Special Education

    Specialized Instruction: Jacklyn Manton, Kayla Peters, Sarah Cox, and Page Fuss

    Special Education: Trisha Hoyes, Nicole Witte, and Macy Moonshower

    Speech: Elizabeth Hollon,Teri Turner, and Julie Stewart

    Special Ed. Assistants: Jill Alie, and Katie Willis

    Spec. Instr. Assistants:Rosemarie Castillo, Rasna Singh, and Geneva Thompson

    nicole Nicole Witte
    I received a B.S. in Psychology from San Diego State University and a M.A. in Education from Hofstra University. This is my 5th year teaching at Big Creek as an Interrelated Resource Teacher. I live in Alpharetta with my husband and three children.
    phone 710415 email


    m   Macy Moonshower

    Hello! I'm Macy Moonshower. I just graduated from the University of North Georgia with a dual degree in early childhood and special education and a reading endorsement. This will be my first year teaching and I am looking forward to finally being able to use my passion for teaching. I love to be outdoors, read, travel, and spend time with my friends and family in my free time. I am very excited to join the Big Creek family! 

    phone 710187 email  MMoonshower@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Trisha Trisha Hoyes

    My name is Trisha Hoyes, and I am proudly educating your children with 12 years of experience. I received my undergrad in both Elementary Education and Special Education from Eastern Kentucky University. I then went on to receive my masters from Nova Southeastern University in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, I have a Reading Endorsement, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher. My husband and I live here in Cumming with our son, Henry Duke. 

    phone 710414 email THoyes@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     ho  Elizabeth Hollon

    My name is Elizabeth Hollon and I am a speech-language pathologist serving Big Creek and Shiloh Point Elementary Schools. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University and my master's degree from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, hiking with my black lab, Olive, spending time on the lake, and reading. I am excited for a great year at Big Creek!

    phone 710463 email  EHollon@forsyth.k12.ga.us


     teru  Teri Turner
     Ms. Turner is licensed by the State board of Georgia in the field of Speech Language Pathology, has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and holds a teaching certificate in Speech Language Pathology for P – 12 and Educational Leadership – Tier II.   She has 26 years of experience working with children with communication disorders.  During her professional career, Ms. Turner has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and disorders. She has gained experience working as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, homes, and private practice. Ms. Turner is excited to work with students at Big Creek Elementary school with needs in the area of communication. 
    phone 710447 email  TTurner@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    j    Julie Stewart
     My name is Julie Stewart and I'm so excited to be a new member of Big Creek this year as one of the full time speech therapists! I received my bachelor's and master's degree from the university of Georgia-- Go Dawgs! I currently live in Cumming with my husband, Ethan, and we're enjoying exploring our new city together. I'm looking forward to serving your kids in the areas of speech and language this school year!
    phone 710461 email  jstearns2@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    sarah Sarah Cox

    I am from Sparta, Michigan. I went to Western Michigan University. I have taught Self-Contained Special Education for 13 years. I am married to Carl and have 2 children.  Amir who is 12 and in 7th grade and Laila who is 10 and in 4th grade.  My passion has always been to work with children with special needs.  I love my job and kiddos I get to work with every day. 

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


    kayla Kayla Peters

    Hi! My name is Kayla Peters. This is my second year teaching at Big Creek and my fourth year teaching.  I am the third through fifth grade Moderate Intellectual Disability teacher.  I have my bachelor's degree from the University of North Georgia in Early Childhood and Special Education, my Master's degree from Georgia Southern University in Special Education, and am currently pursuing my Specialist's Degree in Special Education.  I love my job and love getting to see the milestones that my students achieve as they achieve them.    

    phone 710248 email KDeak@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    darding Jacklyn Manton
    Jacklyn Manton graduated from Georgia State University with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She grew up in Forsyth County and graduated from Forsyth Central High School in 2010. She got married to her high school sweetheart this summer. They live in Cumming with their dog and two cats. Mrs. Manton is excited for her second year here at Big Creek Elementary. 

    phone 710241 email JDarding@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    fuss   Paige Fuss

    Hey! My name is Paige Fuss. This is my first year teaching at Big Creek Elementary. I am the third through fifth grade Modified Curriculum Autism teacher. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I received my master’s degree from Georgia State University in Moderate/Severe intellectual disabilities. I am so excited to be a part of the Big Creek family this year!

    phone 710249 email  PFuss@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    RAS   Rasna Singh


    With a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics and having over 8 years experience working with children in diversified fields such as pediatric department in hospital industry, Special ED, and elementary and middle school environment I would like to introduce myself Mrs. Rasna Singh, who takes teaching as an opportunity for continual learning and growth.

    I am happily married for 14years with two beautiful children, a 12 year old boy  and a 9 year old girl.
    I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, camping with my family and also love reading and watching movies.

    I am very enthusiastic to be joining the Big Creek team this year!

    phone 710240 email  RSingh@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    Geneva Thompson

    I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and masters degree in Special Education. I have more than ten years of  experience in Teaching ESL, general ed, early childhood and special education. During my free time, I love spending time in my vegetable garden or do some wood working projects! I also enjoy running and travelling.

    phone 710248 email GeThompson@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    Rosmarie Castillo

    This is my first year at Big Creek and I am extremely excited joining their Special Education team! I have a bachelor's degree in Nursing. I used to work as a registered nurse abroad until I found my passion and interest in Special Education. I have worked with children with special needs for 9 years and has 2 years experience working with Georgia Pre-K in Cumming. In 2008, I studied at Georgia State University and obtained my certification in Special Education Multiple and Severe Disabilities with Reading endorsement in 2012. My husband and I have been residents of Forsyth since 2006. We have two girls who are 11 and 4. Our family likes to travel and loves going to the beach.

    phone 710249 email RCastillo@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    jill Jill Alie

    My name is Jill Alie.  I am a paraprofessional supporting the special education department here at Big Creek.  I received my undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Springfield College in  Springfield, MA.  I went on to receive my Masters in Education degree in Intensive Special Needs from Simmon’s College in Boston, MA.  I taught special education for 11 years before becoming a stay at home mom to my three children. While I was home with my children, I completed my Reading Endorsement and added on a Reading Specialist certification.  Last year I came back to the county as an Interrelated  Paraprofessional.  I am very happy to be back in the classroom and working with your beautiful children!

    phone 710187 email JAlie@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    will   Katie Willis

     I am excited to be an Interrelated Instructional Assistant at Big Creek this year . I recently just got married to my husband Craig . I have a step daughter Carson who is in 4th grade . I am currently pursing my Master's in Teaching . I am looking forward to all of the opportunities that this school year has to offer! 

    phone 710415 email  KWillis@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on August 14, 2017