This year, we will be highlighting staff members from Brookview so you can get to know us a little more OUTSIDE of the classroom. This week’s Staff Spotlight: Valori Bross- Special Education Associate What are your hobbies and interests? Singing, piano, entertaining, eating out with friends and family. How long have you been teaching? 6 years Where did you grow up? On a farm by Fort Dodge (Badger, Iowa) What is a little known fact about yourself? I used to back up sing in Branson, Missouri Tell us about your family: I’m married to Brad, we have 2 kids: Allyna is in 8th grade and Valdon 7th. We are so thankful they spent all their elementary years at Brookview! Where did you go to college? University of Northern Iowa What is the best part of teaching? When a child is proud of their work. Especially if it’s hard for them. If you could share a meal with any individual, living or dead, who would it be? Why? Wish I could eat with my dad again. I’d love to talk to him, and share everything about great life. We’d definitely have dessert too!
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Student leaders sharing about Multicultural Day at PTO tonight! #bvleaders
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Brookview Multicultural Day! So amazing!
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Brookview Multicultural Day! So amazing! #Scotland
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Brookview Multicultural Day! So amazing!
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Sheryl Carter- 4th grade teacher What are your hobbies and interests? I enjoy crafting. I like to search Pinterest or browse stores for home decor ideas and then try to recreate my own version. I have helped build a lot of my own furniture and even have my own small business. I also enjoy baking and doing puzzles. How long have you been teaching? 14 years Where did you grow up? I grew up in Winterset, IA. When I was younger, they were filming Bridges of Madison County and I got to meet Clint Eastwood. Tell us about your family: I live with my husband and two boys in Van Meter. My oldest, Aiden, is in 3rd grade and my youngest, Ryland, is 3. We have a new addition to our family...a german shepherd puppy named Hondo. Where did you go to college? Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana What is the best part of teaching? The best part of teaching is watching students grow. I love building relationships with kids, then getting to hear their ideas and interests, and exploring their passions. If you could share a meal with any individual, living or dead, who would it be? Why? If I could share a meal with anyone, it would be Laura Ingalls Wilder. I just love to read or watch movies about this time period and life on the frontier.
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So thankful to have Dr. Buck, our superintendent, come and talk with the 4th Graders about how he uses the habits in his life! #bvleaders
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Talent Auditions were in full swing this morning for our next assembly! So great to see all their passions in action! 💜 #bvleaders
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Celebrating being back together again at BV! #newyear
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This week’s Staff Spotlight:- Denise Brekke- Special Education Favorites (anything goes): I love to take road trips! I am a planner so last minute road trips are a little stressful for me but I still love them. I love to listen to audio books while I drive. Friends is probably my favorite TV show and I am a little worried about it leaving Netflix. I am not sure how I will fall asleep at night without it. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a small town in Northwest Iowa. I think there might be more students at Brookview than in my hometown. We had 3 towns combined by the time I graduated high school and still only had a class of about 32 students. When I was in the 6th grade we moved to an acreage. I didn't like living out in the middle of nowhere at the time. My parents recently sold the acreage and I realized how beautiful of a place it is. Luckily my neice is starting her family there and we can all visit anytime! What is a little known fact about yourself? A little known fact about me is that I have recently become a crazy cat lady. Last year just a few days after starting life with an empty nest, I lost my cat of 17 years. About a month later I started the adoption process to get another kitten. Before I had my official adoption date a friend of mine found another kitten in the engine of a car. I ended up with 2 cats that keep me very entertained and definitely run the show!! Tell us about your family I have 2 kids. They both attend the University of Iowa. Emily is a senior studying Global Health and Nick is a sophomore studying business. They both went to school at Brookview and graduated from Waukee. Emily is very busy with many leadership roles at Iowa. She is currently an RA and making money to go to school. Nick is in a fraternity and is looking forward to playing hockey with some of his old teammates this season on a men's league. I love my trips to Iowa City to see them. What is the best part of teaching? The best part of teaching for me is being at Brookview. This is my 16th year in the district and 13 of those years have been at Brookview. I feel very fortunate to get to teach with teachers that helped my own kids to succeed and be
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Address

Brookview Elementary
8000 EP True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact

Phone: 515.987.5166
Attendance: 515.987.2744
Fax: 515.225.4578

School Time

Regular: 8:50 - 3:40
Early Dismissal: 1:40

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Facts at a Glance

2001

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656

Number of students enrolled at Brookview

89%

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