Mrs. Randi Sonenshine, Instructional Lead Teacher Literacy & Social Studies

Phone: 770-382-6233

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Degrees and Certifications:

Berry College 1998 Master's Degree in Reading Salisbury State University 1990 Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education Certifications Reading Specialist P-12 Gifted Endorsement English 6-12

Mrs. Randi Sonenshine, Instructional Lead Teacher Literacy & Social Studies

I moved to Cartersville in 1993 from Maryland's Eastern Shore, trading the Chesapeake Bay and Blue Crabs for Lake Alatoona and sweet tea! Although it was quite an adjustment at first, I now feel very much at home in our wonderful little town. My husband, Marty, and I have two boys. One is a junior at KSU, and the other is a freshman at CHS. For fun, I love stalking and photographing birds, spiders, and other interesting critters.

I began my education career in Maryland in 1990, teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts. Also while in Maryland, I worked on curriculum and assessment design at both the state and district level. After moving to Georgia, I taught  English at Cartersville High School, from 1993 to 2001, and was honored to be named Teacher of the Year for Cartersville City Schools in 2001. In 2005, I began teaching reading classes at Georgia Highlands and began my position as an instructional coach at CMS. I currently serve on the ELA Advisory Council for the GA Department of Education. In addition to my work at CMS, I also write for children and create teacher's guides for other authors. My writing has appeared in Cricket magazine, and my debut picture book will be published by Candlewick Press in 2020. If you'd like to learn more about my writing, please visit my author website: www.randisonenshine.com

Mrs. Michelle Gambill, Instructional Lead Teacher  Math & Science

Phone: 770-382-3666

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Degrees and Certifications:

American College of Education Masters in Curriculum & Instruction 2012 Taylor University Bachelors in Education 1994 Endorsements: Gifted 1996 ESOL 2009

Mrs. Michelle Gambill, Instructional Lead Teacher Math & Science

I graduated from Taylor University in Indiana in 1994 with a degree in education, certified in PK - 8th grades in Math, Science, Social Studies & Language Arts.  I got my first teaching job in 1994 at Cartersville Elementary School teaching 5th grade.  After I married my husband Steve in 1995, we moved to Gwinnett County where we both taught, coached and lived.  When we were expecting our first son, Jacob, we moved back to Cartersville to be closer to family to raise our children.  I stayed home for 9 years while having our 3 awesome boys Jacob, Jonah and Luke.  While I missed teaching during that period, I wouldn't trade those years with the boys for anything!!  Upon returning to education in 2007, I worked with math intervention groups at Cartersville Primary School until 2010 when I was asked to become the Instructional Lead for Math & Science at Cartersville Middle School.  This was quite a change from the "little kids" but I am amazed at how the same teaching strategies can work no matter the age of the student!  I enjoy working with the math and science teachers, and helping them created and implement great lessons that push our students to achieve at their highest potential.

My husband Steve is a life-long resident of Cartersville, so when we moved back to raise our family here, we fell in love with all that the Cartersville community represents.  It's an awesome place to teach, live, raise a family & be included in the purple ways of the Cartersville Hurricanes!!  I love to cook, play tennis and watch my boys play football, tennis, baseball and basketball.

Mrs. Angela Jacobs, Instructional Technology Specialist

Phone: 770-382-3666

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Degrees and Certifications:

Kennesaw State University 2009 Masters in Secondary English Education Kennesaw State University 2006 Bachelors in Secondary English Education Reinhardt College 2001 Bachelors in Business Administration Gifted Endorsement 2010

Mrs. Angela Jacobs, Instructional Technology Specialist

While I am originally from East Tennessee, Cartersville has been my home for the last twenty-three years.  My husband, Derek, and I have a wonderful daughter, Journee, who will be in Kindergarten this year.  We love this small town and are happy to raise our daughter here.   

I began my teaching career in 2004 when I was hired to teach high school English.  I quickly realized that using technology to help students was both interesting and effective.  For the next 14 years, I made it a priority to incorporate technology in my classroom and share those ideas with my fellow teachers. I am now very excited to be here at Cartersville Middle School.  I want to help the teachers increase learning by using technology in their classroom.  

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