Student Support Staff
ITSLearning School Phone: (770) 887-7705 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, hospitals, and crisis stabilization units. I have also served as both 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!
730153 email@example.com Jan Burgett, School Counselor Hi! My name is Jan Burgett. I have been at Coal Mountain for a long while, but was known as Jan Davis. I just got married this summer! I'm looking forward to many exciting times ahead. I have been an elementary counselor for over 20 years and I still love my job and all of the amazing students 'on the Mountain'. I truly enjoy helping people and will gladly assist in any way possible. I know the upcoming year will be fantastic! 730234 firstname.lastname@example.org Maria Custodio, Speech and Languauge Pathologist
My name is Maria Ciufo Custodio and this is my first year at Coal Mountain. I received my Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Kean University and my Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Kean University. I have received training with children in various settings including: school, private practice, acute rehab, and university clinic. I have experience working with a variety of disorders including: receptive/expressive language disorders, apraxia, dysarthria, phonological and articulation disorders, nonverbal autism, cognitive disabilities, auditory processing disorder, learning disabilities, and dysphagia. I enjoy communicating with family members and professionals in order to create a holistic approach to therapy.
Brandy Forde, Integration Coach
My name is Brandy Forde. I am so excited to be in my third year on the Mountain. I have 10 years teaching experience in Forsyth County. I have had the unique opportunity to serve in the coaching capacity at two different schools. . My husband and I have been married for eleven years. We have two adorable daughters and a son.
730178 email@example.com 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!
730456 firstname.lastname@example.org Diana Noe, Speech and Langauge Pathologist
My name is Diana Noe and this is my first year at Coal Mountain. I could not be more excited for the new school year! My husband, Scott and I just moved to Georgia from North Mississippi where I was employed in a rural school district for past eight years, serving students aged 3 to 16 with a wide variety of diagnoses. Scott and I have two daughters: Eliza is a rising junior at Ole Miss which is my alma mater, and Leigh Ellen is a senior at Mississippi State, which is my husband’s alma mater. Needless to say, we spend a lot of time at SEC football games! 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 this new journey together!
730452 email@example.com Anna Quinones, ESOL Teacher
My name is Anna Quinones and I'm truely delighted to be serving CMES as an ESOL Teacher. I have been privileged to work in Forsyth County for many years- most of my teaching has been in ESOL. I am so blessed to share my love of learning with our students and look forward to an exciting year.
730501 firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Reis, ESOL Teacher
My name is Stephanie Reis and I am excited to be serving at Coal Mountain Elementary as an ESOL teacher. Being bilingual is a special talent and I want to foster that skill in students. My goal is to teach my students English, while helping them retain their Native language. I am anxious and honored to share my love of learning with Coal Mountain students!
730501 email@example.com 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.
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 a blessed mom to two teenagers and one very active Mini-Goldendoodle. As a family, we enjoy hiking, kayaking, and camping! I look forward to another great year on the Mountain!
730153 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 have my Instructional Coaching Endorsement from the state. After graduating college in 2007, I began teaching in Gwinnett County. I have always dreamt of working for the Forsyth County School District, so I decided to finally make the move and I couldn’t be happier.
In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, coaching cheerleading and swimming, hanging out with friends, family and of course my 2 fur babies. I am looking forward to a great school year here at CMES.
Lona Valentino, Support Staff
Hi! My name is Lona Valentino. I’m super excited to begin my second year at Coal Mountain Elementary. This is my 15th year teaching. Before that, I taught 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 as well as Instructional Technology. In addition to teaching, I love to swim, play volleyball, and relax by the pool with a good book. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and enjoy going back to the Steel City to visit my family and watch my favorite team. Go Steelers!
730213 email@example.com 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 and Andrew, who currently attend Forsyth County Schools as well. 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 schools. 730153 firstname.lastname@example.org