• Fifth Grade Teachers


    School Phone: 770-888-1285

     Allen  Heather Allen
    I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2001. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont. I love engaging students in innovative and authentic learning experiences!
    phone  390512 email  HAllen@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Austin  Jana Austin

    My name is Jana Austin, and I am excited about teaching 3rd grade at Poole’s Mill! I graduated from UGA with my B.S. in Special Education and hold a Master’s of Reading Education, also from UGA.  I have an ESOL endorsement and am currently working on my Specialist in Reading Education.  I worked at Silver City Elementary School for 10 years, with 9 years being in Special Education and one year in Kindergarten. I have been at Poole’s Mill since it’s opening and am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade this year! I am happily married and have five daughters. I am looking forward to another exciting school year! Go Pirates!   

    phone  390507 email  JMAustin@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Craft Sydney Craft
    Hello! My name is Sydney Craft and I graduated from the University of North Georgia with my degree in elementary and special education in 2024. I enjoy reading, spending time with my fiancé, Austin, and walking our miniature dachshund named Lucy. I am so excited to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the great teachers in my life like my mom. Go Pirates! 
    phone  390471 email  
     Martin Crystal Martin
    Hi! My name is Crystal Martin and I am so excited to be a Poole’s Mill Pirate! I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Purdue University in 2012. I just finished my 11th year teaching and have taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade, as well as English language learners. I am passionate about forming strong relationships with my students to help them learn and grow in the best environment possible. I enjoy creating meaningful learning experiences where students can have fun in the classroom and make lasting connections and memories. When not in the classroom, I can be found making memories with my husband and our two children, Gracelyn (5) and Ryder (2). 
    phone  390508 email  
     Sorrow Olivia Parker
    This will be my fourth year teaching and as a Poole's Mill Pirate. I graduated from the University of North Georgia in 2021 and just received my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from GCSU. I love being in the classroom and building relationships with every student I have. During my free time, you can find me spending time with family and friends, playing board games, or pickleball. I am very excited for this year and can’t wait for school to begin! 
    phone  390474 email oparker@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    stephens  Hope Stephens
    This is my 20th year in teaching.  I have taught grades Prek - Fifth.  I got my BS in education at Montana State University/Bozeman.  I love to teach and see the ah-ha moments when students understand a concept.  I instill a love of learning in all of my students.
    phone  390470 email  hjstephens@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Vaughn   Christy Vaughn
    I have been teaching in Forsyth County since 2014. I have taught 4th and 5th grades. I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Reading Endorsement from Reinhardt University. I have my Master's degree in Elementary Math (K-6) from Western Governor's University. I am also certified to teach Health and Physical Education K-12. My husband, Steven, and I have two children - Grace (20) and Corbin (17). We love spending time outside playing basketball, fishing, and going to UGA football games! 
    phone  390511 email  cvaughn@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     weaver  Kristi Weaver

    The 2024-25 school year marks my 22nd year teaching in Forsyth County! I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Early Ed, and I've served in multiple teaching roles: 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and Gifted Coordinator. My husband, Jeff, is a FoCo Firefighter. Our goal is to explore all 50 states in our great nation, so we love long car trips! Our son, Andy, graduated from KSU & is a statistician in NC. Our daughter, Ashley, is at Florida State University completing her PhD in Marine Biology. I am so excited to continue my adventure as a Poole’s Mill Pirate with this amazing 5th grade team! 

    phone  390475 email  kweaver@forsyth.k12.ga.us