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!