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Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-12 Cross Categorical (Special Education)

Mrs. Michelle Brinkman

Welcome to Coastal Elementary! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year! 

I graduated from UNCW in 2014 with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I spent over 3 years as a teacher assistant in kindergarten and first grade before I started teaching in 2016. I have taught 2nd grade, K-2 reading and special education before jumping into my favorite grade of all - first grade!

A little about me: I grew up in Ohio surrounded by corn fields, however my husband and I think the beach is a much nicer view! My husband's time in the miltary is what first brought us to North Carolina. After living in and near Ohio for several years, we finally made our way back to the North Carolina coast at the beginning of 2020 (and are here to stay)! We have two wonderful boys, Rusty and Waylon who keep us on our toes! We also have another bouncing baby boy coming in November 2021. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, and enjoying the outdoors. 

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime and be sure to join our ClassDojo so we can easily communicate on a daily basis.

It's going to be a fantastic year!