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Ms. Brand

I am so proud to be a part of the Second Grade team at Hawks Rise Elementary School. Teaching has been a main part of my life for over 42 years. My career started in Illinois (where I grew up) teaching in a K-3 Resource room. Colorado was my next stop where I taught 2nd grade in Silverton and 1st grade at Graland Country Day School in Denver, Colorado. Florida has been my last stop where I have taught 2nd grade at the old Florida High, 1-2 and 1st grade at Hartsfield Elementary School, and 2nd grade at Conley Elementary School. I received my Masters Degree in Science Education from Florida State University. Science is my thing!

My daughter, Hannah Claire, is a product of Leon County Schools, having graduated from Desoto Trail Elementary School, RAA Middle School, and Chiles High School. She is following her dream by managing the horses on a show horse farm in Virginia. They travel to shows all over the country including a visit to Central Park in New York City! My father and mother are both deceased. I also have a brother, Craig, a sister, Kathy, a special significant other Lon (who is a retired Guidance Counselor from SAIL High School) as well as 2 cats.

When not teaching, I enjoy bike riding, saltwater fishing, hiking, camping all over the country, reading, gardening, and checking out anything nature-related. I can't wait to see what the 2018-2019 school year has in store for us in Room 512!

Last Modified on August 15, 2018