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Staff


Administration

Munson

Leigh Munson, Principal Biography

Fowler

Jim Fowler, Asst. Principal Biography

Pelletier

Kim Pelletier, Counselor

Biography


Front Office

Bishop

Debbie Bishop, Bookkeeper Biography

C Walker

Cathy Walker, Secretary Biography

 

Michelle Snider, Nurse

Biography


Specials

 

Art - Katie McKinney

Biography

Hendrix

Computer - Jackie Hendrix Biography

Owens

Discoveries - Cindy Owens

Biography

Shapley

Music - John Shapley Biography

Manley

P. E. - Dr. Tim Manley Biography

 

Support Staff

Allen

Tina Allen, Media Specialist

Biography

 

Attaway15

Lisa Attaway, Psychologist

Biography

 

Kendall

Cynthia Kendall, Permanent Substitute

Biography

 

Patrick Maritz, ETSS

Biography

 

Markland

Misty Markland, Instructional Coach

Biography

Kathy15

Kathy Schotthoefer, After School Program Coordinator

Biography

Threlkeld

Pauline Threlkeld, REACH

Biography

   

Early Intervention Program

Church

Paula Church

Biography

Pittman

Laura Pittman

Biography

 

Special Education

Mejia

Suzanne Mejia, Resource

Biography

Hopkins

Shannon Millard, Resource

Biography

Milner

Nancy Milner, Resource

Biography

 

Megan Prevatte, Speech

Biography

Ruttinger

Julie Ruttinger, Resource

Biography

 

Fincher

Deshawn Fincher, Parapro

Biography

Winkles

Carol Winkles, Parapro

Biography

 Adrienne Robinson, Parapro

Biography

 
Pre-K
Glover

Rachel Glover

Biography

Thuman

Terrie Thuman

Biography

 

McGeachy

Angela McGeachy

Biography

Shelnutt

Theresa Shelnutt

Biography

 

Kindergarten

Etheridge

Karen Etheridge

Biography

Thomas

Brittany Thomas

Biography

 

Roycroft

Donna Roycroft

Biography

Bridges

Debra Bridges

Biography

 

J Walker

Jenny Walker

Biography

Gabriel

Traci Gabriel

Biography

 

Wood

Shannon Wood

Biography

Black

Heather Black

Biography

 

First Grade

 Biles

Alyson Biles

Biography

 Boyles

April Boyles

Biography

 

Keller 

Rhonda Keller

Biography

Mitchell 

Cassie Mitchell

Biography

 

Second Grade

Bourque

Lisa Bourque

Biography

Futral

Alicia Futral

Biography

 

Middlebrooks

Contrell Middlebrooks

Biography

Sluk

Dee Sluk

Biography

 

Third Grade

Deleshaw

April Deleshaw

Biography

Eason

Tamara Eason

Biography

 

Jordan

Debra Jordan

Biography

Tooley

Tammy Tooley

Biography

 

Fourth Grade

Burks

Patty Burks

Biography

Cathey

Catherine Cathey

Biography

Shaner14

Brendan Shaner

Biography


Fifth Grade

Holmes

Kathy Holmes

Biography

Sample

Jennifer Sample

Biography

Smoot

Gloria Smoot

Biography


Custodians

custodians

Ella Mae Hill, Maxine Sumlin, Tonya Bryant, and Rena Adams


Cafeteria Staff

 

Melissa Black (Manager), Margaret Bell, Karen Parrish, Dorothy Dennis, Angie Thomas


Bus Drivers

 Bus Drivers


Staff Biographies

Administration

Munson14Leigh Munson is the principal of Eastside.  She has worked in the Coweta County School System since 1988, when she began teaching second grade.  She is married to Stanley Munson, and they have one daughter, Lindsay.  As a family, they love to go camping and fishing.  They often take their canoe with them wherever they travel.  If you visit her office, you can see pictures of everyone in her family, including their cat, Tootsie!

As a third generation educator, Mrs. Munson has seen many changes in schools and the curriculum.  Through the years, however, one thing has remained the same:  students are eager to learn new concepts.  In our wonderful community of Eastside, we have an endless love of children.  We set high expectations for our students, as we are constantly reminded that they will one day be the leaders of our world.

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FowlerJim Fowler has been an educator for 15 years.  He earned his B.S. and Master's degrees from the University of Georgia.  Mr. Fowler spent ten years in the classroom as a teacher and has been an administrator since 2011.  He is married with three beautiful children.  His hobbies are anything outdoors.

 

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PelletierKim Pelletier has been an educator in Coweta County since 1993.  She attended the University of West Georgia where she earned a B.A. in Spanish/Secondary Education and her M. Ed. in School Counseling.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, boating, going to the beach and reading.  She is excited about being a part of the Eastside family!

 

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Front Office

BishopDebbie Bishop is the bookkeeper at Eastside. She started as a substitute bus driver in 1985 and then became the cafeteria cashier in 1991.  She came into the school office in 1998.  She has 3 sons and 8 grandchildren.

 

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C WalkerCathy Walker began working at Eastside in 1996.  She has been a teacher's assistant in Pre-K and first grade before becoming the school secretary.  She lives in Senoia.  She is married to Jamie Walker and they have three sons, Tim, Matt, and Phillip.

 

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Nurse

 

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Specials

Art - Katie McKinney has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Berry College.  She taught kindergarten and second grade in Clayton County Public Schools where she met and married her husband David.  After taking some time off to raise their children, Bryant and Abby Lynn, she taught for four years at Harp's Crossing Weekday Preschool and is now excited to be part of the Eastside family.  Katie and her family live in Senoia.

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HendrixComputer - Jackie Hendrix is known as Mrs. Jackie by Eastside’s children.  She has worked at Eastside for over 10 years.  Her goal at Eastside is to connect with the children so they feel secure and confident while learning our school curriculum.  She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work at Eastside.

 

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OwensDiscoveries - Cindy Owens has worked in the Coweta County School System for five years.  She lives in Senoia with her husband Craig and children, Madison, Matthew, McKenzie and Montana.  Mrs. Owens enjoys cooking, reading and scrapbooking.

 

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ShapleyMusic - John Shapleyhas been a music educator for over 25 years both in Florida and Georgia.  Mr. Shapley loves working with young children and provides a National Standards-based general music program for all children at Eastside Elementary School, grades Pre-K through 5th! He also directs theEastside Elementary Bobcat ChorusandEastside Elementary Bobcat Recorder Ensemble which perform two major concerts per year at the Coweta County Centre for the Performing Arts as well as various performances throughout the community. Mr. Shapley also maintains a private teaching & music production studio in Peachtree City calledShapley Music Academy, where he instructs students of all ages. He specializes in teaching woodwinds and jazz and has led theSouth Atlanta Youth Jazz Orchestrafor high school students. He also gives instruction in brass, orchestral strings, percussion, voice, piano, guitar, music theory and technology.  He performs professionally as a saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist as well as offers other professional music services such as recording, jingle writing, composition and arranging.  Mr. Shapley is currently living in Senoia and has two college-age daughters, Danielle 21 and Rachel 19, who both attend Florida State University.

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ManleyP. E. - Dr. Tim Manley has been a teacher at Eastside for over 12 years, teaching physical education.  He lives with his wife, daughter, and a dog named Bug.  Most of his hobbies and interests are outdoors.

 

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Support Staff

AllenTina Allen has been an educator since 1992 and has been the media specialist at Eastside since 2003.  She loves to read and enjoys sharing good books with students.  Mrs. Allen has degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia.  She lives in Newnan with her husband Eric and their two children.

 

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AttawayLisa Attaway started working as a school psychologist in Coweta County during 2003. Previously she worked in the mental health field for Central State Hospital and as a consultant for various agencies for the State of Georgia since 1991. She graduated from Georgia College and Georgia State University.

 

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KendallCynthia Kendall

 

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Patrick Maritz has been working in the IT field since 2005 and has been with Coweta County Schools since May 2016.  He enjoys playing his guitars and reading books.  He lives in Senoia with his wife Jennifer and son Silas.

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MarklandMisty Markland has been a teacher at Eastside since 1999, and has taught 3rd grade, 4th grade and Kindergarten. Mrs. Markland has been the instructional coach since 2011. Her favorite things to do are read and spend time camping with her husband, Jason, and son, Logan.

 

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KathyKathy Schotthoefer has worked in the After School Program for the past five years.  She currently resides in Sharpsburg with her husband of 23 years. She has four children ages 12, 16, 18 and 28.  She loves to travel, read and spend time with her dogs.

 

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ThrelkeldPauline Threlkeldhas been a teacher of young children for over 20 years and in Coweta County since 2001.  She has taught 6thgrade, 3rdgrade, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1stgrade, and 2ndgrade.  Mrs. Threlkeld's current assignment is in Gifted Education.  She lives in Sharpsburg with her husband (Rolf) and they have two grown children (Crystal and Ben).

 

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Early Intervention Program

ChurchPaula Church has been teaching at Eastside since 1996. She spent the first five years teaching second grade and then looped to third grade with her second grade class. She loved third grade so much that she decided to stay, however now she is taking on a new challenge teaching EIP for 3rd-5th grade. She is married and has one daughter. She loves animals, especially cats. She also loves to shop and spend time near the water, either a lake or beach, anytime she has a chance.

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PittmanLaura Pittman has been an educator for 25+ years. Mrs. Pittman has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction.

 

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Special Education

MejiaSuzanne Mejia

 

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HopkinsShannon Millard has been in special education since 2006. She has taught at White Oak, Willis Road, and Jefferson Parkway. She has been in the self-contained classroom at Eastside Elementary for 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her children, Anna and Jack. Her hobbies are hiking and camping.

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MilnerNancy Milner has been teaching in the state of Georgia. for 19 years. She began her teaching career in Clayton County and later came to Coweta. Mrs. Milner earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Special Education from West Georgia College. She resides in Senoia with her husband and son.

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Megan Prevatt

 

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RuttingerJulie Ruttinger has been a special education teacher for over twenty years. Mrs. Ruttinger lives in Sharpsburg with her husband (Randy) and two daughters (Beth and Renee').

 

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FincherDeshawn Fincher

 

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WinklesCarol Winkles has been at Eastside as a Special Education Parapro since 2011.  She has a B.A. from Western Washington University in Therapeutic Recreation.  Before having her own children she worked at Clayton County Parks & Recreation as the Therapeutic Manager.  Once she had her daughter she became a stay at home mom until both of her children were in school. Then she began substitute teaching for Special Education in the county.  Her passion has always been working with children and adults with Special Needs. She has been in the field for over 20 years. Ms. Carol’s other passion is serving God and her wonderful family.  She has been married 19 years and has two beautiful children, Amber and Joshua.

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Pre-K

GloverRachel Glovergraduated from the University of West Georgia and has been teaching since 2011.  She enjoys photography, going to the beach, and spending time with family.  She lives on a small farm in Senoia with her husband and two daughters.  She is excited to call Eastside home.

 

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Thuman Terrie Thuman has lived in Senoia for the last twenty years with her husband, Tony, and their two children. She has been a substitute teacher with Coweta County for the last ten years.  This is her second full year working in Pre-K.  She has a bachelor’s degree from Berry College.

 

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McGeachy15Angela McGeachy has had previous experience at Moreland Elementary and Coweta Charter Academy.  Her educational background includes a certification in Early Childhood Special Education from Mercer University. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Georgia State and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia.  Her family of three girls and her husband call Senoia home.

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ShelnuttTheresa Shelnutt lives in Sharpsburg with her husband Donnie. They have two children, Troy and his wife Courtney, and Tracie and her husband David. She has two granddaughters, Lyla and Amanda.

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Kindergarten

EtheridgeKaren Etheridge has been an educator since 1994. Her teaching experiences include 4th grade, 1st grade, and kindergarten. Kindergarten is her favorite! Mrs. Etheridge has two wonderful sons, and a very supportive husband.

 

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ThomasBrittany Thomas has been in Early Childhood Education since 2009 teaching preschool and assisting in Pre-K. Mrs. Thomas began working at Eastside in 2015 as a Kindergarten paraprofessional. She lives in Newnan with her husband Tanner and their daughter Tenley.

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RoycroftDonna Roycroft moved to Georgia in 2005 and has been a teacher here in Coweta County since then, teaching 1st grade, kindergarten, and Pre-K. She lives in Newnan with her son, Quinn, and several pets.

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Bridges15Debra Bridges has been at Eastside since 2001. Mrs. Bridges has the pleasure of working in kindergarten with Ms. Roycroft. She lives in Sharpsburg with her husband Charles, and her two children, Jennifer and Chase.

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J WalkerJenny Walker has been an educator since 1987. She graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University and completed her Master's degree at West Georgia. Mrs. Walker has two sons, Seth and Jacob and a beautiful daughter-in-law Anna. She lives with her husband in Sharpsburg.

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GabrielTraci Gabriel has been at Eastside for 6 years. She lives in Senoia with her husband Randy and their 3 sons, Zach, Drew, and Jake.

 

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WoodShannon Wood has been an educator at Eastside since 2003. She graduated from Jacksonville State University in Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Physical Education. Mrs. Wood continued her education at West Georgia receiving a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2009. She resides in Senoia with her husband (Scott) and two children, Daylee and Coleman, and her nephew, Landon.

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H BlackHeather Black has worked at Eastside for the last five years. Four of those years were spent substituting and Mrs. Black now currently works as a kindergarten parapro. She lives in Senoia with her husband Eric and their children, Bailey and Corey.

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First Grade

BilesAlyson Biles has been an educator for over 15 years and all of those years have been spent teaching first grade here at Eastside Elementary. She has a Master's in Education. Mrs. Biles has wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl in first grade! She and her husband Jeff have a horse farm that includes a variety of other animals too. She loves to spend time working with her animals, making cards, and traveling with her husband.

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BoylesApril Boyles has been an educator for more than 13 years. She taught 3 years and Clayton County and has spent the rest of her time here at Eastside teaching Special Education and 1st grade. Mrs. Boyles has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember and is very blessed to be living out that dream in such a wonderful place. She has lived in Senoia with her husband (Kevin) since 2004 and both of her children were born here. She has a daughter (Savannah) and a son (Christopher) who also love Eastside and the Senoia community!

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KellerRhonda Keller has been an educator for almost 20 years. She has taught almost 10 years in first grade here at Eastside. She lives in Tyrone with her husband (Ken). She has a daughter (Brittney) in college.

 

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mitchell12Cassie Mitchell has been teaching in Coweta County for almost 13 years. She has her Master’s degree in Reading Specialization and also holds a Math Endorsement certificate. She is VERY passionate about teaching! She has been married for 13 years to her best friend and they have 3 beautiful and intelligent girls that are 10, 5 and 3 months old. They have lived in Senoia for almost 14 years and love their community!

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Second Grade

BourqueLisa Bourque has been a teacher for over 20 years. Many of those years were spent teaching Pre-k in both Rhode Island and in Georgia. She enjoys working with children and helping them to discover all of the wonderful, fascinating things out there in our world. She lived in Rhode Island for many years and has lived in Georgia for the last 13 years. Mrs. Bourque lives in Senoia with her husband, Pat and their two children.

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FutralAlicia Futral loves teaching here at Eastside. She has enjoyed teaching for over 15 years in two schools. Mrs. Futral has lived in Senoia only a few years with her husband (Tommy) and their two children (Laine and Will).

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MiddlebrooksContrell Middlebrooks is a native of Senoia. She had the wonderful opportunity of attending Eastside from the first to fifth grade. She is a graduate of West Georgia College and Central Michigan University. She has been a second grade teacher at Eastside since 1996. Integrity, professionalism, commitment, and dedication are some of the character strengths she brings into the classroom setting on a daily basis. Teaching is more than a career to her; it is her life’s calling. Ms. Middlebrooks is thankful for the opportunity to serve the children and parents in this community.

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SlukDee Sluk grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and married her husband Ray in 1978. During his career, they lived in various cities in the states and overseas in such places as Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, and Mexico City. They have three lovely daughters and a son-in-law, and a special granddaughter born in January 2010. Mrs. Sluk has taught in a kindergarten classroom, fourth grade general classroom, fourth grade gifted classroom, first grade, and is presently teaching fifth grade. Her background includes a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, Master of Education degree focused in Reading and Literacy, and an Education Specialist Degree in leadership. She is certified to teach ESL and Gifted students.

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Third Grade

DeleshawApril Deleshaw has a B.S. in middle grades education from the University of West Georgia. She resides in Coweta County with her husband (Jason), their two boys (Jake and Jackson), and their daughter (Jordan). Mrs. Deleshaw loves teaching and looks forward to a long and rewarding career.

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EasonTammy Eason has been an educator in Coweta County since 1997. She began teaching 4th and 5th grades at Newnan Crossing from 1997-1999. She was a stay at home mom for five years. When both of her children were school age, she returned to teaching at Eastside in 2004 and has been teaching third grade ever since. Mrs. Eason lives in Senoia with her husband (Scott), son (Nick), and daughter (Alayna).

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JordanDebra Jordan has been an educator for over 10 years. She has a Master's degree in Reading, a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Teaching, and also holds a Math Endorsement Certificate. She lives in Senoia with her husband and two children.

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TooleyTammy Tooley has earned an Education Specialist Degree and Master's Degree through Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Valdosta State University. Mrs. Tooley is an encourager, mother, wife, leader, friend, and dedicated teacher. Whole learning is her chief service but also her personal life-long purpose. Tammy’s core belief is that it is not academic or career accomplishments that earn happiness in life but in loving her family and serving others in reaching their goals. Tammy’s research interests are spiritual studies, and technology.

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Fourth Grade

BurksPatty Burks has been an educator in Coweta County for over 11 years, teaching 4th grade. She lives in Fayette County with her husband (Joe) and her children (Joey, Carrie, and Nikki).

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CatheyCatherine Cathey began teaching middle school in Louisiana. After teaching three years, she and her husband, Dale, moved to Sharpsburg. After moving to Coweta County she began teaching at Eastside. She started in fifth grade then she found her home in fourth grade. Mrs. Cathey has three children: two girls, Madison and Paige, as well as one boy, Garrett.

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Shaner14Brendan Shaner began teaching in 2002. He has spent his whole career here at Eastside teaching 4th and 5th grades. Mr. Shaner lives in Newnan with his wife, Jenna, who is also a teacher. They have 2 sons, Jack and Ben.

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Fifth Grade

HolmesKathy Holmes has 3 adult children, and 1 child in college. She has 6 grandchildren so far! She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida. Beginning her career in Florida, Ms. Holmes now has over 30 years of teaching experience in grades 1-6. She loves her students, and her greatest reward is to see face of a child when they “get it!”

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SampleJennifer Sample has worked for the Coweta County School System since 2011 and is thrilled to be part of the family here at Eastside. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) and is currently pursuing a MA in Mathematics Education (K-6). Mrs. Sample has two children, a son who is in 4th grade and a daughter who is a junior in high school. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her children play ball, scouts, any outdoor activity, and being at the beach anytime of the year.

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SmootGloria Smoot has been an educator for over 30 years in the 5th grade here at Eastside Elementary in the Coweta County School System. She received her Ed.S. degree from the University of West Georgia. Ms. Smoot is certified to teach grades 4-8 with concentrations in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, Language, and Reading. She enjoys working with her students and thinks of Eastside as her home.

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