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    Special Education 

    Specialized Instruction: Hallie Benson, Kaitlyn Crawford, Kacey Crosthwait, Sarah Hammond, Jacklyn Manton

    Special Education: Macy Cook, Geneva Thompson, Penny Futch, Mike Dillion

    Speech: Julie Stewart, Katie Pittman, and Rosalie Fowler


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

     
     

Phone: 710240

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Hallie Benson

Hi! My name is Hallie Benson and the 2022-23 school year will be my first year teaching. I graduated in May 2022 from Georgia College & State University with a BS in Special Education. When I am not teaching, I am cuddling my many fur babies and playing music with friends or family. I’m so excited to get to know the school community, go Wildcats! 

Phone: 710254

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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: 710249

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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: 710241

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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: 710248

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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 about spending another year here at Big Creek!

Phone: 710187

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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: 710107

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Geneva Thompson

Hi! I’m Geneva Thompson! I started my teaching journey in the Philippines and served students in the general education classroom and children with special needs. I joined Big Creek as a special education paraprofessional in the MOID class in 2015 and became an IRR teacher in 2021. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Special Education. I have been married  for 11 years and  I have a stepdaughter.

I enjoy gardening, travelling to new places and trying new cuisine. I love spending time  my family and friends. I am happy to be a part of the BCE family!!

Phone: 710152

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Penny Futch

Hello! My name is Penny Futch. I have been an educator since 1995. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Lee University, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood from West Georgia University, an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University, and I am continuing to compete my Educational Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. I have endorsements in Dyslexia, Special Education, Teacher Leader, Coaching, and Teacher Support Specialist. Previous educational experience includes a Student Support Facilitator for Special Education/MTSS, EIP, and teaching first, second and third grade. I have a passion for learning and continue to be a lifelong learner. I enjoy traveling, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with my husband and children. I am thrilled to be a part of the Big Creek Family. 

Phone: 710415

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Mike Dillon

Hello Everyone! I graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Child Development and Early Education. I have been teaching and coaching since the early 2000’s. I have taught in Gwinnett County, Silver City, Vickery Elementary, Midway, and Big Creek. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, IRR 4th, IRR 3rd, IRR 5th, Science Specials, and two years in Special Instruction. I have coached for West Forsyth HS and for multiple middle school and high school travel teams in the area. I have two boys, Jess Riley and Colton. I am from Michigan, so Detroit and Michigan State are my loves!

Phone: 710414

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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

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Katie Pittman

Hi! My name is Katie Pittman. I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2020. I received my B.A. at Georgia State University and my M.S. at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC! My husband, John and I have been married since October 2021. We are obsessed with our dog, Abby and are super excited to welcome our first child- a baby girl, in the fall of 2022. I am so happy to be part of such a wonderful school!

Phone: 710414

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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.

Last Modified on August 3, 2022