My name is Brandy Brocka (rhymes with okay) and I have been teaching the half day kindergarten class here at Platte River for the past 17 years. I got my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Wartburg College in Iowa in 1998 and my Master degree in Reading Education from Regis University in 2012. I grew up in Iowa and moved to Colorado with my husband Andy, who works as a 5th grade teacher at Sage Canyon Elementary. I can't imagine living anywhere else. My husband and I also have two sons. I love to hike with my family, run, read lots of fiction books, and sing.
Kindergarten is a great year for kids. It is a time to grow confident in abilities and discover a love for learning. I feel that I have been called to teaching kindergartners because I love seeing the spark in their eyes when something finally clicks and seeing that huge amount of growth throughout the year. Kindergarten is also a critical time for students to get their reading basics learned and I plan on using my new found knowledge in reading to help my students grow to the best of their abilities.
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