Second Grade


Jennifer Anderson
I am a Columbia native and have taught at Joseph Brown Elementary for ten years. My husband in an engineer with the Franklin Fire Department. We have two children, Luke and Morgan. We also have two Australian shepherds, Lucy and Grizz, along with one chihuahua named Pepper. When my children were in middle and high school, I went back to school myself and received my Masters in Education from Trevecca University. I have had the privilege of teaching kindergarten and first grade here at Joseph Brown. I am excited to be moving to 2nd grade for the 2020-2021 school year!! Go Bears!!

Bethaney Brooks
Hi! My name is Bethaney Brooks and I am a second grade teacher. This year will be my 5th year teaching at JBES, and I love being a BEAR! I graduated with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Murray State University, and have spent the last 8 years teaching lower elementary students. I currently reside in Spring Hill, TN with my husband, our two kids ( Lilly age 5, and Robert Graham age 1), and our cat (Kitty Grey).


While I was born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, I am now home in Tennessee. My parents instilled in me a strong work ethic as well as love and compassion for all. My favorite pastimes were playing basketball, running cross country and track, and cheering on the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. After graduating high school, I attended Millsaps College. I earned a BA in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Library and Media Science. After teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, I had the opportunity to earn my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling. I have integrated my Master's degree into my approach to teaching which enables me to serve the whole child. I have worked in the Mississippi schools as a librarian and interventionist. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of visiting my Grandfather and Aunt in central Tennessee. I am now excited to bring my experiences and enthusiasm in service to the faculty, parents, and students of J. Brown Elementary School.