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    Let me tell you a bit about myself. I have 2 children. Alex is at Kennesaw State University and Matt is a junior at Palm Beach  Atlantic Christian University in Florida.  I have a beagle/dotson mutt named Baxter, a Pomerian named Belle, and a chiweenie named Peanut. I live right here in beautiful Hampton.
    I returned to college when Matt began school.  I graduated from Macon State College, with my degree in Early Childhood Education. My certification is in Special Education General Curriculum. I recieved my Masters degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. I recieved my certificate to teach Gifted Education in 2014, and in 2020 received my endorsement for math.  I have taught 4th and 5th grades, as well as TAG for 5 years. 
    In my classroom, I try to promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect. I work hard to build a sense of community among all students, and I emphasize the importance of teamwork.  I believe in a strong classroom community, as well as a strong relationship with families. I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to teach your child. This is not a responsibility that I take lightly. 
    You are always welcome to volunteer in our classroom. I believe that great things can happen when we work TOGETHER!  Hampton Elementary is a place where I really feel a part of a strong community and a winning team.
    Feel free to contact me any time! You may call the school at 770-946-4345 or email me at brandi.kotsalis@henry.k12.ga.us.  
    Color: Pink                                                                         
    Place: ANY Beach!
    Food: Dove Chaocolae with caramel
    Drink: Dr. Pepper
    Book: To Kill a Mockingbird and Charlotte's Web
    Show: Survivor/Jeopardy
    Team: UGA/Steelers   
    Me and boys      Tubing    
                                                                         Alex, me, and Matt
    Peanut     Peanut