Mrs. Brenda Wertel
1st Grade Teacher
My name is Mrs. Brenda Wertel. I teach first grade at Sunnyside School in the Pulaski Community School District. My lengthy teaching experience, combined with being a mother of two, makes me a truly child-centered individual. I believe that teaching and learning are give-and-take processes, where teachers and students continually learn with and from each other. I feel strongly about home-school partnerships in order to maximize student learning. I think it is an honor and privilege to partner with parents in educating children.
Early childhood education, integrated curriculum, balanced literacy, educational technology, collaborative learning, differentiated instruction, PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)and multiple intelligences/learning styles
B.S. in elementary education, minors in English and Social Studies, from Northern Michigan University;M.S. in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning, English as a Second Language Emphasis, UW-Green Bay
Sunnyside Leadership Team, Sunnyside PBIS Team, Sunnyside Caring Closet, Sunnyside PTO Executive Board (off and on throughout my career)
Multiple nominations for the Golden Apple Award throughout my career.