• Fourth Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

     meg 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
     cecil Drew Cecil

    I am excited about beginning my 2nd year at Poole's Mill! This is my 14th year of teaching and my 7th teaching here in Forsyth County. I have taught grade levels 4th-12th (except 7th). I received my Bachelor's in Middle Grades Education from the University of Pikeville (KY), my Master's in Educational Leadership from Union College (KY), and my Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University (GA). I look forward to helping my students reach their full potential and to develop a desire to become a lifelong learner.

    phone  390522 email  DCecil@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 and 3rd grades.  This year, I am excited about joining the 4th grade team!  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  390528 email  aforster@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    hannifin Megan Hannifin

    I am so excited to be a Poole’s Mill Pirate! 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 16 years of teaching experience in grades 5, 6, and 7.  I am looking forward to joining the 4th grade team! My husband and I have 2 daughters, Piper and Penny, 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
    vess Tammie Vess

    Hi, Pirates! My name is Tammie Vess, and I am so excited to be joining the 4th grade team at Poole’s Mill! I have been teaching for 21 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. I live in Cumming with my husband Brian and our 7-year-old son, Sebastian, who is already a Poole’s Mill Pirate.  I am so excited about joining him at Poole’s Mill!

    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