Hello! My name is Brooke Mistretta and I am so excited to be joining the Bryan Road community! I am originally from Long Island, New York. I moved to North Carolina three years ago and I love it! This will be my sixth year teaching. I have a Master's Degree in Special Education and Literacy from SUNY Albany and a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz.
When I am not teaching, I love spending as much time as possible with my friends and family! I enjoy playing board games, reading, and watching new movies. I stay active with fitness classes, yoga, kayaking, and kickball.
I love building strong relationships with students and families. I strive to design engaging lessons that are developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, and connected to student’s interests. I incorporate progressive technology, active participation, and collaboration into learning. I have high expectations for all students because I believe every student can learn when given the tools to be successful. I cannot wait to meet my new students and watch them grow!