Phone: 770-382-6233


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, Teacher Support Specialist

Hi, everyone! 

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. I do miss being 30 minutes away from the ocean, though...and CRABS, of course!

My husband, Marty, and I have two sons, ages 19 and 26. Both of them spent their school careers at Cartersville City Schools, and I wouldn't have had it any other way!  As a family, we love music...all kinds! Both boys play guitar and sing, and we all enjoy going to concerts and sharing favorite songs and artists with each other.

I began my education career in Maryland in 1990, teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts. After moving to Georgia, I taught  English at Cartersville High School. I loved my time at CHS, especially my students, many of whom I often get to see as parents now, either in the car rider line or at family events at CMS. 

This year begins my 20th year at Cartersville Middle School in an instructional support role. During this time I have had the privilege and pleasure of working alongside many incredible teachers and staff members.I also serve as the Gifted Education Coordinator, assistant to the Testing Coordinator, and Family Engagement Coordinator. For more information about our Gifted program, click HERE. For more information about our testing program, as well as a testing schedule, click HERE. For more information about Family Engagement at CMS, click HERE.  

In addition to my work at CMS, I am also a children's author. If you'd like to learn more about my books or my author life, please visit my website:

Phone: 678) 535-6289


Degrees and Certifications:

Liberty University Doctorate- Educational Leadership Liberty University Specialist- Curriculum and Instruction Jacksonville State University Masters- Physical Education and Health University of West Georgia Bachelors- Physical Education and Health Certifications Educational Leadership- Tier I Special Education Physical Education and Health

Dr. Brandon McPherson, Student Support Specialist

I was born and raised in Cartersville and have spent the last 17 years working at the middle school level.  I began my career teaching in the Bartow County School System and I have also coached football, baseball, basketball, golf, and soccer. I am now in my 3rd year with the Cartersville School System. My wife is a teacher at Cartersville Elementary School and we have two wonderful boys who are in 2nd grade and 4th grade. 

Currently, my role is the Student Support Specialist (SSS) at Cartersville Middle.  My responsibilities include monitoring and maintaining the RTI process including SST/MTSS data as well as initiating 504 and Hospital Homebound plans.

Go Canes!

Phone: 770-382-3666


Degrees and Certifications:

University of West Georgia 2020 Specialist in Instructional Technology 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 STEM Endorsement 2023

Mrs. Angela Jacobs, Instructional Technology Specialist

While I am originally from East Tennessee, Cartersville has been my home since I was sixteen.  My husband, Derek, and I have a wonderful daughter, Journee.  We love this small town and are happy to raise our daughter here.   

As a high school English teacher, I found that using technology to help students was both interesting and effective.  I made it a priority to incorporate technology in my classroom and share those ideas with my fellow teachers. After teaching English for fourteen years, I transitioned to the role of Instructional Technology Specialist at Cartersville Middle School.  In this position, my focus is to support teachers with using technology effectively to increase student learning.    

Go Canes!