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 Meet Our Team

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Ms. Blair Brooks

Mrs. Kelly deBernard 

Mrs. deBernard was born in Buffalo, New York. After her family moved around the United States 6 times, they settled here in Altavista. Mrs. deBernard graduated from Longwood University and moved back to Altavista with her husband, Kevin. They have 2 children, a son and daughter, named Kiernan and Keegan. She is also the fur Mom to a Great Dane, Zeus. Mrs. deBernard enjoys showing horses, being a soccer and marching band Mom, and gardening. Mrs. deBernard taught for 13 years in 3rd, 4th, and 5th at Concord Elementary. This is her 4th year at AES.  

Ms. Rachel Finhill
Ms. Finhill was born and raised in northern California. Four years ago, Ms. Finhill and her family moved to Altavista from San Jose, CA. A trip that involved transporting four people, two chickens, two dogs, and a rabbit in an RV over seven days! This past spring, she graduated from Liberty University with her B.S. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English, a minor in history, and a minor in psychology. Ms. Finhill enjoys spending her time working with her animals on her farm, practicing archery, and hiking. This year will be her first year as a full-time teacher!

Mrs. Jenna Hall
Mrs. Hall graduated from Liberty University in 2010 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education. She also has a Master's of Education in degree in Administration and Supervision. This is her 8th year of teaching and her first year at Altavista Elementary School. She loves to spend time with her husband and two children, playing music, and being involved in church activities. 

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