1st Grade Teachers
itslearning School Phone: (770) 887-6161 Brink, Deborah
I am so excited to be teaching first grade again this year at Sawnee. This is my 21st year teaching and 16 of those years have been here at Sawnee. I graduated from South Forsyth High School and then continued my education and graduated from Piedmont College. I am married to my wonderful husband, Sean, and we have three amazing children. I am looking forward to another great year here at Sawnee!
Calhoun, Donna This is my 17th year teaching in GA. I taught 12 years in Fulton County and this will be my fifth year in Forsyth. I enjoy watching the growth that all of my students make in first grade. I think that may be why it is my favorite grade to teach! 772255 firstname.lastname@example.org
A student once described me as "funny, dorky, and fabulous -- all rolled into a burrito of knowledge". Who am I to deny that?! I love to play and learn with students; celebrating as they develop skills they didn't know they had, and coaching as they push through the all-important productive struggle. I encourage students to take ownership of their learning, to build a strong sense of community, and to refine those skills that will help them be successful now and throughout their lives. I am grateful to be a part of the Sawnee family!
I am so excited to teach 1st grade this year! This is my 8th year teaching and my 4th year at Sawnee. My husband John and I have one son who will start high school this year at North Forsyth. We love to travel and spend time outside. I can’t wait to meet my students and their families!
My name is Lindsay Gornto. This is my fourth year teaching first grade here at Sawnee, but my twelfth year teaching. My husband Jason and I have four kids...Piper(11), Harper (9), and five-year-old twin boys Colton and Landon. I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and received my master’s degree from UAB. I am beyond excited to teach first grade again this year, and cannot wait to meet my new students in August!!!
Isinghood, Lisa I have 19 years of teaching experience in grades Pre-K to 5 in Texas, Florida, and my forever home of Georgia. I have 4 children ages 16 to 23 and my fur child Gus Gus. I was a virtual teacher last year, so I'm looking forward to a fabulous face to face school year! 772228 email@example.com
Welcome to First Grade! This will be my third year at Sawnee. I am Forsyth County native and I graduated from The University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I love to read, travel, be outside, and spend time with my family. I also love what I do and I am beyond excited for a new school year!
Welcome to First Grade! This will be my fifth year teaching at Sawnee Elementary. I graduated from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega with a dual certification and a reading endorsement. I obtained my Masters and Specialist Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction through Piedmont College. I am married to my husband Brandon Myers and we have a Goldendoodle named Nugget and a Bernedoodle named Otis. I truly believe that teaching is the most incredible and most rewarding profession. I am so incredibly blessed to be a part of the Sawnee Family!
I am so excited to get this year started! This is my 4th year teaching and 1st year at Sawnee. I love spending time with my family which consists of my husband, my daughter Tegan (3), and son Emmett (1). I cannot wait to meet our class and build our family!
772211 firstname.lastname@example.org Phillips, Meredith
I grew up in Cumming, Georgia and graduated from the University of North Georgia. I love being a part of the Sawnee Family and look forward to my seventh year of teaching. I love to read, paint and snuggle with my seven cats.
772243 email@example.com Whitlock, Andrea
My name is Andrea Whitlock and this is my 7th year teaching. I graduated from North Georgia College with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education along with a Reading Endorsement and a Gifted Endorsement. And I have a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College. I am married with two daughters, Addy and Charlee. Teaching, inspiring, and encouraging my students is my passion and I cannot wait to officially join the Sawnee Elementary family!