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Mrs. Nicole Brizendine
I am excited to be back at Falmouth Elementary this year. This will be my 18th year in the classroom. I received my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education in 1999 and earned my Masters in Education in 2003. My career started in Statham, Georgia. I taught Kindergarten, 4 years; First Grade, 2 years; Second Grade, 2 years. My family relocated to Texas in 2008, where I taught Fifth Grade, 2 years and Fourth Grade, 2 years. My family then relocated to Virginia where I taught Fourth Grade at Falmouth for 4 years prior to departing for Cartagena, Colombia.
I lived in Cartagena, Colombia, South America for two years where I was able to explore and learn the history and culture of a magnificent country with amazing people. In my spare time, I went to a local island to help teach English to children. I returned to the US from Colombia last year and this will be my second year back at Falmouth teaching 4th grade.
My family consists of my husband of 23 years, Marshall and our three daughters Ariel, Alana, and Ava. I met my husband in 7th grade when we were in a Peter Pan musical, he was Captian Hook and I was Wendy. My three daughters keep me busy. Ariel attends Germanna; Alana is an 11th grader at Stafford High School and plays volleyball, and Ava will be in 6th grade at Drew Middle School. Marshall is finishing his contract in Colombia and will then depart to Afghanistan. Ariel is expecting a little girl mid-August with Tyler and we cannot wait to meet her. We also have a chocolate Labrador named Bailey and a black Labrador named Duke. Needless to say, it can be a little crazy at our house.
In my spare time, I love having family time as well as baking, fishing, and enjoy the outdoors. I collect cook books and often spend my free time looking through them and figuring out ways to change recipes to make them “better.” During the college football season, you will find me watching all of the UGA games on Saturdays. If you listen hard enough, you may even hear me cheering them on. GOOOOO DAWGS! Sic ‘em!