• Special Areas Teachers

    School Phone: (678) 455-4500

    counter Colby Counter - S.T.E.M.

    Welcome to S.T.E.M. Specials! I hope you enjoy all the exciting things that you will be doing in our laboratory this year. While I am not enjoying Science, I like to spend time with my family, landscape, build scale models, collect comics, create things out of wood, and work on my wife's chicken coops.

    phone 280252 email ccounter@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    garmon Jennifer Garmon - S.E.E.D 
    My name is Jennifer Garmon and I have been at Matt since its opening in 2001. I taught first grade for 14 years at Matt, and 5 years in Fulton County. I spent the last three years teaching 3rd grade at Matt. I hold a masters degree in Early Childhood Education, I am an endorsed science teacher, and I hold a gifted education certification. During the 2019-2020 school year, I will be teaching S.E.E.D. (Students Engaged in Exploration and Discovery) to K-5 students at Matt for the second year through our school garden. Students will explore their life science standards through hands-on work with out crops, chickens, and rabbits. I am looking forward to another year on this exciting new adventure!
    phone  281002 email jgarmon@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     lowther Chrissie Lowther - P.E.

    I have been an elementary school Physical Education Teacher in Forsyth County since 2002.  I was raised in Jackson, Mississippi and received both my BS Degree and MEd Degree from Mississippi State University.  Hailstate! 

    My passion for sports as a child is what directed me into my profession as a PE teacher.  My desire is that your child will have fun in the gym while at the same time learning fundamentals of sports and physical fitness.  I look forward to another year of co-teaching with Coach Rosson and being a part of the Matt family!

    When I am not at school I love watching college sports (especially football) and enjoy walking and hiking.  I also like to spend time with my husband and two grown children. 

    phone 280591 email clowther@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    martin Emily Martin - Art 
    I received my bachelor's degree from North Georgia College and State University and my master's degree from Lesley University. The 2019-2020 school year marks my 19th year teaching art, all of which have been here at Matt Elementary! I am a Forsyth County native and am honored to teach in the same school system I grew up in. I am married and have two daughters. We have one dog named Max. I love spending time with my family, browsing Pinterest, shopping, and learning all I can about art.
    phone 280468 email emartin@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    groce   Michelle Groce - Coding
    A Golden Eagle from TN Tech with teaching experience, I moved to Cumming in 2001, and try to make being outdoors at Lake Lanier a daily experience. I also love reading novels and history of Lake Lanier. My daughter and family live in TN and visit as often as schedules allow. I love attending the kids' soccer, lacrosse, T-ball games, & cross country meets. My teaching experience spans from 9th grade General Science all the way down to Kindergarten Math. I am privileged to lead the CODE (Computer Science) and Keyboarding classes K-5. The Technology Special focuses on an introduction to and exploring coding, problem solving, collaboration, and keyboarding.
    phone 281005 email mgroce@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     rosson Carla Rosson - P.E. 
    I have been teaching Physical Education at Matt since 2002! I am married to my awesome husband Coby who is also a Forsyth County Health & PE teacher, and we have three amazing children, two girls who are at Matt with me & a rowdy and playful little boy.
    I received my bachelor's and master's degree at North Georgia College & State University (now UNG) and my specialist degree at Lincoln Memorial University.
    My goal as a physical educator is to introduce children to a variety of fun physical activities and encourage them to be active for life!
    phone 280590             email crosson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    trigg   Brigette Trigg - Music 
    I am a Forsyth County "native" and graduated from South Forsyth High School in 1992. I received my BA in Instrumental Music Education from Troy University in 1997. I have experience teaching music at the elementary, middle and high school levels ranging from high school band and chorus to general music classes. In 1999 I returned to GA to continue my music teaching career. In 2002 I returned to my "roots" in Forsyth County when I accepted the music position at Matt Elementary.
    phone 280621 email btrigg@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on April 2, 2020