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 3rd year at Sawnee Elementary! I have been honored to work in Forsyth County Schools for the last 13 years.  This is my 8th 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 and serve our students, families and staff are my most important goals. Instilling a love for reading in our students is also a top priority for me!  We invite you to come and read to our students!  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
     My name is Becky Cahill and I am beginning my third 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 771102     email rcahill@forsyth.k12.ga.us