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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, she has been a teacher for 17 years! She loves teaching and learning technology. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology. When she isn’t 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.


This is his first year teaching technology. But he has been teaching here at Brooks for 5 years. He enjoys technology. But he is also an AVID teacher. AVID helps students get ready for college. He went to college at Bethany College and he went back to college and now he is getting his master degree. His favorite team is the Kansas Jayhawks.


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 children’s 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 students!


Mr. Schepis is the Physical Education teacher 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 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. Griffin’s first year at Brooks. Choir is offered to all grades in middle school. 6 th are in beginners middle school choir. 7th and 8th is in more advance choir and they do things they have learned from the past .7th and 8th grade 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 1’s at competition, we hope we get the same this year. Mrs. Griffin has put her mixed choir through hard work to prepare them for competition.


This is his first year at Brooks middle school. He is our leadership instructor for the Brooks junior reserve officer training corps-leadership program. His to favorite word are “OOH-RAH” “HOOAH”. We also have a drill team they come to some of the Brooks sports event and March and do the pledge. On Wednesday the student on the drill team or for extra points they dress out in uniform for inspection and get graded.


Mr.Borst teaches middle and high school band. At Brooks he teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade. 6th grade band is beginner band they learn the basics of everything and they do small concerts for their families. 7th and 8th grade band they do more advance things and do things for high school. We even have jazz band which is for 7th and 8th grade they do events at school sports events. He also encourages his students to practice a lot. His gives his students practice sheets and grades them.


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. She loves teaching orchestra in general.


This is her 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 theater and loves watching her student doing their acts.


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