• First Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 475-6670


     Adam, Mary Catherine

    I am very excited to be teaching first grade at Midway Elementary this year! I graduated from the University of Georgia where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education with a math endorsement. Then I received my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction a few years later. I have been teaching first grade for 11 years. I consider it my passion to build a strong foundation of learning for my young students, inspiring them to be lifelong learners while forming close relationships. I enjoy spending time with my family at the Greenway and exploring new hiking trails. I also love cooking and gardening. I look forward to new learning adventures with my first graders this year!

       ext. 760211






     Arnold, Alice


    Welcome to 1st grade at Midway Elementary! I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and this will be my 27th year as a teacher. My husband, Dean, and I live in the Midway Community. We have a son who will be graduating in December from GA Southern. 1st grade is a wonderful year of growth--especially in the areas of reading and writing. I look forward to a great school year!

      ext. 760212






     Murphy, Kaitlyn


     Hello! I am so excited to be at Midway for a 2nd year! I graduated from UNG with a major in Early Childhood and Special Education. I also have a reading and gifted endorsement. Currently, I am finishing up my Master’s degree at UNG as well. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband and family. I can't wait for another wonderful year in first grade!

      ext. 760216






     Ratterree, Chasity


     I am so excited to be teaching first grade again this year at Midway! This will be my fourth year teaching 1st grade. I graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been married to my wonderful husband for eight years now, and we have a five year old son who will be starting Kindergarten here at Midway! I love watching college football on Saturdays and am a huge UGA fan. I am looking forward to having a wonderful year!

      ext. 760223






     Rivers, Ben


     I really love working with the families at Midway Elementary.  I am a graduate of Emmanuel and Piedmont Colleges.  I have a wonderful wife who is also an elementary school teacher in Forsyth County.  I am a 5th generation Georgian on one side of my family and Cherokee Indian on the other.  My passion at school is teaching reading and my passions at home are cars and boating.

      ext. 760215






     Clanton, Michele


     I’m excited to be a 1st grade teacher this year at Midway. I have been a para here the past two years. I received my undergraduate degree from North Carolina Wesleyan and my Master’s degree in education from East Carolina University. I also have a Master’s degree in administration from Tarleton University. I have 13 years of teaching experience with 4 of those being a Curriculum Instructional Specialist. I have two children. My daughter, Mackenzie, will be a freshman at The University of Alabama, and my son, Micaden will be in first grade at Coal Mountain!! I love the beach, Disney World, and Alabama football!! Roll Tide!

      ext. 760219















Last Modified on October 12, 2018