Alaina Abadie is excited to join the speech-language therapy team at Chestatee this year. She completed her education at Vanderbilt University in 2017 and has now worked for 2 years as an SLP in a private practice and private school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She loves watching college football with family, singing, and running. She finds joy in giving students the individualized support they need to succeed in the classroom and life. She grew up in Forsyth County and is so happy to be back!
This will be Emily Dutton's 1st year working as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Chestatee. Ms. Dutton received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Georgia. She had the opportunity to work with a variety of students and abilities during her time at UGA. She is very excited for a great school year at the T!
This will be Ms. Owens’s 2nd year as a Speech-Language Pathologist & her first full-time year at Chestatee. She was here part-time for the 2017-2018 school year and loved the school so much that she decided to be here full-time for this school year! Ms. Owens graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor if Science degree in Communication Disorders. She also earned a Master’s Degree from Valdosta State University. Ms. Owens is looking forward to a wonderful school year at the T!
Alysa Poss will be joining the Special Education team as a speech-language pathologist. Alysa is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), and she is excited to begin her career in her hometown! When she's not at school, she loves to hike, read, and sing show-tunes too loudly. Her gift to teaching is helping each student to love stories and to find new ways to tell their own. She can't wait to meet her new Eagle friends!
This will be Erica Richardson’s 3rd year as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Chestatee Elementary. Mrs. Richardson received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Valdosta State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has served Pre-K to 4th grade with their various speech, language and social communication needs. Mrs. Richardson is excited to be apart of the Chestatee community again this year and is looking forward to seeing all her old students as well as new ones.
Lindsay Rosebush has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 21 years and this is her 12th year at Chestatee. She works with prek-2nd grade students to help improve their communication skills. Lindsay truly feels that early intervention for speech and language delays is essential to overall academic success. Lindsay is originally from Slidell, Louisiana. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology then attended graduate school at Louisiana Tech University and graduated in 1999. After graduation, she married a Georgia boy, moved to Cumming, and began working in Forsyth County. Please feel free to contact her via phone or email with any questions or concerns you might have.
Alison Rowland will be joining the Speech Pathology team. She has taught in Forsyth County for the past 3 years and she cannot wait to be a part of the Chestatee family! She has several years experience in preschool, but has found a whole new and exciting world with school age students! She loves hiking in the North Georgia mountains and spending time with her family. Her teaching gift is building positive relationships with students by making speech fun and engaging.
Lisa Spillane is in her thirdyear as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Chestatee Elementary. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education and her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of TN in 1985. She returns to work after several years of raising children to resume working as a school SLP. She spent 10 years working for Gwinnett County School System previously. Her focus is pre-K through 2nd grade.