Brookside Charter Elementary School serves nearly 500 students in PK-5th grade. Students benefit from small student to teacher ratios and the co-teaching model, two teachers in every classroom. Brookside Elementary students receive instruction that is grounded in the Leader in Me framework. Research based strategies and curriculum is used for all academic instruction. We empower each of our students to be leaders, both in and out of the classroom, every day. Our staff is committed to restorative justice, trauma-informed care, and ensuring that Anti-Racist, Anti-Biased curriculum is implemented across all grade levels and content areas. Click around on our website and please reach out if you have any questions about our elementary program. We would love to hear from you!
Welcome to Brookside Charter Elementary School!
Meet Our Staff
Mrs. Mitchell, Ms. Gleason, Ms. Jefferson
Back Row: Ms. Yahaya, Ms. Bigger, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Patton, Mrs. Golden
Front Row: Mrs. Taylor, Ms. Alexander, Ms. Root, Ms. Arvidson
Back Row: Ms. Makona, Ms. Pozek, Ms. Parker, Ms. Campbell, Ms. Smith
Front Row: Ms. Bruce, Ms. Scott
Ms. Carter, Ms. Osby, Mrs. Maldonado, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Butler, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Gunderson
Mrs. Grace, Mrs. Hendrix, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Quinn, Ms. Blake, Ms. Self, Ms. Fletcher
Back Row: Ms. Eikmann, Mr. Conway, Ms. Szczuckinski, Mrs. Norton, Mr. Watkins
Front Row: Ms. Barrett, Mr. Bowen
Ms. Newcomer, Mr. Bowie, Mrs. Wilson
Ms. White, Mrs. C. Fisher, Coach Williams, Mrs. K. Fisher
Ms. Angela, Mr. Hyams, Mrs. Watkins
Instructional Leadership Team
Back Row: Mrs. Twyman-Brown, Mrs. Norgard, Mrs. Mitchell, Ms. Bruns, Ms. Duguid
Front Row: Mrs. Grannell, Mrs. Thomas
Special Education & English Language Learners
The Special Education department at Brookside Charter Elementary is committed to meeting the needs of all learners. We provide services to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP). Our special education staff works diligently with students on their goals using modified and differentiated instructional strategies.
Special Education at Brookside Charter is unique because we provide unlimited support to students and partner with families to ensure the best educational opportunities for our exceptional learners.
Elementary SPED Providers
Back Row: Mr. Duncan, Ms. Langhorst, Ms. Fox, Mrs. McKown
Front Row: Ms. Young, Mrs. Hill, Ms. Marten
Self Contained SPED Class
Ms. Hake, Mr. Baston, Mrs. Wilkie
English Language Learners
Our EL Program at Brookside combines both in class and small group services. This way students receive additional support while still being able to experience all forms of communication in their classes. Currently we offer services to students who hear and or speak either Jamaican Patois and Spanish. We strongly recommend and offer resources to our families in order that they maintain and embrace their first language as well.
Very Important Bears (VIB)
Elementary students strive to achieve “Very Important Bear” (VIB) Status each month. Students can become a “VIB” by consistently turning in all of their assignments, participating in class, and exhibiting leadership skills daily both in and out of the classroom. Our “VIB” students participate in a monthly celebration and year-long “VIB” students are able to attend a culminating celebration in May. Our goal is to increase the percentage of “VIB” students monthly!