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Ms. Blount

My name is Amanda Blount, I graduated from Salem college Cum Laude with a BA in studio art and education. I am going into my third year as an art teacher and am new to Gaston county. I am passionate about inspiring the “I can” attitude in my little artist and look forward to getting to know my new community of staff and students.

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Ms. Medlock

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing Brookside community! With 20 + years of experience in classroom education, I am now in the media center. I received a Masters in Library Science and Technology from Appalachian State University. I enjoy being in this role and look forward to creating a fun learning environment for the students! 

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Mr. Tran

Mr. Tran is excited to have recently joined the faculty at Brookside Elementary School. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Wingate University where he studied under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter and Dr. Nana Wolfe-Hill. As a conductor, Mr. Tran has enjoyed the distinct honor of competing and being selected as a finalist in both the Southern Region ACDA conducting competition as well as the NCACDA conducting competition. In addition to his work as a conductor, he currently serves as the Music Director at Vision Church (Gastonia, NC) and resides at his home in Belmont.

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Mr. Armstrong

born and raised in Charlotte NC
graduated from Southeast Missouri State University 1980.
have four children ages 22 to 27 years old
also work as head coach Gaston Gators Swim Team