Adams

Mrs. Katie Lynn Adams

3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Adams was born and raised in Dahlonega, Georgia. After graduating from Lumpkin County High School, she went to the University of North Georgia. Mrs. Adams graduated with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education as well as a reading endorsement. Currently, Mrs. Adams is teaching 3rd grade at Lumpkin County Elementary School. She is so excited to work in the Lumpkin County School System!

Bicknell

Mr. Greg Bicknell

Physical Education Teacher

This is Greg Bicknell’s sixth year teaching physical education at Lumpkin County Elementary and 19th year as a teacher. He has taught physical education, health, and special education throughout his career at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His teaching degree was obtained from UNG back when it was North Georgia College and State University, and he also holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors’ University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Teaching and Learning from Piedmont University. Coach Bicknell currently coaches the high school softball team in the fall and the middle school baseball team in the spring.

Boone

Ms. Christie Boone

Special Education Teacher

Christie Boone is a Special Education teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Truett McConnell University and is currently working on her Master’s degree. She has been teaching for 3 years. Prior to that, she served as a paraprofessional for 14 years. Christie lives in Cleveland with her two children.

Helm

Mrs. Callie Helm

3rd Grade Teacher

Callie Helm, a native of Clermont, Georgia, has ties to the Lumpkin County School System as far back as when she was involved in the Georgia Pick & Bow Traditional Music School. She pursued her Bachelor's Degree in History and minored in Appalachian Studies at the University of North Georgia. Mrs. Helm enjoyed the teaching avenues that were presented to teach young students, therefore, she was led to complete her Master's in the Art of Teaching Degree from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Helm's love of teaching continues today in the classroom with her third grade students.

Melissa Bynum

Mrs. Melissa Bynum

3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Melissa K. Bynum graduated from White County High School in Cleveland, GA. She later attended the University of North Georgia where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Bynum holds endorsements in gifted education, ESOL, math, and science. This is her 20th year teaching in Lumpkin County. In her free time, Mrs. Bynum enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her family.

TConner

Mrs. Tammy Conner

5th Grade Teacher

Tammy Conner is originally from Buford, GA, where she attended North Gwinnett High School. After high school, she attended University of North Georgia and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2010, she received her Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. She has spent her entire teaching career in the Lumpkin County School System where she has taught at all three elementary schools. She currently teaches 5th grade at Lumpkin County Elementary School.

Molly Denham

Ms. Molly Denham

Kindergarten Teacher

Molly Denham is originally from Columbus, Georgia. Ms. Denham moved to Dahlonega to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. After completing her student teaching in Lumpkin County, she immediately fell in love with the school system. She now works at Lumpkin County Elementary teaching Kindergarten.

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Mrs. Caroline Gable

Special Education Teacher

Mrs. Gable is a Dahlonega native and attended Lumpkin County Schools from kindergarten through sixth grade. She graduated from West Forsyth High School and went on to receive her bachelors degree from The University of North Georgia in 2014. She is a special education resource teacher for kindergarten and first grade students.

Garrett

Mrs. Amy Garrett

5th Grade Teacher

Amy Garrett is a Dahlonega native. She is married to Chris Garrett and has a son named Addison. She has been a teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School for twenty-one years.

Nicole Gaudino

Mrs. Nicole Gaudino

Kindergarten Teacher

Nicole Gaudino was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Fine Arts from Hofstra University. She later received a Master of Science Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Hofstra University. Shortly after, Nicole relocated to South Florida where she taught for 15 years. In 2019, Nicole, her husband , Joseph, their daughter, Kayla and their son, Christian relocated to North Georgia. Both children attend Lumpkin County High School. Nicole now is a kindergarten teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School.

Grizzle

Mrs. Micah Grizzle

Kindergarten Teacher

Micah is a kindergarten teacher at Lumpkin Elementary. She has a dual bachelor degree in early childhood education, as well as special education. She is currently working on her Master's Degree with an endorsement in gifted education. This is her sixth year teaching at LCES. She has also coached middle school girls soccer, and currently helps coach the running club at LCES. She is a Dahlonega native.

Head

Mrs. Allison Woody Head

Kindergarten Teacher

Allison Head is a graduate of Lumpkin County High School. She attended the University of North Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/special education. Allison later attended Piedmont College and earned her master’s in education. In addition to her degrees, Allison holds reading and gifted endorsements.

Bev Holland

Mrs. Beverley Holland

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Holland has been an educator for 29 years. Her experience includes teaching high school and elementary school. Mrs. Holland attended North Georgia College, UGA, and Walden University. Mrs. Holland holds degrees in Social Studies, Spanish, ESOL, and Reading and Literacy.

Huggins

Mrs. Merri Huggins

Speech Pathologist

Mrs. Huggins is a Georgia native who has been a Speech Pathologist in Georgia schools for 25 years.

Jenna Marshall

Mrs. Jenna Marshall

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Marshall grew up in Dahlonega, GA where she attended Lumpkin County Schools for Kindergarten through 12th grade before graduating in 1992. She is married and has one son named Jack. In 1998, she graduated from North Georgia College with a degree in Business Management. She then flew the friendly skies as a Delta flight attendant for six years. In 2003, she became a Kindergarten parapro while earning her teaching certificate and her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. She received her Specialist degree in Early Childhood Curriculum from Brenau University and her Gifted Endorsement several years later. She loves traveling and teaching the students about the world around them.

McKinney

Mrs. Tracy S. McKinney

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. McKinney is a life-long resident of Lumpkin County. She attended North Georgia College and State University, with degrees in Sociology and a Master's degree in Special Education. She has been teaching for 13 years in both Lumpkin and Dawson counties. Mrs. McKinney enjoys traveling and adventures in the great outdoors.

McCrary

Mrs. Morgan S. McCrary

1st Grade Teacher & LCMS Girl's Golf Coach

Morgan McCrary is a 2013 graduate of the Lumpkin County School System. After high school, she attended Brenau University on a golf scholarship majoring in early childhood education. She obtained her Master’s Degree from Valdosta State University in 2020. Morgan currently teaches first grade at Lumpkin County Elementary School and serves as Lumpkin County Middle School’s golf coach.

Robinson

Mrs. Melissa A. Robinson

3rd Grade Teacher

Melissa A. Robinson has been a resident of Lumpkin County since the age of one, and completed her education in the Lumpkin County School System. After graduating from Lumpkin County High School, she attended the University of North Georgia, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She began her career at LongBranch Elementary School, and after 4 years, transferred to Lumpkin County Elementary School where she has continued to teach. She received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont University in 2010, and is currently in her 27th year of teaching. Mrs. Robinson is presently a 3rd grade teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School.

Candace Sosebee

Mrs. Candace Sosebee

Computer Lab Teacher

Mrs. Candace Sosebee is a native of Dahlonega and attended school in the Lumpkin County School System. Upon graduation, she attended North Georgia College and State University (now the University of North Georgia) obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree. She then attended Piedmont College in Demorest where she obtained her Master of Arts degree. Mrs. Sosebee is currently the Instructional Computer Lab teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School.

Sullens

Mrs. Amy Sullens

1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Sullens is a native of Lumpkin County. She graduated from Lumpkin County HIgh School. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Georgia and her Master's degree from Piedmont University.

Bridget Wigington

Mrs. Bridget J. Wigington

Pre-K & Special Education Teacher

Bridget Wigington attended Lumpkin County Schools from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. She graduated from Lumpkin County High School in 2005. She received her Associates Degree at University of North Georgia (Formerly Gainesville State College) and then received a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education P-5 from University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College and State University) in 2010. Mrs. Wigington was a lead Georgia Pre-K Teacher from 2010-2021. Mrs. Wigington is a Special Education Pre-K teacher at Lumpkin Elementary School.

Williamson

Mrs. Selina M. Williamson

Pre-K & Special Education Teacher

Selina Williamson is a graduate of Vidalia Comprehensive High School. She went on to receive in 2005 an associate of arts in education from Middle Georgia State University (formerly Middle Georgia College). In 2007, Mrs. Williamson graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a bachelor in science in special education. Mrs. Williamson serves as the lead special education teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School. Mrs. Williamson lives in Dahlonega with her husband and two daughters.

Addison

Mrs. Jennifer L. Addison

Art Educator

Jennifer Addison began her life in Dahlonega, Georgia and has come full circle, moving back with her own family in 2018. Mrs. Addison obtained her Associate of Fine Arts degree from Young Harris College and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lipscomb University. Mrs. Addison started her Art career as a Textile Designer and Colorist, but felt called to teach, inspire, and share her love of the Arts. To achieve this goal, Mrs. Addison continued her education at Piedmont University, where she received a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, and holds certifications to teach Art Education (K-12) and Early Childhood Education.

Barton

Mrs. Amanda Barton

Director of Music

Amanda Barton grew up in Southern California and studied music at California Polytechnic State University. She then went to upstate New York for her Masters of Fine Arts from Bard College Conservatory of Music. This is Amanda's eleventh year teaching and seventh year at Lumpkin County Elementary school teaching music.

Boegner

Mrs. Ashley W. Boegner

5th Grade Teacher

Ashley W. Boegner is graduate of both the University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia. She has an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of North Georgia. Ashley has been teaching for 11 years with 7 years here in Lumpkin county. Ashley is currently teaching fifth grade reading at Lumpkin Elementary School. She loves reading, hiking, camping, and traveling, but most of all she loves the Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!

Bruno

Mrs. Leah Bruno

Special Education Teacher

Mrs. Bruno currently teaches Special Education at Lumpkin County Elementary School. She has been a teacher there since 2018. She graduated high school in 2001 from Ridgeview Senior High in Orange Park, Florida. She then went on to Florida Community College for her Associates in Arts degree. In 2005 she relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii and attended school at University of Hawaii. In 2014 she relocated to Misawa, Japan. It was there that she finished her degree in Elementary Education with Grand Canyon University.
Mrs. Bruno is married to Dahlonega native, Ryan Bruno. They have four children that attend Lumpkin County Schools.

Dearing

Ms. Micki Dearing

1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Dearing graduated from Parkview High School. She then attended Piedmont University and received a degree in Elementary Education, Master's in Elementary Education, and a Specialist Degree in Teaching and Learning.

Forrester

Mrs. Beth Forrester

Special Education Teacher

Beth Forrester earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College, which is now the University of North Georgia. She has taught in the Lumpkin County School System for eighteen years. She and her family love living in Dahlonega!

Gastley

Mrs. Dara Gastley

5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Gastley was born and raised in Bonifay, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Master’s in Education, she married Coach Jonathan Gastley & moved to Georgia. She is in her 19th year teaching. Mrs. Gastley teaches 5th grade at Lumpkin County Elementary School.

Gilreath

Ms. Michelle L. Gilreath

3rd Grade Teacher

Michelle Gilreath is a native to Dahlonega, Georgia and a product of Lumpkin County School System. While working as a paraprofessional at Long Branch Elementary, Ms. Gilreath earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Brenau University. During her professional career as an educator, Ms. Gilreath attended North Georgia College and State University to receive her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Gilreath is presently teaching third grade at Lumpkin County Elementary.

Guy

Mrs. Nicole S. Guy

1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Guy is thrilled to be a part of the Lumpkin County Family. She is a Florida native and a graduate of Florida State University. Her certifications include Elementary Education, Special Education and ESOL. She has been teaching since 2002 and most of those years have been in Kindergarten. She loves being able to make a positive difference in the lives of her students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Hill

Ms. Kathy Hill

2nd Grade Teacher

Ella Kathryn (Kathy) Hill has been an educator for 27 years. Ms. Hill attended Berry College, UGA and UNG earning a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with endorsements in gifted education and middle grades social studies. Ms. Hill is currently teaching second grade at Lumpkin County Elementary.

Kiefaber

Mrs. Staci Kiefaber

Kindergarten Teacher

Staci T. Kiefaber is from Chatsworth, Georgia. She is a graduate of Murray County High School. Mrs. Kiefaber earned both her bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia College(formerly North Georgia College and State University.) Mrs. Kiefaber received her Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Kiefaber is currently in her 15th year of teaching. She is married to Ryan Kiefaber and has two children-Elliot and Davy.

Martin

Mrs. Tammy Martin

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Tammy Martin, Georgia born and Georgia raised, grew up in Marietta where she completed her kindergarten through high school education. After graduating from high school she moved to the "Enchanted Valley" of Young Harris College and received her Associate of Fine Art degree. Furthering her education she received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Atlanta from The Atlanta College of Art. Getting married in the late 80's, Tammy and her husband moved to the beautiful hills of Dahlonega where in the mid 90's she began a career of teaching and serving the children of this community. Beginning with Mother's Morning Out at the Methodist Church she soon moved on to serve and teach in the public schools of Lumpkin County, first at Long Branch Elementary School, then Blackburn Elementary School, and today at Lumpkin County Elementary School where she continues to teach and serve the kindergarten children of this community.

Krystal Parker

Mrs. Krystal Parker

4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Parker is a native of Hall County, but has called Lumpkin County home for the last 6 years. After graduating from Johnson High School, she attended Brenau University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education. During her first year teaching, she earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Following this, she obtained her Specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Piedmont University. In addition to degrees, Mrs. Parker also earned her ESOL, Reading, and Gifted endorsements. Mrs. Parker has taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. When not at school, Mrs. Parker enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, who are also both part of the LCSS.

Reed

Ms. Tracie M. Reed

1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Reed graduated from Dawson County High School in Dawsonville, GA. She then attended NGSU where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Reed later attended Lincoln Memorial University and received a Specialist Degree in Education.

Tonya Ross

Ms. Tonya Ross

4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Ross graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and later returned to earn a Master's Degree in Middle Grades Education. This year will be her 17th year teaching. She loves to spend as much time as possible with her son, Landon.

Scott

Mrs. Christy Scott

Pre-K & Special Education Teacher

Christy Scott is a special education teacher at Lumpkin County Elementary School. Christy has been teaching for 3 years and worked as a special education paraprofessional while she completed her degree. She lives in Dahlonega with her husband and two children.

Spratt

Mrs. Tracey J. Spratt

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mrs. Spratt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Alabama in 1993. After having her daughter, she decided to be an at home mom. Mrs. Spratt was a substitute teacher for 8 years at Lumpkin County Elementary before becoming a full time paraprofessional in 2016.

Taylor Tritt

Mrs. Taylor Tritt

4th Grade Teacher

Taylor Tritt is a Hall County native. Mrs. Tritt received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont University (formerly Piedmont College). She also has her Gifted Endorsement. Mrs. Tritt played four years of college basketball at Piedmont, as well. She taught in White County for 2 years and Hall County for 3 years before coming to Lumpkin County in 2021. Mrs. Tritt is the Middle School Girl's Basketball Coach. Mrs. Tritt is married to her husband, Nathan, who is a Lumpkin County graduate. They have a son named Grady (2) and they welcomed their new daughter, Laurel Kate, in August of 2022. Her family lives here in Lumpkin County.

Williams

Mrs. Elizabeth Southern Williams

Early Intervention Program Teacher

Elizabeth Williams was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and a reading endorsement. In 2017, she graduated from Kennesaw State with a Master's of Education with a teacher leadership endorsement. That same year she got married to her husband, Bradley Williams. She taught for 2 years in Cobb County, and then moved to Dahlonega. She has been teaching for a total of 6 years in grades 3rd - 5th. In November of 2021, she and her husband had their first child, Katie Ann Williams.

Julie Windham

Mrs. Julie Windham

4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Julie Windham grew up in Habersham County, but moved to Dahlonega after marrying Lumpkin county native Radford Windham. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of North Georgia. She also attended Brenau University, where she earned an Educational Specialist degree. Mrs. Windham has taught all grades kindergarten through fourth grade. She has also attained certification in gifted education. She and Radford have two sons.