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Meet the New Mustangs

Teachers

Quiniqua Anthony - 4th grade
Quiniqua Anthony

Hi, my name is Quiniqua Anthony . This is my first year teaching at Mill Creek Elementary School. I am originally from Chicago,IL. However, I am a military brat, so I like to say that I’m from a little of everywhere. I received my undergraduate and Master’s degree from The University of West Alabama in Elementary Education.   I am married to a loving husband and have three beautiful children. I have been teaching for a total of eight years. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, creating elaborate garments, painting, crafting, and just being free! I am very excited about the opportunity to work with so many amazing people and sweet children. Let’s go Mustangs! 

Destiny Carlyle - 5th grade
Destiny Carlyle Hello! I am Destiny Carlyle. This upcoming year will be my first year teaching!  I graduated from Georgia Southern University in December of 2020 with a major in Elementary Education. During my free time, I enjoy shopping, traveling, and being in the gym! I am very passionate about educating the youth and there’s no better place to start my journey than at Mill Creek Elementary! GO MUSTANGS!!

 

Allison collins - 2nd grade
Allison Collins

Hello! My name is Allison Collins and I am so excited to be to be a Mill Creek Mustang! I have lived in Bulloch County for nine years now. I graduated from Southeast Bulloch High School in 2017. Following high school, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University. This will be my first year teaching and I love that I am able to do it at Mill Creek Elementary!

I have loved making my classroom feel like home for myself and my students this summer. When I am not in my classroom, I am most likely in the sun! I enjoy going to the beach, lake, and river. Considering I am somewhere in the middle of 6 siblings, I’m almost always with my family. I have two nephews and two nieces that I adore. I also love taking pictures and hosting weddings at my families wedding venue in Savannah. I am looking forward to an amazing year at The Creek!!!

Coach Danzy - 4th grade
Jerel Danzy

Hi, my name is Chartavious Danzy and I’m super pumped to be starting my teaching career after being a paraprofessional these past five years. This year I will be teaching 4th grade Math & Science. I was born and raised in Sandersville, GA, where I graduated from Washington County High School (Go Hawks). I’m one of five boys raised by an incredible woman. I graduated from Georgia Southern University (Go Eagles) with a degree in General Studies. 

I am so excited to continue my career at the Creek. I also coach Football and Track at Statesboro High (Go Devils). In my spare time, I love to fish, watch sports, and spend time with family. I am looking forward to an amazing year with my ALL STARS.  Always remember our motto: "The Sun Always Shines At The Creek!”

Omni Gaines - 1st grade
Omni Gaines

Hello! My name is Omni Gaines. I am originally from Coffee County, but I decided to reside in Bulloch County after graduating college in 2014.  I am very excited to be joining the Mill Creek Mustangs as a first grade teacher!

 I have 7 years of teaching experience; 4 years in first grade and 3 years in second grade. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. I plan to complete my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

 I am a newlywed! My husband and I have 1 son by the name of Channing. He is 2 years old. In my spare time, I love shopping, playing with my son, and traveling.  I look forward to having an awesome year at Mill Creek Elementary School.

 

Ashley Grant - PreKindergarten
Ashley Grant

Hello! My name is Ashley Grant. This is my first ever year teaching, and I couldn’t be more excited. I graduated from Valdosta State University in December of 2020 with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. If I’m not at MCES, you can probably find me near a beach or at a concert. I’m very passionate about traveling and hope one day to move to South America. Family is very important to me, and I hope to start my own one day. So grateful to be a part of the amazing Mill Creek family. GO MUSTANGS!!

Heather Hendrix - Kindergarten
Heather Hendrix

 

Hi, my name is Heather Hendrix. I received my undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University in Elementary Education. I am returning to Mill Creek this year as a third-year teacher after previously working as a paraprofessional. My first two years teaching were in Evans County in prekindergarten and kindergarten. I will be teaching kindergarten this year. My philosophy of education is creating a positive and safe learning environment where students are actively engaged in what they are learning. I became a teacher because I believe learning is a lifelong process that is guided and modeled through enthusiasm and commitment to best practices. 

I am from Statesboro, Ga. Outside of school, I love spending time with family and traveling to new places. I read books in my spare time and drink lots of coffee. I am excited to be returning to Mill Creek and look forward to an amazing year. 

Connie Howard - Special Education
Connie Howard

Hello, my name is Connie Howard and I am so honored to become a member of the Mill Creek Mustangs!  While this is my first year at Mill Creek Elementary, I have worked in the educational field for 17 years.  I have 15 years of experience in the classroom working with students who have unique learning and behavioral needs. Formerly, I have conducted workshops at the National Youth at-risk conferences and have written and published 8 student reading books for Zaner-Bloser (a national curriculum publisher). I have served as a behavior consultant, trainer, and have given behavior management workshops for parents and educators. 

I enjoy spending time with my family and gardening. I look forward to learning and becoming a contributing team member at MCES, collaborating with other teachers, and touching the lives of students. Go Mustangs!

Taylor McBride - PreKindergarten
Taylor McBride

Hi! My name is Taylor McBride and I am so excited to be joining the team at Mill Creek. I live in Statesboro with my husband, Matt, our daughter, Della, and our German Shepherd, Millie. In my free time, I enjoy the beach and watching Georgia Southern Athletics. I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University where I obtained a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies concentrating in Early Childhood and Child & Family Development. I look forward to an awesome year as a Mustang!

 

Hannah Potter - 1st grade
Hannah Potter Hi! My name is Hannah Potter and I am so excited to be joining the Mill Creek Family! I was born and raised right here in Statesboro, Georgia where I graduated from Bulloch Academy. Following high school, I attended Georgia Southern University where I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. 
As I begin my first year as a teacher, I am so excited to establish a sense of community within my classroom by providing a positive learning environment that ensures that every student is both cared for and counted on. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, completing little diy projects, watching sports, and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to this year at The Creek and I cannot wait to create wonderful memories with all of the students, families, faculty, and staff!

 

Valerie Ray - Special Education
Valerie Ray

Hi, my name is Valerie Ray. You’ve heard of the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Well, all I really need to know about teaching I learned through my finger-painting experiences in preschool. Maybe someday I’ll write the book, but for now I’m excited to get started teaching as a Special Education Teacher at Mill Creek Elementary. I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Printmaking and worked in the commercial art field for seven before teaching. Through a series of events, I discovered that my niche was working with students with special needs so I obtained my Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. I couldn’t be happier that I made this career change and I now pour all the creativity I used in the commercial art field into my teaching. I taught Preschool Special Education for five years and then obtained certification in Special Ed Interrelated where I have taught for the majority of my teaching career. 

I was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Georgia in 2001. I fell in love with Georgia and I am here to stay.  When I am not teaching, I am usually gardening, riding my bike, spending time with friends and family, or spending time socializing at the dog park with my dog. 

 

Barbara Woodson - Kindergarten
Barbara Woodson

Hello, my name is Barbara Woodson. I am a native of Augusta, Georgia. I am married to Reverend Daniel Woodson, Pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Daniel and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in June. We have two beautiful daughters. Their names are Jocelyn and Danielle. Jocelyn will be starting her sophomore year in August while Danielle will be a rising 4th grader.

I began my path in the educational field by being a volunteer when Jocelyn started Pre K. Upon being a part of Jocelyn’s daily routine at her school, I perceived I needed to do more. So, I started substituting. While in this position, I fell in love with teaching. The students were so lovable and full of energy. I enjoyed every minute being a part of each child I met. It was like a breath of fresh air seeing their smiling faces every day. I later obtain my Associate of Arts Degree from East Georgia College and became a paraprofessional. However, I later realized my destiny was to be a teacher. I competed my Bachelor’s in Science at Walden University. I graduated Magma Cam Laude. I am honored to be a bright and faithful addition to the Mustang family.

Support Staff

Beth Blanchard - Paraprofessional
Beth Blanchard

Hi, my name is Beth Blanchard and I am so excited to be a part of the Mill Creek Mustangs!  This will be my 21st year as a SPED paraprofessional having started at Stilson Elementary. My heart is SPED and am looking so forward to the coming year!

I am married to my wonderful husband, Tim, and we are blessed with amazing children, and 10 precious grandchildren. 

Kim Coney - Head Custodian
Kim Coney

Hello! My name is Kim Coney. Although I was born in Florida (Go Gators!), I have lived in Georgia most of my life. I taught at Ogeechee Technical College Child Development Center for 8 years before deciding to go into housekeeping/custodial.  I managed housekeeping at Holiday Inn and performed custodial duties at Georgia Southern University. My husband and I also have our own cleaning service. We have two grown boys, whom we love making sweet memories with. Besides spending time with my family and friends, I also enjoy football and my grandpup, Milli. I am excited to join the MCES family!

Chelsea Deal - Paraprofessional
Chelsea Deal Coming Soon!

 

Dawn Hill - Paraprofessional
Dawn Hill Hello,  my name is Dawn Hill and I’m extremely excited to be joining the Mill Creek family. I’m new to this area as of last August and new to Georgia in the last two years. I love children and have worked with them for over 20 years in many ways. I’ve worked for Headstart, an elementary school, and also as a home care provider. I look forward to being a part of shaping tomorrow’s future leaders.
Tammyra Lee - Lunchroom Manager
Tammyra Lee

Hi! My name is Tammyra Lee.  I am so excited to join the Mustangs family! I have worked as a manager in different cafeterias in Bulloch County for 6 years. I love working with kids and have 2 wonderful children of my own. I can't wait to create some fun memories here at Mill Creek Elementary School. 

Bridgett Quinn - Custodian
Bridgett Quinn Coming Soon!

 

DaShaundra Taylor - Paraprofessional
Dashaundra Taylor

Hello! My name is Da-Shaundra E. Taylor. It brings me great pleasure to join the Mill Creek Elementary School family. Go Mustangs! 

I began working in the Bulloch County School System in 2006 as a paraprofessional. Unfortunately, I stopped to raise my children. When my children started school I decided to go college. In 2015, I  graduated from Ogeechee Technical College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

I have been married for 16 amazing years to the love of my life, Brock Taylor. We have three children: a daughter, Brooklyn 15, and identical twin boys, Brayden and Branden 13.  

The last fun fact about me is I am a Pastor's wife.  My husband and I have been in ministry for over 15 years. In February 2010, we founded our ministry United Fellowship Worship Center in Statesboro, Georgia. 

I’m so excited about the new journey!!!!