• 5th Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 887-6161
     Mrs. Akers Akers, Yvonne


    I have been teaching for approximately 30 years. This is the first year I will move up with a group of students. I am so excited to do something I have never done before! I taught 4th grade for the last three years at Sawnee. I previously taught 5th grade in Pensacola, Florida for many years.  So this is like coming back home!  I love what I do and can’t wait to keep inspiring students through learning. I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. I moved to Florida and spent 30 years there.  I have two, adult children. My daughter still lives in Pensacola, and my son now resides in Cumming. He has been a member of the Georgia National Guard for the last six years. I love going back and visiting my Gulf of Mexico, but enjoy seeing the beautiful mountains every day.  


    phone  771280email  yakers@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Mrs. Chester Chester, Crystal


    I am so excited to introduce myself to a returning role at Sawnee. I am Crystal Chester and will be joining the fifth grade team again for this 2020-2021 school year. This is my 30th year teaching in Forsyth County. My teaching experience is in the third, fourth, and fifth grade levels as well as EIP and the alternative program for the county. I received both my bachelor's and master's degree in early childhood education from North Georgia College. My husband and I reside here in Forsyth County where we raised our 2 children. Now that they are grown, I understand the importance of making connections, loving who they are, and always being active in their lives. These thoughts drive my wishes for this upcoming year with Sawnee's 20-21 fifth grade class. I am looking forward to once again working with 5th graders in math and being a part of such a great team of teachers at Sawnee Elementary.



    phone  771276email  cchester@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Mrs Coram  Coram, Kyla

    I am very excited for another wonderful year at Sawnee teaching 5th grade ELA. I studied business management and marketing at Georgia Tech, but transferred to my lifelong love of teaching as a second career in 2013 in Gwinnett County. I also teach English to children in China through an online learning program—I even had the privilege of traveling to China in 2018 to meet with some of my students (did I mention I love to travel?!). My husband, our two girls (both of which attend Sawnee), a dog and a cat round out our happy little family. I am ready to have fun and learn a lot from/with your children!

    phone   771296email   kcoram@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Mrs Davis Davis, Brenda

    This is my 20th year of teaching and my 5th at Sawnee. I am a born and raised Floridian with a love for the Miami Dolphins. I have lived in Georgia for 8 years with my husband and our two sons, Kaleb and Nathaniel who will be in 3rd grade and Pre-K this year. I am looking forward to a great school year!

    phone  771288email   bdavis@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Mrs McBrayer McBrayer, Bethany
    Hi! I'm Bethany McBrayer and I'm excited to begin another year teaching at Sawnee. I'm married to Steve and we have three daughters: Olivia (9), Madalyn (8), and Millie (3). I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio, but I made Georgia my home in 2007. I look forward to getting to know you and having an amazing year in 5th grade!

    phone  771272email  bmcbrayer@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Pagan, Robert
    I have been at Sawnee Elementary more than ten years, but I am just as excited as I was the first day I started. I have a Master's in Education and a Gifted Endorsement from Forsyth County. Teaching math is my passion. I look forward to helping your child succeed in fifth grade.

    phone  771297email   rpagan@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Mrs Rice Rice, Amanda
     I am excited to begin my 13th year at Sawnee and my fifteenth year of teaching!  My husband, Taylor, and I are graduates of the University of Georgia.  We have two boys who also attend Sawnee Elementary.  We are looking forward to another great school year!!!

    phone  771293email  arice@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    DebbieTomlin Tomlin, Debbie

    I am looking forward to teaching Math this year! 5th grade has always been my favorite grade and I can't wait to spend the year with each of you. We will work hard, but also have lots of fun learning!

    phone  771281email  dtomlin@forsyth.k12.ga.us

      Whitlow, Kelly
    phone  771292email  kwhitlow@forsyth.k12.ga.us

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