My name is Kaitlyn Brandsema. I am a second grade teacher at Southwest Elementary and I have been teaching for ten years. I was born in New Jersey but moved to High Point while in elementary School, where I attended Southwest from grades 1-12. I am so lucky to be able to teach at the same school that I attended! I have an older sister, a younger brother, and an adorable nephew and niece! I attended East Carolina University for my undergraduate degree (Go Pirates!) and High Point University to earn my master's degree in education. I am looking forward to teaching second grade. It is going to be a great year!