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Mrs. Mona Beam

My name is Mona Beam and this is my sixth year being a Content Teacher at Brookside Elementary School. I am a retired teacher of 30+ years in grades K-3rd grade and I love being an educator. I graduated from Appalachian State University and love returning to the NC mountains for relaxation. My husband and I have two children and we love spending family time together.

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Mrs. Raegan Beaty

I’m Raegan Beaty, Content Teacher here at Brookside Elementary. I have been at Brookside since 2015 and have loved every minute of it. After graduating from Gaston County Schools, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Belmont Abbey College and my Master of Teacher Leadership from East Carolina University. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, reading and being outdoors.

I am looking forward to being at Brookside for another great school year!

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Mrs. Lauren Copeland

Hi! I'm Lauren Copeland and I am the AIG teacher here at Brookside. This is my 15th year in Gaston County Schools and my 3rd year at Brookside. I am a product of Gaston County Schools and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. In my free time I love spending time with my husband and son, traveling, being outdoors, and listening to music. I am looking forward to another awesome year the Brook!

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Mrs. Angela Freeman

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Ms. Minonne Hoey

I'm Tammicka Hoey, Behavior Lab Specialist/SYSOP.  I started working at Brookside in 2014.  I've worked with children for ten plus years now.  I am an alumni of Shelby High School (1997) and Cleveland Community College (2003).  I am a mother of two, CJ and Miylan.  I enjoy spending time with my family, going to church, reading, shopping, and I also love football.  My favorite team is the Steelers.

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Mrs. Abby Kropf

I'm Abby Kropf, Brookside's Instructional Technology Facilitator!  I am housed in the technology department but divide my time between the five elementary schools I support in the district. I help teachers learn and grow through coaching, modeling lessons, and professional development. I have worked with teachers and staff at Brookside for three years and counting! I graduated from Appalachian State with my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and my Master's Degree in Educational Media in 2020.  Before becoming an ITF, I taught Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grade at Sherwood Elementary for six years.  
 
My husband and I met at AppState and our fall is dedicated to football!  At home, we have a two year old, a greyhound named Oliver, and two cats.  In our spare time, you can find us on the lake with friends, riding our bikes, hiking, or cooking something new at home. 

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Mrs. Pam McDowell

I am a retired teacher who just can’t stay away from teaching!  Since retiring in 2016, I have been a tutor and substitute teacher. During my teaching career I earned master’s degrees in both School Administration and 
Elementary Education, as well as National Board Certification.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cats and dogs. I am excited to once again be a part of the tutoring program at Brookside this year!

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Mrs. Debbie McGill

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Mrs. Jennifer Melton

I  am very excited to be with Brookside Bulldogs this year as the Title l literacy teacher.

​I truly love my job! What I enjoy most is ​building a love for reading in my students​! Prior to becoming a literacy teacher, ​I taught first and second grade.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Belmont Abbey College and my Master of Reading Education from UNC Charlotte.  I have been happily married for 18 years. We have two beautiful children, a grandbaby, and​ a miniature schnauzer. In my free time I enjoy hiking, outdoors, shopping, and reading. 

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Mrs. Brooke Spence

My name is Brooke Spence. I have been working as a nurse for 7 years now. I have worked in many different jobs as a nurse including Med Surg Nurse, Home Health Nurse, Oncology Nurse and also a School Nurse in the past as well. I have a little girl named Jessie who has a special story she has had 3 open heart surgeries. She has a new little brother. I have a wonderful husband and my hobbies mainly include spending time with my family and spending as much time outside as possible. I am so excited to be here at Brookside this year!
 

 

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Ms. Linda Wieland

Hola and hello! I am Linda Wieland, the ESL teacher at Brookside. I have a BA in  English and Spanish from University of Alaska, as well as a degree in ESL from Eastern Washington University, which I pursued because of my passion for teaching students from all over the world. I began my teaching career at a private bilingual school in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, then came to Gaston County in 2001 and served as a classroom teacher for newcomer multilingual students for 18 years. I joined Brookside in 2019 where I have truly enjoyed working with an amazing staff, supportive families and wonderful multilingual students. When I am not teaching, I love to hike, travel, attend cultural events and spend time with family and friends. 

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Ms. Rosalind Wilson

I am so excited to be a part of Brookside Elementary this year! I received my BA in Education at Belmont Abbey College, a Master of Public Administration and Master of Social Work at Walden University. I currently have 17 years experience at GCS, and 9 years in Child Welfare. I am a wife, mother, grandmother to one beautiful two year old little girl, and dog mom. I am also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Mu Zeta chapter. I enjoy reading, researching/writing, community service, cooking and baking a wide variety of desserts. It is my belief that children do not have to become products of their environments. It is my  prayer that my love for being an educator changes children one child at a time.

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Mrs. Kelley Wright

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Mrs. Tonya Wiggins

Financial Secretary/Data Manager

This is my fourth year with Gaston County Schools and Brookside.  I am married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and trips to the beach.