Counselors

EIP/ESOL

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470249

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Mento

This is Ms. Mento's 8th year teaching at Brookwood Elementary. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University. She also has her ESOL and Gifted endorsements. Ms. Mento has taught fourth grade, special education, EIP, and ESOL and is excited for another year of teaching and learning!

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470241

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Mrs. Payne

This will be my 25th year in the field of education. I graduated from Florida International University with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have my endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). I taught kindergarten/ESOL for ten years in Miami, Florida, and this will be my 15th year teaching in Forsyth County. I am so thankful to be a part of the Brookwood family, and I am looking forward to an awesome year of learning, growing, and fun with my ESOL students.

Enrichment Coach

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470346

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Mrs. Davis

Mrs. Davis is a Georgia native and has been teaching elementary school for 22 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia, a Master's degree in Gifted and Creative Studies from UGA, and a Specialist's degree from Piedmont College in Curriculum and Instruction. This is her seventh year at Brookwood, where she strives daily to challenge and inspire her students and instill a love of learning.

Gifted

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470233

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Mrs. Vanerstrom

Mrs. Vanerstrom will begin her 22nd year teaching and is looking forward to another amazing school year! She has her master's degree in elementary education, her reading endorsement, and gifted certification. She feels her job as facilitator is to develop enriching, engaging lessons that stretch the thinking of her young students and provide a safe, welcoming, and enthusiastic environment in which to learn the rigor necessary for academic success. Go be awesome Bobcats!

Instructional Coach

Instructional Technology Specialist

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470204

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Mrs. Paluzzi

As the Instructional Technology Specialist, I have the privilege of working with everyone at Brookwood. My favorite part is working with students, especially when I get to see their excitement when they accomplish something new. The excitement on their faces keeps me energized and proud to be a member of the Brookwood Family.

Media Specialist

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470200

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Mrs. Leonard

My teaching career began in 2006 as a reading tutor in Naugatuck, CT. Over the years, I have taught many grade levels. In 2005 I graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH, with a Bachelor of the Arts in American Studies, minor in English and Elementary Education. My Master's Degree was achieved in 2010 at Central Connecticut State University with a Remedial Reading and Language Arts degree. I love being a Brookwood Bobcat! I taught three years in fifth grade, and I am on my second year in the Media Center!