Phone: 280819

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Tracy Foxx

Ahoy Mariners! My name is Tracy Foxx and I’m thrilled to be aboard the fourth grade team at Matt! I have a Bachelor’s in Special Education from Appalachian State University and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene University.  This will be my 21st year teaching.   Throughout my career, I’ve taught special education, second, third, sixth, and eighth grade.  I’m married to Kelle Foxx and we have two boys, Luke (9) and Carter (5).  I love shelling at the beach, cheering my boys on at sporting events, reading, and traveling with my friends and family.  I’m ready to set sail this year by “Doing what MATTers today to inspire tomorrow!"

Phone: 280808

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Heather Gomez

I am so excited to be a part of the 4th grade team as a Matt Mariner! This will be my 24th year in education, and I have taught all grades in elementary, but the upper grades hold a special place in my heart. I was born and raised in central and northern California, and I moved to Georgia in 2007. I have a BA degree in Liberal Studies (education) from Fresno State, a MA degree in Educational Leadership, and an EdS degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to my degrees, I hold endorsements in teacher leadership, administration, gifted, teacher leadership, and ESOL. My goal and passion is to provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for students to take chances to be innovative and creative, challenging their minds to their full potential while building a strong classroom community and family.

My husband and I love to spend time with our children, Isa and Daniel, usually at a swimming pool or ballpark. We enjoy traveling, and my favorite place is anywhere Disney or the ocean! I also spend my time training my therapy dog, Max, who cannot wait to meet the students at Matt.

Phone: 280803

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Maria Harris

Hello friends! I’m so grateful to be a part of the Mariner family again this year as a 4th grade teacher! I graduated from FAU with a BAE in K-6 and am also K-12 special education certified. I am a mom of 2 boys, Lincoln (7) & Edison (5) and a bonus mom of 3 boys, Jordan (20), Jayden (16) & Justin (13). Throughout my career, I’ve taught grades 1, 2, 4 and K-5 special ed. My husband Jason and I moved our family from FL to GA, in 2019 & it was a wonderful decision. I am looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled year of teaching my new babies and learning from them as well. We are ready to SAIL! 💙💚

Phone: 280818

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Stephanie Hoffman

Hi! I am Stephanie Hoffman, and I am excited to teach 4th grade. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College in NC and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina University in SC. I have my gifted and reading endorsements. I have been teaching for 20+ years. I love making learning fun and seeing my students smile.

Phone: 280814

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Sharon Lemley

I am looking forward to meeting my fourth-grade students. This is my 27th year of teaching in Forsyth County. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.  I have also been an instructional technology specialist, where I taught every grade from kindergarten through 5th grade and the virtual teacher for 4th grade at one time. I have been married to my husband Shawn for over 20 years and we have 2 children, Sara and Zachary.  I also have 5 fur babies.  My German shepherd, Dooley, and my cats Austin, Ali, Coco, and Cami. I graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business.  I worked for two business corporations and then decided to return to school to acquire my teaching degree.  I returned to Lee University and became certified to teach grades Pre-K through 8th grade.  I also attended Lesley University where I received my Master's in Educational Technology. In 2021-2022 I completed my Online Virtual Teaching Endorsement. I believe in learning hands-on and through real-life examples to better prepare students for the future.  

Phone: 280807

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Jordan Miller

Hi! My name is Jordan Miller. I am a 4th grade teacher at Matt Elementary. When I’m not teaching my students, I like to spend time with my family, coach soccer, horseback ride, and read. I’m married with three boys and a fur baby. I love the Auburn Tigers and playing golf when the weather is nice. I am obsessed with education and hoping my passion shines through to my students.

Phone: 280815

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Patricia Morgan

Welcome Aboard Everyone for another year here at Matt Elementary! My name is Patricia Morgan. 

I have traveled here from the country roads of West Virginia with my husband and two of my four children, Tiffany and Wyatt. As a new teacher to Forsyth county, I am proud to say I have many experiences that I have learned from and many more to share. My learning background includes being a graduate of Western Governors University with an interdisciplinary BA and mathematics MA degrees. I have been teaching for more than a decade, given a range of settings that include public, charter, and private school systems. I love to try new and exciting things within my classroom and strive to guide and mentor student’s SAIL expectations. 

I am looking forward to learning new things with the help of my students from the start of every new school year. My hope as a teacher here at Matt is to be a difference maker and offer something within my classroom that you will find in no other classroom in the building. I continue to change as a teacher, parent, and individual. We never know where our country road will take us so we should do our best along the way. Never pass by an opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ or tell someone how important they are in your life. Thank you for the opportunity! I leave you with this statement:

 “Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a Destiny”

 ~RW. Emerson

Phone: 280812

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Summer Owen

Hi everyone! My name is Summer Owen, and this will be my fourth year teaching! I’m so excited about being a Matt Mariner. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. When I am not in school, I love spending time with my family, shopping, and decorating my house! I can't wait for this school year to begin. 

Last Modified on June 6, 2024