Peters Elementary – Kellye Brown, pre-kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten teacher Kellye Brown has been named Teacher of the Year at Peters Elementary School.
“Growing up I enjoyed working with kids whether it be babysitting, church nursery, vacation bible school, or being a nanny for the summer. Throughout my school years, I moved several times due to my father’s job, but I always found teachers that would take an interest in a quiet, shy girl that always wanted to do her best! I had some wonderful teachers that guided and taught me a love for learning! I enjoy seeing my students spark for learning in our classroom. It makes my heart happy to see them love listening to stories being read to them, learn the letters in their name, or counting. It is the relationships built with students that bring joy to my heart, a high five, encouraging words, or smile that lets them know they are important and loved!”
Brown began her career at Union Public Schools as a Peters Elementary PreK aide in 2009 after having taken several years off to raise a family. “I was a PreK aide for four years at Peters. I moved to a fourth grade teacher position in 2013. In 2014, I took a PreK Teacher position and have continued in that role at Peters for the last 8 years.”
Brown said, “I have a wonderful PreK Team at Peters that works together well and encourages each other. My aide and I share the same goal of wanting our kids to feel safe and loved in our room. It is important that we work together to teach our PreK Students both academic and social emotion skills that will help them as they begin their school experience. As a PreK teacher I am the first stop in a student’s journey. We work together as a team to teach our PreK students how to be kind, respectful and responsible. Our parents have partnered with us to help their child learn and grow in PreK.”
Brown graduated Cum Laude from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. “I substituted at various schools before beginning my teaching career at Bartlesville Public Schools teaching second grade from 1993- 2000. While teaching, I attended Northeastern State University at University Center at Tulsa where I completed my Early Childhood Education degree. I took several years off from teaching to raise a family. After moving to Broken Arrow, I began substituting in 2008 at Peters Elementary. In 2009 I took the PreK Aide position at Peters. I hold a Certification in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and a Certification in Early Childhood Education. This year I am excited to participate in the LETRS for Early Childhood program.”