Administration & Staff

At John M. Gandy Elementary School, we recognize that the success of each student requires ongoing collaboration between school staff and families. This partnership requires effective communication. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail. 

Leigh Finch

Leigh Finch

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Sarah Oates
Assistant Principal

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Elyse Crockett
School Counselor

Amy Gittman

Amy Gittman

Carol Lewis

Carol Lewis
Financial Secretary

Heather Maxey

Heather Maxey
School Nurse

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Kerri Tracy

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Laura Custalow

Our Teams

Third Grade

Kelsey Clemson
Kara Coppock 
Stacy Gardner
Wendy Just
Caitlin Stephens

Fourth Grade

Olivia Balducci
Kristina Lundquist
Whitney Rollins
Michelle Weeks
Patricia Williamson

Fifth Grade

Julie Best
Cheryl Chandler
Tara Karnes
Hannah Kinser
Melinda Peters


Jen Burch, PE
Megan Ellenberger, Music
Lauren Churchill, Librarian
Whitney Hales, Virtual Art

Special Education

Becky Conti, OT
Amy Ford
Daniel Ellithorpe
Ashley Hillyard, Speech
Kelly Jones, Parent Resource 
Amanda Lingor
Wendy Pico
Emily Rogers, Functional Acedemics
Melissa Vessels

Instructional Specialists

Elizabeth Clark, Reading Specialist
Jennifer Johnson, Reading Specialist
Noelle Lavach, ESL 
Wyatt Loomis, SYSOP
Elizabeth Melson
Carin Molloy, G/T
Julie Pinkard, Psychologist
Mashay Samuels, Math Specialist
Rachel Starke, Reading Specialist

Instructional Assistants

Betty Kay Goodman
Sean Kennedy
Jasmine Lindsey
Sharnette Mickens
Katharine Webel
Sharon Winston


Michelle Green
Shirl Roane

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