Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Teacher
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Education (concentration in Elementary Education) from Tarleton State University
Gifted and Talented Certified Teacher
ESL Endorsed Teacher
Reading Renaissance (AR program) trained
Reading & Writing Units of Study trained
Hello! My name is Melissa Brawner and this will be my sixth year to teach in Brock. I look forward to another wonderful year of teaching 5th grade students in reading, writing and social studies. I am very passionate about facilitating growth in my students reading comprehension and writing skills. We will re-focus our efforts in the Reading Renaissance program (aka AR) this year. I expect to see reading levels soar as students strive to meet their individualized goals.
My husband, Brian, and I have been married for 28 years. We have two children - Matt, who is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, and Ashley who will be a freshman at UT-Austin. We live in Granbury and I have commuted the 35 miles to Brock each day for the past eight years. My family LOVES football and basketball!! Good thing we came to Brock.
In my spare time, I . . . what am I talking about?? I don't really have any spare time. We are on the road traveling to Austin for Longhorn football games in the Fall as we are season ticket holders! Hook ‘em!! We really enjoy watching high school and college basketball – both boys and girls. We make an annual trip to the Boy’s State Basketball Tournament. We have about 10 members of our family that stay together to watch 18 games in 3 days of the tournament. It’s like a family reunion!