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7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

  • University of Louisiana at Monroe, December 2011 – Master’s Degree
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe, December 2004 – Bachelor’s Degree
  • West Monroe High School, May 2000

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Google Certified Educator, Level 2
  • Quest for Success 
  • Academically Gifted
  • Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-K)
  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-8)

Currently working towards certifications in the following areas/programs:

  • Clever
  • Google Certified Trainer

Professional Development:

  • School Technologist
  • Presenter, Ouachita Parish Schools Technology
  • Member, Ouachita Parish Schools Technology Workgroup
  • Sponsor/Coordinator for the following activities (Past or Present):
    • Yearbook
    • Spelling Bee
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Rachel’s Challenge
    • Star Lab
    • BookIt! 
    • Adopt-a-School 
    • ArtQuest
    • Talented Art 
  • Committees (Past or Present):
    • Crisis Management Team
    • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Committee
    • Accelerated Reader Committee
    • School Discipline Plan Committee
  • Other Roles & Responsibilities (Past or Present):
    • Maintaining the School’s Website
    • Chromebook Manager for VIP Students
    • DIBELS Administration
    • After school K-3 Reading Initiative Tutor
    • A+Pel Building Representative
    • United Way School Liaison
    • EOC Testing Coordinator
    • LA Common Core School Team, Math Contact
    • Benchmark Testing Administrator
    • Fall Festival Auction Coordinator
  • Professional Association Memberships (Past or Present):
    • Northeast Louisiana Teachers of Mathematics
    • Phi Kappa Phi, International All-Discipline Honor Society
    • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
    • A+Pel Educators
    • Louisiana Federation of Teachers
  • Virtual Educator Groups (Past or Present):
    • Teachers Using Google Suite for Education (GEG Virtual)
    • Teachers Using Google Suite for Education – Advanced (GEG Virtual)
    • Instructional Technology for Teachers
    • Teachers Collaborate
    • Teaching with Boom Cards
  • Other Educational Ventures (Past or Present):
    • Created the Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom (which has been shared worldwide and translated into over 7 different languages)
    • Teacher-Author on Teachers Pay Teachers

Current Position:

  • Ouachita Parish Teacher of the Year - Top 5 Contender, 2020-2021
  • Pinecrest Teacher of the Year, 2020-2021
  • Ouachita Parish Teacher of the Year - Top 5 Contender, 2008-2009
  • Pinecrest Teacher of the Year, 2008-2009
  • Pinecrest School 2005 – 2022
  • Currently teaching: 7th & 8th Grade Science
  • Started at West Ridge Middle School, Fall 2022

Previous Position:

  • Employed at Pinecrest Elementary/Middle School 2005 – 2022
  • Began teaching in 2004
  • Previously worked at Sylvan Learning Center

Family Information:

I am married to Trent Bratton, a Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Frank Sartor. We have two children, Tyler & Beaux, who attend Ouachita Parish Schools.

Personal Information:

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crafting, hunting, & spending time with my family. I also enjoy graphic design.


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