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, Instructional 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. My husband, Marty, and I have two boys. One is a junior at Georgia Highlands College, and the other is a junior at CHS. For fun, I love stalking and photographing birds, spiders, and other interesting critters, reading, gardening, writing, and enjoying a good pot of tea!

I began my education career in Maryland in 1990, teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and working at the district level on curriculum and assessment design. After moving to Georgia, I taught  English at Cartersville High School, and was honored to be named Teacher of the Year for Cartersville City Schools in 2001. This year begins my 17th 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.

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. In the fall of 2022, a companion book, The Lodge That Beaver Built, will be published. If you'd like to learn more about my books, please visit my author website:

Phone: 678.535.6289


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 five other schools in two other districts and one other country.  I am enjoying being back "home" as an Instructional Specialist & MTSS Coordinator for a fourth consecutive year.  This is my second year of partnering with the Middle School.   I enjoy working alongside our teachers to help 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 

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

Go Canes!