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

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Jenny Richie
Financial Secretary

Heather Maxey

Heather Maxey
School Nurse

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Kerri Tracy

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Adrian Young

Our Teams

Third Grade

Kelsey Clemson
Kara Coppock 
Stacy Gardner
Hannah Kinser
Caitlin Stephens

Fourth Grade

Olivia Balducci
Brandie Ghaznawi
Whitney Rollins
Michelle Weeks
Patricia Williamson

Fifth Grade

Cheryl Chandler
Tara Karnes
Melinda Peters
Kimberly Scott
Jan Staggs


Jen Burch, PE
Megan Ellenberger, Music
Lauren Churchill, Librarian
Hana Bailey, Virtual Art

Special Education

Kaitlyn Broach, Functional Academics
Daniel Ellithorpe
Ashley Hillyard, Speech 
Amanda Lingor
Rebecca Parsley
Wendy Pico
Melissa Vessels

Special Education Team

Regan Gifford, Social Worker
Stacy Gerke, Diagnostician
Julie Pinkard, Psychologist
Katie Suess, OT/PT

Instructional Specialists

Laura Custalow, Family Engagement Specialist
Ashley Farren, Math Coach
Annette Foster, ITRT

Traci Haislip, Literacy Coach

Jennifer Johnson, Reading Specialist
Noelle Lavach, ESL 
Wyatt Loomis, SYSOP
Carin Molloy, G/T


Instructional Assistants

Betty Kay Goodman
Elizabeth Gordon, Functional Academics
Jami Inge
Ikisha Jones
Mary Jackson

Sharnette Mickens
Tiffany Smith, Functional Academics
Nancy Wilson
Sharon Winston


Karlee Arbaugh
Michelle Green
Shirl Roane


Permanent Sub

Tracy Lewis
Phoebe McCullough




Terry Dixon
Rita Keeling


Norma Dabney, Manager
Silvia Beita
Carolyn Gray

Alfreda Jackson
Blanche Kelsaw
Victoria Roth

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