• First Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (678) 455-4500

    coffman Michele Coffman
    This is my 22nd year of teaching. Matt has been my home for the last 11 years. I have spent the majority of my years teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. I received my undergraduate degree in education from McNeese State University in Louisiana. I earned my Master's degree from Piedmont College. I am also gifted certified. Every day is a new challenge that I embrace. I hope to make a difference in the life of each child that I have the privilege of teaching!
    phone 280228 email mcoffman@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    grant Cindy Grant
    I am a graduate of Clemson University and have earned my Master's Degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. This is my 13th year at Matt Elementary. During my time at Matt Elementary I have taught in both 1st grade and second grade. Previously I taught 1st grade, Pre-K, Special Needs Pre-K, Kindergarten, and a Multi aged 1st-3rd class. Having taught in all those different levels, I have found my "home" in first grade. The children are extremely excited to learn which makes me excited to teach!
    phone 280234 email cgrant@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    gravitt Audrey Gravitt
    I am so excited to start my 6th year teaching and my 5th year here at Matt. I was born and raised here in north Forsyth County, and it will always be my home. I have a wonderful husband, Josh, and two beautiful daughters, Ava and Harper. I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education/ Special Education from the University of North Georgia. I am looking forward to another great year in 1st grade!
    phone 280214 email  AGravitt@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    martin Amanda Martin
    I am excited to be returning for my fifth year teaching first grade! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education and a guided reading endorsement. I love spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to another amazing year at Matt!
    phone 280218 email aemartin@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    mullen   Tara Mullen
    Hi, my name is Tara Mullen. This is my eleventh year of teaching. I have been teaching first grade for nine years now and love every minute of it! My favorite thing about teaching is that not only do I teach the kids, but they teach me new things everyday! I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a reading endorsement. When I am not at school, I love spending time with my husband, our three kids, and our three dogs. I have two boys (ages 8 and 5) and a little lady who is two. I love being outdoors! We spend a lot of time on lake Lanier on our boat. Spending time on the beach and lake is my favorite thing! In the fall, you can find me cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs! College football is my favorite. I also enjoy hobbies of redecorating and chalk painting.
    phone 280213 email tmullen@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     simonds Kelly Simonds
    I grew up in Forsyth County attending Sawnee Elem., Otwell Middle School, and Forsyth Central High School. My dream as a little girl was to grow up to be a wife, mother, and a teacher. I went to North Georgia College after high school and received my teaching degree and Master's degree. I started teaching and then got married to my wonderful husband. We are the proud parents of 2 sons who also attended Matt elementary. I am so blessed that my dreams came true, and I am looking forward to my 25th year of teaching in Forsyth County!
    phone 280233 email ksimonds@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    slaughter2 Rhonda Slaughter
    I am excited to be returning for my fifth year in first grade at Matt Elementary! This will be my 14th year of teaching. I have previous experience teaching kindergarten and Pre-K. I earned both my Bachelors and Masters Degree (specializing in literacy) in Elementary Education from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). My husband and I have been married for 16 years, and we have lived in Cumming since February of 2007. We have a son who is going into 7th grade at Liberty Middle School and a daughter who is going into 5th grade here at Matt Elementary. I am thrilled to teach first grade again this year!
    phone 280227
    stevens   Kelly Stevens
    My name is Kelly Stevens. I will be getting married in late August to my wonderful fiance Corey! I graduated from the University of West Georgia to have my B.S in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. This will be my 4th year teaching in Georgia! I love creating an environment where students can feel loved, appreciated, heard and it can be a place where they want to come to learn everyday!
    When I'm not teaching you can find me relaxing with my family, reading a good book, enjoying the outdoors, playing with my dog or cat, or at Target. I am looking forward to such an amazing year at Matt!
    phone 280204 email kbeasley@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     williams2 Susan Williams
    I have taught First Grade for 16 years in Forsyth County! I love first graders! I received my BA in Elementary Education from Northeast Louisiana. I have been married for 21 years to my sweet husband Michael, and we have two children, Joseph and Claire. We love living in Georgia and enjoy spending time together outdoors and going to sporting events. I feel that being able to teach children and share the love of learning with them is one of my greatest gifts. I am so grateful to be teaching at such a wonderful school in a beautiful community.
    phone 280217 email swilliams@forsyth.k12.ga.us



Last Modified on August 1, 2019