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 18 and 25. Both of them spent their school careers at Cartersville City Schools, and I wouldn't have had it any other way! The youngest graduated in May and is now at KSU. 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.

In addition to music, I love gardening, exploring and photographing nature, reading and writing, talking to anyone who will listen about reading and writing, :) and enjoying a good pot of tea (Earl Grey, please !). 

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 19th 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 and assistant to the Testing 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

In addition to my work at CMS, I am also a children's writer. My debut picture book, The Nest That Wren Built, was released in March of 2020 from Candlewick Press. On September 27, 2022, a companion book, The Lodge That Beaver Built, will be released, and a third book, The Den That Octopus Built, will be swimming onto shelves in 2024. 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 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

Mr. Brandon McPherson, Student Support Specialist

I was born and raised in Cartersville and have spent the last 16 years working at the middle school level.  I began my career teaching PE and Health and coaching football, baseball, basketball, and soccer.  I moved into the classroom teaching inclusion Science and Social Studies before accepting a teacher support position in 2020.  My wife is a teacher at Cartersville Elementary School and we have two boys who are now in 1st grade and 3rd grade. 

I am now the Student Support Specialist (SSS) at Cartersville Middle!  My responsibilities will be monitoring and maintaining the RTI process including SST/MTSS data.  I will also be responsible for students who are eligible for Hospital Homebound services and students with 504 plans.

If I can assist you with any of these processes, please do not hesitate to contact me.  


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

Mrs. Angela Jacobs, Instructional Technology Specialist

While I am originally from East Tennessee, Cartersville has been my home for the last twenty-six years.  My husband, Derek, and I have a wonderful daughter, Journee, who will be in third 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 fourth year here at Cartersville Middle School.  I want to help the teachers increase learning by using technology in their classroom.  

Go Canes!