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Mr. Vernie

Mr. Vernie Mr. Kevin Vernie is one of our 6th grade Social Studies and Math teachers. He grew up in Miami, Florida. After living in Miami for twenty years. Mr. Vernie attended the University of South Florida, majoring in education, and after graduation, he taught sixth grade math, science, social studies, P.E. and coached football in Tampa, Florida, for three years.

In 2002 Mr. Vernie moved to Atlanta,Georgia, to be closer to his family. Some of his hobbies include carpentry, automotive restoration, U.S. history (particularly World War II and the Cold War), and he is a huge University of Miami fan. Mr. Vernie truly enjoys working and preparing sixth grade students. He has trained and worked on I-movie projects and enjoys helping students with technology. In fact, the two different 6th grade imovie teams he has coached over the past three years took home trophies at the Mabry film festival, including winning the Best Picture category.


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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Albertson

Mrs. GlennMrs. Krissie Albertson teaches 7th grade math. She was born in Bronx, New York, and came to Atlanta at the age of two. Not only was she raised in Cobb County, but she also attended Mabry Middle School, and Lassiter High School, even though she graduated from Pope High School.

Mrs. Albertson has a B.S. in Secondary Math Education from Auburn University and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from West Georgia. This will be her 12th year in education. She taught eight years at Dickerson Middle School, two years at Mabry Middle School, went back to Dickerson for one year (because of teacher allotment reductions at Mabry), and now is coming back to Mabry!! Not only is she thrilled to be coming back to Mabry, but everyone in the Mabry family is equally delighted to have her back home where she belongs!

Mrs. Albertson just celebrated her 10 year wedding anniversary with her husband, Michael. They have two children: Katie, who is 5 and will be starting Kindergarten at Davis Elementary this year; and Max, who is 2. The Albertson's also have "Pete the Dog," their 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier!

Mrs. Albertson says, "I am all about math and logic! I love to do logic puzzles!! I also enjoy sewing, smocking, and reading!!"

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posted on: July 27, 2006

Mrs. Bowman

Mrs. BowmanWhen Mabry opened its doors in 1978, Mrs. Lisa Bowman was here as a student. Six years later, she graduated from Lassiter High School. She then earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education at what is now Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Bowman taught at Floyd Middle School for 4 years, got married and transferred here to Mabry. This will be her 15th year at Mabry (her 19th year of teaching).

Mrs. Bowman is such a homebody that when her husband and she bought a house, they ended up moving just 2 miles from the house that she grew up in. She has attended the same church (Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church) since 1978 and has always been an active part of the congregation by teaching Sunday School, volunteering for Vacation Bible School, being on various committees, helping and/or running the children's ministry programs, ushering, etc.

Mrs. Bowman's family consumes the majority of her free time. She has been blessed with a fantastic, fun-loving husband, and two wonderful daughters. Her parents live close by, too. They are all very important to her and help make her who she is. They spend a lot of time together participating in all kinds of activities and sharing their lives with each other. They especially enjoy spending time in the mountains and at the beach whenever they have the chance.

In Mrs. Bowman's "ME" time, she is an exercise enthusiast, she loves to read, enjoys shopping, cooking and surfing the net. She enjoys relaxing on her screened-in porch, watching the beautiful pigeons her husband raises while they fly around her back yard.

As an 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Bowman enjoys her job. Her day is spent helping students learn the math they need to know to be successful, while working with a group of teachers who are caring, enthusiastic and good-humored. She is looking forward to continuing to improve her technology skills this year as she learns more about the Promethean Board in her classroom.

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posted on: June 02, 2005

Mrs. Graber

Mrs. Graber Mrs. Trellys Graber is one of our 7th grade math teachers. She has been teaching for 11 years, all of them at Mabry. She has received three degrees in Middle Grades Education: a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Georgia, a Masters Degree from Oglethorpe University, and a Specialist Degree from Mercer University. She is also certified in gifted education. Mrs. Graber was Teacher of the Year for the school year 2002-2003, and has been named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Mrs. Graber continues to be faithful to The University of Georgia and the Georgia Bulldogs, which is apparent when you look in her classroom. During football season, she doesn't miss a Georgia football game, whether at the stadium or in front of her TV. She enjoys the rivalry with her husband, also a teacher at Mabry, who is faithful to Auburn University.

Mrs. Graber's favorite thing to do is spend time with her twin baby boys. She can't believe how fast they are growing. She also enjoys playing with her two dogs, Sugar and Mabry. Sugar is, of course, an English bulldog, and Mabry, a mix, was a gift from her students eight years ago. When the babies are a little older, Mrs. Graber plans on getting involved in ALTA again, as she loves to play tennis.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Hieber

Mrs. Hieber Born in Cuba, Mrs. Terri Hieber, one of our outstanding special education teachers at Mabry Middle School, speaks Spanish fluently. She attended Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia, from the eighth grade until she graduated from high school. Later, she attended Georgia State University, where she earned a B.S. degree in Biology and a masters degree in Special Education. She has been in education for 24 years, 18 of which have been at Mabry.

When asked about her professional passion Mrs. Hieber said, "I enjoy making a positive impact in student's lives. It's especially rewarding to be able to change students' false belief systems, and turn them around so that they can achieve academic success and feel good about themselves."

Mrs. Hieber's personal hobbies include water sports, interior design, and bargain shopping. She loves driving her new sporty car as well. Mrs. Hieber is involved with various church activities, and she sponsors a child from SriLanka.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Jennings

Mrs. JenningsMrs. Jennings is one of our outstanding special education teachers. She has a passion for teaching math (she actually thinks math is ‘fun’) and loves teaching reading this year. Before teaching, she worked in human resources as a recruiter and then in sales for the Hershey Corporation. After staying home to raise her 3 sons, she returned to the workforce in 1997. Instead of returning to the world of business, she decided instead to return to school and get her teaching certification. She’s been a part of the Mabry family for nine years, working by day and going to school in the evenings and on weekends. Mrs. Jennings loves to spend time with her husband and three boys, two at Lassiter and one at UGA. Her passions are sports (especially football), music, cooking, reading, traveling, and the theater.

“I absolutely love getting up in the morning to come to work. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. I work with a staff that is not only professional but cares so much about each other and about the students they teach. My students are the best! Sometimes I feel like I learn as much from them as they do from me. My greatest pleasure is to watch the expressions on their faces when they finally say, 'I get it.' My philosophy is summed up in only three words: Opportunity is now here! Just like that glass of water that is either half empty or half full, I try to teach my students that success depends on how they look at it."

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Klucsarits

Mrs. Klucsarits Beginning her sixth year at Mabry, Mrs. Donna Klucsarits has been teaching eighth grade special education since her arrival. Always pursuing her passion for mathematics, she has served as math coordinator since 2002. She is anticipating an exciting year working with teachers as they implement the math curriculum in grades 6 through 8.

Mrs. Klucsarits received her Masters Degree in Special Education from Florida State University. After teaching at a private school in Thomasville, Georgia, for three years, she relocated to the Atlanta area where she continued to pursue her educational endeavors. She completed her add-on certificate in Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia. She will graduate with her Specialist Degree this December.

Mrs. Klucsarits married in 2002. This summer she and her husband welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Kate into the world. They are enjoying learning to be new parents.

Besides work, school, and family, Donna enjoys caring for her two cats, Sherman and Callie. She also enjoys reading, baking, tennis, and following her beloved Florida State Seminoles.

Mrs. Klucsarits is an excellent resource concerning the mathematics curriculum at Mabry. Please feel free to e-mail her regarding any curricular questions or concerns that may arise.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. Lippincott

Mrs. LippincottMrs. Libby Lippincott teaches 6th grade math. This is her 13th year of teaching: 6 Years at Crescent High School in South Carolina and this her 7th year at Mabry. She coached volleyball and JV basketball while at Crescent High School and was even the Teacher of the Year there!

Mrs. Lippincott was awarded the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, which means a lot to her because it is awarded based on student nomination. Her family really believes in education. Her mother is a retired teacher. Her 2 older sisters are teachers in South Carolina (1 is an elementary school teacher and the other teaches preschool). Her brother is a high school teacher, teaching drivers education and PE. He also coaches 2 sports: football and baseball.

Mrs. Lippincott spends most of her free time with her 3 wonderful children and her husband! The boys are very involved with baseball, and her daughter enjoys dancing. Mrs. Lippincott's hobbies include playing tennis, and she loves to watch just about any sport (except golf, and soccer). She enjoys swimming and going to the beach.

She statest, "I love teaching math and enjoy showing students that everyone can learn math."

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Mrs. McCrery

Mrs. GlennMrs. Trish McCrery teaches 8th grade Math. After staying at home for the past three years to raise her two young children, she is very excited to be returning to Mabry Middle School. She previously taught 8th grade math at Mabry for 2 years before her daughter was born. Prior to that, she taught 6th and 7th grade math at Smitha Middle School for over 6 years. Originally from the Midwest, she grew up in Galesburg, Illinois. After attending Southern Illinois University for two years, she transferred to Knox College where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies. She then moved to Atlanta to begin her teaching career and received her Master's Degree in Middle Childhood Education from Georgia State University.

She enjoys staying active with activities such as tennis, running (she is currently training for the Thanksgiving Day Half-Marathon), and keeping up with a 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl. "That's the best exercise ever!" Last year she challenged herself both physically and mentally and completed the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. "Walking 60 miles in three days was much more difficult than I thought it would be. It was a life changing experience in so many ways." Her family also enjoys traveling, and they try to fit in a ski trip every winter. Her favorite college football team is the Auburn Tigers (her husband's alma mater). Other activities she really enjoys include reading and cooking. Spending time with her family, though, is definitely a priority each and every day.

She always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. "I used to 'play school' with my siblings and friends when I was little, and I was always the teacher. I also had a very special 7th grade teacher whom I deeply admired. I truly hope that I can be as much of an inspiration to my students as she was to me."

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posted on: July 27, 2006

Mrs. Treadwell

Mrs. Treadwell Mrs. Nancy Treadwell is one of our 7th grade math teachers. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BS in Speech with an emphasis in Public Relations. She earned her BS in Education from Kennesaw State University. She is now beginning her 14th year of teaching, and this year is her third year at Mabry. She has been one of the pioneers at Mabry with the Accelerated Math program, an excellent tool all of our math teachers use to assess current student math skills. The program also promotes continuous review of essential math skills.

When asked what her professional passion is, Mrs. Treadwell said, "To facilitate each student's achieving his or her personal best. I believe each child can be successful in the area of mathematics, and I strive to help each child find the way that he or she "learns best."

Mrs. Treadwell has an unusual hobby, horseback riding and equestrian activities. She has had her own horse, Gold 'n Glory, for 8 years. They trail ride and participate in local horse shows. She is an active member of Georgia Equine Rescue League, a volunteer organization that helps starved and abused horses throughout the state of Georgia.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Ms. Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell Ms. Amanda Mitchell has been teaching 6th grade Math for 6 years, all of them at Mabry. She loves to see students’ faces light up when they finally get it, and she likes to try and find ways to make math easier to understand, and to help relieve math anxieties for sixth graders. No one should be scared of math!

Ms. Mitchell is a southern girl from Albany, Georgia, where she lived her entire life until going to college at Valdosta State University. She moved up to the big city about 7 years ago and recently got her Master’s degree in Adolescent Math Education at Kennesaw State University. Her "most favorite thing to do" is lie on the beach and read a good book!

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Ms. Moncrieff

Ms. Moncrieff "I love my job! I love math! If you don't now, hopefully when you enter my room we can change that!" Ms. Moncrieff has a theory that anyone can learn math when it is explained in a manner that they understand. All of a sudden math actually becomes fun!

Ms. Moncrieff has taught for 13 years in the Cobb County system, all grades from 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th and all subjects from Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies to Math. However, she is happy to say that she is doing exactly what she enjoys the most: teaching 8th grade math!! She loves the feeling of seeing the "light go off" in a student's head when he or she finally understands something with which they have struggled. *

Ms. Moncrieff has also tutored extensively from home for eight years in all levels of math through high school. She believes that this experience has had an incredible impact on her teaching.

She was fortunate to be awarded the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for 2005, a tremendous award, since it is a result of student nominations. (And yes, she now even has her very own blue vest.)

And for fun? Well, this summer, Ms. Moncrieff has completed some projects around the house, traveled to Montana, Canada, Washington State, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. She has visited friends from college, and friends she met in the third grade!! She has even managed some pool time! You can catch her most days fitting in time for the gym, working in the yard, cooking or just enjoying life with two teenagers!

Ms. Moncrieff is quick to say that "Life is fun*.Life is good*Anyone a Gamecock fan?" She went to the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree and attended Georgia State for her Masters in Education. This will be her 6th year at Mabry, and she is looking forward to a great year!

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posted on: June 09, 2005

Ms. Shaw

Ms. Shaw Ms. Karen Shaw is one of our 6th grade math teachers. She is also one of our 6th grade advanced content teachers. Ms. Shaw has been teaching for 20 years, all of them at Mabry. She has received three degrees: a Bachelors Degree, a Ministerial Degree, and a Masters Degree. Ms. Shaw has been named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2002 and 2005.

Ms. Shaw feels it is important to reach out and help others less fortunate. She has been the Charger Club Sponsor (a community service club) for 14 years. Our activities include collecting food, toy, school supplies, and clothes for the needy and pet food for endangered dogs and cats. Ms. Shaw is active in the community and has received several community service awards for work performed.

Ms. Shaw is a Georgia Tech fan and loves the rivalry with her "Georgia" colleagues.

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posted on: June 09, 2005

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