itslearning School Phone: (770) 887-6161 Bates, Kristen
This is my 4th year teaching Kindergarten at Sawnee. I will be getting married this October to my wonderful fiance Kyle, of three years. I have two pets: an all white cat named Nimbus and a 1 year old German Shepherd puppy named Zeus.
This is my 19th year teaching and my 6th year in kindergarten. I am from Forsyth County and married with three children. I am looking forward to another awesome year at Sawnee Elementary.
My name is Heather Forbes and I am excited to start my 14th year of teaching! My husband and I have two sons, Gabriel and Isaiah, who are 8 and 5! I am looking forward to a great school year and can't wait to meet you in August!
This is my eleventh year teaching and my 6th year here at Sawnee Elementary. I graduated from North Georgia College with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I love being a part of the Sawnee Elementary family and I am ready for an exciting year ahead!
My name is Shellie Keys. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Wayne Keys, for 27 years. We have 2 sons, Dalton is 26 and Hunter is 24. I have a daughter in law named Kasey and two sweet grandsons named Drake and Tucker. I have been teaching for 28 years. Eighteen of those years have been spent teaching Kindergarten. I have an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and have a Gifted Endorsement. I look forward to the 2019-2020 school year and to helping your child develop a life-long love for learning!
My name is Megan Minor and it is my first year teaching kindergarten! I went to Sawnee Elementary as a child and am thrilled to now be a part of the Sawnee family. My husband and I have an infant son named Jackson, two dogs, and a cat. We have spent the past 4 years living on Camp Lejeune and are excited to be returning to the Georgia area as my husband gets out of the military! I graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with my bachelors in Elementary Education. I am so excited for the upcoming year and can’t wait to begin!
I am a Georgia native and have been with Forsyth County Schools since 1992. I have experience in Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grades. I love working with students and their parents as a team to help every student be successful.
I have a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College (now University of North Georgia) and a Masters degree in Technology in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
I believe that learning is a life-long process and I emphasize this to my students. I am looking forward to another great year in Kindergarten!
I have been teaching Kindergarten here at Sawnee for 13 years now. My husband, Ryan, and I have two little girls, Addi (8) and Ella (4) and one sweet dog, Freckles. I attended college at the University of North Georgia where I received my degree in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to meeting my new students in August and making new memories with them this upcoming year. Our goal each day is to help your child gain a love for learning! We want to make school fun and exciting each and every day. I am always amazed at the growth kindergartners make in a school year! I look forward to meeting all of our new families soon!
My name is Amy Sanford. I'm a native of Forsyth County and I've been teaching for 28 years. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are both from the University of North Georgia. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and I love all things Disney. The best part of my job is watching my students learn, grow and have fun.
Welcome to Sawnee Kindergarten. This will be my 32nd year teaching! Yes, I LOVE seeing children learn. My husband, Kurt, and I have 2 sons, Trey and Zac. You are always welcome to come by and join in the fun of helping instill learning for a life-time.