Phone: 280708

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Dara Blalock

Hi Mariners!  My name is Dara Blalock. I have been teaching over 20 years and I love watching young minds grow!  I have an associate’s degree from Young Harris College and my bachelor and master’s degrees in early childhood education from the University of North Georgia. My husband and I, along with our cute pup, live in Forsyth County and enjoy being outdoors, kayaking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. I can’t wait to meet all of you. It’s going to be a great year in 3rd grade!!

 

Phone: 280714

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Theresa Brown

Hi! My name is Theresa Brown and I am so excited about teaching 3rd grade again this year. I graduated from The University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education. This will be my second year at Matt Elementary and I am beyond excited. 

Phone: 280719

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Carmen Cook

I am excited to begin my 29th year teaching! I graduated from Ga Southern with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Education Leadership from Troy State University. I enjoy spending time with my husband, David, and two children, Grayson and Emma. We are going to have a fabulous year in 3rd grade!

 

 

Phone: 280718

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Becky Graham

This will be my 10th year teaching 3rd grade at Matt Elementary. I previously taught for 10 years, but then stayed home to raise my two boys! When I am not teaching my students, I love spending time with my family and friends, exercising, boating and being outdoors!

Phone: 280707

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Jenni Hardy

Hi Mariners! My name is Jenni Hardy and I am excited to join Matt Elementary on the third grade team this year.  I am originally from South Carolina where I graduated from Clemson University-Go TIGERS!- with my degree in Elementary Education and obtained my Masters degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College.  I have 7 years of teaching experience in third, fourth, and sixth grades and spent this last year as a long-term substitute in the district after staying home for few years with our kids.  Our kids joined the Matt Elementary family when we moved to the area in 2015. My husband, Jason, and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary this year and we have three children, 2 of whom have graduated from Matt and now attend Liberty and one second grader who is excited to have mom at her same school this year.  When I am not at school, I love reading, crafting and painting, college football and building Lego.  I am looking forward to a fun year in third grade!

Phone: 280712

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Celeen Hill

Hello! My name is Celeen Hill, and I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade this year! I recently graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor's in Elementary and Special education along with a reading endorsement. I am so excited to start my first year of teaching at Matt Elementary! Outside of school, I love hiking, traveling and spending time with my loved ones. This is going to be an incredible year!

Phone: 280715

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Alexis Wahlstrom

Hi Mariners, I am so excited to start my second year teaching at Matt Elementary and being a part of the Matt family. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in graphic art and design from Full Sail University and just completed my Masters in Elementary Education through Grand Canyon University. I love reading, writing, and creating engaging hands-on learning experiences in the classroom. Prior to teaching, I spent time at home with my two daughters, Kagen and Kensi. In my free time, I love spending time with my daughters and my husband. We enjoy music, fitness, and traveling. I am so excited to get this year started and create meaningful fun learning experiences with my students!
 
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