Phone: Ext. 562219


Degrees and Certifications:

Olivia Currie

Hi, my name is Olivia Currie, and I'll be on the second grade team at New Hope!

I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor's in Elementary Education and Special Education, as well as a master's in Curriculum and Instruction. 

I grew up in Cumming and graduated from Forsyth Central High School. I love to spend time at the beach or lake with friends and family any chance I get! I love to travel, hike, and read!

I'm looking forward to building relationships with students and families and creating an amazing community of Nighthawks!

Phone: Ext. 562223


Degrees and Certifications:

Mary Ohlrich

My name is Mary Ohlrich, and I am proud to be a New Hope Nighthawk! I have a passion for working with young learners and have been teaching since 2012. I was raised in Johns Creek, Georgia attended Fulton County schools and graduated from University of West Georgia. I am certified to teach elementary education and have my reading endorsement. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures growth in a positive, fun environment.
My husband and I like to go to Braves games, hike, travel, and spend time with family. We have a German Shepherd named Sampson.
I look forward to working with you as partners in your child’s education!

Phone: Ext. 562210


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Jennifer Poitevint

Hi, I'm Jennifer Poitevint and I am so proud to be a Nighthawk!

I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. I also have endorsements in Reading and Math. I am most proud of earning my master's degree in Early Childhood Education through Piedmont University, all while raising 2 children and working full time. 

I grew up in Suwanee, GA and played volleyball into college. My husband, Tait, and I live in Sugar Hill, and we have 2 girls, Ellie and Sadie. I love to spend time with my family, watch sports, go hiking, and work out. My husband coaches softball and baseball, so we like to go cheer on his team as well!

I am looking forward to meeting my new students this year!

Phone: Ext. 562212


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Mandy Schmadl

Hi, I'm Mandy Schmadl, and I'll be teaching 2nd grade at New Hope!

I attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I'm certified in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in ESOL.  
I'm originally from Houston, and I'm married to my best friend, Mike. We have two amazing children, Caden and Owen. We have two naughty little dogs, Olivia and Ellie. I enjoy traveling, hiking and watching my boys play sports!

I look forward to meeting my future Nighthawks!

Phone: Ext. 562216


Degrees and Certifications:

Caroline Sutton

Hi there!! My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm one of the second grade teachers here at New Hope!

I grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia and graduated from Starr's Mill High School in 2019. I graduated from Georgia College & State University with an endorsement in Reading. I student taught at Turner Woods Elementary in Gray, Georgia. 

One of my favorite things about teaching is watching the kids grow throughout their time in the classroom and seeing all the progress from the beginning to the end of the year. Besides teaching, I enjoy going for walks/runs and spending time with family, friends, and my husband Mitchell.   

I look forward to meeting all the smiling faces! I am so excited to be part of the Nighthawk family and the community!

Phone: Ext. 562218


Degrees and Certifications:

Emma Thomason

Hello, Nighthawks! My name is Emma Thomason, and I am a 2nd grade teacher.
I earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in Early Childhood Education both from Furman University. I am also endorsed in ESOL and Gifted. I have experience teaching kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grades.

My husband, Nick, and I have two kids; Reid and Lilly Cate. In addition, we have a golden retriever named Bogey. In my free time, I like to shop and spend time with my friends.

I am looking forward to meeting my new students and building a strong new community of learners.

Phone: Ext. 562206


Degrees and Certifications:

Carey Upchurch

Hello, Nighthawks! I'm Carey Upchurch, and I'll be teaching 2nd grade at New Hope!

I have my bachelor's of science in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and my master's in Education from Washington University. I also have my Gifted endorsement. I have experience teaching kindergarten and second grade.

I grew up in St. Louis, MO, where my parents still live. I moved to Atlanta and started teaching here more than 25 years ago after graduating from college. I have two children, Courson and Caitlin, who are in college and high school, and we have one cat named Corby. I enjoy exploring the north Georgia mountains as well as running and walking on the Greenway. I love spending time with my family whenever I can!

I am looking forward to creating new friendships and real connections here at New Hope!


Phone: Ext. 562211


Degrees and Certifications:

Ally Welch

Hi, I'm Ally Welch, and I'll be teaching our 2nd grade Nighthawks!

I was born in Wisconsin but moved south really young. I grew up going to Forsyth County schools and graduated from South Forsyth High. I continued my athletic and educational pursuits at Mercer University where I earned a bachelor's degree in Childhood Education. 

I still live here in Forsyth County, and I share my home with a few dogs and my pet snake. I enjoy being outside, playing sports and eating good food!

I look forward to meeting new people at New Hope. I value getting to know others, their different backgrounds and their experiences. I can't wait to be a Nighthawk!