• IRR- Special Education

Ms. Courtney Bailey

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Ms. Courtney Bailey

My name is Courtney Bailey and I am a resource teacher for 5th grade..  I am a Gwinnett County native and a product of Gwinnett County Public Schools.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Lee University and my Master of Arts in Education from Bethel University.  I attend Free Chapel, and love spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs! Go Dawgs!  It is an honor to be a part of the dynamic faculty and staff at Trip Elementary.  

Ms. Cody Bowens

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Ms. Cody Bowens

Hello, my name is Cody Bowens.  I am thrilled to be a resource teacher at Trip Elementary School.  I have been part of Trip ES since the day it opened.  First, I was involved as a parent.  Four of my five children attended Trip ES.   I took time off to raise my children, but I always knew I would find myself working in the field of education.  Next, I was active in PTA and worked closely with the school, teachers and parents.  From there, I began substitute teaching and now a teacher.  It has been a journey I have enjoyed and look forward to continuing to give back to the students and parents of Trip ES. 

Ms. Darlene Burgess

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Ms. Darlene Burgess

My name is Darlene Burgess and I am a resource teacher for Kindergarten.  I received a Bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities, a Master’s degree from Troy University in Post-Secondary Education and an Education Specialist degree from Piedmont College in Teaching and Learning .  I attend Hope and Life Fellowship in Snellville, and love spending time with my two daughters, Christian and Jasmine.  I am grateful to be a part of the faculty and staff at Trip Elementary.

Mrs. Mignonne Carmichael

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Mrs. Mignonne Carmichael

I am Mignonne Carmichael and I am a resource teacher here at Trip Elementary. This is my 7th year at Trip and my 34th year as a teacher!  My husband and I  have three adult children Amy Katherine, Tate, and Taylor.  We have one grandson,Will  who is very excited about starting  Kindergarten this year in Oconee county! My husband and I recently got a 7 week old goldendoodle puppy, Nash! I look forward to another great and exciting  year at Trip!

 
Ms. Saundie Dotson

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Ms. Saundie Dotson

My name is Saundie Dotson, and I am very excited to continue working at Trip Elementary in second grade!  I was born and raised in Gwinnett County, graduated from Brookwood High School, and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia.  I've been teaching Special Education for over 15 years and have loved every minute of it!  During my free time I enjoy staying active (hiking, biking and taking classes at the gym), and spending as much time as possible with my family!   I look forward to continued success and new experiences with an amazing team at Trip Elementary School.

Ms. Amanda Hernalsteen

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Ms. Amanda Hernalsteen

My name is Amanda Hernalsteen and I am an interrelated teacher here at Trip. I am very excited to join the Trip team this year! I am a native of Gwinnett County and I attended Gwinnett schools from kindergarten until graduating from South Gwinnett High School. I received my Bachelor's dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Western Governors University. I have a 6 year old son, Brody. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, watching movies and being a soccer mom!  I am grateful to be a part of the staff at Trip Elementary and I look forward to having a great and exciting year! 

Ms. Pam Roberts

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Ms. Pam Roberts

My name is Ms. Roberts and I am so excited to be working at Trip Elementary! 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. This will be my 10th 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 2 ½ 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, who attend Grayson High School and my son Gavin attends Bay Creek Middle School.  I look forward to an awesome school year! Go Rams!

Mrs. Lorrie Shipman

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Mrs. Lorrie Shipman

My name is Lorrie Shipman. I am very excited about teaching 3rd grade resource at Trip!  I have been teaching for 15 years.  I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and then pursued my Master's and Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education.  My family and I live on a small farm in Monroe. When I am not teaching, my daughter and I enjoy showing our horses together. 

Mr. Bryce Smith

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Mr. Bryce Smith

I am Bryce Smith and I am a resource teacher here at Trip Elementary. This is my 4th year at Trip and my 8th year as a teacher!  My family consist of my beautiful wife and a lovely 7-year-old daughter. As a child, I attended Gwinnett County Public Schools and it’s great to be able to come back home! I received my Bachelors of Science in Sports Administration at Samford University and my Master’s and Specialist Degree at Liberty University in Special Education. I enjoy watching sports, working out and cooking! I am excited to be a part of the Trip family and look forward to having a wonderful year! 

Mr. Kendall Storey

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Mr. Kendall Storey

Hello, my name is Kendall Storey. I am so happy and fortunate to be a RAM here at Trip Elementary. I am originally from Dalton Georgia (Carpet capitol of the World) and graduated from Southeast Whitfield High School.  I completed my undergraduate studies at University of West Georgia. I’ve also completed a Master’s degree in Special Education. I met my beautiful wife Teandra Storey while in college and we have three amazing children: Anya Storey, Kendall (K.D) Storey III, and Micah Storey. I'm passionate about motivating, and inspiring young minds and look forward to helping each student realize their present and future potential. GO RAMS and GO DAWGS!!!!