• Kindergarten Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

    kate Kate Abroguena


    I’m excited to be a Pirate! I received my Bachelor’s degree from UCF in 2006 and a Master’s degree from NSU. I have taught kindergarten and second grade. I am married and have two sons. I enjoy visiting family in Florida, running 5Ks with my boys, and going on new adventures. We are going to have an exciting year in kindergarten.

    phone  390285 email kabroguena@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    RA  R.A.
    Woohooo!! I am beyond thrilled to be a Pirate at Poole's Mill ES!! I am also very grateful for having the privilege of teaching kindergarten. I absolutely love being an educator! I have over a decade of experience; a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Psychology and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Georgia State University. GO PANTHERS!! I also have three endorsements in Gifted and Talented Education, ESOL, and Mathematics. I look forward to collaborating and growing with our pirate family!!
    phone  390295 email rakins@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    drane Erin Drane

    I am so excited to be at Poole’s Mill again this year! This will be my thirteenth year in Forsyth County Schools. I am excited about meeting my awesome kindergartners! I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a degree in History. After working as a kindergarten paraprofessional for several years, I went back to school and graduated from Liberty University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching. I am a Forsyth County native, and I live with my wonderful husband, spoiled rotten cat, and two handsome sons. I am looking forward to an amazing school year!

    phone  390291 email  jdrane@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     lamons  Katheryne Lamons
    My name is Katheryne Lamons, and I am so happy to be a Pirate. This will be my 32nd year of teaching. I am so lucky to get to spend each day doing the job I love. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University, and my Master’s Degree from Troy State University. I am married and have two wonderful children. I am so excited about this year at Poole’s Mill.
    phone  390290 email  klamons@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     mathis  Kathy Mathis
    I have been teaching in Forsyth since 2018, but taught for many years before that in another county. I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second, and Fourth grades. When teaching, I strive to create a classroom family where students feel safe to be creative and have fun when learning. When not in the classroom, I love spending time with my family.
    phone  390302 email  kmathis@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    mize Laurie Mize

    My name is Laurie Mize.  I am so excited to be a part of the Pirate Crew!  I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2005. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade.  I absolutely love my job!  I love helping students develop a lifelong love of learning. I love fostering relationships with my students and creating a positive learning environment.  When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family: my husband, Matthew and our two children, Carter and Addison.  We also have 3 furry children, two German Shorthaired Pointers, Bexley and Scout, and a Golden Retriever, Savannah. In our free time, we love traveling, the beach, hiking, and anything Disney! 

    phone  390292 email  lmize@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     pennington  Sarah Pennington

    My name is Sarah Pennington, and I could not be more thrilled to be on the pirate ship this year at Poole’s Mill Elementary! This will be my fifth year teaching in Forsyth County and my second year teaching kindergarten. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I love to read, so teaching students about books is a dream come true! My goal is to create a classroom where every student feels safe, loved, and capable of great things. When I’m not in school, you can probably find me cooking something new in the kitchen or spending quality time with my family and our two rescue dogs.

    phone  390282 email SNPennington@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    woods Mallory Woods

    Hello! I have taught kindergarten for 9 years and absolutely love what I do! Early literacy is my passion! I am a Georgia Bulldog fan and graduate. I have my Master's degree in teaching and have continued my education through earning my Gifted and ESOL Endorsement. I love helping my students achieve their goals in a fun and engaging way! I enjoy going hiking, being outside, and spending quality time with my husband, Thomas, and two children, Luke and Lily! This year is going to be amazing!

    phone 390301 email MKWoods@forsyth.k12.ga.us