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Natalie LaFon - lafonn@fultonschools.org - http://mslafon.weebly.com/

Hi, my name is Natalie LaFon. I grew up in Cumming, Georgia and attended The University of Georgia where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Middle School Education. I am also certified in Elementary Education and Special Education General Curriculum along with a Talented and Gifted endorsement. This will be my 7th year teaching and second year at Sweet Apple! I am so happy to be a part of the Sweet Apple family and love teaching 4th grade!

I know it is going to be a great year and look forward to teaching your child!




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Rachel Rafinski rafinski@fultonschools.org

 My name is Rachel Rafinski. I am excited to be returning to Sweet Apple and look forward to teaching 4th grade this year. I have taught 5th grade, 4th grade, and Kindergarten in Fulton County and Clarke County. I graduated with my education degree from the University of Georgia along with endorsements in math and technology .  Go Dawgs!


I am married to my best friend, Jason, and we have an awesome daughter named Ava.  She is an avid reader (like me!), and we had a blast this summer exploring several of my childhood favorites, such as Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Secret Garden, and of course, everything by Roald Dahl!  We have two dogs, Huckleberry and Emma, who spent most of their summer playing in the lake.​

Augello2.JPGKaylie Augello - augellok@fultonschools.org

Hi! My name is Kaylie Augello. I grew up in Roswell, Georgia and then attended Kennesaw State University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also certified with a Reading Endorsement. I have recently gone back to school and I am currently working on my Master's degree in Reading Literacy. I have lived in Georgia my entire life, and I truly think it is the best state! This is my second year teaching at Sweet Apple Elementary and I could not be any more excited. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your child!​






Scoggins2.JPGMelissa Scoggins - scogginsm@fultonschools.org

Hello!  I'm excited to be here at Sweet Apple Elementary!  This is my 2nd year here and my 9th year in Fulton Co.  I previously taught in Florida, as well.  I've taught both special education and general education classes.  I grew up in Texas and Alabama and graduated from Auburn University.  War Eagle!

My husband, son and I love to travel.






Katherine O'Rielly -  mceneryk@fultonschools.org - http://sae.weebly.com

Hi, my name is Katie O'Rielly and I was born and raised here in Roswell. I received my Education degree from Georgia Southern University, and went on to teach 4th grade in Jacksonville, Florida. I moved back to Georgia last summer, and this is my second year here at Sweet Apple . During my free time I enjoy going on hikes, playing tennis, and relaxing with friends and family. 





Mary Allison Qualman -  qualmanm@fultonschools.org

Hello! My name is Mary Alison Qualman. I am an Atlanta native and grew up in East Cobb. This is my first year at Sweet Apple. Previously, I taught 3rd grade in Cobb County and then stayed home with my children for a few years. I have a son, Charlie and a daughter, Scarlett Mae who also attend Sweet Apple. I have a yellow lab named Stafford and a chocolate lab named Gibson who are my "fur babies." I have a degree in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia and a degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. My husband, Matt, and I enjoy spending time with our family, traveling, trying new restaurants and college football! I am thrilled to be a part of the Sweet Apple family!



​Heather Temske -  temske@fultonschools.org - http://temske.weebly.com


I have been a Georgia teacher for over 20 years. I'm excited to be returning to the classroom this year after doing an instructional technology position at last year.  

I did my undergraduate studies at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Shortly after I received my teaching degree from Western Connecticut State University. I also have my masters in instructional technology from Georgia College and State University. 

My husband, Ron, and I live just down the street and my mom moved the area a little over a year ago. The rest of my immediate family are spread around the US primarily in Connecticut and Texas. We have two dogs that are brother and sister. They are super cute but not always the most well behaved. My hobbies outside of school are sailing, traveling, and reading. 


Anderson2.JPGCatherine Anderson -  andersonc1@fultonschools.org

Hello wolf family! My name is Catie Anderson and I teach EIP at Sweet Apple. I currently own a townhouse in the Roswell area and coach at Roswell High School so I am very familiar with this community and love being so close to where I work.

Last year was my first year at Sweet Apple and I taught fourth grade. Before that, I taught third grade at Wilson Creek Elementary in Johns Creek. Prior to that, I taught second grade in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am thrilled to be broadening my knowledge and abilities and teaching a variety of grade levels. My favorite subjects to teach are reading and writing as I love seeing students get lost in their books that they are reading and their characters that they are writing about.

 As for my own personal education, I received my bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama in Elementary Education. I then went straight on to pursue my master's degree in Reading Education at University of Georgia. I am hoping soon to begin to also pursue my EdD in Educational Administration as my end goal is to be a principal.

  I look forward to meeting you and your students soon. ​​

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