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Grade 4

The fourth grade students are grouped into one of three teams and are taught by two teachers.
Mrs. Marcy Adams
Math and Science
*Bachelor of Science - University of Georgia
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Associates - Gainesville State College
-Gifted and ESOL Endorsements




Mrs. Kayla Smith
Team Leader
Reading, ELA,  and Social Studies
*Master of Education in Instructional Technology- Georgia Southern
*Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education- University of Georgia
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
-Gifted Endorsement
-2019 Commerce Elementary Teacher of the Year






Mrs. Karen Perrella
Reading, ELA, and Social Studies
*MBA in Marketing
*Bachelor of Arts in Education in Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education


Mrs. Becky Duke
Math and Science
*Master of Education in Middle Grades Education- University of Georgia
*Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education- University of Georgia
-Gifted Endorsement


Mrs. Tara Simonton
Reading, ELA, and Social Studies
*Master of Education in Early Childhood Education- Brenau University
*Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education- University of Georgia
-Gifted Endorsement



Mrs. Lindsey Lance
Department Chair for Special Education @ CES
Co-Teacher
*Specialist Degree in Curriculum & Instruction- Piedmont College, Graduation Date-Dec. 2018 
*Master of Education in Early Childhood Education- Piedmont College 
*Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education- Piedmont College
Mrs. Ashley Sears
Team Leader
Math and Science
*Master of Education - Piedmont College
*Bachelor of Science - University of Georgia
-Gifted and ESOL Endorsements
-2018 Commerce Elementary Teacher of the Year 
-2009 Benton Elementary Teacher of the Year 
-Northeast Georgia RESA Model Math Classroom

Mrs. Tara Pittard
Reading, ELA, and Social Studies
*Specialist Degree in Brain Research specializing in Educational Leadership- Nova Southeastern
*Masters Degree in Sport Management- Georgia Southern
*Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education- University of Georgia & University of West GA
-Gifted Endorsement

Mr. Chas Hardy
Co-Teacher
*Master 0f Art and Teaching in Special Education- Liberty University
*BS degree in Sociology- West Georgia