Hi, my name is Brooke Anderson! I am honored and humbled to serve as your Teacher of the Year! Teaching is a job of passion! I have the passion for education and children! I pray that my passion radiates through and into the kids I am blessed to call mine each year! If you know me, I refer to kids that have passed through my doorway as "MY KIDS"....and this is what they will forever be! I am a Glennville native. I married my high school sweetheart. I'm also a mother to two sons and a daughter. After graduating Tattnall County High School, I pursued my Early Childhood Education degree at Georgia Southern University. I began my career in our neighboring county of Long. I taught second and third grade at Smiley Elementary for the first 7 years of my career. God provided me the amazing opportunity to make the move back home! I teach third grade math teacher here at Glennville Elementary. I am so blessed to be able to give back to the county that has done so much for me as a student! Pouring values, education, and life skills into the youth brings me so much joy. To me teaching is so much more than just educating inside the classroom. It is making the connections with my kids and their parents. That is when a true change will begin. I often remind myself of a simple but profound quote..."A student doesn't care how much you know, until they know how much you care!" That is my daily reminder of why I do what I do. I care so deeply for my kids! Those connections will last a lifetime. I pray to be one influence that carries them far in life. My kids know that no one is perfect, to always be kind, and to try hard in all that you do. Mistakes will be made and are expected. It is okay not to know, but it is not okay not to try. Those moments are the teachable ones. I will always do "WHATEVER IT TAKES" for my kids!