“I like the relationships I’ve made with the students and the teachers. At first, it was making relationships with the teachers just because I got to know the teachers a lot better to begin with. Going through all the classes and getting to know the students and in their school lives and out of school lives has been really special to me,” says Student Teacher, William Frierson.
“[Frierson] brings new strategies to Brashier that the education department at Clemson is going through right now. He just brings a different angle, a different perspective,” says Science Teacher, Brett Fleming.
“The faculty is really nice,” says Coach Gordon Stallard.
“I think [Stallard] brings an understanding of athletics coming from positions that he has had before. He also brings a presence of having somebody that is a coach actually be in a classroom, so he can keep an eye on our student athletes during the day. He is energetic and enthusiastic. He wants what's best for the school and the students,” says Vice Principal, Trina Freeman.
“What I like most about Brashier is the students,” says History Teacher, Coach Steve McAnelly.
“I think he has a broad knowledge of history and how to teach. He enriches our department,” says History Teacher, Eugene Kennedy.
“The faculty is my favorite thing about Brashier because they are so supportive,” says Spanish Teacher, Mary Donohue.
“[Donohue] brings enthusiasm, creativity, and a good work ethic to Brashier,” says Spanish Teacher, William Pouch.
“I generally feel like a lot of [students] really want to learn. It is really encouraging as an educator to work on a lesson plan and work on the stuff you are going to go over that day and feel like the kids are ready to hear it. The kids are as excited as you are,” says Social Studies Teacher, Jenna Griner.
“Ms. Griner is extremely passionate about her subject and doing a good job as a teacher. When a teacher is passionate, kids catch that,” says History Teacher, Crystal Divers.
“I like the mastery program and the fact that the schedule allows the students to have time for that, like getting out early and AA tutoring. I do like the students because they are motivated to learn, so they can do well,” says English Teacher, Amanda Vernon.
“It’s always nice to have a new perspective. [Vernon] knows the EOC that they have to take at the end of the year. She has a great record with that. It’s helpful to have someone with experience to fill that crucial position,” says English Teacher, Jessica Cheek.
“[I like] the small, close-knit community feel of everything,” says Administration staff, Kristie Crosby.
“I think [Crosby] has a lot of strengths she brings in. One is she has worked in a public school for many years, and she also has worked with her husband running a small business, so she understands the business part of Charter Schools. She has brought a new perspective to Brashier,” says Principal, Mike Sinclair.