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    Special Education 

    Specialized Instruction: Hallie Benson, Kaitlyn Crawford, Kacey Crosthwait, Sarah Hammond, Becca Mitchell, Rasna Singh

    Special Education: Michael Hiett, Geneva Thompson, Penny Futch, Mike Dillion

    Speech: Kathleen Due, Stacy Reeves


    Specialized Instruction Assistants: Sharon Davis, Astha Khatri, Jennifer Missell, Jessica Ramey, Joyce Robinson, Brigette Siegel

     
     

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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John Thompson

Hello! My name is John Thompson. I am very excited to be joining the Big Creek Staff! I earned my bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University, and my master’s degree from Kennesaw State University.  I am married and my youngest daughter is attending the University of North Georgia. I am an avid wood worker, and gardener. My wife and I love to travel and experience different cultures and cuisine.  I am very excited to be a part of your child’s learning journey here 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: 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: 710248

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Becca Mitchell

Hello! My name is Becca Mitchell.  I received my BS and M.Ed in Special Education from Georgia College & State University.  This will be my first year at Big Creek Elementary School.  I am so excited to get to know my students and the school community this year!

Phone: 710254

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Rasna Singh

Hello, my name is Rasna Singh, and I have had the honor of being associated with Big Creek’s special ed. since 2017. Prior to joining Big Creek, I gained ten years of valuable experience in the field of education. My journey with the special education team has been immensely fulfilling as I have had the privilege of working closely with students with diverse learning needs.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. My family brings me immeasurable joy and fulfillment. I have been happily married to my wonderful partner for remarkable years since 2003, and together we have two amazing children who constantly inspire us. Our son has embarked on an exciting educational journey at Georgia Tech, while our daughter is in high school. 

When our family is not engaged in educational endeavors, we cherish activities such as camping, hiking, and sailing, along with the companionship of our beloved German Shepherd.

As we embark on another year at Big Creek, I am filled with anticipation and enthusiasm.

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: 710415

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Michael Hiett

My name is Michael Hiett. It is my pleasure and honor to be at Big Creek Elementary where I get to work with these students. I have been teaching since 2009 and have a master’s in Public Health and a PhD in Education. I look forward to getting to know you and your child!

Phone: 710414

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Kathleen Due

Hi! My name is Kathleen Due. I have taught for over 25 years and have degrees from The University of Montevallo, The University of Alabama, and Nova Southeastern University. I enjoy forming relationships with students who have speech and language needs. I have two adult daughters, one school-aged daughter, and four adult stepchildren. I enjoy reading and learning new things. My most recent hobby is photography! My family has lived in Forsyth County since 2013.

Phone: 710107

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Stacy Reeves

My name is Stacy Reeves.  I have my master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University. I have experience in school and private practice settings evaluating and treating a variety of communication disorders and delays including articulation, phonological processing, fluency, Autism, Mental Intellectual Disabilities, social language, and receptive and expressive language disorders. I grew up in Texas, but I have been in Georgia for over 8 years.  I have two children, a husband, and a Corgi dog that keep me busy when I am at home.