Teaching experience: My teaching career began the fall of 2004, and I began teaching at Pella Middle School in 2005. I graduated from Central College in 2004 with a degree in English and endorsements in Secondary Language Arts and Coaching. I am also Pella High School’s head varsity volleyball coach. I love working with many former students and sharing with them the experiences learned through the terrific sport of volleyball.
Family: I am married to Tim Brand, and we have two beautiful children: Abbie and AJ. Growing up in Davenport, Iowa, I attended North High School.
Interests: I have played volleyball ever since I could walk. I played competitively in high school and college. I still enjoy playing recreationally even though it makes me feel old. I am constantly singing or have music playing in my classroom. I also love to read, enjoying mostly fantasy and action series. I am a huge fan of watching movies and television when I have the time.