Welcome to 1st Grade!
I am excited to be a part of the Madison Station Family. I look forward to a great year full of learning and watching my students grow!
About the Teacher
My name is Brande Winstead. I am a graduate of Belhaven University and a National Board Certified Teacher. This is my twelfth year to teach in the Madison County School District. I have taught Kindergarten, First and Second grades. Helping my students discover the love of reading is one of my favorite things about being a 1st grade teacher. I believe school should be an exciting and positive environment where my students feel safe and valued. My hobbies are reading, painting, and boating with my family. My family and I enjoy tailgating at MSU football games. My husband, Mark and I are active members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where we lead a married couples life group each Sunday.
Favorite words to live by: ...whatever is TRUE, whatever is NOBLE, whatever is RIGHT, whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is ADMIRABLE-if anything is EXCELLENT or PRAISEWORTHY- think about such things. -Phillippians 4:8
Mark, and I have three wonderful children, Tyler, Chandler, and Karlea. We also have two sweet daughters-in-law, Ashton and Julianna. Tyler and Ashton live in Brandon and are members of The Mississippi Community Symphonic Band. Chandler and Julianna just got married June 1st and are making their new home in Tuscaloosa, AL. Karlea is beginning her sophomore year as a Bulldog and is majoring in Marketing. Children are a blessing and I look forward to loving and teaching your child this year! Go Jags!