About Teacher App

Phone: 630-636-3332


Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Science Degree Bachelor of Arts Degree, Education Master's Degree, Reading Specialist

Mrs. Kirsten Brandwein

Welcome to 5th Grade!

I attended Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill., and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I returned to Aurora University to complete my master’s degree as a kindergarten through 12th grade reading specialist. I have been teaching at Long Beach Elementary for 16 years. Prior to teaching fifth grade I taught third grade for 10 years.

I wanted to be a teacher since I was in fifth grade. My homeroom teacher inspired me to work harder than I had ever done and pushed me to excel. I use this same idea in my classroom and encourage my students to always do their best.