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Student Services: Counselors, Nurse, and Officer

Last Updated: 10/24/2019 12:19 PM
IKES Counselors
Picture of Indian Knoll Elementary Couselors, Lori Waycaster and Colleen DeLosh Lori Waycaster and Colleen DeLosh, Indian Knoll Counselors


Colleen DeLosh has been in education for over fifteen years.  She assisted with opening Indian Knoll as one of the counselors in 2011.  Her educational career began as an elementary school teacher in Florida.  Ten years ago, she and her family moved to Georgia, where they fell in love with the seasons. As a family, they love to participate in outdoor activities and go on camping trips.  Her daughter, McKenzie and son, Griffin, also attend Indian Knoll Elementary.  Colleen looks forward to working with all students at Indian Knoll Elementary.

Lori Waycaster has been in education for over fifteen years.  She grew up in Cobb and Cherokee County, and moved to Gwinnett County after marrying her husband, Kevin.  Her educational career began as a high school counselor in Hall County, but then decided Cherokee County was where she wanted to raise her family. In 2011, Lori helped to open Indian Knoll as one of the counselors.  She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children, Cole and Reagan.  They enjoy traveling, attending sporting events, and being outdoors. Although Lori is a Firebird at heart, you can still hear her shouting "GO DAWGS!" in the hallways at Indian Knoll Elementary.


IKES Nurse

pic of nurse in scrubs Maria Hicks - Indian Knoll Nurse

Maria went to Elementary school (Oak Grove) and middle school (E.T. Booth) here in Cherokee county.   She moved to Cobb County and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1990. Then, she graduated from Chattahoochee with a nursing degree in 1992.

Maria Hicks has been a pediatric nurse since 1992. She worked in a local pediatric practice for 19 years.  While there, she was assistant nurse manager, and she started working in Cherokee County (Indian Knoll) in 2011.


A message from Maria Hicks: 

Nursing is my passion!  I love working with children and their families.  I strive to provide the quality of care I would want my own children to receive.  I feel very blessed to work with the Indian Knoll community!


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