This will be Mrs. Bergen's 30th year of teaching. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia. She has had the amazing opportunity to serve as a second, third and fourth regular ed. teacher for the majority of her career, and the privilege of teaching as an early interventionist for grades K-5 for the last four years. She is so very excited to be serving our students as an early interventionist this year as well! She loves being a part of the Chestatee Family!
Abigail Elrod will be joining the EIP team for her second year at Chestatee Elementary. Abigail graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with ESOL and reading endorsements. Abigail is so excited to continue her teaching journey at Chestatee, and plans to work with her students strengths to grow their love for learning more each day! She knows that this school year is going to be a great one!
This will be 13 Lori Faulkner's 13th year teaching at Chestatee. Mrs. Faulkner received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Georgia and her Master's in Educational technology. She has been the ESOL teacher at Chestatee for the last 13 years after teaching Spanish at North Middle for 12 years. She is very excited to continue as the ESOL teacher and can't wait to see what the new year brings!
This will be Emily Flack's 23rd year of teaching, and her 5th here at Chestatee. Mrs. Flack received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and her Master's degree from Piedmont College. She has had the opportunities to teach Spanish, Title I, EIP, and ESOL. She is very excited to see her ESOL students again this year--come visit her soon!
This will be Mrs. Jablonski's 7th year at Chestatee Elementary and her 14th year as an educator. She graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education in addition to endorsements in Math, Science, Gifted, and Reading. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is extremely excited to support Chestatee’s students, parents, and staff by serving as the Lead Title I Coach for this coming school year.
This will be Mrs. Jarvis' 3rd year teaching at Chestatee Elementary and her 16th year as an educator. Mrs. Jarvis graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a degree in Psychology. She later received her certification in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University, an ESOL endorsement, and her Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. She has taught ESOL, 6th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. She is very excited about serving as an EIP teacher and teaching an awesome group of students this year. She loves being a part of the Chestatee family!
This will be Meg Killingsworth's 18th year at Chestatee Elementary and her sixth year as the Family Engagement Coordinator. She has taught for a total of 22 years. Meg graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and has enjoyed teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades along with special education resource. She has loved working with families the past 5 years at Chestatee and looks forward to meeting our new families this year!
This will be Mrs. Joan Knight’s 10th year at Chestatee. Mrs. Knight received her Bachelor’s and Masters from Brenau University and her Specialist degree in School Leadership and Instructional Support from the University of North Georgia. This is Mrs. Knight’s 20th year in teaching. I have taught all grades from Kindergarten to 12th in special education. She has had the opportunity at Chestatee to teach all grades and will be working in the Early Intervention Program this year. This is her 4th year in the EIP program and has had an incredible experience getting to work with so many wonderful teachers, parents and students. She is so excited to have the opportunity to work this year with so many amazing parents and students along with her wonderful Chestatee Family. She is so thankful to be part of the Chestatee community.