• Kindergarten Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 887-6161
    Gresham 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.

    phone  772343email  kbates@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Brink, Deborah

    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.

    phone  772327email  dbrink@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Forbes, Heather

    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!

    phone  772369email   hforbes@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Hahn, Kim

    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!

    phone  772336email  khahn@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Keys, Shellie

    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!

    phone  772328email  skeys@forsyth.k12.ga.us

      Minor, Megan

     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! 

    phone 772335email  

    Gresham Pinion, Sharon

    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!

    phone 772344email  slpinion@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Plouff, Jessica

    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!

    phone  772311email  jplouff@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Sanford, Amy

    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.

    phone 772312email  asanford@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Trampel, Peggy

    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.

    phone  772361email  ptrampel@forsyth.k12.ga.us