All about Ms. Brakebill I am excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher at Laird Elementary, where I am the English Language Learner teacher for our grade-level. We have an amazing 2nd grade team of three teachers who are dedicated to meeting the needs of every child, every day! This is my third year of teaching at Laird and I truly love being a part of this fabulous Laird family!
I have lived in Phoenix, Arizona for 23 years, moving here from my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri in 1994. My have my master's degree in Elementary Education from ASU with an SEI endorsement. Before accepting my position at Laird, I spent 8 years as a long-term guest teacher in another major school district in Phoenix. Additionally, I am a former quality manager/employee trainer with world-wide manufacturing companies and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Marketing from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
I am a single mother of three incredible sons, ages 23, 18 and 13, who love to help decorate and visit in my classroom. My mother, a retired educator who taught for 45 years lives nearby, too. I am a former competitive swimmer and am a published author. I love to watch the sun rise and set and am an avid football and basketball fan!