Teacher spotlight: Nancy Brawley

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nancy Brawley is a seventh-grade language arts teacher at West Rowan Middle School.

Years teaching: 24

Family: Husband, Mark; daughter, Katherine and son-in-law, Justin; and son, Zeke

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite color: Navy Blue

Favorite TV show: “Modern Family” and “60 Minutes”

Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

Favorite movies: “Forrest Gump,” “The Notebook” and “Steel Magnolias”

Favorite sport or team: I love to watch my West Rowan Middle School students in all their sports – especially the wrestling team.

Hobbies: Yoga and cooking

Dream vacation: Hawaii or Italy

Prized possession: My mother’s gold bangle

Actor who would star in the movie of my life: Melissa McCarthy

Hidden talent: I can sketch faces

Motto: Everyone matters.

Three words that describe me: Compassionate, fun and inspiring

Someone who inspires you: My son, Zeke, whose journey has made me not only a better teacher, but also better person.

Greatest accomplishment: My best is yet to come

Favorite quote: “In God’s eyes we’re all the same. Someday we’ll all have perfect wings.”