Counselors

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470363

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Ms. Fisher

Bobcats, I am excited to start my 2nd year as part of the Brookwood family. This will be my 12th year as an elementary school counselor. I am originally from Illinois, where I received my Master of School Counseling from Western Illinois University. I have an extensive background in working with groups and individuals from all walks of life.

I am an active wife and mother of three. We can often be found between basketball courts and baseball fields (Go Chicago Cubs)! As a mother, I have learned to appreciate the value of one's family and understand that it takes a village to raise our children. Family is an integral part of education. As a member of the Brookwood family, I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that I will always do what is in the best interest of our students, and I urge you to reach out to me for anything you may need. My door is always open, and I am here to work with you, as a team and as a village, to raise the best children for our future that we can.

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470363

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Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith is thrilled to be joining the team at Brookwood Elementary. She previously worked as a School Counselor in Cherokee County Schools for two years. Mrs. Smith earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University. It is her belief that all students deserve a safe, supportive, and loving school environment. She is excited to serve as one of Brookwood's School Counselors next year and work closely with students, parents, and staff.

EIP/ESOL

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470249

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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.

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470245

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Mrs. Reynaud

Hi! I am Mrs. Reynaud, and I have had the pleasure of teaching at Brookwood for the past seven years. I received my undergraduate degree in Information Technology and my Masters in Elementary Education. Since coming to Forsyth County, I have received my ESOL and Gifted Endorsements and currently working on my Math Endorsement. I look forward to continuing to have a positive impact on the children's growth and to new discoveries with an amazing team of teachers.

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

Phone: 678-965-5060 Ext. 470224

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Mrs. Forde

Mrs. Forde is excited to join the Brookwood Bobcats for her fifteenth year as an educator and seventh year in an Instructional coaching role. Mrs. Forde loves to learn and is passionate about cultivating that same love of learning in others. She has a dual Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Special Education and a Master's degree in Middle Grades Education from North Georgia College and State University. She has a Specialist Degree in Elementary Education from Brenau University and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Elementary Education program with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Forde's endorsements include reading specialist, teacher leader, and gifted education. Mrs. Forde believes that learning is an endeavor with no end; there is always something new to learn and explore. 

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!