FACULTY & STAFF
Dr. Felecia Moss
Dr. Felecia F. Moss been an advocate for educational options and schools of choice during her 37 years in education. Her body of work shows the passion that she has for schools that work to meet the needs of their community and provide opportunities to address the whole child: academic, physical, and emotional needs. Being from a small town herself (Jasper, FL), she understands how the school serves as the nucleus in the community.
Dr. Moss served as an interim principal for a charter school in 2020. It was there that she gained practical experience in working with the nuances of a charter school. In 2010, while finishing her doctorate, she had the opportunity to work with a church in the community to open a private Christian school. As with this opportunity, she was the founding principal.
Dr. Moss has extensive experience as an instructional leader and curriculum specialist. She has practical experience in public education (K-12) serving as assistant principal then principal (Newberry High School
(1998-2005); principal Metcalfe Elementary (2005-2010), turnaround principal (Hamilton County, 2017-2018), district turnaround/transformation specialist (Hamilton County, 2011-2013 and Madison County, 2015-2017). During her years at Metcalfe, she developed a strong cadre of teachers, created a professional learning community and developed a plan for change. With the support and tireless efforts of all stakeholders the school moved from an F to an A in one year. She was asked to be the turnaround principal at Hamilton County in 2017 when they were one of three schools that were in intervention status with the state. With this being her alma mater, she was proud go through the school improvement process in collaboration with the state and external partner to bring about the renewal needed. The school moved from a D to a high C during that year.
Her research and experience have allowed her to focus on culturally responsive teaching and diversity in teaching and learning. Her work as a content area specialist and instructional coach over the last few years, has allowed her to provide instructional support for all disciplines. She has proven the ability to identify and use evidence based best practices and to build teacher capacity in those areas. She supports project-based learning in conjunction with instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
After completing a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1986 from The University of Florida, she began her teaching career at Archer Community School (1986-1988). She also taught at Duval Elementary (1988-1992). She joined the faculty at Santa Fe College (1993-1998) where she met and married an Archer native, Rodney Moss, and now calls Archer home. They have two adult children and a ton of Godchildren. She bleeds orange and blue having also earned a master’s degree in Reading
(1993), a specialist degree in Educational Leadership (1995), and a Doctorate degree (2010), all from The University of Florida. GO GATORS!!
Dr. Moss is excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Brooker community to create a learning community that put students first. Her commitment is to provide a safe and positive environment with a focus on rigorous instruction, relevant curriculum, and high levels of student engagement.
Instructional Staff - Kindergarten
My name is McKenzie Hickman, and I am thrilled to be teaching kindergarten at Brooker Community School. I am from Macclenny, FL and am excited to help students learn and grow in a tight-knit community, much like the one I grew up in. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my family, my fiancé, and my golden retriever.
I graduated from the University of Florida College of Education with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education K-6. I also received my reading and ESOL endorsements.
In the upcoming year, I am looking forward to getting to know each of my students and their families. I am passionate about being an advocate for my students and making our classroom feel like home. One of my favorite parts about being an educator is helping students fall in love with reading. I am excited to challenge them every day and help foster a life-long love for learning.
My name is Madeline Hersey, and I am teacher joining Brooker Community School. When I’m not at school, I love to read, spend time outdoors, and travel. I enjoy spending time with my family, fiancé, and my little Shih-Tzu, Brie. I am so excited to have grown up in this beautiful little town and even more eager to be a part of the opening of our elementary school!
I graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. I will complete a Master's degree in Educational Leadership in December 2023.
I have a strong passion for helping all children reach their academic potential in my classroom, and I love to challenge students to take chances and not shy away from making mistakes when learning. I can not wait to kick off the new school year with you, your children, and our wonderful team at Brooker Community School.
My name is Stephanie Nash and I have three amazing children. I was raised in Brooker and attended Brooker Elementary School as a student from Kindergarten through 6th grade. I graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in elementary education K-6. In addition, I am certified in physical education and I have my reading endorsement. Upon graduating from UF, I began my teaching career at Brooker Elementary School. I taught at BES for 13 years. For the past two years, I have taught 2nd grade at Lake Butler Elementary School. I am excited to be back home at Brooker Community School.
My family and I are so excited to be a part of Brooker Community School. I can’t wait to meet all the wonderful families and children I will get to know through activities, learning, and gatherings.
Here is a little of my personal background. I was born in Miami, FL and moved to Starke after I turned 6 years old. I am one of 7 children, being the 3rd eldest. I went to elementary school in Starke, but moved to Lake Butler Middle School in the 7th grade where I graduated from high school. GO TIGERS! After graduating high school I moved to Broward county and worked and explored life until I returned to Starke. I went to work as a substitute and a paraprofessional in the school system before I decided to return to school to pursue my degree in education.
I attended the University of Florida, GO GATORS, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in K-6 Elementary Education then followed to complete my master’s degree in Special Education K-12. Currently I teach 2nd grade at Lake Butler Elementary School. This will be my 2nd year teaching.
Instructional Staff - 4th/5th Grade
Ashley spent her childhood in California and her teenage years in Texas. She served 6 years in the US Navy after graduating high school. She then moved to the wonderful state of Florida and graduated from the University of Phoenix while teaching Pre-K.
This is Ashley's 6th year teaching elementary curriculum and her 8th year teaching in general. She has had the pleasure of educating every grade level, except Kindergarten, either as a classroom teacher, para or tutor.
"I love teaching because I get to ensure that all my students have a teacher who cares about them and pushes them to do their very best. "
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Ms. Broome has had her own catering company for 35 years. She has worked in three schools in a variety of positions including; library, art, bus driver and food service. Her most recent was cooking for 90+ students and staff. Ms. Broome's favorite place to be is in the kitchen cooking good food for others.
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