Georgette believes that teaching is a calling, an honor, a tremendous responsibility, and the best profession in the world. She has been passionate about education, and especially about her students, since she began graduate school and student teaching in 1990.
During her career as an educator, Georgette has taught first, second, and fifth grades as a general education teacher in Maryland, Florida, and here in Cobb County. In 2014, she was recruited to start and head an ESOL program at a top-ranked school in Fulton County. There, she not only ran the program, but also taught K-5 Reading and Writing to ESOL students. Georgette has taught in both public and private schools, upper and primary elementary grades, general education and small group settings, and suburban and urban communities. She is grateful for each of her varied experiences, which have taught her valuable lessons and given her powerful tools to bring to her instruction and understanding of students. Georgette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The George Washington University and a Master of Science in Teaching Degree from Fordham University. She holds a current Georgia Educator Certificate as a Highly Qualified teacher with certifications in Early Childhood Education (P-5) and Middle Grades (4-8) Science and Social Studies . She also holds an ESOL certificate (P-12) and an ESOL endorsement from the State of Georgia, and an Orton Gillingham Teacher’s Level Certificate. Georgette has lived in East Cobb for 18 years with her husband, Ken, and their two children, Jack (21) and Madeline(20), who both attended Cobb County schools. In her spare time, Georgette enjoys traveling with family and reading.
Michelle’s passion in life is teaching. She realized her calling was a career in education during summers in high school at work as a camp counselor. During that time, the relationships she built with her campers ignited a desire to work with kids in the future. After high school, Michelle graduated with honors and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Barry University. She continued her education and earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Michelle began her teaching career in a first grade classroom for five years at Natural Bridge Elementary School in North Miami, Florida. During her tenure at Natural Bridge, she was grade level chairperson for three years. Michelle continued her teaching career at Manatee Elementary School, teaching fourth grade for three years. Her family then moved to Georgia in 2000, and Michelle spent the next ten years raising her three children, teaching as a K-5 substitute teacher and as an extended supply teacher for second, third and fifth grades. In 2011, after obtaining a Georgia Educator’s Certificate as a highly qualified teacher, Michelle accepted a full-time teaching position at Riverside Primary School in Mableton, Georgia, where she taught both kindergarten and first grades. Michelle’s classroom was chosen by her principal to be a model classroom for new teachers. In addition to multiple leadership roles and participating in various training programs, Michelle served as a chairperson of the Curriculum/Assessment Committee and the School Improvement Plan Committee. After many years of classroom experience, Michelle believes that one of the most important parts of teaching is establishing a trusting relationship with each student and fostering a love of learning, inspiring them to learn throughout and beyond their years of formal schooling.