Mrs. Ziada Brandt was born in Jeanette, PA but has lived both in the US and overseas. She moved to Raleigh, NC in 2006 from Seattle, WA. Her parents are both Egyptian and her stepmother is from Venezuela. Having grown up in a multi-cultural family, she appreciates, values and embraces all cultures. She loves providing opportunities for her children and students to explore and learn about the world. She is tri-lingual in English, Arabic, and Spanish. She also had several years of learning French in school when she was younger. Ever since she was a baby she has traveled to many countries around the world and has continued that tradition of traveling with her own family. Mrs. Brandt has two sons one in middle school and the other in high school. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Psychology and a double minor in Sociology and Spanish. She has her Masters in Teaching and is National Board Certified. She is certified in Elementary Education K-6, Spanish K-12, Reading Specialist, and AIG. Mrs. Ziada Brandt loves to travel the world, camp, read, entertain, and play games with her family and friends when she is not teaching at school.
Goal number 10 of the UN Sustainability Development Goals of 2030 is to ‘Reduce inequality within and among countries’ Eman feels it is important for our future that all people are treated equally. No one is better than anyone else because of where they are from or what situation they born into. While thinking globally, she hopes to continue to provide real-world experiences for her students to know they are never too young to make a difference locally and globally.