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Sandra Teixiera - giron@fultonschools.org - http://msgiron.weebly.com/

My name is Sandra Teixeira and I am beyond excited to be your child's teacher! This will be my third year teaching kindergarten and I cannot wait.  I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to making this year memorable and full of learning for my wonderful students.
        Outside of school you can find me in the kitchen trying new recipes, going to the movies, exploring new places, crafting, or you can find me in the garage with my husband Joe building race cars! We love going to the mountains whenever we get the chance. If we are not home you will find us in Boston or Florida visiting family and friends. 
        My husband Joe and I just got married in July and are beyond excited to be adding a new member to our family.... we are having a little boy arriving in January!



Andry Kennedy - Kindergarten Assistant with Ms. Teixiera

My name is Andry Kennedy. I have lived in the East Cobb/Roswell area since 1981.  I am a graduate of Walton High School, have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama with an emphasis in scene and lighting design from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Kennesaw State University.  I married my husband, David, in 1997.  We have two daughters, Sandra who is an 11th grader at Milton High School and Katie who is in 6th grade at Elkins Pointe Middle School.  Both my girls went K through 5th at SAE and had exceptional teachers and education. We also include our pets as part of our family — Owen and Charlie our two rescue cats.
I have worked a variety of jobs and have been at Sweet Apple the last 5 years as both a Substitute Teacher and Paraprofessional.  I love Sweet Apple and all the wonderful children and families that are a part of our community!
When not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, cooking and enjoying time with friends!


 Deidre Kinoshita - kinoshitad@fultonschools.org

I  am looking forward to an amazing year in Kindergarten! This is my fifteenth year teaching, and my second year at Sweet Apple.   I am endorsed in Reading and in ESOL, hold a B.A. from Penn State and an Masters of Arts in Teaching from Towson University in Maryland. In the classroom, it is always my goal to help your student develop academically and socially to their highest potential





Moore2.JPGPeggy Moore - Kindergarten Assistant with Mrs. Laramore

I'm Peggy Moore. I have worked with kindergarteners for many years and enjoy the energy, enthusiasm and creativity that they bring to everything they do!

I live in Roswell and have a son and daughter, both of whom attended SAE and graduated from RHS. Go Hornets!

SAE is a great school and a wonderful place to work. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get to know your children and work with them. 




​Lauren Peters petersl1@fultonschools.org - http://kindergardenoflearning.weebly.com/​​Peters.JPG


Hello! My name is Lauren Peters and I am excited to continue doing what I am most passionate about – teaching kindergarten! I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University. My husband Scott and I have 2 sweet and sassy daughters, Houston, a Sweet Apple fourth grader, and 3 year old Braxton. I began my career 16 years ago and have found my happy place working together with children and families in my Kinder"Garden." I look forward to many more years of growing and gardening, too. Kindergarten is exciting, there is never a dull moment, and that is one of the things I love most! I love introducing students to school and getting excited about learning with them. We work hard, but have lots of FUN! I also love seeing those sweet little faces brighten up when that lightbulb turns on. Each child is like a rosebud, they don't always bloom at the same time, but the last bloom is just as pretty as the first.


Hamm2.JPGSharon Hamm - Kindergarten Assistant with Mrs. Peters

My name is Sharon Hamm, and I grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. I have lived in Atlanta for 29 years.  I worked with Head Start in the city of Atlanta for 7 years before moving to the Alpharetta area. I have worked at Sweet Apple as a Paraprofessional assisting kindergarten students since 2001. I love working with students of this age! My favorite thing to do is read and listen to picture books. I love rabbits too!






Mindy Deprospero - deprospero@fultonschools.org - http://www.thekinderdepo.weebly.com/

​My name is Mindy Deprospero, and I grew up in Orlando, Florida.  I attended Valdosta State University and hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Counseling and Guidance and a Master of Arts in Early Education. I have lived in the Roswell area for 15 years.  I taught Kindergarten for 12 years at The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia.  This is my third year teaching in Fulton County and I couldn't be more excited! I still can't believe I have been teaching for 15 years!  Kindergarten is my home...I love it.  We never have the same day twice, they always keep me on my toes and teach me new things every day.  I love that I get to be one of the first people that introduce children to elementary school.  I take that job very seriously and my goal is for each and every one of my students to walk out of the classroom at the end of the year saying, "I LOVE SCHOOL...I CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK HERE!"

I have two little girls, Katie (9 - 3rd Grade) and Ali (4 - Pre-K) at Sweet Apple Elementary. We are all very excited to be at Sweet Apple together this school year!  Katie and Ali also have a new puppy named, Augustus Gloop "Gus" named after the Charlie and Chocolate Factory character.  He is a Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier and we love him. 

I was just recently married to a wonderful man named, David.  I am now a Step Mom to Megan (10), Sarah (13) and Jacob (15) and could not be more excited!  I am sure you will be hearing stories about all of them, as they are always supplying me with funny stories. Katie and Ali may make some guest appearances in class throughout the school year, which is always fun :).  


Amy Roegge - Kindergarten Assistant with Ms. Thomas

My name is Amy Roegge.  I am a parapro in Kindergarten.  This is my 11th year at SAE.  I am an Atlanta native. I graduated from Mercer University and hold a B.A. in English.

My pride and joy is my 19 yr. son who recently graduated from Milton High School.  He is a PFC in the GA National Guard and U.S. Army.  He will be attending the University of N. GA in January and will be a part of the Corps of Cadet program there. 

I love kids and am very happy to have the opportunity to help your child learn and grow!



Jessica Holcombe holcombej@fultonschools.org

This is my third year at SAE and my sixth year teaching overall. I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University. Go Bobcats! I am also currently working on getting my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.

I have lived in Georgia my entire life with the majority of it spent in the city of Duluth. I have one younger brother and two very energetic cats. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, shopping, trying out new restaurants, playing tennis, and baking!​



Hovater2.JPGTricia Hovater - Kindergarten Assistant with Ms. Holcombe

My name is Tricia Hovater, and I am looking forward to working with your children this year!  I grew up in a military family and lived in Japan and Germany in my early childhood.  My family moved back to the States when I was 8, and I have lived in Georgia ever since.  My professional background is somewhat diverse.  I have a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech but worked for a small public relations company for over 10 years.  I considering teaching middle school math, so I began working as a substitute teacher in 2008.  I fell in love with Kindergarten and decided I wanted to work with this precious age group!  This is my fourth year working full-time in the classroom.  

My husband Clay and I have two children, who are both Sweet Apple alums.  Our son Jordan is a senior at Samford University in Birmingham, and our daughter Anna is an 11th grader at Roswell High School.   My family and I love to travel to the lake and the beach in the summer.  My hobbies include reading and cooking.



Odom2.JPGAbbi Odom - odoma@fultonschools.org -

My name is Abbi Odom and I am very excited to be joining Sweet Apple Elementary this school year.  Over the past nine years, I have taught in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, Georgia Pre-K, and Head Start.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia, I also have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University.  

After teaching five different grades in different settings, I have come to the conclusion that I love Kindergarten!  Here are just a few reasons. First, I am setting their first impression of school as well as the foundation of their educational future. Second, they are eager to learn everything.  Third, I see so much progress from where they started the year to where they ended.  Last, the moment everything comes together is always fun to watch.  

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, baking, volunteering at my church, and playing golf. 



Miss K.JPGPaula Krzyzaniak (Mrs. K) - Kindergarten Assistant with Mrs. Odom

 My name is Paula Krzyzaniak (Mrs. K) & I'm a Kindergarten Assistant. I've been a Kindergarten Assistant for 20 years & I've been at Sweet Apple since the school opened in 1997. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University. My husband & I are from Indiana & we've lived in Roswell for 27 yrs. We live in the Sweet Apple community. We have four grown children, who've all attended Fulton County Schools.

     I love to travel, play the piano, swim, & hike. I've hiked the AT in Georgia, hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim, hiked in the Rockies, & the Swiss Alps. I've been on seven trips overseas: Europe, Asia, & two mission trips to Africa. I love the Sweet Apple Community. There are so many families here who are truly dedicated to making this the best possible school & community in which to live.




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