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    Madison Johnson


    My name is Madison Johnson! This will be my 5th year teaching at Cumming Elementary! I graduated from the University of North Georgia in 2017 with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. My husband and I live in Dawsonville with our sweet baby girl, Mila and our golden doodle, Cali! I love 2nd grade and can't wait for all the fun things we will learn this year!

      ext. 740217

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     Cassie King


    My name is Cassie King. This will be my first year teaching at Cumming Elementary! I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelors's in Early Childhood and Special Education. I student taught in second grade, so I am very excited to be back. Second grade is the BEST. I cannot wait to meet my students & I am looking forward to an amazing year!!

     ext. 740227

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    Christy Mesa


    I am so excited to be starting my 16th year of teaching. I just love kids and teaching! After many years of working in accounting, I decided I wanted to give back to the community and went back to school. I earned a master's degree in teaching at Piedmont College. My experience includes ten years teaching fourth grade, one-year teaching third grade, and three years teaching second grade. I am married to a wonderful husband of 28 years, and we have three college age children. My son just graduated from Georgia Tech, his twin sister has started her master’s at Valdosta University, and my youngest daughter attends Kennesaw State University. I can’t wait to get to know my new students😊

      ext. 740228

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    Betzy Ortiz

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Betzy Ortiz. This is my 7th year serving at Cumming Elementary School. I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Liberty University. My passion is to teach and build relationships with my students through a fun, loving, and safe environment.

    ext. 740234

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    Nancy Pappas


    I am excited to be starting my 14th year at Cumming Elementary! My husband and I have lived in Forsyth County for 26 years. I have a son who graduated from Lambert High School and the University of Georgia, and a daughter who graduated from South Forsyth High School and Kennesaw State University. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from the University of North Georgia. I earned a master’s degree in Education from Piedmont College. I love being a part of Cougar Nation!

     ext. 740218

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    Sophia Richards

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Sophia Richards, and I am beyond excited to continue into my seventh year teaching second grade here at Cumming Elementary! I graduated from Berry College with a bachelors' degree along with an ESOL endorsement, and I received my master's from Piedmont College. I have a strong passion for teaching children, and I absolutely love my job. In my spare time, I like backpacking, reading, running, and traveling. I especially enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. Looking forward to a great year!

    ext. 740233

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    Dylan White



    Hi everybody, my name is Dylan White. I recently graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I have spent the past 2 years of my internship in Forsyth County and am so excited to join the CES family. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside with my friends and family and love all things sports (Go Braves!). Within my classroom, I am passionate about creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of my students and strongly believe that every student is capable of succeeding. I am so excited to meet my students and have an incredible year!

     ext. 740213

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Last Modified on August 19, 2021