Degrees and Certifications:
Associates Degree in Computer Science Several Certificates in Child Psychology Business Owner (DVTD)
Mrs. Brenda Gascoigne
I am very happy to be at your school!
I was born and brought up in Weedsport, NY. I got married to a wonderful man and moved to Fair Haven, NY. We had three beautiful children who have given me five fabulous grandchildren!! In Wolcott, NY, I was a Primary Project Professional who worked directly with the School Psychologist to provide much needed help to certain students in grades K-5. Then I taught computers to students at my childrens' school, K-6 at MW Cuyler Elementary School.
I moved from the little village in Upstate New York of Fair Haven to Concord, NC in 1997 when I got a job teaching computer basics to pre-school children through age six at Chesterbrook Academy in Charlotte. My first job with Cabarrus County was at the Hartsell Detention Center. I worked there for one year and then was hired by Tish Harris at Concord Middle School to work in the Library. I have loved the Media Center and especially Battle of the Books Program which I help coach. Annette and I worked together at Concord Middle and we will do everything to serve you here!! We are a great team!
Some of my favorite books are: Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan, The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer, Insignificant events in the life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (also book 2), Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, Fair Weather by Richard Peck, The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez, I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill