Yargo Elementary School Staff Directory

Stephanie Ackerman

Special Education Teacher

Ansley Adams

First Grade Teacher

Hi, everyone! My name is Ms. Adams, and I LOVE teaching first grade at Yargo! This will...

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Kayla Anderson

First Grade Teacher

Hi there! My name is Ms. Anderson and I am so excited to be your first grade teacher! L...

Trish (Patricia) Arnold


Hi! My name is Trish Arnold! This is my 8th year as a Paraprofessional. I have worked i...

Caroline Baramore

Special Education Teacher

Patty Bardwell

Speech/Language Pathologist - YES

Number of years as an SLP: 23 Why you chose the profession: As an SLP you have flexi...

Whitney Bishoff

Third Grade Advance Content Teacher

My name is Whitney Bishoff, and I am so excited to teach another year in 3rd grade...

Sandy Bradshaw

Assistant Principal

Maggie (Margaret) Branam

Third Grade Teacher

Jamie Brooks

School Nutrition

Lisa Brooks

Kindergarten Teacher

I am Lisa Brooks and this is my 15th year teaching Kindergarten at Yargo. I have previo...

Angela Brown


I’m Angela Brown, this is my 21st year in the BCSS as a Special Education Parapro...

Laura Brown


Becky (Rebecca) Brunson

Second Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Becky Brunson, and I’m thrilled to be teaching 2nd grade at Yargo!...

Blake Byington

Fifth Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Mr. Byington. I am very excited to be teaching 3rd grade this ye...

Anna Carithers

First Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Anna Carithers. I am excited to start my 16th year of teaching. I have t...

Wendy Casper

My name is Wendy Casper. I am starting my 5th year at Yargo as a Kindergarten paraprofe...

Heather Cates

School Psychologist

Schools Served: Yargo Elementary, Apalachee High, Haymon-Morris Middle

Denise Caudill


Tricia Church

Fourth Grade Teacher

Hi everyone!  My name is Tricia Church.  This is my first year teaching at Ya...

Mackenzie Clack

Special Education Teacher

Hi! My name is Mackenzie Clack. I am excited to start my 2nd year of teaching. My hu...

Carla Cobb

Pre-K Teacher

Greetings,   I am elated to serve as an educator at Yargo Elementary Sch...

Karen Cook

Fifth Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Karen Cook and this is my 6th year at Yargo.  This is my 29th year ...

Officer Matt Cook

Yargo Elementary SRO

Maegan Crane

Fifth Grade Teacher

Sandy (Sandra) Crane

EIP Teacher

Hello! My name is Sandra Crane. I’ve been teaching for 24 years and have been at ...

Kelly Cravey

Fourth Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Kelly Cravey and I am a fourth grade teacher at Yargo Elementary (the...

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Rosa Cruz


Amber Dockery

Academic Interventionist

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be continuing my journey with my Yargo family. As ...

Colleen Earwood


Hello! My name is Colleen Earwood. I am one of the Kindergarten Parapros here at Yargo ...

Kendall Edelen


BreAnna Edwards

Kindergarten Teacher

My name is BreAnna Edwards. I teach Kindergarten here at Yargo Elementary School. I am ...

Carey Elliott

Fifth Grade Teacher

I am Carey Elliott and I am going to be teaching 5th grade here at Yargo Elementary thi...

Sheryl Emmett


Christie England

School Nutrition Manager - YES

Michelle Fleming

Third Grade Teacher

My name is Michelle Fleming and I am a 3rd grade teacher. This is my 7th year here at Y...

Dawn Garrett

Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Dawn Garrett and I teach kindergarten at Yargo Elementary. This is my 26th y...

Mandy (Amanda) George

EIP Teacher

My name is Mandy George and I’m beginning my 16th year teaching. I have been...

Cami Grace Glass

Second Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Cami Grace Glass. This is my very first year teaching and I could not...

Sharon Golden

Kindergarten Teacher

Madison Grider

Speech/Language Pathologist - YES & WES

Jennifer Hardin

Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Jennifer Hardin.  This is my 15th year of teaching at Yargo Elementary....

Jamie Hardy

Fourth Grade Teacher

My name is Jamie Hardy. I have taught in the Barrow County School System since 2004. I ...

Tim Hedberg

EIP Teacher

My name is Tim Hedberg, a.k.a. “Mr. H”. I have been teaching for 22 years n...

Kathy (Kathleen) Henry

ESOL Teacher

I have retired from Gwinnett County Schools and am working as a part time ESOL teacher ...

Brooke (Elizabeth) Hicks

First Grade Advanced Content Teacher/ Gifted Coordinator

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Bailey Hochgertle

Fifth Grade Teacher

Hi, My name is Bailey Hochgertle. I am excited to be your 5th-grade teacher for the 202...

McKinley Hood

Kindergarten Teacher

My name is McKinley Hood. I graduated from the University of Georgia with both bachelor...

Kea Horne

ESOL Teacher

Hi!  My name is Kea Horne and I am a 2nd grade teacher.  I have worked at Yar...

Nancy Husk

School Nutrition

Diane Hydrick

Second Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Diane Hydrick. I am looking forward to starting my 22nd year of teaching...

Chelsea Ivey

Fourth Grade EIP Teacher

My name is Chelsea Ivey, also known as Mrs. Ivey. I am a first-year elementary school t...

Elizabeth Jackson

Instructional Coach

Hello Wildcats! This is my 20th year as a Yargo family member.  During my time at ...

Michelle Jacobson

First Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Michelle Jacobson and I am a Pre-K teacher. I was born and raised in ...

Denise Jensen

Front Office

Alyssa Johnson

First Grade Teacher

Hello everyone! I hope you are all excited about our new school year!! My name is Alyss...

Melissa Johnson


Robin Johnson


Sydney Kelly


Dee (Dorothy) Kelnhofer

School Counselor

I am excited to join the school counseling team.  I have 23 years of experience in...

Angela King

Fourth Grade Advanced Content Teacher

Welcome to Yargo! I have been a teacher and have spent the majority of my career h...

Hailey Leach


Shonder Lee

School Nutrition

Leigh (Jackie) Macnew

ESOL Teacher

Hi.  My name is Leigh MacNew.  I am beginning my 20th year of teaching and I&...

Julie Marlowe

ESOL Teacher

I am beginning my 16th year of teaching. I am married to a cattle farmer and have two s...

Christina Marshall


I have been at YES for 10 years and can’t wait to meet our new Wildcats. I have b...

Dione Massey

Media Specialist

My name is Dione Massey and I am your Media Specialist here at Yargo. My teaching journ...

Dr. Nicole Mays

Autistic Teacher

I am Nicole Mays and I have been teaching special education in Barrow County since 2002...

Jeannie Mcalister

School Nutrition

Lauren McDougald

Fifth Grade Advanced Content Teacher

I love teaching.  This is my 23rd year.  I taught 19 years in Gwinnett and 4 ...

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Becky (Rebecca) McGowan

EIP Teacher

Hello. My name is Becky McGowan, a second grade teacher at Yargo Elementary School. I h...

Virginia Miller

School Nutrition

Danielle Moeller

Fourth Grade Teacher

Dr. Scott Moore

Music Teacher

Claire Nelms

First Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Claire Nelms and I love teaching 1st grade! I have been at Yargo since 2...

Elisabeth Paquin

Art Teacher

Kelly Parks

Second Grade Teacher

Hello, my name is Kelly Parks. I am going into my 8th year of teaching. I am a wife and...

Elizabeth Perry

Fifth Grade Teacher

My name is Elizabeth Perry and I am from Winder, GA! This is my third year of teaching ...

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Barbara Reiner


Connie Rice

School Nurse - Yargo Elementary

“Trying to make a child smile and feel important while taking care of their healt...

Nicola Robson-Hill

STEAM Education

Dr. Bob (Robert) Rogan

Fifth Grade Teacher

Pamela Rogan

Physical Education

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Lissette Romero

Health Education

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Kelsea Ross

Pre-K Teacher

Kim Schnorr


Kirk Schwarzenbach

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Kirk Schwarzenbach, otherwise known as Mr. Kirk. This is my 12th year of tea...

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Donna Shelton

4th Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Mrs. Shelton. I love being a Wildcat at Yargo Elementary. This will b...

Makayla Skinner

Kindergarten Teacher

“Hi! My name is Makayla Skinner and I just graduated from the University of North...

Dr. Susan Smith


Sherri Spurlin

School Nutrition Assistant Manager

Anna Sullivan

First Grade Teacher

My name is Anna Sullivan and this is my third year teaching 1st Grade at Yargo. I gradu...

Shaina Taff

EIP Teacher

Adam Temples


Christy Towers

EIP Teacher

Hello, I am Christy Towers and this will be my first year at Yargo Elementary and ...

Jennifer Wadsworth

ESOL Teacher

My name is Jennifer Wadsworth and this is my 23rd year of teaching.  I have been a...

Valerie Wall

Second Grade Teacher

My name is Valerie Wall. Yargo has been my school home from the beginning of my teachin...

Morgan Waters

Special Education Teacher

Hello! My name is Morgan Waters. This is my very first year teaching and I could not be...

Misty Watkins

Third Grade Teacher

My name is Misty Watkins.  This will be my 21st year of teaching.  Throughout...

Macinda West

Second Grade Advanced Content Teacher

Hello! My name is Macinda West, and I currently teach 2nd grade at Yargo Elementary Sch...

Karleen Wilson

School Nutrition

Jessica Yarbrough

Third Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Jessica Yarbrough. This will be my 8th year of teaching and my 2nd year ...

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