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My name is Wendi Guthrie and I am so excited to be your teacher this year. I am a Georgia native and have lived in Forsyth County for over twenty years. I have three daughters, Linzy, Sydney, and Kaylie. I also have 2 sweet grandbabies. I began my teaching career in 1999 and have been at Big Creek since 2012. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading, shopping (I have 3 girls), and vacationing!
710262 WGuthrie@forsyth.k12.ga.us Candice Kidd Welcome to 1st Grade! I'm Candice Kidd and I have been teaching 1st Grade at Big Creek since 2013. I have also taught in Gwinnett County, Atlanta, Spain, and England! I have been very lucky to teach every grade level from Pre-K to 5th, but my favorite is 1st! I am from Devon, England, and graduated from the University of Exeter in 2006. I earned my Masters degree from Piedmont College in 2014 and I also have a Gifted endorsement. I love to provide students with engaging challenges that encourage creativity and critical thinking, and I have a passion for reading, writing, and STEM. I live in North Forsyth with my husband, David, and our amazing son, Alexander. I love spending time with my family and friends, and doing anything outdoors in the Spring or Fall (I still don't like the Georgia heat or bugs, and spend summers back in England!) I am excited for another fun year of learning in 1st grade! 710263 CKidd@forsyth.k12.ga.us Morgan O'Leary
My name is Morgan O'Leary and I am so excited to be your first grade teacher this year! I graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and have been teaching first grade at Big Creek since 2015. I am looking forward to another awesome year! I am very close with my family. My parents live in Buffalo, New York (where I grew up) and my brother, Matthew, lives in Dallas, Texas. We are all over the map!! I am lucky to also have wonderful friends that I love to spend time with as well. I absolutely LOVE first grade- we will learn so much and have so much fun, too! I cannot wait to get to know you and your families, and I know we will have a fun and successful year together!
710267 MOLeary@forsyth.k12.ga.us Christina Sharif
Welcome back Wild Cats! I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful smiles at Open House. My name is Christina Sharif. I have been teaching First Grade since 2012 and I have been at BCE since 2014. My goal is to have each student reach their fullest potential academically, mentally, and socially. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my daughter and husband. We love to do anything outdoors together. I am so excited to get to know each one of you this year. Let's get ready to go on this new journey together!
710266 CSharif@forsyth.k12.ga.us Lindsey Jones
My name is Lindsey Jones. I grew up in Forsyth County. I attended North Georgia and State University where I received my teaching degree in early childhood education and special education. Since 2009, I have absolutely loved being a member of the Big Creek family! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
I look forward to this upcoming school year. I hope that you have all enjoyed your summer creating memories with family and friends! First grade is going to be a year full of learning and fun! I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful new first graders!