Mrs. Leagan

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Mrs. Leagan

My name is Michelle Leagan. I am beginning my 26th year of teaching and my 22nd year at Brookside! I'm excited to be returning to first grade. I love teaching, the UNC Tar Heels, monkeys, my two sweet dogs, and my wonderful husband, family and friends. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year! 

 Mrs. Maynard

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Mrs. Maynard

My name is Kelsey Borchert. This is my fourth year teaching and my first year in 4th grade! I have previously taught first and second grade and am looking forward to this new adventure. I graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2014 with my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I am currently working on my Master's Degree at UNC Greensboro in Information Science with intentions of one day being a school librarian.  I grew up in New York State in the Hudson Valley on a fruit farm. I have 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 nephews and a niece that I love to visit as often as I can! I love reading, dark chocolate, baking and spending time with my two dogs and two cats. I am getting married this December and will become Mrs. Maynard. I am very excited to be at Brookside this year and I look forward to wonderful school year!

 Miss McKenzie

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Miss McKenzie

I am thrilled to begin my first year teaching here at Brookside Elementary. I am a former Ashbrook High School graduate. I graduated in December 2017 from Montreat College with a BS in Educational Studies. Upon graduating, I substitute taught for Gaston County Schools. I am looking forward to a wonderful first year here at Brookside Elementary! 

Mrs. Shout

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Mrs. Shout

I have been married to my husband Richard for 22 years. We have two children. My daughter Samantha is 19, she graduated from high school in 2015. My son Dustin is 14 and he is in the 9th grade. I got my Associates degree from Central Piedmont Community College and got my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Belmont Abbey College. I was a teacher assistant in Charlotte for 4 years. I taught 2nd grade for half a year in Charlotte. Last year was my first full year teaching and that was here at Brookside in 5th grade. This year I will be teaching 1st grade. I love spending time with my family, reading and traveling to the beach and the mountains.

Ms. Thornton

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Ms. Thornton

I have taught school for 24 years. I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second, Fourth and K-12 French. I have also taught adult high school. I have enjoyed every level that I have taught. There is always something new to learn at each level.

I have a little dog her name is Lucy. She is a black an white poodle. I have also a cat named splat.