My name is Melinda Brooks and I have been teaching Science since 2000. I have a daughter who is attending college in Waco to be a radiology tech, I have a 17 yr old at home who plays football, basketball, baseball and has started team roping. My husband of 22 years in a commercial airline pilot. When we aren't at our real jobs we own and manage Brooks Farms. We manage ~700 acres of land and run 150 head of commercial cattle.
I began teaching, and continue to this day, because I want to be a positive influence in student's lives. I want to help mold them into contributing members of society. It takes a village.
My favorite quote used to be "If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten"
But, over the last year I have simplified that to "Be where your feet are" if you are in class- BE in class. If you are at the dinner table - BE engaged in the conversation at the dinner table.