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Erin Nail

I am so excited to be your child’s ART teacher. This is my 22nd year teaching but my 10 th year here at Buford Elementary School.
I have my BFA from UGA (GO DAWGS) and I am certified K-12 art. I have only taught Elementary age kids in my 21 years because I truly love the little artists! 
My family means the world to me!!
I am married to a Firefighter, have two daughters @ BHS (9th and 11th ), a step-son (20yrs), a step-daughter (28 yrs), and two granddaughters. We also have two Olde English Bulldogs (Hank and Harley).
I love making art. Teaching art to young minds is the best. They keep me young and I love sparking their inner artist.

University of Georgia - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Christi Lenz

This will be my 29th year teaching, with 22 years at BES!  I have taught general music, band and chorus and have worked with students in kindergarten all the way up to the college level.  One of my favorite things about working with kindergarten students is seeing the joy they experience as they discover and learn new things.  It is my goal as a music educator to help students of all ages find that joy and love for music. My purpose in teaching music can be summed up by this quote:  "The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.“   -   Cheryl Lavender

Eastern Illinois University - Bachelor of Music Education
Austin Peay State University - Masters in Horn Performance and Conducting
 University of West Georgia - Specialist in Media and Instructional Technology
Jessica Chester
Physical Education
After beginning my career 26 years ago as a middle school and high school cheerleading coach, I have found my favorite place to teach, BES! I am beginning my 7th year as the Kindergarten PE teacher and I am so excited to teach your child this year. I am married to Stuart Chester, he is the baseball coach at BHS. We have 5 children, Ryan, David, Laura, Sarah and Abbey.  I enjoy being at home with my family and my two sweet puppies, Buck and Coco. I love travelling to the beach and to the mountains and enjoy walking around our neighborhood. When I am not teaching PE I love going to cheer on the Wolves! I have taught several different grade levels and I can say that I truly LOVE teaching Kindergarteners!!

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Patrick Logan
Technology Lab

Hello, my name is Patrick Logan, and I look forward to learning and growing with your child in technology lab. This year marks my 28th year in education, and my 17th year as a teacher in the Buford City School System. Although I have spent most of my career teaching 1st and fifth grades (9 years each), I have also taught second and third grade as well as kindergarten and first grade ESOL and EIP. Since 2016, I have served as the technology lab teacher at Buford Elementary School.
This year is going to be an exciting year in the in technology lab, and I look forward to challenging each student to excel both personally and academically.

Georgia State University - Bachelor of Science  in Early Childhood Education
Lesley University - Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Focus on Literacy
Endorsements - ESOL