Melba Dodgen

This year will be my 15th year teaching since I returned to the classroom. Half of that time has been spent in First Grade which I love to teach! I have been teaching at Lewiston since 2006. I have been a certified teacher since March, 1979, but I took some years off to be a stay-at-home Mom. I homeschooled my own 4 children from 1988-2006. I have been married to George Dodgen, Jr. for 42 years this year. We had 4 wonderful children who are all adults now. Heather is 36 and married to Phillip Stanley. They have one child. Ashley is 32 and is not married. My youngest son is 30, and he is married to Emily Mclean. They have 2 children so I am a grandmother to three. I love being a grandmother! My oldest son, George was killed in an automobile accident in 2009 when he was 27.

I have a BS Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University, and I have a MS Degree in Elementary Reading and Math from Walden University. I also have my gifted endorsement. I am excited about the coming year and being back in first grade!

Keri Morningstar

This is my 15th year teaching! I have taught Kindergarten and First Grade. The last 8 years I have taught first grade—-my true love!​

I am married to Coach Morningstar. We have a son who is 22, a daughter who is 17, and a daughter who is 11.

Our family also has two spoiled Dachsunds, Reesie and Rudy. I enjoy running, cooking, reading, and spending time with my family. We spend weekends at football games or some other activity for our children. ​

I graduated from Augusta ​University with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have a Masters ​Degree in Education with a Reading Endorsement certification.​

I am looking forward to a great school year together!

Sheron Dozier

This is my 10th year teaching. It is such a rewarding job to me, because how many jobs can you have where you can get a smile or hug everyday!! I have been teaching at Lewiston for eight years, and I can truly say I am at an awesome school with amazing students and a faculty that is absolutely the best of the best!

I have been happily married for 31 years to a guy named Craig and he is still my guy!! I have two sons, Craig who is 22 and Nicholas who is 20. We have two adorable Australian Shepherds Cooper and Sam.

I graduated from Augusta University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

I am looking forward to another great year teaching at Lewiston Elementary in 1st grade!!


Abby Kountakis

This is my third year teaching at Lewiston Elementary School in first grade! I graduated from Augusta University with a BS in Early Childhood Education.

I am happily married to Emmanuel Kountakis and we are expecting our first child in January! I love to cook, read, be outdoors, and hangout with family and friends.

First grade is my absolute favorite grade level to teach and I love teaching at Lewiston!

I am excited to watch my students grow and learn over this school year!

Linda Roselli


This is my seventh year teaching at Lewiston. First grade is where my heart is and feel it is a privilege to teach each and every student in my class!

I received my BS from the State University of New York in Albany, NY. I felt led to continue my education in the field of early education. I completed my Masters in Education from Augusta State University. I am also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

I am married to Mr. Roselli and we have three daughters and two dogs.

Dacia White

This is my first year teaching First Grade at Lewiston. I worked as an ABA Paraprofessional last year with 2nd and 3rd grade. I moved from Memphis, TN. where I taught First Grade for 3 years. I have a bachelors degree in Elementary Ed. I am also early childhood certified.

I am newly married as of June 22nd! My husband, Andy White, and I moved to Augusta last year to begin his first duty station at Fort Gordon. We are a military family and hope to spend as much time in Augusta as we can!

We have 2 dogs, Skyy and Ava. They are both rescues whom we love with all of our hearts! I enjoy coffee, hiking, and beach lounging! (:

I am very excited to be a part of the First Grade team at Lewiston! I love to teach, and I will always strive to do my best for my firsties!