• 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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Mrs. Dominique A Gachelin

I am so excited to be part of Kindergarten, my name is Dominique A Gachelin, the kids call me Ms Dominique, I so love it because it makes me feel closer to them. I love helping the children, my reward from them is always the Thank you look on their face or a hug.

I am a mom and a wife. My husband and I have 3 kids, 2 boys and 1 girl. We love family game night and excursion to the mountains and relaxing at the beach. Cant wait to have a wonderful year at TRIP.

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Ms. Denise Gladden

I have been a teacher for over 16 years and have taught many different grade levels from kindergarten, first grade EIP, third grade, and fifth grade. I really love teaching kids. It’s my passion in life! My greatest joy is when I help a child become a life-long learner.

I attended Georgia Southern University for my bachelors in Early Child Education. I attended Grand Canyon University for my masters in Reading Curriculum and Instruction and for my specialist in Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction.

My husband, Jameel, and I have four wonderful and independent daughters: Deonne, Kara, Kayla, and Dominique. They all love many different activities, which keeps our family busy. Also, we love to travel and have visited 48 U.S. states and 11 countries so far. We’re going to visit Alaska and Hawaii soon. New experiences and seeing different cultures are important gifts to my family and me.

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Mrs. Ashley Hashiguchi

My name is Ashley Hashiguchi. I have been teaching for 12 years, two years in south Fulton County teaching kindergarten, six years teaching third grade, and four years serving as the Dual Language Immersion (English side) kindergarten teacher 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/ Loganville community. I have 3 boys: Aki, Ami, and Aiden. As a family, we love to play baseball. We are always up at the ballfield either practicing, playing, or cheering for our friends. We are die hard Atlanta Braves Fans and try to catch as many games as we can. We love spending time together!

My favorite part of teaching Kindergarten is watching how much our students grow throughout the year. They come to us like little sponges and leave soaked in knowledge ready to take on 1st grade!

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Ms. Shannon Hayes

My name is Shannon Hayes and I am happy to be teaching Kindergarten in the French Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program again this year. I have been at Trip Elementary since the first year it opened in 2008. I have taught high school, middle school, but have been in elementary school for 16 years.

I am a graduate of Auburn University! War Eagle! I received my Master's at Brenau University and my Education Specialist's at Lincoln Memorial University.

My family and I live in Loganville on a small farm. I have 3 sons. My oldest Andrew, just graduated from Auburn University. My middle son Nolan, will be a junior at St. Ambrose University in Iowa. He is the goalie for his college lacrosse team. My youngest, Palmer, will be a senior at Grayson High School this year.

I look forward to another amazing year in Kindergarten DLI!

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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. Dani Mitchell

My name is Dani Mitchell and I love spending my days teaching and having fun in Kindergarten. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Dual Bachelors' degree both in General Education along with Special Education. I have an amazing dog named Ollie who I spend most of my time away from school with. I love going out to eat with friends, shopping at Target, and spending time with my family.

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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 be a part of the family of educators here at Trip Elementary! 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 taught Georgia Pre-K for 6 years and absolutely love working with our little ones! Here at Trip, I've taught 1st grade for a year and have been teaching Kindergarten since 2018.

My wonderful husband, Anthony, and I have 5 beautiful children, three of which are grown, and 1 adorable grand-daughter. I love to spend time with my family, caring for my many plants & pets and continuing 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!