Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies Teaching Certificate grades 1-6 Generalist Certification EC-4 Secondary Certification ESL

Janelle Brigance

I am a brand new teaching assistant in the penguin class with Mrs. Shelton!  This is my first year to be a Pearson Peacock and I am super excited to work with the amazing students, teachers, and staff here.  

I have always had a love for working with children and it all started when babysitting at the age of 12.  After graduating from Plano Senior High with Mrs. Shelton, I went on to earn my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at UTD.  Shortly after that I taught first grade at Christie Elementary and second grade at Schell Elementary; both in Plano ISD.  I have also been a nanny, tutor, and a substitute teacher.  

I live in McKinney with my husband, Brad, who is a UPS delivery driver.  We love to travel and have been on 4 cruises together that visited several different countries, we have visited 6 different states so far, and we frequently go camping with his family or head up to Lake Texoma to hang out with my family.  Mrs. Shelton and I have even been on two girls' trips together!  When I'm not traveling we enjoy doing lots of different fun activities in the North Dallas area with friends and family.