Phone: 9722934505 ext 8331


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts 4-8 Generalist certification

Ms. Brackens, Katrina

Grade/Subject:  6th/7th grade Math-  Bessie Coleman Middle School

Years at Cedar Hill ISD:  1

Years in Education: 9

Best way(s) to contact me:  Email me at katrina.brackens@chisd, or call the campus at 972-293-4505 x 8331  

Best time to contact me:  In the mornings before 8:30am by phone or email or in person at Bessie Coleman.  Through email,  you can contact me any time.

Parents must know:  In order for your child/children to get the most out of their mathematics experience, they must pay attention in class and complete homework at home.  Please help me, your child, and our program thrive by ensuring a consistent home practice routine.  What you put into it is what you'll get out of it.  If you want to truly grow in math, you must practice. 

About Me:

Hello Coleman Longhorns! 

This is the beginning of my 9th year as a math educator, and my first year in CHISD. I have taught math at many levels, including 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th. 

On a personal note, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a BA in government and a triple minor in English, African American Studies and Business Administration. I have three daughters and two grandchildren.

My personal and professional philosophy is "Everyone Can Learn."  I believe that when teachers and scholars find what they are passionate about, then putting in the work carries them through to being successful in whatever they set out to do, even through the challenges.  Kids who try and keep an open mind will learn and appreciate math.