• Special Area Teachers

    School Phone: (770) 887-6161
    Brenda Mahoney, Brenda - STEM Lab

     Hello!  My name is Brenda Mahoney, and I'm thrilled to say this is my 35th year teaching, time truly flies when you are having fun!  Born in Grandforks, North Dakota, my family moved to Wisconsin, Minnesota and then to Sarasota, Florida where I graduated from Riverview High School.  I graduated from Concordia College, in Moorehead, Minnesota, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Music, and post baccalaureate studies at UCF and FSU.   The first 22 years teaching were spent in Orange County and Hillsborough County, Florida, and the last 13 years have been in Forsyth County, at Cumming, Whitlow and currently as a proud member of the Sawnee Chief Family, doing what I love…SCIENCE, Engineering, Technology and Math.  Yes, I have a passion for science!

    Currently, I live in Cumming, Georgia with my husband, Doug, and Taryn (daughter a 2019 graduate of North Forsyth High School) and Ireland (golden retriever who is too cute for her own good.) We have a 25 year old son, who was also a 2012 graduate of NFHS,  and is adulting in Atlanta as a Logistics Rep. for TQL.

    I love gardening, yard work and hatching chickens and ducks and watching them grow!.

    So looking forward to the upcoming school year.

    phone   771172email  bmahoney@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham McCormick, Sarah

    I'm so excited to begin my 5th year here at Sawnee! I graduated from North Georgia in 2013 with my bachelors in Health and Physical Education. I can't wait to have another great year with our students!

    phone  771072email  SMcCormick@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Duhamel, Celeste - Art

    The 2019-2020 chool year will be my 22nd year with Forsyth County Schools. Originally from Connecticut, I graduated from the University of Connecticut with my BFA and from Quinnipiac University with my MAT.

    phone  772116email  cduhamel@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Poss, Terri - PE

    Welcome to Sawnee Elementary Physical Education! I have been teaching Physical Education for 24 years. I have a B.S. degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance with certification in grade P-12, a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education with certification in elementary grades and a Specialist degree in Educational Technology. I look forward to having a great school year!

    phone  772400email  tmposs@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Gresham Turner, Barbara - Music


    I am excited to be starting my 15th year here at Sawnee! I have a bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Technology. In my spare time, I enjoy singing and playing the piano. I look forward to being you child's music teacher this year!



    phone  771165email  bturner@forsyth.k12.ga.us