Phone: Ext. 562177


Degrees and Certifications:

Lexi Contigiani

Hi, Nighthawks! I’m Lexi Contigiani and I’m thrilled to be a part of the 4th grade team at New Hope!

I graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and I have been teaching ever since. I’ve taught both 2nd and 4th grade, but I’ve really come to love this age the most! 

My husband and I live in Alpharetta with our son, Luke, and our rescue pup, Hudson. We love traveling to the beach, going for walks, cheering on the Braves, and watching college football. I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid, and I’m so grateful to live out that dream with the wonderful staff, students, and parents at our school!

It’s going to be an amazing year! 

Phone: Ext. 562182


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Vicky Creighton

Hi, Nighthawks! I'm Vicky Creighton, and I'll be teaching 4th grade at New Hope!

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans.  Then, I have earned my master's from the University of South Alabama, and my specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. I completed my EdD at Brenau University in Elementary Education.  In addition, I have endorsements in math, ESOL, gifted and STEM.

I am originally from Irvine, California, where I met my husband over 30 years ago. We then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to be close to his family. In 2014, we moved to Georgia and love living here in Cumming, and our three adult children love it here as well. We enjoy spending time as a family with our dog named Boudreaux and grand-dog Avett.

I am SO excited to be part of the Nighthawk family and watch our students soar!

Phone: Ext. 562192


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Kenny Gibbons

Hi, Nighthawks! My name is Kenny Gibbons and I am so excited to be joining the New Hope team.
I earned my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/Special Education with a Reading Endorsement from the University of North Georgia. I also have my certification to teach middle school math. Prior to coming to Forsyth County, I taught 3rd Grade at Kilough Elementary in Dawson County.
I am originally from Boca Raton Florida, but moved to Forsyth County when I was 9 years old. I attended Sharon Elementary, Riverwatch Middle, and Lambert High School. When I'm not in my classroom, I love to restore cars/motorcycles and hanging out with friends.
I am incredibly excited to be part of New Hope Elementary and look forward to meeting all of the students!

Phone: Ext. 562187


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Kirsten Dean

Hi, my name is Kirsten, and I'll be part of the 4th grade team at New Hope!

I have a bachelor's degree from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, as well as my master's in Educational Technology and Library Media Science from Pittsburg State University. I was most recently a Library Media Specialist in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

My husband and I met while traveling abroad in 2015 and have one child and a mini Australian Sheppard. I love reading, rock-climbing, and family hikes. Also, I may have one too many houseplants. 

I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful community!

Phone: Ext. 562176


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Jennifer Fox

Hello, I'm Jennifer Fox, and I am excited to be a part of the 4th grade team at New Hope. I have enjoyed teaching here in Forsyth for many years.

I was born in the Canal Zone, Panama, as was my husband. I attended California State University at Chico as well as Georgia State University. I have both master's and specialist degrees in Education as well as endorsements in ESOL and Special Ed.

I have lived in Georgia longer than anywhere else. My family and I are grateful to call Forsyth County home! We have two sons, who have attended Forsyth schools, and a sweet golden retriever. In my free time, I like to read, play tennis and travel.

I am grateful to be part of this amazing New Hope community!

Phone: Ext. 562181


Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Miranda

Hi, there! My name is Jennifer Miranda, and I can't wait to share my passion for education with my New Hope family!

I earned my undergraduate degree from Auburn University (War Eagle!) in Curriculum and Teaching. I received my master's degree from American College of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. I also have my ESOL endorsement. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade!

I grew up in Johns Creek and currently live in Cumming with my dachshund, Sophie Grace. I also have lots of family and friends close by! I am an avid sports fan who loves hanging out with family and friends. I also love traveling and spending time at the beach.

I cannot wait to continue to build New Hope’s legacy and grow our Nighthawk family!

Phone: Ext. 562180


Degrees and Certifications:

Emily O'Dell

Hello, my name is Emily O'Dell, and I'll be teaching 4th grade at New Hope!

I have my bachelor's of science degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, as well as both Reading and ESOL endorsements. 

I was born and raised here in Forsyth County and attended Forsyth County schools, graduating from North Forsyth High. I love this area so much, and it will always be home! I have two cats, Buzz and Pearl. In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, and playing in my adult soccer league!

I'm so excited for another year here at New Hope Elementary! 

Phone: Ext. 562183


Degrees and Certifications:

Amanda Walton

Hello parents and students! I am thrilled to be teaching 4th grade at New Hope this year!  I grew up in the Atlanta area, attending Greater Atlanta Christian School, and later graduating from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and have since received my gifted endorsement.  Teaching and working with children have always been a passion of mine.  I have taught in both private and public school settings, teaching 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades.

My husband and I have three children who also attend schools in Forsyth County, as well as a golden retriever lab named Max.  As a family, we love to cheer on UGA football and the Atlanta Braves, spend time at the soccer fields, trips to the beach, and being involved with our church family.

I am so excited about being part of this wonderful community and I know we are going to have an amazing school year!