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.