Level: Elementary School
City/State: Indianapolis, IN
District: MSD Washington Township
School: Fox Hill Elementary
Content Area: Grade 4
Desirée Brooks is an elementary educator with 16 years of experience. She is viewed by students, parents, and colleagues in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township as an innovator and life-long learner who serves as a powerful role model for both students and colleagues. Most recently, Desirée has been delving into neuroscience research and implementing brain-based learning techniques with her students. She makes countless efforts to attend professional development both locally and at the state level to grow in her ability to provide quality instruction with an inquiry-based focus.
In addition to her classroom effectiveness, Desirée is her grade level’s professional learning community leader and her school’s science coach. Desirée is a part of the school improvement committee, positive behavior support core team, after school tutoring program, and a member of her principal’s professional leadership team. She commits herself daily to school improvement and deeply values professional collaboration.
Desirée graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education Certification in 1998. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Butler University’s Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals in 2008.