Welcome to fourth grade!
My name is Joy Brooks and I am a part of an amazing fourth grade team at Neely Traditional Academy. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my bachelors of science in elementary education. My experience and training includes relevant curriculum, standards, research, methodologies, and technology. I love teaching fourth graders because they are becoming independent learners, self motivated students, and sophisticated readers that are a joy to teach.
I was born and raised in Southern California and have lived in Arizona since 1999. I am the eighth child in a family of nine children and my parents have been married for over 50 years. I have two amazing daughters, Haley and Jenna, who both attend Gilbert Public Schools. We like to swim, read books, play musical instruments, ride bikes, attend science fairs, watch movies, bake, make arts and crafts, sing, dance and spend time with our family and friends.