1983 (6th grade)
My family lives in Memphis. I am the Assistant Head of School for Advancement at New Hope Christian Academy in Frayser.
My mom saved an essay I wrote one year at St. George's where I talked about making a lot of money when I grow up. #Irony
I attribute a number of things to my elementary years at St. George's, including my love of reading Ms. Williams allowed me to read non-fiction. I loved books about rocks and bugs. I still love to learn. St. George's planted the seed of life-long learning, for which I am thankful!
Ms. Martin, my fourth grade teacher, challenged me like few teachers have, including high school, college, and post-graduate. She was serious about teaching, and I had to become a little more serious about learning!
Class trips such as the Land Between the Lakes in fourth grade. I have clear memories of some of those experiences, including listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller album (cassette, of course!) on someone’s boombox on our sixth grade trip.
My wife teaches at the Collierville campus and our youngest son is in seventh grade. We love the vision of St. George's, specifically as it relates to the school’s love for Memphis and intentional initiatives in our city.
Learn to listen and ask a lot of questions.
Independent schools are an investment. St. George's has continued to yield strong returns for the Brandon family.