Sarah Ann McConnell, Assistant Principal
Sarah Ann received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University, master’s degree from Oglethorpe University and Educational Leadership Certification from the University of Georgia. She began her teaching career as a first-grade teacher at Northwestern Elementary School in Crabapple, Georgia, and then transferred to Dolvin Elementary School where she taught first and fourth grades. During her teaching career at Dolvin, she served in many leadership roles which sparked an interest to become an administrator. Her leadership experience includes serving for twelve years as a middle school assistant principal and seven years as an elementary school assistant principal. She is honored to serve the Dolvin Elementary School family in her leadership role as assistant principal and is looking forward to a great year!
Emily Davis, Curriculum Support Teacher
Emily is excited to be serving Dolvin as the Curriculum Support Teacher. This is her third year working with Dolvin families in this role. Prior to this, she has served as a high school English teacher and has taught English as a Second Language in both middle and elementary schools. She has also worked as an elementary school media specialist and an instructional coach. Emily earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Georgia and her master's degree from Georgia State University. She also completed her Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University and is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Teacher Leadership at KSU.
Emily lives here in Alpharetta with her husband, Mike, and daughters, Ally (12) and Corinne (8). Ally is a 7th grader at Autrey Mill and a Dolvin alum; Corinne is a 3rd grader at Dolvin this year. They also have a dog, two cats, and a bearded dragon!
Emily feels fortunate to serve the community in which she lives; and she enjoys interacting with the students, parents, and teachers in this wonderful school community. Emily is looking forward to another great school year!
Meredith Ellis, Counselor
Meredith received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Mercer University and her master's degree in school counseling from the University of West Georgia. Meredith discovered her passion for social-emotional learning while working for Quantum Learning Network (QLN), a brain-based education company that hosts empowerment programs for students. She currently facilitates programs for QLN and just completed her ninth summer with this organization. Her work prior to becoming a school counselor also included providing support services for individuals experiencing mental and emotional health concerns and individuals with disabilities. This will be her third year as Dolvin's school counselor, and she is so grateful to be serving the students and families in this community. Meredith is thrilled to be starting another year on this team and with these students!
Kristal Madgett, Instructional Support Teacher
Kristal Madgett is
the Instructional Support Teacher at Dolvin, where she leads the Special
Education Department including supporting teachers, students, staff, and
parents as needed.
Kristal began her career with Teach for America, and has dedicated her time to ensuring all students receive an appropriate education regardless of ability.
Sherri Morales, Curriculum Support Teacher
Sherri is currently in her 22nd year as an Educator and her 14th year in Fulton County Schools. She was born at Elmendorf A.F.B. near Anchorage, Alaska, where she lived for nine years as a military dependent. After moving to Fort Worth, Texas, she attended private and public schools where her love of learning was fostered. She frequently states that she is "Alaskan by birth; Texan by choice". During her senior year at the University of Houston, she began tutoring math at a local elementary thorough her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. It was there that her desire to become and educator was born. Sherri earned her Bachelors of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston in 1993. She returned to Fort Worth to sow back into the community that gave her so much. She entered the Alternative Certification program of Fort Worth Independent School District and became an Elementary Teacher. During her first seven years in FWISD, she held local leadership, as well as district leadership positions that included Grade Level Chairperson, Site-Based Decision Management Team, Teacher Leader, Elementary Math and Science Specialist, Professional Development Facilitator, and a teacher representative on the FWISD New Teacher Induction Council.
After moving to Georgia in 2004, Sherri spent one year in DeKalb County Schools as an elementary math teacher and trainer of trainers. In 2005, she joined Fulton County Schools and Dolvin Elementary as a 5th grade teacher. During her six years at Dolvin, she was an active participant in grade level, building, and math/science leadership. In 2011, she began teaching math at Hopewell Middle School. While there, she spent five years on the Instructional Leadership Team as Math Department Chairman and two years as PLC Leader. She also spent three years on the Building Leadership and Admin Teams. During this time, she also earned a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Kennesaw State University. In 2018, she returned "home" to Dolvin as a Curriculum Support Teacher. Moreover, just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, she believes, "There's no place like home!"
She currently lives in Grayson, Georgia, with her husband and family.