Ms. Brakefield attributes her success to the valuable guidance provided by mentors she has collaborated with, including seasoned teachers on her team who contributed to idea generation.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA, November 16, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to recognize Tiffany Brakefield for her dedication and contributions to the field of education. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Brakefield has been associated with the Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, Virginia, since 2023. She holds the position of science and technology teacher at this esteemed private school that caters to students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. In her role, she conducts science and technology enrichment classes, covering topics such as computer parts, typing and robotics. She collaborates with fellow educators to design and implement hands-on STEM lessons that align with their curriculum while facilitating the development of teamwork skills among students.
Prior to joining the Hampton Roads Academy, Ms. Brakefield served as a second-grade teacher at Poquoson City Public Schools in Virginia from 2017 to 2023. Earlier in her career, from 2013 to 2017, she was a kindergarten teacher at Lancaster County Public Schools in Virginia. Throughout her career journey spanning over a decade, Ms. Brakefield has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering an enriching learning environment for her students.
Ms. Brakefield's academic achievements have played a significant role in shaping her successful career in education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education and elementary education from King's College in Pennsylvania in 2010, graduating magna cum laude. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Education in reading from King's College in 2013 and another Master of Education in educational policy and leadership from the William & Mary School of Education in Virginia in 2022.
Ms. Brakefield attributes her success to the valuable guidance provided by mentors she has collaborated with, including seasoned teachers on her team who contributed to idea generation. In addition, she acknowledges the significant influence of her college professors and supportive administrators who championed her initiatives. Her ongoing collaboration with fellow educators, including those she has mentored, continues to play a critical role in her professional development.
Away from her professional duties, Ms. Brakefield enjoys caring for her four dogs and participating in their sports puppy classes. She also loves biking and hiking. Her personal life is enriched by the support of her husband, a specialist in welding, and the inspiration drawn from her parents; her father served as an electronics expert in the United States Air Force, while her mother dedicated herself to being a devoted wife and mother.
Looking ahead, Ms. Brakefield envisions engaging in more substantial projects with students at the Hampton Roads Academy. She aims to solidify relationships with school administrators while advocating for the advancement of science and technology programs. Witnessing students actively engaged in their science and technology enrichment projects motivates her to contribute to bridging this educational gap experienced by other schools.
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