Kindergarten

KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS

Mia Costa
Costa
Mrs. Costa has been teaching for 11 years. She received her bachelors degree in elementary education and her masters degree in school administration. Mrs. Costa is married with 5 children.

Christina Kandukuri
K
My name is Christina Kandukuri. I grew up in southern Middle Tennessee and attended Middle Tennessee State University for my undergraduate and graduate degree. I have a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a license to teach Kindergarten-Sixth Grade and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I am about to begin my tenth year as an educator, and I could not imagine having another profession.

My family and I reside in Spring Hill. My husband, Aditya, and I have been married for almost three years, and our son, Ari, will be one in September. We have a precious schnoodle, Collins, and a grouchy but loving orange cat named Lillian.
While I am not at school or working on professional learning, I love cooking and baking delicious treats, vegetable gardening, spending time with my family, and reading. I adore my Joseph Brown family and feel honored to be part of the faculty.


Maria Cofer

My name is Maria Cofer and I am so excited to get the opportunity to fulfill my dream here at Joseph Brown Elementary. Growing up, all I wanted to be was a teacher. I grew up here in Columbia, and attended Harding University in Arkansas. There, I received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and graduated in December 2019. I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family, and finding joy in everything I encounter. I am so thrilled at the opportunity to teach (and learn from) sweet Kindergarteners. I can't wait for my students step into our wonderful classroom full of laughter, joy, and love.