood education. I am married to my high school sweet heart and we have three wonderful children.

    phone  730178email  bforde@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    April Lowe, Speech and Languauge Pathologist

    I want to begin by saying that I absolutely LOVE teaching communication within our building. Communication is a LIFE skill that must be facilitated in order for success to occur in the lives of our students. I have enjoyed my teaching journey thus far and I am looking forward to partnering with all of you as we continue. Being able to teach and impact the lives of young children is truly a blessing. My husband is also a teacher in the Forsyth County School System where we both have an invested interest in this wonderful school system. It is a system that has greatly impacted both of my personal children as they recently graduated from Forsyth County Schools. I look forward to new challenges and new partnerships with you as we embark on a new school year!

    phone  730456email  aslowe@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     noe Diana Noe, Speech and Languauge Pathologist

    My name is Diana Noe and this is my second year at Coal Mountain. I could not be more excited about getting back to school! My husband, Scott and moved to Georgia from North Mississippi last year and we absolutely love it here. Scott and I have two daughters: Eliza is a rising senior at Ole Miss and Leigh Ellen is a 2020 graduate of Mississippi State and lives in Chattanooga. I believe one of the most important attributes that I bring to speech language therapy is that I love my job and it manifests as enthusiasm for my work, interest in my students and their families, and a personal connection to my school. I consider it a privilege and a blessing to help students build confidence in their communication skills and in their social interactions. I look forward to getting to know each of you as we begin a new school year on the Mountain!

    phone   730452email  dnoe@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     LAP   Lee Ann Price, Speech and Languauge Pathologist


    I have been in Forsyth County for twenty years as a Speech Pathologist.  Every student has something to say and I love helping students achieve that!  I am looking forward to getting to know my students and having a little fun along the way.  I live here in Forsyth County with my husband, Jim.  My two grown children and three grandchildren are also in the area, so I am very blessed.  My favorite thing to say is, “There’s nothing better than a kid!”.

    phone     730452email  laprice@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     AQ Anna Quinones, ESOL Teacher

     Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed to be part of Coal Mountain Elementary! I'm honored to teach ESOL students and dicover diamonds in the rough! I'm delighted to be part of such an amazing staff and look forward to another great year! Your beloved children are the reason I'm here and I know that we all will learn a lot next year!

    phone   730190email   aquinones@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     reis  Stephanie Reis, ESOL Teacher


    My name is Stephanie Reis. I am excited to be teaching ESOL again this year at Coal Mountain. The Mountain is the best place for students to learn and grow! I can't wait to see all of the returning students and meet our new students for the 2020-2021 school year. Together, we will make this the BEST year ever!

    phone   730190email  sreis@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    schwam  Lori Schwaemmle, Gifted Teacher

    My name is Lori Schwaemmle and I think the students at CMES are the BEST! I love to learn and get to instill the love of learning in students every day. I am married to Scott and we have amazing identical twin daughters. In my spare time, I love reading, playing tennis, boating, and traveling. We will work together to help your child have a successful educational journey.

    phone  730501email  lschwaemmle@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     waller  Miki Waller, Early Intervention Teacher  


    My name is Miki Waller and I enjoy seeing students grow and blossom! I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Valdosta State University and earned my Master’s Degree in Reading from Walden University. I am married to Dan and we are blessed with two children and two furry babies. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and kayaking! I look forward to another great year on the Mountain!



    phone  730151email  mwaller@forsyth.k12.ga.us  
    Wilson    Jessica Wilson, ESOL Teacher  


    My name is Jessica Wilson and I am looking forward to another awesome year at CMES. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia State University as well as my Math and ESOL Endorsement. I also received my Instructional Coaching Endorsement from the state in 2015. After graduating college in 2007, I began teaching in Gwinnett County and in 2018 knew it was time for a change. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join the Forsyth County School system and feel blessed that I get to call CMES my home.

    phone   730429email  jwilson13@forsyth.k12.ga.us




     Lona Lona Valentino, Support Staff  

    Hello! My name is Lona Valentino. I’m thrilled to say this is my 3rd year teaching at Coal Mountain Elementary and my 16th year teaching. I began my teaching career in Gwinnett County Public Schools as a classroom and special education teacher. I have a bachelor’s in Special Education and a Master’s in Elementary Education along with a Reading Specialist degree. Additionally, I have an Educational Specialist in Teaching and Learning and Instructional Technology. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which explains why I’m a proud member of Steeler Nation! My favorite pastimes are traveling, swimming, and reading a great book.

    phone  730213 email  xvalentino@forsyth.k12.ga.us  email
     Gresham    Nancee Worley, Early Intervention Teacher  
      My name is Nancee Worley and I am a native in the Coal Mountain community. My husband and I both attended Forsyth County Schools and graduated from Forsyth County High School. We have two sons, Glenn who graduated from North Forsyth High School and Andrew who is currently attending North Forsyth Middle School. Working in the Early Intervention Program is very rewarding. I love working with small groups of children who need extra assistance with their math and reading skills. After all, those are the foundations of everything we teach in school.
    phone  730153  email  ntworley@forsyth.k12.ga.us email