• Fourth Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

     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 am originally from Gwinnett County, and 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 and I enjoy hiking and camping with our children and dog. I also love reading and spending time with family. 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 18 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 am grateful to have been a pirate since our doors opened! 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 and Gifted Endorsement. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband, baby boy Beckham, and our two dogs, Charlie and Captain! It truly is GREAT to be a Pirate!

    phone  390531 email  lcherrick@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     lamarca Linda LaMarca

    Hi! My name is Linda LaMarca. I was the Explorers teacher this past year at Poole’s Mill, and I’m proud to be a Poole’s Mill Pirate. I am very excited to be teaching 4th grade next year! I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kennesaw State University. I have a passion for teaching, and my mission is to create a safe and engaging classroom where students can explore new ideas, build relationships, and gain the confidence they need to succeed. I’ve lived in Forsyth County with my husband since 2009, and we have a rising 4th grader here at Poole’s Mill and a rising 7th grader at Liberty Middle. I love spending time with my family playing board games, having family fun days, and movie nights. I can’t wait for another fantastic school year!          

    phone  390506 email  llamarca@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     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 24 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 9-year-old son, Sebastian, who is a Pirate as well! 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