• Second Grade

Ms. Thelma Aleman

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Ms. Thelma Aleman

Hi there! My name is Thelma Aleman. I am so excited to be a part of the Trip team! I was born in Burbank, California. I moved to Georgia in 2006 and have attended Gwinnett County schools ever since. I recently graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I had an amazing time student teaching at Trip Elementary for the last year and feel incredibly honored to be returning as a 2nd Grade Teacher! It’s going to be an awesome year! Go Rams!

Mrs. Lauren Ballard

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Mrs. Lauren Ballard

My name is Lauren Ballard and I am so excited to be teaching at Trip Elementary! I went to school in Gwinnett County from Kindergarten all the way through college. I graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement. My husband and I live in Loganville with our kids, Daustin and Hudson. We love going to the beach and spending time together with family. Some of my favorite things are family, watching sports, being outdoors, and church! I look forward to a great year!

Mr. Erdis Cannon

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Mr. Erdis Cannon

I am a native of Chicago, Illinois (Go White Sox!!). Although I have settled in and have made the Atlanta area home, I still miss the snow and cold quite often that I grew up with in the Windy City.  I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education.  I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect.  An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world. I graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement. In my downtime, I love involving myself in electronics (home theater) as well as taking care and designing aquariums. I enjoy spending time with my family and simply relaxing. As I continue my educational career journey, I look forward to many more years of teaching while simultaneously influencing the minds of our future.

Mrs. Muriel Charles

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Mrs. Muriel Charles

Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Muriel Robergeau-Charles, I have been a paraprofessional with DLI for the past 3 years, this year I will be the French specialist here at Trip. French is my first language and I have interpreted for over 10 years. I am married with 2 wonderful daughters, Dorice who is starting High school and Kayla starting middle school, we love to entertain, dance and spend quality time together. I look forward to a great school year and watching your kids learn and grown in a new language.

Mrs. Eugena Cornelius

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Mrs. Eugena Cornelius

Hi! I am thrilled to continue another great year at Trip Elementary. I was born and raised in Suwanee, Georgia and attended Gwinnett schools throughout my childhood. I have my bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (PK-8) from Western Governors University and my master's degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.

My husband and I live in Snellville with our three children: Naomi, Amani, and Malachi. In our spare time, we enjoy playing soccer, T-ball, swimming, attending family functions, movies, dinner, traveling, and trying anything new!

Ms. Leah Kechriotis

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Ms. Leah Kechriotis

My name is Leah Kechriotis. My last name is crazy because it’s Greek! I’m very excited to teach second grade here at Trip Elementary.  I have attended school in Gwinnett County from Kindergarten all the way through college.  I graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL endorsement.  I’m experienced teaching second grade and looking forward to an amazing school year at Trip!

Ms. Ashley Thornton

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Ms. Ashley Thornton

Hi! My name is Ashley Thornton and I will be teaching 2nd grade at Trip Elementary. I recently graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education degree. I was born and raised in Gwinnett County so I am excited to be coming back home! I always knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was young so this is a dream come true! When I’m not at school, I love to spend time with my family and friends, and enjoy watching sports. I am a huge Alabama fan. Roll tide! I am so excited about joining the Trip family and the upcoming year!

Mrs. Kim Watson

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Mrs. Kim Watson

I am a Native New Yorker and excited to be an educator in Georgia. I received both my Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and minor in Education) and Masters (Early Childhood Education) from the City University of New York (Herbert H. Lehman College). I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and three beautiful children who I am very proud of. I enjoy reading, taking long trips, music, poetry, decorating, watching documentaries and scary movies.