Special Education Paraprofessionals



Larry Pirkle

Hello Robinson Tigers!

I am in my ninth year here at RES as a SPED para and am so grateful for each year and for the
opportunity to serve. As a sixth generation Dawson Countian, I am very humbled to be a small
part of this great elementary school we have here in the heart of my hometown! After almost
twenty-five years as a senior mail processer for a major insurance company, I was led down the
educational pathway, following in my precious mother’s and sister’s footsteps in coming to
work at Robinson. One of my greatest joys is helping kindergartners’ fall in love with coming to
school and introducing the 1 st and 3 rd graders to the countless adventures to be found in
reading. I’m an author and illustrator and love to sing at my church. I also raise Collie dogs,
Nigerian Dwarf goats, and Highland Cattle on the farm where I was raised. I am very proud to
be a member of the staff here at RES and look forward to our greatest school year yet!
Go Tigers!!!

“And I believed deep in my heart that I was a member of the greatest profession of mankind…” Mr. Jesse


Sheila Dean 

Hello fellow RES Tigers!  I am excited to be starting another year as a SPED Para.  I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades here at RES.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from UNG in 2006.  I am married to Tom, and we have three children, Clay, Allie, and Sam.  The newest addition to our family is our grandson, Tommy.  When I am not at RES, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing tennis, and reading.

Most importantly, I enjoy getting to know each of my students and look forward to seeing all that they accomplish.   I am proud to be an RES Tiger!

Makayla Jones

My name is Makayla Jones. I live here in Dawsonville with my two sons, Aden and Eric. This is my first year as a Special Ed para. I’m so excited for my first year to be here at Robinson Elementary School. I was a substitute teacher in Dawson country for the past three years. I’m ready for the start of this new adventure and getting to know all the wonderful kids here at RES. 

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