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Deborah Brai

Second Grade Teacher

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams Tomorrow's reality.
                                                                                        ~Malala Yousafzai


 Welcome to Second Grade! I am very excited that you will be in our classroom. You are about to begin an exciting learning adventure. You will read independently, follow directions, be responsible for all your own materials, make new friends, and grow and grow in so many ways. You will travel to the Moon, dig in the desert, grow your own plants, and learn about life in your community. We will have 180 days together and I think that you’ll be amazed at whom you’ve become and how much you’ve accomplished when you leave second grade.

About Mrs. Brai

   I have always loved learning and consider myself a lifelong learner.  Teaching allows me to live my passion of learning and growing alongside my students and colleagues each and every day!  I am honored to call Salem my home away from home.  The children, families and staff are amazing.  All are equally vested in creating an environment that empowers each and every student in their pursuit to achieve Naugatuck's Vision of the Graduate.
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education; B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Southern Connecticut State University.  M.S. in Educational Leadership from The American College of Education.
Years of Experience: 17 Wonderful Years
Years working in Naugatuck Schools:  17 Wonderful Years
A few of my favorite things: I love to travel, my morning coffee, chocolate, being a teacher, and of amazing children, husband, family and friends!
A fun fact about me:  I am a Roller Coaster Enthusiast!
Grades I teach: I have taught two years of Kindergarten, 14 years in 4th Grade, and 1 (and counting) year in 2nd Grade.