Laura Kouns has lived in Roswell for 25 years and has taught at Roswell High School for 18 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Georgia State University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the chairperson for the Talented and Gifted program. She approves Directed Study requests, assists with internship placements, approves seminar offerings, and hosts informational sessions for parents throughout the school year. She is also the lead teacher for 12th grade AP Literature, having taught the course for 16 years and is currently serving as a mentor to new AP teachers for the College Board.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children whose favorite activities include hiking trails around town, catching waves in Seaside, and visiting family in Nashville. Their least favorite activity is (unanimously) standing in line at IKEA.
You can reach Mrs. Kouns at email@example.com
Molly Bethune is entering her 13th year of teaching, most of them at Roswell High School. She teaches AP U.S. Government, AP Comparative Government and On-level American Government. Given her government background, she loves teaching a seminar that focuses on how to determine the plausibility of conspiracy theories. She also is active in Roswell athletics, assisting in the volleyball and swim programs as well as serving as director of the boys and girls lacrosse programs.
Molly’s two sons are Roswell High graduates. One is also a graduate of the Economics program at Auburn University and the other is studying Economics at Georgia State University. She and her husband enjoy kayaking, hiking, and quoting classic movies.
You can reach Mrs. Bethune at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Pickard is the newest addition to the TAG department. A retired pilot with a Bachelor’s degree in Ceramics and Art Education and a Master’s in Art Education, he has a well rounded and unique perspective which helps him to teach such classes as Directed Studies, a variety of seminars, and a number of art classes like Introduction to Art, Photography, and Ceramics. Jeff is the head coach for the boys golf program and hosts an after school gamers club.
He will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with his wife and has one daughter, who all live in Roswell.
You can reach Mr. Pickard at email@example.com
Laura Hunter is a Roswell native who has taught in Fulton County for 13 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Science Education from Georgia State University. This is her 7th year teaching at Roswell High School. She teaches 2 sections of TAG Directed Study, TAG Seminars and 2 sections of Honors Biology. Past TAG seminars include Craft Wars, Outbreak, Forensics, Careers in STEM and the Deep Blue Sea. In addition to teaching in the TAG department, Laura also works with the TAG Eligibility Process and is the adviser for 12th grade TAG students.
Outside of the TAG department at Roswell, Laura is in charge of the Roswell High School Science Fair, sponsors the UNICEF and HOSA clubs, and serves on the School Governance Council. At home, Laura enjoys tennis, her two boston terriers, and spending time with her family.
You can reach Ms. Hunter at hunterLS@fultonschools.org
Derek Shackelford has been at Roswell for 20 years and has taken TAG students on the Roswell Ghost tour more times than he can count. He has taught all four grade levels of English but has been the mainstay in 11th American Lit for the last 10 years. He also teaches the Mythology class so his TAG seminars tend to be about ghosts, aliens, monsters, and Star Wars. His educational background includes a Bachelors of English from The University of Georgia, a Masters in English Education from The University of Georgia, and a Specialist of Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University in Chattanooga.
In addition, he is the Girls Varsity Tennis Coach and was the 2012 State Coach of the Year, the Region 5-AAAAAA Coach of the Year, and his team was the 2012 Girls Varsity Tennis State Champions with an undefeated record of 22-0.
You can reach Mr. Shackelford at ShackelfordD@fultonschools.org
Nancy Moeller began her teaching career in 1983, when most of her colleagues were in preschool. She has taught at the middle, high, and college level, teaching everything from Vocational Agriculture to 8th grade Latin, a range that helps in the seminars she offers. She currently teaches AP U.S. History and Local Roswell History, for which she drives the school bus to various historic sites around town so the students can get to know their community.
She has been married for 36 years--to a retired RHS teacher--and has triplet sons who are alumni of Roswell High and their parents’ alma mater, the University of Georgia. She coordinates the Governor’s Honors Program for the school when she is not driving teams to sporting events. Outside of school she plays the piano and tennis, hikes and mountain bikes, and takes horseback riding lessons.
You can reach Mrs. Moeller at MoellerN@fultonschools.org
Megan Fairchild is an Atlanta native who has taught at both the middle and high school level. This is her 5th year at Roswell High School and she is teaching TAG Gifted Internship, the Hire Me seminar, and Accelerated Geometry/Algebra 2 Honors this year. Megan graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in secondary math from Georgia State University in 2012 and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.
Megan is also our unofficial department tech guru. She has 2 young children and enjoys tennis, art, detective shows, and spending time with her family.
You can reach Mrs. Fairchild at firstname.lastname@example.org