Bria, Stephanie

 Mrs.  Stephanie  Bria

photo of me and fam

          Hi! I am so excited to be your child´s teacher this year!!! I hope it will be a year of fun, but more importantly a year of authentic learning. This is my 13th year of teaching and my 12th year of teaching 5th grade.
          I grew up in a very small town called Leroy, Alabama. It is so small that there´s not even a traffic light!!! My mom taught 5th grade at the same school I went to from Kindergarten to 12th grade. When I was in the 2nd grade, I decided that I wanted to be a teacher and never looked back. It has always been my dream job. I have thoroughly enjoyed each class who has come through my classroom and being off of work when my kids are out of school is a perk.
          I attended and graduated from the University of Alabama. I received my Bachelor´s and MasterÅ› Degrees in Elementary Education. My first job was a Kindergarten teacher at Vance Elementary School. Next, I spent 7 years at Arcadia Elementary School in the Tuscaloosa City School system. 
          As a wife and a mother of 3, I stay very busy outside of school. I have 3 children: Will, who is a senior, Morgan, who is a freshman, and Dylan, who is in the 1st grade. As you can tell from my picture, we are all a part of the #jacketnation.... especially the spring sports. In my rare, spare time, I like to shop, cook, make t-shirts with my vinyl machine, and read. 
          I have considered teaching to be my calling, my passion. Each and every student that enters my classroom is hungry for knowledge. In my classroom, we work on our mindset. We never think that anything is too hard, we just work harder to understand it.  At the end of the year, I want my students to have grown in what they learn, as well as, develop habits that make them a better person so they can be a contributing factor to our society. I want them to learn study skills and how to apply old knowledge to what is unknown to them. As they leave my room, I want them to have a sense of accomplishment, that they did succeed.