The Bendwood School 2014 Teacher of the Year - Brooke Christopherson

Brooke Christopherson
The Bendwood School
Grade 4, Gifted and Talented

Region 4 Principal Certification 2013- present (Completion scheduled Oct. 2014)
University of North Texas (Denton, Texas), Master of Education, Reading, 2007-2008

Teaching History
The Bendwood School, Spring Branch ISD, 2010 – Present
Spring Forest Middle School, Spring Branch ISD, 2009 - 2010

Five years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“All too often a child might give up too easily. I try and tell my students that it is okay to struggle. You may not always ‘get it’ immediately, but it is important to have the life skills and knowledge to work things out.”

In the words of others . . .

“Ms. Christopherson is a dedicated educator specializing in the area of working with students who have been identified as gifted and talented. Her knowledge base in developing gifts and talents in these children is so broad that her colleagues often call on her for her expertise. . . . She has worked in Spring Branch for 5 years with four of those teaching in the SPIRAL Program for Gifted and Talented.”          
Jana Bassett, Principal, The Bendwood School

“Brooke has embraced the practice of being a lifelong learner, evidenced by her skill in independently developing, planning, writing, and delivering curriculum related to the study of ancient civilizations. The rigorous instructional lessons and activities she delivers to her student each day challenge them in a manner that is motivating, relevant and ‘out of the box.”                                                                              
 Allison Birney, M.Ed., Administrative Support/Intervention Specialist, The Bendwood School

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities
ETrainer, The Bendwood School


Spring Branch ISD