• 1st Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 887-6161
    Gresham Bolding, Lori


    This will be my 20th year teaching. I received my undergraduate degree from Georgia State and my masters degree from Walden University. I love teaching and learning and spending time with my boys.



    phone  772227email  lbolding@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Mrs. Brink Brink, Deborah

     I am so excited to be teaching first grade this year at Sawnee. This is my 20th year teaching and 15 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!

    phone  772208email  dbrink@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Mrs Calhoun Calhoun, Donna

    This is my 16th year teaching in GA. I taught 12 years in Fulton County and this will be my fourth 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!

    phone  772227email   dcalhoun@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Mrs. Goodwin Goodwin, Annie

    I am so excited to teach 1st grade this year! This is my 3rd year at Sawnee, but my 7th year teaching.  My husband John and I have one son who will be in 8th grade and a fur baby.  We love to travel and spend time outside.  I can’t wait to meet my students and their families!

    phone  772244email  agoodwin@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Mrs. Gornto Gornto, Lindsey

    My name is Lindsay Gornto. This is my second  year teaching first grade here at Sawnee, but my tenth year teaching. My husband Jason and I have four kids...Piper(10), Harper (8), and four-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!!!

    phone  772235email  lgornto@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Mrs. Isinghood Isinghood, Lisa
    I have 18 years of teaching experience in grades Pre-K to 5 in Texas, Florida, and my forever home of Georgia. I also have 4 children ages 15 to 22. My fifth child has fur and is the most well-behaved. I'm looking forward to a fabulous school year!

    phone 772228email  lisinghood@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Maloney Maloney, Maddie

    Hello! This is my first year teaching first grade, but my second year at Sawnee. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I love to travel and spend time with friends and family doing something outside. I cannot wait for this school year and to meet all of my wonderful students!

    phone  772236email  mmaloney@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Gresham 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 sixth year of teaching. I love to read, paint and snuggle with my six cats.

    phone  772243email  mephillips@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Gresham Roper, Cole

    I attended Sawnee as a child and know what a wonderful place it is to begin your education. I graduated from Gainesville State College in 2012. This will be my sixth year teaching. Through my experiences I have found every child is unique and special in their own way. My husband and I have a son and a daughter. We enjoy living and working in the Sawnee community. I can not wait to meet my students!

    phone  772203email    kroper@forsyth.k12.ga.us