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Teacher Spotlight - Mrs. Sierra Colby

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Sierra Colby

We want to give a big welcome to our new resource teacher Mrs. Sierra Colby.  Mrs. Colby is an intern and is doing an amazing job working with our resource kids.  The students love her and love going to her class.  She is so easy going and willing to accommodate and help in every way possible.  We are excited to welcome her to out Brookside family.

On the weekend, Mrs. Colby loves being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

If she could go to lunch with any fictional character, she would choose Harry Potter.

Who is your favorite teacher and why?Mrs. Peterson was my favorite teacher because she believed in my ability to succeed and was willing to help me in any way that she could.”

Mrs. Colby loves to travel.  If she was given $1000, she would buy a plane ticket to Thailand.  This is just one of the places that she wants to travel.  You should ask her about all the places that she has been.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?Million Dreams" from the Greatest Showman

Who or what inspires you?  Mrs. Colby answered, “I am inspired by my mom. She went back to school to become a special educator to understand my younger brother with Autism better. She has used her knowledge and experiences to shape countless lives. “

Share a memory of school.  “I loved being a student and always have loved school. When I was in sixth grade my class was one of the 25 NASA classrooms. We were able to participate in events with the other classrooms and the international space station such as who could grow bean sprouts the fastest and we had a presenter bring in freeze dried ice cream.”  How cool is that? 

What is Mrs. Colby’s favorite thing to teach every year?  She answered, “I love teaching students self regulation skills and confidence in their ability to learn.”

What is the best thing about your job? “The student's are my favorite thing about my job. Seeing them be successful with a concept that was previously difficult is incredible.”

Is there anything else about you that you want parents and students to know about you? “I absolutely love to cook and travel! I am thrilled to be working at Brookside Elementary and have been so impressed with the students who attend and the faculty that work here!”

Here are a few of her favorite things:

  • Pizza: I like pizza from MOD pizza with chicken, artichokes, onions, garlic, basil, etc! I love this pizza because I can't eat dairy.
  • book/author: "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
  • Ice cream: Sodalicious Snickerdoodle
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Color:  Purple
  • Snack: Chips and guacamole
  • Zoo Animal: Elephants
  • Recess game: jump rope


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