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 18 years with 8 years of experience teaching high school math, 5 years as an assistant principal, and 5 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 - Virtual Learning

    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  771102 email   kwhitaker@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Ogline, Karen Assistant Principal Pre-K-2nd Grade

    I am a graduate of University of South Florida, with a Masters Degree in Reading and Curriculum from GCU, Nationally Board Certified k-12, and a Specialist's Degree in Administration from NGU. I am excited to be entering my 14th year in Forsyth County Schools and my 4th year at Sawnee Elementary as one of the Assistant Principals. My past experiences are; teaching K-5, ESOL, EIP, Literacy and Curriculum Specialist and Assistant Principal for Middle school and Elementary.

    phone  772104 email  kogline@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Mrs Cahill Cahill, Becky                     Assistant Principal 3rd-5th
     My name is Becky Cahill and I am beginning my fourth year as a Sawnee Chief!  This will be my 17th year in education and I have previously taught social studies at North Forsyth High School and was an assistant administrator at West Forsyth High School.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Austin Peay State University, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University.  I share my love of education with my husband, Jim, a teacher and baseball and softball coach at North Forsyth High School, and my three children Jace, Ella, and Griffin.  I believe that an effective school allows a student to discover who they are and what they are capable of achieving and the key to that discovery is literacy. I am excited to support your student and your family!
    phone 771259   email rcahill@forsyth.k12.ga.us