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    Christina Betke


    Welcome back, Cougars! I’m so excited to be starting 4th year at Cumming! This will be my 7th year teaching! Outside of school I enjoy going on the lake with my husband, Mr. Dean, and our two dogs, Maggie and Millie! We are expecting a baby girl in November. I’m looking forward to an amazing year in 1st grade!

      ext. 740314

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     Kara Billington


    Hi! My name is Kara Billington and this will be my 6th year teaching first grade at Cumming Elementary! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I love to spend time with my husband and baby boy, Andrew, who will turn 1 year old in August! First grade is my favorite grade to teach and I am looking forward to meeting all of my new students and parents this year!

      ext. 740327

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    Brittany Cook


    I am so excited to be teaching first grade at CES, again! This will be my 2nd year teaching first grade and my 9th year teaching. I have previous experience in Pre-K and in Kindergarten. I graduated from Forsyth Central High School and went to Dalton State College where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL Endorsement. My husband and I love spending time with our 2-year-old daughter and our Boston Terrier. Thank you for entrusting me with one of your most precious gifts! I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

      ext. 740328

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    Megan Geren

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Megan Geren and this will be my 14th year teaching at Cumming Elementary! I am so proud to be a part of Cougar Nation! I graduated in 2008 from Berry College with a degree in Early Childhood Education, a minor in Spanish, and an ESOL endorsement. In 2011, I completed my master's degree at Piedmont College. I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a four-year-old daughter, Josie, and a very chatty Miniature Schnauzer, Oliver. I cannot wait to share my love of learning and sense of adventure with my students this year!!

      ext. 740334

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    Marcela Mazurkiewicz

     DLI Teacher


    My name is Marcela Mazurkiewicz and I was born and raised in Costa Rica. I graduated from South Forsyth High School and got my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw University with an endorsement in Reading. I have been living in Cumming for 25 years and I have two beautiful girls. I love reading, dancing, and working out. This is my third year as a first-grade teacher and my four in Cumming Elementary. I love teaching first grade and I can't wait to start our new adventure!

      ext. 740333

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    Michelle Merrell


    My name is Michelle Merrell and this will be my 16th year at Cumming Elementary School. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with my degree in Early Childhood and I received my Master's from the University of North Georgia. I am also certified in ESOL K-12, Gifted Education K-12, and Middle School Social Studies. My husband Steve and I have three grown daughters (Jessica, Lindsey, and Allison), a son (Teddy) who is a high school senior, a brand new grandson named Hawk, and three furbabies (dogs - Lucy and Winston and cat - Jack). I LOVE teaching first grade and am so excited to spend this year teaching and being amazed by fantastic firsties!

    ext. 740317 Email Mrs. Merrell





    Amanda Zellner


    My name is Amanda Zellner and this will be my 17th year teaching with 15 of those at Cumming Elementary. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a 5 1/2-year-old daughter, Ashtyn, that will be in kindergarten here at Cougar Nation this year. I love the beach, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. We are going to have so much fun!

     ext. 740318  Email Ms. Zellner


Last Modified on July 30, 2021