Meadow Wood Elementary 2014 Teacher of the Year- Jessica Brand

Jessica Brand
Meadow Wood Elementary
Kindergarten, All Subjects

Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio), Bachelor Plus in Education, 2004
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science, 2002

Teaching History
Meadow Wood Elementary, Spring Branch ISD, 2013-2014
Village Preparatory School, 2009-2013
ScholArts Preparatory School, Columbus, Ohio, 2005-2013

10 years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“The biggest reward in the field of education is that of growth. The look in a child’s eyes when they fully understand a concept or have mastered a skill is enough reward in itself. My classroom is a sanctuary for learning. I pride myself in managing a classroom that is fun, engaging, exciting and full of resources. Dr .Seuss once said, ‘the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!’ I want my students to go places beyond their wildest dreams.”

In the words of others . . .

“Although Ms. Brand is new to Spring Branch and new to Meadow Wood, Ms. Brand is in her 10th year as an educator. . . . It is clear when you see her in action that she is teaching “children” and not merely the content. She provides her students with structure, love, acceptance and grace, and treats each child as an individual. ”           
  Pamela Redd, Meadow Wood Elementary Principal

“Ms. Brand is unlike any teacher I’ve ever had. And really . . . she is more than a teacher. She is a friend to these kiddos at a very transformative time in their life. She truly loves what she does, and we are blessed that our daughter’s first step into the “big kid” world was via Ms. Brand’s class.”
 Tina M. Aguilar, volunteer and parent

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Pre-kindergarten/Kindergarten Team Leader, Meadow Wood Elementary, 2013-Present
Kindergarten Grade Level Schair, Village Preparatory School, 2011-2012
Teacher of the Month, Village Preparatory School, October 2011


Spring Branch ISD