Mrs. Randi Sonenshine, Instructional Specialist

Phone: 770-382-6233

Email:

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 Specialist

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 sophomore 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 am also a children's writer. My writing has appeared in Cricket magazine, and my debut picture book will be released from Candlewick Press on March 10, 2020. If you'd like to learn more about my writing, please visit my author website: www.randisonenshine.com

Mrs. Bobbie Bruton | Instructional Specialist & MTSS Coordinator

Phone: 678.535.6289

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science, Early and Elementary Education | Kennesaw State University Early Childhood Education Certificate (P-5) Masters of Arts, Curriculum & Instruction | American College of Education Reading Endorsement

Mrs. Bobbie Bruton | Instructional Specialist & MTSS Coordinator

After teaching in a CES classroom for six years, I spent three years exploring the position of an academic coach at three other schools in two other districts and one other country.  I am enjoying being back "home" as an Instructional Specialist & MTSS Coordinator for a third consecutive year.  This year, I have the pleasure of partnering with the Middle School, too!   I enjoy working alongside our teachers to sharpen our practices and empower our students to achieve our goals.  I love Cartersville's tradition of excellence and commitment to personalizing the learning experience.  I BELIEVE in learning like a CANE! #ourheartisinit 



Mrs. Angela Jacobs, Instructional Technology Specialist

Phone: 770-382-3666

Email:

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-four years.  My husband, Derek, and I have a wonderful daughter, Journee, who will be in first grade 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 very excited to begin my second year here at Cartersville Middle School.  I want to help the teachers increase learning by using technology in their classroom.  

Go Canes!