School Hours: 8:05am - 3:05pm
Dear Students and Families,
My name is Yesenia Braaksma and I go by Sunni Braaksma. I am excited for the opportunity to embark in this new adventure with your sixth grade student here at Bridges Elementary, the home of the Bobcats. I will be teaching English Language Arts. This year will provide us with new learning experiences as we work together at setting new goals. My goal is to ensure that this year is a positive experience as we transition into middle school ELA curriculum.
I am native of Arizona and grew in Mesa. I have been with the Higley School District for the past 10 years. I have taught 6th grade for eight of those ten years and two in 5th grade. Here at Bridges I have the priviledge to work with our Student Council as their Sponsor. I am also one of the STEAM club coordinators here at Bridges.
I am married with three children. My oldest daughter Brittany is a Senior at ASU, my son Brendan is currently serving a mission in Alabama and my youngest daughter Breeana is a Junior in high school. I enjoy reading a good book, gardening, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy traveling and visiting historical sites around the U.S.
I am excited to get to know all of you and I look forward to working with each of you this school year.
6th grade ELA teacher