About the Teacher   

    My name is Brande Winstead. I am a graduate of Belhaven University. This is my tenth year at Madison Crossing Elementary. I have taught Kindergarten, First and Second grades.  Teaching reading to my 1st graders is one of my favorite things about being a 1st grade teacher.  My hobbies are reading, painting, and boating with my family. I also enjoy tailgating at MSU football games.  My family and I are members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.


    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


    My husband, Mark, and I have three wonderful children, Tyler, Chandler, and Karlea. We also welcomed our new daughter-in-law, Ashton, into the family this summer. Tyler and Ashton graduated in May from MS State with degrees in Software Engineering and Secondary Education (Math). Mark and I are happy to have them close by as they begin their new life together in Flowood.  Chandler will begin his junior year at State pursuing a Biological Engineering degree. Karlea is a GHS senior this year and cheers on the Mavericks as a GHS cheerleader.  

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