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Mrs. Mercer is one of the technology teachers at
Brooks. She teaches Applied Technology, Video
Production, Web Design and STL. She has been
teaching at Brooks for 4 years and she has been a
teacher for 17 years! She loves teaching and learning
technology. She is currently working on her masters
degree in Instructional Design and Technology. When
she isnt in school she loves to hang out with her two
dogs, Cosmo and Google. She loves her students and
she really loves teaching.
She is one of the physical education teachers at
Brooks. This is her 15th year teaching, but her first
year teaching here at Brooks. She loves all the
students and teachers here at Brooks. She enjoys
working with our diverse population and our age
level of students. She said that she loves to see
kids playing sports and learning how to be
healthier. Mrs. Rhodes loves playing sports herself!
This is his first year teaching technology,
but he has been teaching at Brooks for 5
years. He is an AVID teacher and also a
technology class teacher. AVID helps
students get ready for college, AVID students
are given cornell notes to study in all their
classes. Mr. Ehert wants to help make sure
students have a good and successful life.
Mrs. Briggs is the art teacher at Brooks.
She teaches 6th through 8th grade. She says
that creating art is her personal conversation
with the world. Her vision as a childrens art
teacher is to help them find a way to
communicate through visual expression and
different mediums. She enjoys letting kids
express themselves in art. This is her
favorite subject to teach says Mrs. Briggs.
She loves teaching art and enjoys all her
Mr. Schepis is one of the Physical Education
teachers at Brooks. He teaches 6th through 8th
grade. He teaches kids how to play sports and
how to be healthy. He also coaches some
sports team at Brooks. He says his favorite
sport to play is basketball because you get to
run around and have fun! He says he enjoys
teaching physical education because he gets to
teach kids how to be active and become
healthier all together.
This is Mrs. Griffins first year at Brooks. Choir
is offered to all grades in middle school. 6th graders
are in beginners choir. 7th and 8th graders are in
more advance choir and they do things they have
learned from the past .7th and 8th graders will have
multiple concerts. In the spring they will be going
to contest and compete with other schools in our
district. Last year Brooks got all 1s at competition
( 1s being the best) , we hope we get the same
this year. Mrs. Griffin has put her mixed choir
through hard work to prepare them for
This is Mr. Eichers first year at Brookss middle
school. He is our leadership instructor for the Brooks
junior reserve officer training corps-leadership program.
His to favorite words are OORAH HOOAH. We also
have a drill team; they come to some of the Brookss
sports event and March and do the pledge. On
Wednesdays the students on the drill team dress up in
there uniform for extra credit.
Mr.Borst teaches middle school and high school
band. He teaches 6th, through 8th grade. 6th grade band is
beginner band and they learn the basics of everything
and they do small concerts for their families. 7th and 8th
grade bands do more advanced things and they do things
for high school. We even have a jazz band which is for 7th
and 8th grade students; they also do concerts at school
sports events. He also encourages his students to
practice a lot. He gives his students practice sheets and
grades them. He said he loves to teach band because he
loves to see students pass music!
She is a Director of orchestra at Brooks
Middle School. She is also the Assistant orchestra
Director at Southeast High School; Mrs. Hatfield
also performs regularly with the Wichita
Symphony. She loves teaching here at Brooks and
she loves teaching orchestra in general. She says
that orchestra is her favorite thing to teach! She
wouldnt want to teach anything else!
This is Mrs. Stantons 3rd year teaching here
at Brooks. She graduated with her bachelor
degree from Kansas Wesleyan University and has
her master degree from Wichita state university.
She loves when she gets to see her students
enjoy acting and doing theater. She wouldnt
teach anything else if she could teach drama.
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