• Special Areas Teachers

    School Phone: (678) 455-4500

    Mrs. Boisjolie Stephanie Boisjolie - Guidance Specials

    I have been a school counselor with Forsyth County schools since 2004.. I was born and raised in the Atlanta area and am very excited to be a part of the Matt community!

    phone 280617 email sboisjolie@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs. Counter Colby Counter - S.T.E.M. Specials

    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
    Mrs. Garmon Jennifer Garmon - S.E.E.D Teacher
     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 have spent the last three years teaching 3rd grade at Matt. I hold a masters degree in Early Childhood Education and a gifted education certification. During the 2018-2019 school year, I will be teaching S.E.E.D. (Students Engaged in Exploration and Discovery) to K-5 students at Matt through our hands-on garden. Students will explore their life science standards through hands-on work in our school garden and chicken coop. I am looking forward to this exciting new adventure!
    phone  281002 email jgarmon@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Mrs. Lowther Chrissie Lowther - P.E. Specials

    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
    Mrs. Martin Emily Martin - Art Specials
    I received my bachelor's degree from North Georgia College and State University and my master's degree from Lesley University. The 2018-2019 school year marks my 18th 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
    hotwell Melissa Otwell - Media Specials

    I am your child's Media Specialist and I'm here to get the students of Matt Elementary excited about reading, and to guide them as they discover and use information and technology! 

    I am a Forsyth County native and love that I get to give back to the school community that helped raise me!  

    While not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, watching college football (Go Dawgs!), and reading (surprise!).            

    phone 280534, 280530 email motwell@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     groce Michelle Groce - Coding Specials

    I am a proud Ed.S.alumni of Tennessee Technological University. I moved to Cumming in 2001 with 15 years teaching experience. I love living on Lake Lanier! My 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 for every grade---only at Matt Elementary!

    phone 281005 email mgroce@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs. Rosson Carla Rosson - P.E. Specials

    I have been teaching Physical Education at Matt since 2002!  I am married to my awesome husband Coby, and we have three amazing children, two girls & a boy. 

    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
    Mrs. Stiffler Tara Stiffler - Guidance Specials
    I have worked in the field of Education for the past 27 years. I received my BSEd in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and obtained my MEd in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Georgia and Valdsota State University.  I was a 1st Grade classroom teacher for 10 years in both Oconee and Lowndes counties before becoming a School Counselor for the last 16 years in Forsyth County.
    phone 280419 email tstiffler@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs. Trigg Brigette Trigg - Music Specials
    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 280462 email btrigg@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on July 23, 2018