Ms. BrunkerMy name is Lindsey Brunker. I am so excited to start my 9th year of teaching AND my 9th year at Brier Creek! I am originally from Long Island, New York and moved down to North Carolina for college. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). I love living in Raleigh with my husband Oree, my new baby boy Graham who was born in January and my 2 sweet puppies Montana & Remi! I am delighted to continue teaching in such a wonderful school and I know we are going to have an amazing year of learning and growth!I am passionate about finding each of my students fullest potential! My passion comes from building relationships with my students and keeping them throughout the years. I love finding the spark in their learning and using that to help them grow as learners and as individuals.Years at BCES: 8Favorites: Color: Pink & Carolina BlueRestaurant: Dunkin' Donuts, Noodles, Jason's DeliHobbies: Coaching Gymnastics, Reading & going to the MoviesGift Cards: TARGETSnacks: Anything salty and Peanut Butter M&M'sDrinks: Pepsi, Salted Caramel Mocha or any type of Frappuccino
Ms. ClassenHi! My name is Morgan Classen. I am excited to be joining the Brier Creek family. This will be my seventh year of teaching and my first year teaching at BCES. I was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I graduated from East Carolina University with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, I spent four years teaching first grade in Cumberland County. I spent the past two years teaching first grade in Forsyth County. I recently moved to Raleigh with my husband, Jamie, and our dog, Zooey. I love going to the beach, camping, snowboarding, and spending time outdoors. I love teaching and have many creative ideas to help my students learn. I'm excited for new adventures at Brier Creek and I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year!I am passionate about motivating all of my students to do their very best! I want my students to enjoy school and learning. I believe in establishing strong relationships with students, creating a safe classroom environment, and inspiring students to love learning.Color: Turquoise Restaurant: Chick-fil-A Gift Cards: Target, Amazon Hobbies: Hiking, Snowboarding, & Spending time at the beach Drinks: Coffee, Diet Coke Snacks: Popcorn, Chocolate, Fruit
Hello, my name is Nick Combs and I'm so excited to be apart of the Brier Creek Elementary family. This is my first year at BCES, but my seventh year teaching. Originally, I'm from the small town of Burlington, North Carolina. Growing up, I always wanted to pursue a degree in education. I attended Appalachian State university and obtained my elementary education bachelors degree and curriculum masters degree. After finishing my masters degree, I began training and supporting staff on technology and curriculum integration. Through these opportunities, I supported teachers and students grades PreK-12th as a Director of Educational and Instructional Technology.
Years at BCES: 0
What are you passionate about? Helping others, Playing and writing music, and technology.
Color- Blue & Green
Restaurant- Any Mexican place, Chickfila, Jersey Mikes
Hobbies- Music, concerts, sporting events, traveling, fixer-upper projects.
Gift cards- Home Depot, Lowes
Beverages- Diet Coke
snacks- Beef Jerky
Ms. HoskinsHello! My name is Courtney Hoskins. My husband and our two children have been in Raleigh for a little more that 4 years. I am starting my 17th year teaching. I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grade. My family and I love to spend time outside. We love North Carolina from the mountains to the beaches. I grew up in Asheville and went to college at UNCW. I look forward to a wonderful year with the second grade Jets at Brier Creek.I am passionate about building a classroom family where children feel loved, feel the reward of giving their best, and where they grow a love for learning across all subjects and interests.Years at BCES: 4Favorites:Color: Blue & GreenRestaurant: Rise, Pei Wei, Panera, Chick Fil AHobbies: reading, going to the movies, and shopping on AmazonSnacks: Fruit, Chips, Popcorn, & Caramel/Chocolate candyDrinks: Coke or any type of coffee!! I run on caffeine :)
Ms. McCommonsHello! My name is Caitlin McCommons. I have been teaching for 17 years. I have been teaching at Brier Creek for 10 years. I have a masters degree from NC State (Go Wolfpack) I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. I love to go to the beach and visit my family located in Northern Virginia. I am the proud Aunt of 4 amazing nephews ranging in age from 8-17. I also have a sister that lives in Basel Switzerland and I try to visit her as often as I can. I also coach Girls on The Run at our school and I love coaching and helping girls to be their best! I look forward to an amazing year with my second grade Jets family at Brier Creek.I am passionate about building a classroom where all my students are guided and nurtured to reach their full potential! I am also passionate about instiling in my students a sense of appreciation for their classmates and for themselves. My final passion is for helping my students learn how technology can be utilized as a tool to help them deepen their understanding of the world around them. #techisnotjustforgaming!Years at BCES: 10Favorites: Color: PurpleRestaurant: (Coffee) Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, (Food) Rise, Los Tres, anywhere with PIZZA:), Chic Fil AHobbies; going to the beach, reading on my Kindle, hanging with my family,shopping on Amazon!(it's a problem :) )Snacks: Fruit Snacks, Gummy Bears, Popcorn, Pistaschios, anything chocolateDrinks: Coke, Pepsi, Lemonade, Coffee
Ms. MolnarThis is my 6th year teaching, and my second year at BCES. I was born in Durham and have lived in Raleigh since I was 3 years old. I went to Appalachian State University and received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I spent 5 weeks of my student teaching down in Costa Rica helping to teach English. I also have a sweet dog, named Chance, who keeps me on my toes! I am thrilled to be teaching second grade again and am looking forward to having an amazing year!I am passionate about understanding students and their individual characteristics that make them unique. I enjoy having lasting relationships with students, and maintaining a trusting and safe environment in my classroom.Years at BCES: 1Favorites: Color: Teal/Turquoise and CoralRestaurants: Chick-Fil-A, Lynwood Grill, and Jimmy JohnsGift Cards: Target, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-AHobbies: Reading, spending time with family and dogBeverages: Diet Dr. Pepper, Sparkling Water, Diet SunkistSnacks/Treats: Peanut Butter M&M's, Reese's Pieces, Goldfish
Ms. SmithHello to All! My name is Sheronda Smith. I am excited to be a Brier Creek Jet. I have been teaching for 12 years. My journey started at North Carolina Central University were I earned my degree in elementary education. I continued my educational path by working at Durham Public Schools for the duration of my 12 years.. During this time, I gained a lot of knowledge for K-3 grades, had many experiences and developed lasting relationships that will be with me for life. I am very family oriented and I enjoy time traveling to new places. I am super ecstatic to be joining the Jets family!I am passinate about building new lasting relationships with my students, parents and community. It is very important that students have support, 21st century resources, and a safe environment that is conducive to learning. In the end, students will be able to reach their full potential!Years at BCES: 0Favorites: Colors: bright colorsRestaurants: Olive Garden, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, P.F.Chang, PaneraDrinks: water, Pepsi, lemonadeSnacks: almonds, cashews, Hershy chocolate, peanut M & M'sHobbies: writing, and drawingGift Cards: Target, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes, and Noble