• Speech Teachers

    School Phone: 770-888-1285

    paige b    Paige Bidwell
    I have been working in Forsyth County since 2008. I have been providing speech therapy to the elementary population since 2006. Prior to that, I was in private practice for 11 years, providing speech therapy to all ages. I have a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology from Valdosta State University. I love working with children and helping them better their ability to communicate with others.
    phone  390217 email  pbidwell@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     melissa  Melissa Hardenbrook
    I find joy in supporting students and families along their educational and communication journeys. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Memphis. In 2005, I started my career at the Atlanta Speech School as a classroom-based SLP and then a diagnostician working with children who have language-based learning disabilities. Following a move to Boone, NC, I had the privilege of owning a small, mobile private practice for 5 years, working primarily with preschoolers with speech and language delays. Our family returned to Georgia in the summer of 2019. My husband and I have a middle school son, and a son and daughter who attend PMES. I am looking forward to working with the students at Poole’s Mill again this year!
    phone  390469 email  mhardenbrook@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    lowery   Mary Lowery
     I have been working as a school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) since 2013. I have enjoyed working with all school-aged populations from preschool through high school.  My education includes a Master’s of science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and a Bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Miami University. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. I am looking forward to a great year at Poole’s Mill!
    phone  390405 email  mlowery@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     mcginnis  Wendy McGinnis

    I am delighted to be at Poole’s Mill Elementary. I have a B.A. in Communications and a M.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Georgia State University. I have worked in Forsyth County Schools since 2011. My husband, Jeremy, and I have three adult children: Syd, Ben, and Ryan. We also have two rambunctious dogs: Jersey and Lyra. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time kayaking, camping, writing, reading, and attending live sporting events.

    phone  390469 email  WMcGinnis@forsyth.k12.ga.us