• Kindergarten

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Mrs. Danna Drake

Hello Trip Rams!  My name is Danna Drake and I am the mother of 5 wonderful kids and have a loving and supportive husband.  My hobbies include spending time with my family, crafting and keeping up with my two side businesses Bling by Danna and Designs by Danna.

I am so excited to be a part of Kindergarten this year.  I have been at Trip, in one way or another, since the school opened.  I have had two kids go through Trip Elementary and I am a past PTA President.  Last year, I was the Ice Cream Lady.  Kids know me as Danna Banana! 

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Ms. Denise Gladden

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Mrs. Ashley Hashiguchi

My name is Ashley Hashiguchi. I have been teaching for 8 years, two years in south Fulton County teaching kindergarten, and six  years teaching third grade at Trip Elementary. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and my Master’s Degree and ESOL endorsement from Georgia State University. 

My family and I live in the Grayson community. My husband is currently the senior high pastor at Grayson United Methodist Church. We have 3 precious boys, Aki, Ami and Aiden.  As a family, we love spending time together at the lake and playing "Superheroes".  I am looking forward to new opportunities in the Kindergarten program at Trip.

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Ms. Shannon Hayes

My name is Shannon Hayes and I am very happy to be teaching kindergarten in the French Dual Language Immersion Program again this year.

I have been teaching for 18 years, this is my 6th year in the DLI program at Trip. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in French from Auburn University, my Master’s from Brenau University, and my Education Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University. As you can see I love being a student as much as I love teaching!

I have 3 sons, my oldest, Andrew attends Auburn University, my middle son, Nolan attends St. Ambrose University in Iowa, and my youngest, Palmer, is a sophomore in high school.

I am looking forward to another great year at Trip! And remember if you come by my classroom, don’t forget to say "Bonjour, Madame Hayes!"

 

 

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Ms. Dorothy Jones

My name is Dorothy Jones and I love working with children. I have both a son and daughter and truly enjoy being a grandmother! My daughter is a teacher and my son is a technician. I have worked for the U.S Post Office and substitute taught for several years. The past few years I have enjoyed working as a paraprofessional and look forward to a great year!!

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Ms. Danielle Mitchell

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Ms. Alexis Norville

My name is Alexis Norville and I am so excited to be a part of the Trip family! I recently obtained my Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education at Georgia Gwinnett College. I love teaching in a community that I am familiar with and love dearly. I have a love for learning and I can’t wait to share that love with my students. It is my goal to make school a place where students are excited to come and be a part of a family where they have the chance to learn and lead. While not at school, I enjoy spending my time serving at church and spending time with my friends and family. I’m looking forward to this school year!

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Ms. Pam Roberts

My name is Pam Roberts and I am so excited to be working with kindergarten this year! I am originally from North Carolina, but I have lived in Georgia for over 20 years. I moved to Georgia to attend DeVry University where I received my Batchelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems. This will be my 11th year at Trip ES. First, I started as an involved parent/volunteer back in 2008. Next, I served as PTA Co-President for two years where I worked closely with the principal, teachers and other parents. Then, I was on staff as a lunchroom monitor for 3 years before deciding to become a substitute teacher. I substitute taught for two and a half years before joining the staff here at Trip. When I'm not at work I stay very busy with my family. I have two daughters, Alex and Hailey. Alex is in college and Hailey is a senior at Grayson High School. My son Gavin attends Bay Creek Middle School. I look forward to an awesome school year! Go Rams!

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Mrs. Virshone Sproles

I’m Virshone Sproles and I’m very excited to join the family of educators at Trip Elementary this year!  I’ve been a Georgia Pre-K Teacher for the past 6 years and I’m thrilled to become a part of the First Grade team here at Trip!  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Governors University.  I’ve been an Early Childhood teacher for the past 20 years and truly love to have fun and learn with young children. I also taught one year as a fourth grade teacher and spent 6 years teaching in renown science museums as a Hands-on Science Workshop Instructor for elementary students.

I’ve shared the past 22 years of life with my wonderful husband, Anthony.  We have a family of 5 beautiful children ranging in age from 7 to 28. I love to spend time with my family, care for my many pets and continue to better myself.  I am truly looking forward to working with all of the many parents, children and fellow teachers as we embark on this new school year together!  It’s going to be an awesome year!

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Ms. Cassandra Wilson

I am so excited to be a part of the Trip family! I have 17 years of teaching experience from Pre-K to First Grade. This will be my fifth year in First and I look forward to partnering with you to make this year an exciting and successful one for your child. 

My background includes undergrad and Master's education degrees from The University of Georgia, as well as a Specialist degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University. My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have two amazing children. When we aren't caring for them, we are caring for our menagerie of pets: two dogs, two cats, a fish, and a mini pig! I love to travel, Disney World being our family's crazy home away from home. I also love to read and am passionate about instilling a love of reading in my students. We are going to have a wonderful year!