About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
Graduated at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL/ESOL Endorsed
This is my 26th year teaching at Sunrise Elementary. I have taught first, second, third, and now fourth grade!
My classroom theme is auto racing because that is the sport of choice in the Demonbreun family. Drag racing is my favorite; however, I enjoy drag boat racing, stock car racing, monster truck racing, sports car racing, Rolex, Grand Prix, and Formula One racing. A favorite way to spend time is at car shows. My favorite race car is the "Tameless Tiger".
I've been married 46 years. My husband, Jim, is a master auto technician - hence the love of motor sports! Our sons are Erik and Brandon. Erik lives in Kentucky with his family and Brandon lives in Ft. Lauderdale. Erik has a business in Kentucky and does custom auto upholstery. His wife, Denese is an x-ray tech. Brandon is the media director at Rock With You Entertainment.
I am an advocate against any kind of animal abuse especially dog fighting. Every dog and cat I've ever had has been a rescue. Currently, I have one dog, Meeka, and three cats, Venus, Sparky and Speedy. I am a member of V.O.C.A.L. - Voices of Change Animal League - working on opening a low cost spaying and neutering clinic. As part of V.O.C.A.L., I transport dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to Petsmart for adoption. I also volunteer for their F.E.E.D. program. This program helps other rescues and also low income families through a grant with chewy.com. Another group I'm involved in is Ocala Rocks which is a group who paints rocks and hides them in certain locations for people to find. Something else that is important to me is my committment to Lifesouth Blood Centers. I donate platelets every two weeks. As you can see, community service is important to me.
My favorite places are the beach, the lake, and just about any park. I enjoy gardening, kayaking, canoeing, and bike riding (when I am not falling off), and photography.
At Sunrise, I support Miss Newman (kindergarten teacher), with the dance team. This year the dance team is part of 21st Century. On Monday and Tuesday, the dance team also participates in my club - the Pay-it-Forward Club. This is like a service club. We make blankets for animal rescues, kindness rocks, scarves for the homeless, and other various projects for the community. On Wednesdays, the dance team all meet as one for group practice. Thursdays, I have a different 21st century group activity with the dance team. I support Mrs. Blinkhorn (music teacher) and the chorus as much as possible.