• ASD- Special Education

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Ms. Mareen Brown

My name is Mareen Brown and I am pleased to be a part of the SPED department here at Trip Elementary, where I am currently serving as a paraprofessional with ASD level 3 grades 3-5. I received my Bachelor of Science in Community and Human Services from Empire State College
New York, where I lived until recently when I relocated to Lawrenceville Georgia. I also bring to the table over 18 years of experience working with children and individuals with special needs. I started my career as a pre-K teacher and even though my career path has slightly shifted over
the years, I have remained passionate about helping children learn and grow.


I look forward to supporting our students while working alongside lead teachers to help cultivate
a culture of confidence and success among our students.

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Mrs. Chasity Dotson

Hello! My name is Chasity Dotson, I have been working in the education field for 18 years. I love to see the look on a child's face when they learn something new! Each one teach one is my motto, because we are all life long learners.

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Ms. Katherine Hargette

Hello! My name is Katherine Hargette. I am excited to teach ASD-3 grades kindergarten through second. I have experience working in ASD-1, ASD-2, and ASD-4 classrooms. My teaching approach is based on enjoyment, relatability, repetition, and kindness. I am a hands-on teacher and I enjoy engaging with my students. My heart is in teaching, and I truly enjoy working with the younger grade levels. I find meaning and purpose in what I do. I plan on pushing my students to make strides to success and to help them have a passion for learning.

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Mrs. Katina Loethen

Hello! My name is Katina Loethen, and I am very excited to be teaching ASD Level 3 grades 3-5 this school year. I moved to Gwinnett County nine years ago with my husband and two daughters and have been a part of the Trip Family in various forms over the years.

My goal is to create a learning environment that will provide your children with the tools they will need to be successful academically and personally. I look forward to working with each of you to ensure your student not only meet but exceed their goals this year.

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Mrs. DeMona Long

Hello, my name is DeMona Long and I am a paraprofessional with the ASD level 3 program. I am married and the proud parent of a daughter who attends the University of Alabama "ROLL TIDE". I enjoy working with the students and watching their progress. I look forward to working with all of our Trip students!

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Mrs. Esther Ogunleye

Hi all! My name is Mrs. Esther Ogunleye and excited ot be teaching ASD IV this year. I graduated from Liberty University; this is my first year with Trip Elementary School. I live in Gwinnett County with my husband and wonderful children. 

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Mrs. Chereese Williams

Born and raised in New York City, I received my Bachelor’s degree at Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, NY. I obtained my Master’s degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University of Virginia and began my teaching career in 1997 in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2014, my very supportive husband, Robert, along with our three incredible children, Robyn, Nia and AJ, relocated to Lawrenceville, Georgia. I enjoy interior decorating, family dinners, and developing and teaching Sunday school lessons. It is an honor to work in a school that operates in a culture of excellence and prepares our students for a bright future. I am truly blessed to serve in the Trip community and look forward to an awesome school year!

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Mrs. Randi Young

My name is Randi Young. This year I will mark my 9th year working at Trip Elementary, and 14th year working in Gwinnett County Schools. In 2015, I received my Masters Degree in Special Education, and this year will be working with ASD level 4 students in grades K-5. I live with my husband of 36 years, and have 2 amazing boys, ages 25 and 21. My youngest will be a Senior this Fall, and is on a Full Football Scholarship at UGA. GO DAWGS!!!!  Both of them are products of a 12 year education from the Grayson Cluster Gwinnett County Schools.