• First Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

    RA  R.A.
    Hello, pirates! I am so excited to begin working at Poole’s Mill. I love being an educator and I am passionate about our children’s early development during childhood. 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  390258 email rakins@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    askew   Kellie Askew
    I’m very passionate about being a teacher and love what I do. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Georgia, and received my Master’s Degree from Piedmont College. I love teaching first Grade and getting to know my students. I am happily married to James and we have two wonderful sons Dillon & Justin. I am excited to start a new school year as a Poole's Mill Pirate!
    phone  390264 email  kaskew@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     caputo  Laura Caputo
    I am very excited to be teaching at Pooles Mill Elementary this year! I have many years of experience teaching primary grades, and I absolutely adore my job! I love building relationships with my students, and creating a positive learning environment in my classroom! I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, along with a Reading Endorsement.
    phone  390274 email  lcaputo@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     krista  Krista Chasez
    I am a born and raised Georgia girl! I received my undergraduate in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University and my masters from Kennesaw State University. I started my wonderful teaching journey after graduating in 2012 and have taught 3rd grade, 5th grade and 2nd grade. I have an amazing husband named Alex, two precious sons named Hayden and Cade and a furry child named Penny- she is a Goldendoodle. We love spending time outside with them when it is warm. I also love Braves baseball, anything Disney and the beach!   
    phone  390269   KChasez@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    estrada  Cecelia Estrada

    Hi! My name is Cecelia Estrada. I graduated from the University of Georgia with my undergraduate and Master's degrees in Early Childhood Education. Go dawgs! I have been teaching kindergarten in Dekalb County for the past 3 years. I just moved back to Forsyth County with my fiancé and cannot wait to be teaching 1st grade at Poole's Mill!

    phone  390261 email cestrada@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     kirby  Kristen Kirby
    Hi! My name is Kristen Kirby. I graduated in 2019 from the University of North Georgia with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood/Special Education with a Reading Endorsement. I recently graduated in July with my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement. This is my third year teaching 1st grade at PMES! I love spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, and gardening. This is going to be a wonderful year in 1st grade!
    phone  390271 email  kkirby@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     morgan Reed Morgan

    Hi, friends! My name is Reed Morgan. I am a recent graduate from the University of North Georgia with Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Elementary and Special Education alongside of a Reading Endorsement. In my classroom, students will be loved, valued, and seen as the incredible individuals that they are. I absolutely love people and am excited to share that love with my students. In my spare time you can find me exercising or spending time with my church small group. I spent the past school year as a student teacher at Poole’s Mill, and I am so blessed to begin my teaching career at this incredible school!

    phone  390260 email remorgan@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    shaw   Amber Shaw
    I have the best job in the world- I love teaching First Grade! I love reading and doing science experiments. I went to the University of North Georgia and I have a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I have been teaching in Forsyth county since 2017. I live in Forsyth County with my husband, our sons Mason and Wilder, and our two dachshunds. I love being a Pooles Mill Pirate!
    phone  390270 email  ashaw@forsyth.k12.ga.us