Dana Brainerd

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My name is Dana Brainerd, and I am excited to be teaching 5th grade this year at Battle!  It is going to be a wonderful year! 

I was born in Memphis, but grew up in Alabama.  I attended college in Arkansas and raised my son there.  I moved to Chattanooga six years ago.  I am married to Gary Brainerd and together we have three children (all grown and out on their own).  We have a sweet dog, Hendrix.  Some things I enjoy are cooking, going to hear live music, planting flowers and walking Hendrix. I am an avid reader and have a huge classroom library.  

I have been teaching for 28 years.  This year I will be teaching Literacy (reading and writing) and Social Studies.  We have four incredible units of study in literacy:  Stories of Human Rights, Biodiversity of the Rainforest, Athlete Leaders of Social Change, and Natural Disasters.  Social Studies covers United States History from Reconstruction through Civil Rights and an indepth study of Tennessee History.  

 

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