About Me

Hello!  I wanted to take a moment and welcome you all back to an exciting new school year.  My name is Mr. Brakefield and I am brand new to Gold Rush Elementary.  I am very excited to be here and to meet all of the amazing students I keep hearing about.

I was born in Denver and moved to northwest Montana as a small child where I enjoyed playing sports, hanging out at the lake, and snow skiing.  I went to college at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.  where I earned degree's in both elementary education and special education. After college I spent a year in Laramie, WY and then came full circle and returned to Denver.  I began my career working for Denver Public Schools and then went overseas to work for the Department of Defense Education Activities.

I recently moved back to Parker after spending 5 years overseas in both S. Korea and Germany.   It is nice to be home and to be close to family and friends.  In my spare time I love spending time with my family playing at the park, boating, traveling, or going to the zoo.  I also really like to play golf.

I look forward to an exciting and productive year!