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Venessa Bines-Truitt, Principal


Greetings Parents, Students, Community Members and Friends,

Welcome to Brockett Elementary School, home of the Bobcats! I am honored to lead and serve in such a supportive, culturally rich school and community. Along with the Brockett faculty members, PTA and School Council, I will continue to work to ensure that your student(s) receive an academically challenging education that will foster wise decision-making, a lifelong love of learning and qualities of good citizenship in a safe and nurturing school environment.

Our motto for the 2017-2018 school year is: Being a part of the BEST (Brockett Elementary School Team). As an integral part of the BEST, parents, students, staff and community members will be asked to give their BEST in the classroom, in the building, and in the community. Brockett Elementary School will focus on STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), cultivating emotional understanding and kindness, effectively using data to drive instruction, and providing challenging enrichment opportunities for all students. Parental and community support is essential for us to be the BEST!

Whether you are a current or prospective parent/family or an interested community member, please explore our website and Facebook page to learn more about Brockett Elementary School. If you are new to the area, we welcome you to schedule a visit and see why Brockett is the BEST!

My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the BEST year yet!

Honored to be a part of the Brockett Elementary School Team (BEST),

Syrenthia Venessa Bines-Truitt

Dr. Gail Browning, Assistant Principal


Greetings, Brockett Families!

I am very excited to welcome you to another splendid school year!

Again, we are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. It has been a pleasure to serve as the Assistant Principal at Brockett since 2014. Prior to being an educator, I received my BS in the field of Biology from Albany State University. After receiving my M.A.T. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, I had the awesome opportunity to begin my teaching career at Chamblee High School as a Chemistry teacher and received a doctorate in Administration and Supervision from Clark Atlanta University. I have served as an assistant principal at the middle and elementary levels.

As an educator, I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from home and school. We believe that a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s continued success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

I feel honored to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward in working with you.

Educationally Yours.

Gail F. Browning, Ed.D

Assistant Principal


Piper Watkins, Full Time Counselor


I am thrilled to start this school year at Brockett Elementary School as the School Counselor. For the past 20 years, I have served the Sequoyah Middle School Community as a Math Teacher and the Math Department Chairperson. I bring to Brockett a wealth of experiences as the Professional Development Liaison, Technical Support Specialist, Afterschool Tutorial Coordinator, and Hospital Homebound Teacher among other roles and responsibilities. I am looking forward to the journey ahead at Brockett, and I am excited about being a part of this AWESOME family of bobcats.
Have a great year!

Ms. Watkins, Counselor

Jonathan Johnson, Part-time Counselor

 Brockett Family Members:

My name is Jonathan Johnson and I am Brockett’s new part-time School Counselor! I was born on the small island of Jamaica and at the age of ten migrated to America. It was during this transitional period that I began to foster an interest in counseling. Through my experience of migrating to America, I was able to see how life factors such as cultural differences, moving, and changes in socioeconomic status affect our young people. My experiences inspired me to help children, through counseling, deal with the many life factors that impact learning and life.

I received my Bachelor degree in Psychology from Southern Adventist University in 2013 and my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Georgia State University this year. I am an avid cyclist and an exercise enthusiast. I also am a frequent movie-goer and enjoy all forms of art, particularly photography and painting.

I look forward to building a special bond with all of Brockett’s stakeholders: parents, faculty and students alike. I’m positive that we will have a great year together.

With Peace & Love

Jonathan Johnson, Counselor

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