School Phone: (770) 887-7749




    Emily Cutrer


    This is my 20th year of teaching with 16 of those at Cumming Elementary School. I have experience teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades. I received my bachelor’s degree from Miami University (Ohio), my master’s from University of North Georgia, and my specialist from Lincoln Memorial University. My husband and I reside in Cumming with our three children, but I was born and raised in Ohio.

      ext. 740218

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     Christy Mesa


    I am so excited to be starting my 15th 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 27 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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    Madison Johnson


    My name is Madison Johnson! This will be my 4th 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 golden doodle, Cali and will be welcoming a baby girl into the world this December! I love 2nd grade and can't wait for all the fun things we will do and learn this year!

      ext. 740217

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    Betzy Ortiz

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Betzy Ortiz and I have had the pleasure of serving at Cumming Elementary for 6 years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University. I love spending time with my kids, reading self-help books, and shopping. My favorite parts of teaching is building relationships with the students, learning from them, and watching not only their academic growth but also their social emotional growth. I am excited to embark on a new journey, to teach the 2nd grade Dual Language Immersion program this coming school year (#2020), and eager to make connections with my students and their families. ¡Hasta Luego!

    ext. 740234

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    Nancy Pappas

     Virtual Teacher

    I am excited to be starting my 13th year at Cumming Elementary! My husband and I have lived in Forsyth County for 25 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. 740213

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    Sophia Richards

     DLI Teacher

    My name is Sophia Richards, and I am beyond excited to continue into my sixth year teaching second grade here at Cumming Elementary! This year, I will be the English teacher for our Dual Language Immersion program. 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 family.

    ext. 740233

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    Dana Webb



    My name is Dana Webb, and I currently teach 2nd grade at Cumming Elementary. I have taught all my 31 years here at Cumming Elementary! I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master's in Early Childhood Education, and an ESOL Endorsement. I have a wonderful husband, Everett, and two amazing children, Rett and Anslee. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time on the lake with my family and two lovable black labs.

     ext. 740227

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Last Modified on July 28, 2020