“I Am Hamilton” Spotlights Laurel Brooke, A Teacher At Wolftever Creek Elementary

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers and community members in providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools.  "Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families and the community," officials said.
 
Today, “I am Hamilton” spotlights Laurel Brooke, a first-year teacher at Wolftever Creek Elementary.  “I worked in insurance, and it was just not touching my soul,“ Ms.
Brooke said. “There is just something about working with children and helping them expand their minds, their thinking and their world that gets me fired up.”  
 
Ms. Brooke was nervous about her first class, but she is certain about the impact she wants to have on the lives of the children this year. “I want them to love learning so that they can live a more passionate life and a more empowered life,” she said. “I want them to see that they can be successful.”
 
"If you know someone worthy of recognition in the 'I am Hamilton' series, let us know.  Send a short message that describes the difference the person makes in the lives of children each day in Hamilton County Schools.  Include the person’s name, connection to Hamilton County Schools, your name and your connection to Hamilton County Schools.  Send the nomination to communications@hcde.org.  Your nomination could be the next 'I am Hamilton,'"
 
 
 


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Student Scene

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