• Welcome to Team 24!  I'm Mrs. Brownell


    The school year is right around the corner. Let's get ready to work hard, have fun, and grow together.


    My Background

    Teaching has been my passion since I was a kid myself. When I was in third grade I decided I wanted to be an educator after spending time helping in a special needs class.  Since then, I've worked to become the teacher I am today. I attended Cal State Long Beach and National University to earn my degrees in education.  I started my teaching career in Poway Unified School District in 2008.  This is my fourth year teaching in Santee, and I love being a Roadrunner!


    Your Role as a Parent

    Because you are an important part of your child's academic success, I will be calling on you this year for support. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, engage in research and learning that is relevant and interesting to your child, and get your child to bed early.  Please make sure your child is ready to learn each day with all his or her materials for school including lunch, homework, and a charged iPad.



    • Language Arts: 
      • 40 Book Challenge: This self-paced, self-directed reading challenge is designed to last the entire school year and encourage students explore different genres of literature. This year the kids will read (at least!) 40 books, and complete a short response to literature assignment when they have finished a book.
      • Weekly Informational Text Analysis: Every Friday a new informational text article will be assigned. The kids will read it and answer questions that are to be turned in the following Friday.
    • Math:
      • Nightly math homework will be assigned based on the Math Expressions curriculum. Assignments may be from the textbook, or they may be online depending on the specific learning target. Some math assignments will incorporate writing as well. 


    How to Reach Me

    If you need to reach me, there are lots of ways.  The best way is through email.  My email is sara.brownell@santeesd.net.  You can also call the school at 619-956-5500 and dial my extension which is x5544.  Feel free to write and send it in.  I will respond to you as soon as possible. If you want to see what I've been up to in the classroom in past and during the current school year, check out my teacher Instagram: @show_and_tell_with_mrsbrownell.