Krsity West, N. Metro Lead Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristy West is the lead teacher for GNETS program at Sweet Apple Elementary and Elkins Pointe Middle School. She started teaching at Sweet Apple in 2002.
Kristy holds a bachelor's degree in Mental Retardation from the State University of West Georgia and a master's degree in Multiple and Sensory Disabilities from Georgia State University. Kristy is married to her high school sweetheart and has two precious (most of the time) children, Addison (9) and Avery (6). In her spare time she loves reading, shopping and watching pointless reality TV!!! She loves teaching children and working with the best staff around!!
Ashley Short, N. Metro Teacher - email@example.com
Michelle Wallace, Exceptional Children-IRR Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Michelle Wallace. I grew up in South Florida but have called the Atlanta area home for the past 16 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Florida. I started teaching at Sweet Apple in 1999, but took a few years off to stay at home with my daughters, Dava, 7 and Nora, 2. Special education has always been my passion. I enjoy working with students with different learning abilities and love watching my students succeed! When I am not at school or out with my family, you can find me hitting the gym or the tennis courts. I am so happy to be back working at my second home, Sweet Apple!
Amber Weldon-Stephens, Music Therapist email@example.com http://www.fultonmusictherapy.org/
Amber Weldon-Stephens is the department chair and internship director for the Music Therapy Department with the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, Georgia. She started the program 25 years ago and now it is one of the largest music therapy departments with 13 therapists on staff, serving 65 schools and has trained over 75 interns.
Amber holds a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in Multiple and Sensory Disabilities from Georgia State University and a specialist degree in Special Education Administration from the University of West Georgia. In 2000 Amber was selected as Fulton County Schools Teacher of the Year.
Amber has served as the President of the Music Therapy Association of Georgia; President of the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association; Vice President of the American Music Therapy Association; President of the University of Georgia Redcoat Band Alumni Association and President of the Kell High School Band Boosters Association. Amber currently teaches part time at Kennesaw State University and with Drum Majors in the summers at the University of Georgia.
Amber has two great teenagers and a wonderful, supportive husband!
Wendy Seeman, Adaptive Art Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Rollins, Speech Therapist email@example.com http://speechdept.weebly.com/
I am originally from Long Island, NY, but I moved to Marietta, GA while I was in high school. I received my Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of West Georgia and my Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Montevallo. I am a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, I have my Certificate of Clinical Competency, and I hold a Georgia license in speech pathology. After spending some time working with middle school students, as well as elderly patients in the medical setting, I began working at Sweet Apple Elementary School in 2005. I have an interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as children with challenging behaviors. I also enjoy adapting materials and helping students with various communication needs. I live in Woodstock with my husband, Clay, and our beautiful daughter, Katelyn. In my spare time, I like to eat at Chick-fil-A, explore new iPad apps to use in speech therapy, shop at Target, and feed my Pinterest addiction!
Erica (Caban) Veres, Speech Therapist firstname.lastname@example.org http://speechdept.weebly.com/
I am a Pittsburgh, PA native; born and raised a Steeler fan. I have a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences Disorders from Clarion University of PA and a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. I am a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), I have my Certificate of Clinical Competency, and I hold a Georgia license in speech pathology. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, I moved to Georgia to start my career as a speech language pathologist at Sweet Apple and have been here ever since. I have a passion for working with all students who have a communication need, and working at Sweet Apple certainly gives me the variety I love! I live in Woodstock, GA with my husband, Steve, and two beautiful babies, Olivia and Adam. As a family, we enjoy visiting family and friends in Pittsburgh, vacationing at the beach, boating, and watching Steeler football.