Special Education 

    Specialized Instruction: Jacklyn Manton, Katie Bekken, Kaitlyn Crawford, Kacey Crosthwait, Sarah Hammond

    Special Education: Macy Cook, Geneva Thompson, McKensie Martin

    Speech: Julie Stewart, Karen Kipley, and Rosalie Fowler

    Specialized Instruction Assistants: Rasna Singh, Joyce Robinson, Brigette Siegel, Jennifer Missell, Sharon Davis, and Kelly Hart

    Special Education Instructional Assistant: Kathy Craddock

    moonshower   Macy Cook

    Hello! I'm Macy Cook. I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in early childhood/special education and a reading endorsement. I have been at Big Creek since 2017 and I love using my passion for teaching. I love to be outdoors, read, travel, and spend time with my friends, family, and my Siberian Husky, Meeka in my free time. Looking forward to another wonderful year at Big Creek Elementary!

    phone 710187 email  MCook@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    jstewart    Julie Stewart
    My name is Julie Stewart, and I have been a full-time speech-language pathologist at Big Creek Elementary since 2017. I received both my bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia. I believe the ability to effectively communicate is crucial, and I strive to help children develop these communication skills in an engaging way. I live with my husband, Ethan, and my dog, Remi, in south Cumming. I look forward to another great year at BCE!
    phone 710447 email JStewart2@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Hammond Sarah Hammond

    My name is Sarah Hammond and I am so excited for a great year at Big Creek! I have my degree from Western Governors University and after working in Early Childhood Education for over ten years I found my love for Special Education in 2018. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and we have two daughters. We love to travel, spend time with friends and can usually be found on the sports fields!

    phone 710241 email shammond80@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    manton Jacklyn Manton

    My name is Jacklyn Manton. I have been teaching at Big Creek since 2015 (my first year teaching). I graduated with my dual Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in 2015 and my Master's Degree in Special Education from Purdue University in 2020. Boiler Up! I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 2016, and we have been together since 2009! We both graduated from Forsyth Central High School. We became parents to our sweet girl, Juliette, in August 2019 and are welcoming our second child, Jude, in August 2021. I am excited to spend another year here at Big Creek!

    phone 710248 email JManton@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    singh   Rasna Singh

    With a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Masters Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, I would like to introduce myself Mrs. Rasna Singh, who takes teaching as an opportunity for continual learning and growth, having over 10years of experience working with children in diversified fields such as pediatric department, Special ED, and elementary and middle school environment. I am happily married with two beautiful children. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, camping with my family and our dog, and love reading and watching movies. I have been blessed to work with wonderful kids at Big Creek since 2017, in a MO, MCA, and ACA Class.

    phone 710249 email  RSingh@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Geneva Thompson

    Hi! My name is Mrs. Gen! I joined Big Creek as a Special Education paraprofessional in the MOID class in 2015. have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Special Education. I have more than ten years of experience in Teaching ESL, general education, early childhood, and special education. During my free time, I love spending time in my vegetable garden or do some woodworking projects! I also enjoy running and traveling.

    phone 710107 email GeThompson@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Joyce Robinson Joyce Robinson

    Hello! I’m Joyce Robinson.  I have a B.A. in psychology from Boston University and a J.D. from Suffolk University.  I have been working with special needs individuals since 2012.  Initially, I was a job coach/mentor for adults with intellectual disabilities and then worked with special needs students in a high school vocational program.  After moving to Georgia, I was employed in Fulton County as an instructional assistant in a K-5 autism classroom.  I have been at Big Creek Elementary since 2018 working with students in the specialized instruction program.  I am married and am the proud mom of two wonderful daughters.  On the weekends, you can find me and my husband exploring Georgia’s beautiful state parks.  I am looking forward to another great year of learning at Big Creek!

    phone 710240 email JRobinson@forsyth.k12.ga.us

    Bekken Katie Bekken
     Hello, my name is Katie Bekken. I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama, but have taught in Auburn, Alabama, and Savannah, Georgia. I taught Special Education in Savannah for two years, teaching middle school, and in Auburn, Alabama for three years, teaching kindergarten through third grade. Prior to that, I graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with my Bachelor’s degree and my Master’s degree in Special Education! I met my husband at Auburn, and we just celebrated our anniversary in June! We live in Cumming with our sweet Golden Retriever, Nova. In our free time, we enjoy going to the lake, spending time with family, and going to Auburn football games!
    phone  710240 email


    Kipley Karen Kipley
    Hello! My name is Karen Kipley. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with my Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 1995 and earned my Bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in 1991. I have worked in a variety of settings including: Babies Can't-Wait, hospitals, special needs daycare, private practice, and schools. I love empowering my students to communicate! I have two boys, Logan and Keegan who keep me busy. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crafting, woodworking, sewing, and swimming. I look forward to a great year here at Big Creek.
    phone  710262 email


    Kathy   Kathy Craddock
    I was born and raised in Georgia. I am married and have three wonderful children and five amazing grandchildren. In 2015, I began as a substitute teacher with most of those days subbing here at Big Creek, including a long-term assignment. In 2018, I became an Instructional Assistant for Big Creek. I am so grateful and excited to be a part of such a great school and to work with its amazing teachers.
    phone  710107 email


     Crawford Kaitlyn Crawford
    My name is Kaitlyn Crawford and I am excited to be at Big Creek this year! I received my Bachelors in Early Childhood/ Special Education, as well as my Masters in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia. I also received my Specialist in Instructional Technology. I have been in Forsyth County since 2017, and prior to that I taught in Gwinnett County for 4 years. I love traveling, spending time with friends and family, anything Disney, and working out. I also enjoy watching the Braves and Bulldogs! I am excited for this school year with our kids!
    phone  710254 email


     Casey Kacey Crosthwait
    Hi! I'm Kacey Crosthwait. I have been a Special Education Teacher, serving diverse learners across a variety of classroom settings, since 2003. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in African American Studies. My passion for teaching is as strong as my love of learning. I look forward to a wonderful year at Big Creek Elementary!
    phone  710249 email



     Martin McKensie Martin
    Hello! I am Ms. Martin and I am so excited to be a part of the Big Creek family! I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Psychology and I am completing my masters in Special Education. I am a product of Forsyth County Schools and I’m so thankful to be able to give back to my community as a teacher. When I am not at BCES, I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and spending time with my son and our family. I am very family-oriented, and working at Big Creek feels like home. Here’s to a great school year!
    phone  710415 email


     Fowler Rosalie Fowler
    My name is Rosalie Fowler and I have been a school-based speech-language pathologist since 2011. Although I was born and raised in Atlanta, I graduated from the University of Alabama with my master's in communication disorders in 2010. My favorite thing about speech therapy is helping students take ownership of becoming better communicators. My husband and I live in Cumming with our sweet baby girl and two cute pups. I love to travel to far away places and enjoy working in my flower garden during my free time.
    phone  710463 email


     Hart Kelly Hart
     Hi, my name is Kelly Hart and I was born and raised in Georgia. My husband and I have 3 great kids. I love spending time outside playing with my kids and playing tennis. 

    I have my BA in early childhood education. I’ve been teaching since 2005. I love teaching and am thrilled to be part of the Big Creek Family. 

    phone 710240 email  f40299@forsyth.k12.ga.us
      Sharon Davis
    My name is Sharon Davis. I am a special ed paraprofessional. I taught preschool for many years before joining the Big Creek family.

    I have been married to my husband Lenny since 1987. We have five grown children. I am originally from New Orleans and have lived in Forsyth County since 2004.

    I am extremely excited to be a part of such a wonderful school!

    phone 710249 email  f27788@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     Siegel Brigette Siegel

    Hi, my name is Brigette Siegel and I’m from Chesterfield, MO, and graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors of Science degree in Recreational Therapy.  I have been teaching as a Paraprofessional in education since 2006 starting as a one-on-one Para in a middle school then as an elementary special needs PreK/Kindergarten Paraprofessional then as a high school Para.


    I have also been working for the YMCA Afterschool in Alpharetta since 2005 where I go to numerous elementary schools throughout the Alpharetta area to entertain kids and help them with their homework.


    Some of my hobbies and interests include Jazzercising, Spending time with my four adopted nephews camping and hiking, and spending time outdoors.

    phone 710254 email  f40398@forsyth.k12.ga.us
      Jennifer Missell
    phone 710254 email  f31497@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on October 20, 2021