Mr. Craig Ahrens

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Mr. Craig Ahrens

Mr. Ahrens is excited to be a Whitlow Wolf again this year! This will be his 19th year in education and he have served in several leadership roles as well as a classroom teacher. He has a Master’s Degree from Valdosta State in Curriculum and Instruction, a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Tier 1 Leadership certificate both from Piedmont College and an ESOL endorsement from Valdosta State. No significant learning happens without a significant relationship. He believes this is at the core of teaching. He is married and has 2 college age kids and a black lab. He is an avid college football fan and you can find him cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes in the fall!

Mrs. Jody Bearden

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Mrs. Jody Bearden

Mrs. Bearden is starting her 12th year teaching in Forsyth County. This is her 9th year teaching interrelated at Whitlow. Mrs. Bearden also taught 4th grade at Cumming Elementary prior to becoming a Whitlow Wolf. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Gainesville State College (now UNG) and holds both a master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a specialist degree in Curriculum Design & Instruction. Mrs. Bearden is certified in the areas of special education, reading assessment, and ESOL. She and her husband, Jeremy both enjoy spending time with family, friends, and their little dog. She is excited for another wonderful school year!

Email: jobearden@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370415

Ms. April Busby, Instructional Coach

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Ms. April Busby, Instructional Coach

Ms. Busby and her family have lived in Forsyth County for 6 years. Her kids, Savannah, Brayden, and Jackson, all attend Forsyth County Schools and keep her very busy. She loves being active, playing outside with her kids, and going to the beach. Ms. Busby has taught for over 15 years all in middle school and elementary school. Her favorite thing about teaching is connecting with the students and their families all throughout the year.

Email: abusby@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370416

Mrs. Cindy Cox

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Mrs. Cindy Cox

Ms. Cox has enjoyed teaching in both private and public schools in Florida, Saudi Arabia and Georgia. She is certified to teach k-8, Horizons, and ESOL. Ms. Cox will be an EIP teacher for Reading and Math this year at Whitlow Elementary School.

Email: ccox@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370381

Ms. Danielle Cox

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Ms. Danielle Cox

Ms. Cox joined the Whitlow Wolfpack in 2010. She holds an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Masters in Early Childhood Education, certification in Special Education, and an endorsement for Gifted and Talented education. Ms. Cox has taught K through 3rd grades as both classroom and special education teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family on the lake.

Email: dacox@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370389

Mrs. Jackie Crumpton, Instructional Coach

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Mrs. Jackie Crumpton, Instructional Coach

This is Ms. Crumpton's eighth year at Whitlow and seventeenth year in education. Ms. Crumpton earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University. She earned her Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from Troy State University. She earned her Educational Specialist from Piedmont College in Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Crumpton holds a leadership certificate, a math endorsement, and a gifted endorsement. In her free time she enjoys traveling to the beach and singing at concerts.

Email: jcrumpton@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370315

Mrs. Stephanie Harbin

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Mrs. Stephanie Harbin

Mrs. Harbin graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 2007 with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, as well as a reading endorsement. This will be her fourteenth year teaching. She and her husband, Drew, have two awesome boys, Hunter (10) and Cole (8). Stephanie has been a part of Whitlow since the doors were opened and she loves her Whitlow family!

Email: sharbin@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370340

Mrs. Suzette Harris

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Mrs. Suzette Harris

This is Mrs. Harris' 10th year at Whitlow. She has taught first through third grade as well as EIP support. She started teaching in Savannah, Georgia after graduating from Furman University with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She also received a Master's degree from Georgia Southern University.

Email: suharris@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370316

Mrs. BabyUshalatha Koya

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Mrs. BabyUshalatha Koya

Mrs. Koya is starting her third year as a one on one Instructional Assistant at Whitlow. She is extremely excited to have this great opportunity working with her bright student to reach her goals each and everyday. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, and travelling. She looks forward to another great year at Whitlow!

Email: bkoya@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Katherine Neubrecht

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Mrs. Katherine Neubrecht

Mrs. Neubrecht is starting her 14th year of teaching in Forsyth County. She has taught 2nd, 5th and special education. She graduated from Michigan State University and she is a huge Spartan fan. Prior to moving to GA, she taught middle school in Michigan. Her husband works for General Motors and they have 2 children. Her daughter Megan attends Forsyth Central and her son is a junior at GCSU.

Email: kneubrecht@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370415

Mrs. Davetta Niemi

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Mrs. Davetta Niemi

Mrs. Niemi has been teaching school for 25 years. She has a master's degree in reading, and has an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught middle school English for ten years in Arkansas, fourth grade for eight years in Texas, and has taught fourth and fifth grades in Georgia for six years. This year she will be co- teaching fifth grade Special Education in both math and ELA classrooms at Whitlow. She looks forward to working with the students, teachers, and parents in her new position.

Email: dniemi@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370512

Mrs. Allison Parker

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Mrs. Allison Parker

I have been teaching for 21 years and taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades as a classroom teacher. Currently, I am an EIP (Early Intervention Program) in 4th and 5th grades. Whitlow has been my home since opening in 2009. Prior to Whitlow, I taught at Cumming Elementary and Idlewood Elementary (DeKalb County). My Bachelors Degree (Human Sciences) and Masters (Elementary Education) were both obtained at Auburn University (War Eagle). Since beginning my career, I have obtained an endorsement in ESOL, gifted, and math.

Email: anparker@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370412

Mrs. Penny Raper

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Mrs. Penny Raper

This is Mrs. Raper's twentieth year teaching. The first thirteen years she taught in the general education classroom in third and fourth grades. This is her seventh year in special education and her seventh year at Whitlow Elementary. She has a Masters degree from the University of North Georgia.

Email: praper@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370511

Mrs. Kaycee Westbrook

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Mrs. Kaycee Westbrook

Kaycee is a proud Forsyth County native. After graduating from the Forsyth County Public School System, she received my Associate’s Degree from Gainesville State College. She then graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education from North Georgia College and State University (UNG). She is certified in Elementary and Special Education. She also received my Math Endorsement. This is her 9th year teaching at Whitlow. She has loved being able to teach and support students K-5.

Email: kwestbrook@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370511

Ms. Lisa Williams

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Ms. Lisa Williams

She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1980 with a BSED in French Secondary Education. She has been an Instructional Assistant since 2001. 

Email: Lisawilliams@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Angie Wilson

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Mrs. Angie Wilson

 

Mrs. Wilson is so glad you are here with us at Whitlow! This is her 6th year teaching at Whitlow and her 17th year of teaching overall. She is a mom of two active girsl, who she loves to watch play goal keeper for their respective UFA teams. Mrs. Wilson is excited to be co-teaching in third grade this year and cannot wait to make many memories together. When she is not on the soccer field of working on school stuff, you can find her with a book in her hand or playing a board/card game with her family. She can't wait to see what this school year has in store! 

Email: awilson56@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Extension: 370411