Degrees and Certifications:
*Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ball State University *Endorsements in Kindergarten and Reading from Ball State University *Currently pursuing a Master’s in Language and Literacy from USC *Highly Qualified in Elementary Education
Mrs. Jodi Brown-Hooks
Welcome!! My name is Jodi Brown~Hooks and the 2020-2021 school year will be my 31st year!!!! I have taught fourth grade for fourteen years, fifth grade for one year and third grade for twelve years, and second grade for three years. My first three years were in Burke County, Georgia and twenty-seven years have been spent in Aiken County. My favorite grades to teach are second and third grades!
I am originally from the great "Hoosier" state... Indiana!! I grew up in a small town very similar to North Augusta. I am married to my best friend, Ernest and we will be celebrating twenty-one years of marriage in October. My parents are Randall and Rita Brown and they have been married for over 53 years! I have a sister, Kristie, a brother, Brant, a daughter, Brandi(who works right here at NAES as a Kindergarten aide),and two step sons, Morgan and Preston. I have also been blessed with six amazing grandchildren!! Collin will be a tenth grader at NAHS, Bree will be a ninth grader, Holly will be a fifth grader, Aiden will be a fourth grader, Keelin will be in Kindergarten, and sweet Emmaline Grace will be four in October! As you can tell....my family is my everything!!!!
And....here are a few of my favorite things.....I absolutely love the beach....listening to the waves crashing onto the shore, the sun beating down on me and all while reading a book or watching people! I enjoy cooking for my family and friends....I am known at NAES as the "pimento cheese" queen! I also enjoy naps and a good Lifetime or Hallmark channel movie!
Aiken County Best Mannered Teacher 2014
Aiken County Teacher of the Year's Honor Council 2009-2010
North Augusta Elementary's Teacher of the Year 2009-2010
Aiken County Honor Council 2009-2010
Golden Apple Award Recipient 2008-09
NAE’s Reading Teacher of the Year 2006/2008
Midland’s Writing Project Consultant
Ball State University’s Alumni Association
Writing Improvement Network
~”Creative clutter is better than idle neatness” ~Unknown
~”No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort is to unlock that treasure.” ~Emma Goldman
Guess How Much I Love You and The Three Questions
If you need to reach me for any reason, please call the school at 442-6280. My planning is 7:45-8:30 or you can reach me after school hours. You also have access to the Remind App.