• Fourth Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

     blake Meg Blake

    I have been a 4th grade teacher in Forsyth County since 2015 and also taught 3 years prior in Gwinnett County! I received my BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia while attending school on a soccer scholarship. I also have a Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with a Gifted Endorsement. I love exercising and reading mysteries in my free time. On the weekends, you can find me having fun at the lake with my husband, daughter, and son! I can’t wait for this year when students will reach their highest potential in a fun, challenging, and nurturing environment.

    phone  390534 email  mblake@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     fincher Sarah Fincher

    Hello Poole's Mill Pirates! I am a FoCo native and graduated from University of North Georgia with a B.S. in Early Childhood and Special Education. I came back to teach in Forsyth County in 2018, and while I taught math for my first 5 years at the middle school level, I am so excited to return to my original passion of elementary school! I love to camp, rock climb, and run--but I enjoy restful days at home as well. I can't wait to meet my students and help them discover their potential as resilient and curious problem-solvers. Go Pirates!

    phone  390502 email  sfincher23@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    forster   Alicia Forster

    I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia. I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2007. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.  This year, I am excited to be a part of the 4th grade team again!  My husband is a captain for Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. We have three young children (Joseph, Vivian, and Henry) who are all Poole's Mill Pirates, and a dog named Nibbles. We enjoy camping and hiking as a family and visiting our family's lake house in north Alabama. I love being a part of the Pirate family!

    phone  390501 email  aforster@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    hannifin Megan Hannifin

    Hello, I'm Mrs. Hannifin! I received my B.S in Early Childhood Education, my M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and I also have my Gifted Education Endorsement. I have 17 years of teaching experience in grades 4, 5, 6, and 7. My husband and I have 2 daughters who are both Pirates as well. We love to spend our weekends going on adventures and traveling to new places every chance we get!

    phone  390530 email mhannifin@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     herrick  Lindsey Herrick

    Hello, my name is Mrs. Herrick! I have a passion for reading and writing and love diving into a good book! I graduated from The University of Georgia with both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I also have a Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Endorsement. I enjoy traveling with my husband and spending time with our two dogs, Charlie and Captain! It truly is GREAT to be a Pirate!

    phone  390531 email  lcherrick@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Jennings  Casie Jennings

    Ahoy! This is my third year as a Pirate! This year, I will be teaching 4th grade. Before transferring to Poole’s Mill, I taught K-5 Special Education at Cumming Elementary, Silver City Elementary, and Daves Creek Elementary. I am a graduate of the University of North Georgia and have a Master’s degree in Special Education through Georgia Southern University. My husband and I live in Forsyth County and are blessed with three precious children. I look forward to serving the students and families of PME!

    phone  390522 email



     tribble  Shannon Tribble
    My name is Shannon Tribble and I am so excited for this school year! I graduated with my B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College in 2005. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia in 2010. I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2005. I taught 1st and 2nd grades at Daves Creek Elementary and Kindergarten at Silver City Elementary. I have been at Poole's Mill since we opened and have taught EIP for the past 3 years. This will be my first year teaching 4th grade, and I am beyond excited about getting back into the classroom! I have been married to my wonderful husband, Stephen, for 17 years and we have two beautiful children, Emerson and Chase. I am looking forward to another amazing year as a Poole’s Mill Pirate!
    phone  390528 email  stribble@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Vess Tammie Vess

    Hi, Pirates! My name is Tammie Vess, and I am a proud member of the 4th grade team at Poole’s Mill! I have been teaching for 23 years and have taught Pre K, 2nd and 4th grades in Gwinnett, Fulton, and Forsyth Counties. I grew up in Forsyth County and went through school here as well. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Shorter College and hold an ESOL endorsement. I live in Cumming with my husband, Brian, and our 8-year-old son, Sebastian. I look forward to creating an exciting and inviting environment in my classroom where my students are excited about coming every day to learn. I’m so happy to be a Pirate!

    phone  390535 email tlvess@forsyth.k12.ga.us