Brooke Newell is from Panama City, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education and St. Leo University for her Masters in Educational Leadership. Brooke teaches 1st grade at the Plant Street Campus. She enjoys running, working out, and spending time with her family and friends. Brooke’s favorite Bible verse is Phillipians 4:13. Her greatest influence was her grandmother for having a heart after God and loving others.

“My goal is for all of my students to leave my classroom with a desire to love the Lord and others. I also want them to be excited to continue reading and use the tools that they have acquired about learning to read to then read to learn. Reading can take you anywhere!”