Teacher Spotlight: Brianna

Brianna is a 3rd grade teacher from St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Brianna is in her 5th year at St. John the Baptist School in Howard. As an SJB graduate herself, it is so rewarding to be teaching where she was once a student. Brianna feels blessed to be at a place that allows her to not only share, but grow and practice her faith with her students each day. When Brianna is not teaching she enjoys watching TV or Disney movies, kayaking, listening to music, being outside, and exploring new places.

What have you enjoyed most about being on the GRACE Science Teacher Team?

Being on the GRACE Science Teacher Team has allowed me not only to learn more about curriculum but to become a “go-to” person within my school and other 3rd-grade teachers for science questions and ideas, especially as we began working with PLTW this year. I have enjoyed helping my colleagues learn, problem-solve, and collaborate over the last few trimesters as we navigate our science resources.

How has being on the team helped your understanding of GRACE curriculum and development?

I started on the team, during a time when I was still trying to master GRACE’s curriculum and standards. Being on this team has given me the time and collaboration to really gain a concrete understanding of what to teach.

What’s one thing you wish teachers knew about the GRACE Science Teacher Team?

The team is here for you, and wants to collaborate with you! We are continuing to meet this year to work on standards, learning targets, and MORE for all GRACE teachers to use during our lesson plans in the future!

Founded in 1888, St. John the Baptist School is a Catholic school in Howard where students grow in relationship with Jesus Christ, pursue high levels of academics, and are surrounded by a community rooted in Christian values. Our staff is committed to developing the whole child by nurturing each child’s academic, emotional, spiritual and behavioral development. By partnering with parents, we aim to individualize student learning in a structured environment where students grow and succeed.

St. John the Baptist School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. It is a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8) with open enrollment. St. John the Baptist provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually. For more information about St. John the Baptist Catholic School, visit their website at https://sjbhschool.org.