Hasty ES Fine Arts STEM Academy teachers Cristin Bell, Nene Azemogie and Kylie Townsend receive their certificates from CIE co-trainers, Teasley MS teachers Greg Koch and Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, right.
Seventy-five CCSD teachers have earned the Certified Inclusive Educator (CIE) designation after completing specialized training to better serve special education students.
The 10-month program, developed by CCSD’s special education department, provided teams of general education and special education co-teachers with training on best practices including research-based strategies and effective models, concluding with a capstone presentation by participants for their fellow teachers at their own schools.
The newly named CIE educators are:
Arnold Mill ES: Robyn Pitkins & Katherine Derman
Avery ES: Pam Pfitzner & Michelle Harris
Ball Ground ES STEM Academy: Susan Lumpkin & Cortnie Freeman
Bascomb ES: Sandra West, Winn Ward, & Melissa Riddle
Boston ES: Debbie Howell & Jamie Moss
Carmel ES: Dawn Mathis & Fernando Vara
Cherokee HS: Shelly McNellie & Rebecca Coury
Clark Creek ES STEM Academy: Kristy James & Brittany Holton
Clayton ES: Jane Jarrett & Julie Warner
Creekland MS: Christine Vester & Laura Brown
Creekview HS: Brooke Harrison & Liana Howard
Dean Rusk MS: Mindee Calabrese & Misty Harper
E. T. Booth MS: Monica Besterci & Alicia Crump
Etowah HS: Debbie Rufa & Amanda Massey
Free Home ES: Anslee Cochran & Amanda Day
Freedom MS: Ansleigh Gregory & Jennifer Womack
Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy: Cristin Bell, Nene Azemogie, & Kylie Townsend
Hickory Flat ES: Rebecca Miller & Heather Amos
Holly Springs ES STEM Academy: Courtney Nations & Cynthia Rudin
Indian Knoll ES: Megan Malecek & Katie Malcolm
Johnston ES: Cindy Boswell & Paige Chandler
Knox ES STEM Academy: Andrea Shurtleff, Mendy MacAulay, & Janet Marotte
Liberty ES: Amy Bramblett & Stephanie Hopersberger
Little River ES: Christy Rivero & Danielle Gradwell
Macedonia ES: Kristina Cribb & Meredith Castro
Mill Creek MS: Elaine Warner & Sara Gregg
Mountain Road ES: Kristen Mitchell & Christine Ryan
Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy: Beverly Atsma & Katy Picarelli
R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy: Sarah Joyave & Amanda Stewart
River Ridge HS: Heather Bellini & Amber Hall
Sequoyah HS: Joachim Veihman & Cora Hodgins
Sixes ES: Sarah Medley & Jennifer Spain
Teasley MS: Stacy Howell & Anna Lamprey
Woodstock ES: Katie Grooms & Michelle Cumana
Woodstock HS: Hellen Lane & Jenae Rose
Woodstock MS: Erik Hall & Michelle Kitts
CCSD Supervisor of Special Education LaToya Gray, right, and program co-trainers, Teasley MS teachers Dr. Jennifer Reynolds and Greg Koch, present certificates to Sandra West, Winn Ward and Melissa Riddle of Bascomb ES.
Cherokee HS Class of 2019 graduate Elijah Cook shared his story and advocated for the importance of inclusion during a panel discussion that also included his mother, Brandy, center, and special education teacher Dr. Jennifer Reynolds.
Ms. Gray speaks during the graduation ceremony.