The Cooper School Daily

Teacher Spotlight- Renée Bratton

An interview with Renée Bratton….

1.​ ​What do you do at The Cooper School and how long have you been here?

I am the Third Grade teacher at The Cooper School and this is my first year in this unique learning community!

2.​ ​What do you value about being at TCS?

I value TCS for allowing me to continue my learning as a teacher, equipping me with coaching and training in best teaching practices, and providing me with quality curriculum. I am constantly being challenged to grow as an educator and human being.

3.​ ​What’s something you’ve learned teaching here?

There is great value in the social emotional learning which equips a Cooper kid with tools to navigate their daily social interactions at school and at home, as well as in their academic lives.

4.​ ​Which educator has influenced you the most in your life, and how?

My High School American Studies teachers, Mrs. Hasebrook and Mr. Yant, showed me that having a sense of community changes how learning happens in the classroom. They created a space that was safe and open for all that walked into their doors.

5.​ ​What do you look forward to in your role here (lesson, section, topic, etc.) each year?

I love the magic that happens when presentations come together! I especially loved our recent Change Makers presentation.

6.​ ​If you could live in a book, what book would it be?

If I could, I would live in any of the Nicholas Sparks novels. I would love to live in Nights of Rodanthe and live a life full of hope and love in a small coastal town.

7.​ ​What’s something this community might not know about you?

I have a two and a half year old daughter named Charlotte Jane.