Phone: Ext. 561210


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Madison Hoza

Hi everyone! My name is Madison Hoza. I am happy to be joining the Nighthawk Nation as a 3rd grade teacher!

I have been teaching since 2018! I have taught 3rd and 5th grades in Cobb and Forsyth counties. I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Georgia College, my master’s degree and gifted endorsement from Kennesaw State and a specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education.

I live in Cumming with my husband Sam and our two dogs, Willow and Kona. Sam and I got married in June 2022! When I am not in the classroom, I love shopping, traveling, reading, and being outdoors. I am looking forward to building a new community and meet my future New Hope students and families!

Phone: Ext. 561222


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Claudia Knight

Hello! My name is Claudia Knight, and I am so happy to start another year as a third grade teacher here at NHE!

I attended the University of West Georgia and graduated with my bachelor's in Early Childhood Education in 2017. Thanks to all of my previous teachers, I wanted to pursue a career where I can make a difference in young lives. 

I have been married to my wonderful husband since that year as well. I was born in Lima, Peru. I call Forsyth County home as I attended middle and high school here. My husband and I have two children, Amelia and Hudson, and three pets, Luna, Rooster and Willie. I love to shop, spend time with my children and travel to new places!

I cannot wait to meet all of those sweet faces that will walk in the door in August and help New Hope Elementary become a place that feels like home!

Phone: Ext. 561219


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Jessica Korte

Hi, my name is Jessica Korte and I love to be a part of the Nighthawk family.  I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  I also have my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia College.  

I’m originally from Dearborn, Michigan.  After graduating college, my husband, Tommy and I moved to Estero, Florida where we lived for 11 years.  Though we loved the beach life in South Florida, we decided to move to Georgia in 2018 to be closer to our families in Michigan.

When I’m not at New Hope, you’ll find me either at the tennis courts or soccer fields cheering on my 2 children, Brendan and Kylie.  I love relaxing at home, going on day trips, and rooting for my 2 favorite football teams, The Detroit Lions and The New York Giants!    

Phone: Ext. 561218


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Kinsey Stroup

Hello! My name is Kinsey Stroup, and I'm so excited to be a part of building the New Hope community!

I have an Early Childhood Education bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!).

I grew up in Forsyth County and attended both Big Creek and Settles Bridge Elementary schools. I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, attending UGA football games in the fall and traveling!

I cannot wait to meet all of the new families I will be working with. I am excited for another amazing year!

Phone: Ext. 561211


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Mandy Thompson

Hello Nighthawks! My name is Mandy Thompson, and I'm a 3rd grade teacher at New Hope!

I have my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education with a Reading endorsement from the University of North Georgia. I also have my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University. 

I was born and raised in Forsyth County. I attended Matt Elementary, Liberty Middle, and graduated from West Forsyth High School. I really love being creative and artistic. When I am not in the classroom, I like traveling, reading, and being with my family and friends. I also love to play with my Golden Doodle, Mae.

I can’t wait to welcome your child into my classroom! We are going to have so much fun and make many memories!

Phone: Ext. 561223


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Lindsey Martinez

Hi everyone! My name is Lindsey Martinez and I am ecstatic about teaching 3rd grade at New Hope Elementary!
I earned my Bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University in Fresno California and then completed a teacher preparation program at Notre Dame of Maryland University. I plan to continue my education by receiving my Master of Arts in Leadership and Teaching.
I am originally from Florida and have moved several times due to my husband's job with the military. I have lived in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, California, and Maryland. Now that my husband is out of the military, we are looking forward to being closer to family and making Georgia home! I live in Suwanee with my husband Ivan and our two pups Rocco and Reggie. When I'm not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling!
I am looking forward to making the best memories with all my future Nighthawks! I can't wait to welcome and build relationships with my students and their families!

Phone: Ext. 561207


Degrees and Certifications:

Madison Vega

Hello, there! My name is Madison Vega and I am thrilled to be teaching third grade!

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Reading endorsement from Kennesaw State University. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. I know this will be the best year yet! 

I am originally from Henry County, but have worked in Forsyth for my whole teaching career. I am married to my husband, Carlos. We live in Cumming with our puppy, Hazel, who loves to go on car rides! I enjoy reading, finding new places to have brunch, and spending time with my family and friends.

I am most looking forward to building relationships with my students and their families. I cannot wait to meet my future Nighthawks!