• 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. Mikki Asberry

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Mrs. Mikki Asberry

Hey there Trip Family! My name is Mikki Asberry and as a native of Atlanta, I was born and raised on the east-side of the city, in Decatur, Georgia. I am thrilled to be a part of the Trip Elementary School family, and glean from the exceptional learning and leadership here in "Rams Country!" I attended both elementary and high school within the DeKalb County School System, and absolutely love the Gwinnett Public School system. I have served over the last 3 years in GCPS as a kindergarten paraprofessional and a substitute teacher.

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my wonderful husband of 20 years. We have 2 sons who are both pursuing degrees at colleges here in Georgia. Both of our sons are graduates of GCPS high schools. I am a huge fan of all things purple, Atlanta Falcons football, good music and actual hard/paperback books!

This year is going to be GREAT! Teaching and Learning are my favorite activities and I consider myself a life-long student. The faculty and staff here at Trip Elementary are outstanding and I can't wait to journey along with your child on all of the learning adventures we’ll take together this year!

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!

Mrs. Muriel Charles

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Mrs. Muriel Charles

Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Muriel Robergeau-Charles and I will be teaching 2nd grade French DLI at Trip Elementary. I have been a paraprofessional with DLI Kindergarten and a French teacher here at Trip. French is my first language and I am working toward my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am married with 2 wonderful daughters, Dorice and Kayla, we love to entertain, dance and spend quality time together. I look forward to a great school year!

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

Hello to my Trip Elementary family! My name is Leah Kechriotis. My last name is crazy because it’s Greek! I’m very excited to continue teaching second grade here at Trip Elementary. Second grade is the BEST grade! 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 and an ESOL endorsement. I am also Gifted certified and have my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. I’m looking forward to an amazing school year at Trip, where my students not only learn second grade content, but they also learn life skills that help them as they grow to be well-rounded members of society.

Mrs. Toye Powell

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Mrs. Toye Powell

My name is Toye Powell.  I am truly ecstatic to work at Trip Elementary!  I am a Georgia “peach” originally from Decatur, Georgia.  I have taught for 18 years including 3 years in Gwinnett County Public Schools.  I attended Georgia State University and earned an ED.S in Early Childhood Education from   Columbus State University and.  I am gifted endorsed and ESOL certified.

I have a wonderful family that I love and enjoy.  We currently reside in Bethlehem, GA.  This year, my husband and I celebrated 16 years of marriage.  We have two children.  Our daughter is in elementary school and our son is starting his first year in middle school. Some of my favorite things include gardening, traveling, watching my children play sports, and cooking.

As an educator, I have a deep love for exposing little learners to new and exciting endeavors.  I truly relish teaching students how to critically think and solve problems to help them become life-long learners.  I really enjoy children and I look forward to working with your child.

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!