Phone: 972-429-2540 ext. 7248

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies - Texas Woman's University EC-6 Generalist ESL Certification GT District Certified

Mrs. Brandi Orr

4th Grade ELA Teacher
 
Experience
I have been at Smith Elementary since it opened and LOVE being a part of the Bulldog family. Before coming to Wylie, I taught in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in the Houston area. I have taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten over my 20+ years of teaching.
 
Family
I am married and have 3 kids. My oldest is at Stephen F. Austin University and a member of both the Lumberjack Marching Band and the Buzzsaw Pep Band. My middle is a News Media student at The University of Alabama. My youngest is at Wylie East High School and is a member of the Raider Tennis team and the Pride of the East band. We enjoy attending our kids' events and camping. 
 
Philosophy of Education
My driving question every day is, "What would I want for my kids?" I strive to create a safe, family atmosphere in my classroom. I first want each child to feel welcome, loved and respected, and a part of the group. Once a child feels these things, the sky is the limit to their learning. I seek to push my students to work at their highest level even if it takes them a bit out of their comfort zone. This is where true learning takes place. We are more than ordinary, we are EXTRA'ORR'DINARY!