• 5th Grade Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 887-6161
     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  771296email  cchester@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Mrs Coram  Coram, Kyla

    I am very excited for another wonderful year at Sawnee teaching 5th grade. I studied business management and marketing at Georgia Tech, but transferred to my lifelong love of teaching as a second career in 2013. 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 (Ryan) our three girls
    (Alivia: born 5/4/20, Avri: 5 years old, Addison: 10 years old), and a dog (London) round out our happy little family. I am ready for a fun year with your children!

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

    Mrs Davis Davis, Brenda

    This is my 21st year of teaching and my 8th year in Georgia! I went to FAU for my Bachelor and FIU for my Master in South Florida. I have a husband of 10 years and two boys, 9 and 5 who also attend Sawnee with me!

    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. My husband and I have 3 daughters: Olivia (5th grade), Madalyn, (4th grade), and Millie (Prek). 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  771292email  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 14th year at Sawnee and my sixteenth year of teaching! My husband, Taylor, and I are graduates of the University of Georgia. We have two boys, Maddox and Hudson, who also attend Sawnee Elementary. We are looking forward to another great school year!!!

    phone  771280email  arice@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     Mrs. Shirley Shirley, Scarlette

    I’m so excited for my first year as a Chief! I have been teaching for 7 years, with the majority in 5th grade. I have a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I love to learn and can’t wait to share that love with you!

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

     Mrs. Tomlin Tomlin, Debbie


    My husband, Clarke, and I have two children, Abbey and Griffin. Both attended Sawnee Elementary and are now at Georgia State University, studying Occupational and Speech therapy respectively. Teaching is my 3rd career and by far, my favorite! After graduating from Auburn University, I have worked as a paralegal, social worker, and non-profit volunteer coordinator and educator. While staying at home with my kids, I discovered subbing and fell in love with teaching! My goal is for each of my students to value and believe in themselves. I look forward to my 11th year of teaching!

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

     Mrs. Whitlow  Whitlow, Kelly

     This school year starts my 18th year of teaching and my 3rd year teaching at Sawnee. My husband, Scott and I have been married 20 years and we have 3 daughters in the West Community: Claudia (11th at West), Mia (8th at VCMS) and Keira (KK at Sawnee). I'm very excited to be teaching 5th grade again!

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