Teacher spotlight: Nancy Brawley
In the spotlight
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.”