School Phone: (770) 887-6161

    Hershey Hershey, Derrick Principal
    My name is Derrick Hershey and I am so proud to serve the students, staff, and parents of Sawnee Elementary. I have been an educator for 17 years with 8 years of experience teaching high school math, 5 years as an assistant principal, and 4 years as a principal. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toledo, a Master's Degree of Technology from Lesley University and a Leadership Add-on from Kennesaw State University.  My wife, Adrienne, and I have two girls, Elise and Annie.  I am beyond excited to join the Sawnee family and continue the great traditions that have been built over the past 50 years.  I look forward to partnering with you to make a great experience for your students.
    phone  771105 email  dhershey@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mr Whitaker

    Whitaker, Keith Assistant Principal - 2nd - 3rd   

    My name is Keith Whitaker and I am excited to return to Sawnee and begin working with the students, parents, and staff.  I have been an educator for 24 years, the last 14 of those spent in Forsyth County. I spent 6 years as a math teacher at North Forsyth High School and have worked as an administrator at Sawnee Elementary, North High, Matt Elementary, and am now returning to Sawnee.  A “few” years back I earned my undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Florida State University.  In 2011 I earned a Masters of Education in Leadership from Kennesaw State University.  My wife, Audra, is a Forsyth County native and together we have two girls and a baby boy.  It is a pleasure to work with the Sawnee Community.  

    phone  771259 email   kwhitaker@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Ogline, Karen Assistant Principal Pre-K-1st

    I am thrilled to begin my 2nd year at Sawnee Elementary! I have been honored to work in Forsyth County Schools for the last 12 years.  This is my 7th year as an administrator with past experiences as a literacy/curriculum coach and teacher here in Forsyth County and previously in Manatee County, Florida.  Building trusting relationships and working closely to support our students, families and staff are my most important goals.  Please feel free to reach out to me any time, I look forward to meeting you! 

    phone  772104 email  kogline@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs Cahill Cahill, Becky                  Assistant Principal 4th-5th

    Welcome to the Sawnee Family! This is my first year as a Chief and I am very excited to join this excellent staff.  I have been an educator in Forsyth County for 14 years and I look forward to supporting the teachers and students at Sawnee. I share my love of education with my husband Jim, a teacher and coach at North Forsyth High School and we have three children Jace, Ella, and Griffin.  I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your family! 

    phone 771102 email rcahill@forsyth.k12.ga.us