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 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!
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 meet with students individually and in small groups to meet any needs they may have. Consulting with parennts 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! email@example.com Brandy Forde, Integration 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.
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!
firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
email@example.com Lee Ann Price, Speech and Languauge Pathologist
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firstname.lastname@example.org 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! email@example.com 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!
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!
email@example.com Jessica Wilson, ESOL Teacher 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com