Our Teachers

Preschool

Education/Certification: B. A. Early Childhood Ed

Coming soon.

Preschool

Education/Certification: B. A. Human Development,

Coming soon.

Pre-Kindergarten

Education/Certification: B.S. Early Childhood Dev

Miss Waller has been in early childhood education since 2011 and is currently working toward her degree in Early Childhood Development. She started her love of teaching at Brookfield School in 2014 and is looking forward to continuing the journey at TLC. She believes teachers and parents are the biggest advocates for children. In her free time, she loves spending time with family.

Pre-Kindergarten

Education/Certification: B.S. Ed., B.S. Spec. Ed.

Mrs. Branson has her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has been teaching children since 1993. In the past, she has taught children with learning disabilities in the public elementary schools of Arizona and California. She also had an excellent teaching experience with three year olds in a private preschool for eight years. In this setting, special needs students were mainstreamed into her program. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay home with her own fabulous children for the first nine years/six years of their lives.

She is tremendously excited to be a part of Brookfield’s TLC and teaching team.

Jr. Kindergarten

Education/Certification:Early Childhood

Mrs. Rose Ferrall has been a part of the Brookfield team since 1989. She chose Brookfield School because she believes in their philosophy and respect for each child. Prior to coming to Brookfield School, she worked as a teacher’s aide in the Bay Area.

As a Pre-K teacher, her goal is to make learning fun. She feels teachers need to be happy and animated. Children also need to feel comfortable and safe in their environment. Building self-esteem has always been a major part of her teaching practice. She also feels that as a teacher it is important to always model good behavior.

Mrs. Ferrall and her husband have two daughters and four grandchildren. Her interests are exercising, gardening, camping, vacationing to Canada and spending quality time with grandchildren, family and friends.

Jr. Kindergarten

Education/Certification: NV Cert., B.A. Elem. Ed.

Mrs. Morgan Dusek was born and raised in Reno. She is a high school graduate of Bishop Manogue. She went to Arizona State University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She enjoy doing anything outdoors and spending time with her family. She has been teaching at Brookfield since 2008. She is looking forward to an exciting new year filled with lots of learning and fun. Teaching is her passion and children light up her life. She anticipates a wonderful year.

Jr. Kindergarten

Education/Certification: Integrated Elementary Education, specializing in Early Childhood Education

Miss Morgan McKenzie has been a part of the Brookfield family since 2013. Initially starting out as an assistant, she is overjoyed to have the honor of teaching Junior Kindergarten this year. Ms. McKenzie, a Reno native, graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno (Go Pack!) with her degree in Integrated Elementary Education, specializing in Early Childhood Education. In addition to her bachelor’s degree, Ms. McKenzie holds Nevada State certifications in Elementary Education (K-8) as well as E.C.E. She is also working on completing her Master’s degree through Arizona State University, focusing on Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. McKenzie believes that fostering all areas of a child’s development is critical to the learning process. In order to do so, she ensures that visual and performing arts, dramatic play and academics are well balanced throughout her student’s daily schedule.

In her free time, Ms. McKenzie loves to spend time with her family, her boyfriend of 12 years and their golden retriever, Harlow. She also loves to adventure outdoors, go to the gym, explore on Pinterest, as well as decorate her house (and her classroom)!

Jr. Kindergarten

Education/Certification: NV Cert., B.A. M.A.

Mrs. Valerie Whitt is a Reno Native and has been working at Brookfield School since 2009. She has a K-8 teaching license and will be completing her Masters in Education in 2016. She loves teaching Jr. Kindergarten and watching her children grow. Mrs. Whitt enjoys working with the caring and excellent staff at Brookfield School.

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