At the brook hill upper school, our mission is simple: prepare students for college and for life. We accomplish this through academic rigor, caring faculty, and a nurturing environment that keeps the christian worldview front and center.
The Brook Hill Upper School educates students in grades 9-12. There are many options for high school in Tyler, Texas and the surrounding area, but our small class sizes, focused on individual needs to prepare students for college, sets our private school apart. More importantly, Brook Hill is a Christian school, and our Christ-centered environment helps students find their identity in Christ and discover the gifts and talents God gave them.
The faculty and staff at our upper school work diligently to prepare each student for the next level of their education, leading to success in college and beyond. As a Christian school, we strive to create a culture of genuine love and care. We hope that this trains up our students in a nurturing environment, and that our private school develops students that are prepared, challenged, affirmed, and encouraged in body, mind, and spirit. We see successful and happy students moving onward to excellence and success as we partner with families in the growth and development of their children. We hope that we can partner with your family in this endeavor as well.
Upper School Principal
Michelle Rozell earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Texas in Tyler. After spending time as a full-time mom, Mrs. Rozell joined the Brook Hill community on a part-time basis as upper school math teacher in 1998. She quickly moved to full-time status and spent 12 years in the classroom both middle and upper levels before becoming upper school principal in 2013. Mrs. Rozell is relationally strong and able to motivate students to dig down deep for extra efforts when they might otherwise be complacent. Mrs. Rozell has a heart for helping students reach their potential which culminated in her leading the efforts to put the Academic Center for Excellence in place.
Mrs. Rozell is married to Danny Rozell and has three alumni from Brook Hill, Eric, (2005), Shelby (2008), and Baylee (2013). Mrs. Rozell has invested her life in Brook Hill and continues to serve its mission as she leads students and cares for their families at The Brook Hill Upper School campus. Her legacy continues with her two grandchildren, Haleigh and Grayson now attending the lower school.
Bolutito Babatunde, better known as “Tito,” graduated from Brook Hill in 2015 as Valedictorian. While she excelled in the classroom, she was involved on campus athletically through soccer and track, and she was a talented art student. She went on to attend Texas Tech University (Guns up!), where she majored in Mechanical Engineering before graduating […]
Olutamilore Olujobi, better known as “Tami,” joined the Brook Hill family three years ago from Lagos, Nigeria. Tami is involved all over campus – from cheerleading to National Honor Society to the theatre! We got to chat with Tami about the highlights of her time in the boarding program (and even ask her what surprised […]
Congratulations to senior Anna Zapolska of Ukraine on receiving this prestigious honor! Brook Hill’s Boarding Academic Counselor, Ashley Bouwer, shared, “Anna is the complete package – smart, driven, compassionate, and beautiful on the inside and out! She has worked extremely hard in her high school career and I can’t wait to see where her […]
Ryan Ordini came to Brook Hill his sophomore year from Flower Mound, Texas. During his time here, he has been involved in basketball, residence life council, and student council, among other activities. We got to hear from Ryan about how much he’s enjoyed his time here and why he would encourage other students to attend […]
Nicole Tng’s future changed when she walked down the stairs of Lauderdale Hall this morning. Nicole’s friends, classmates, and teachers greeted her with applause as UT Tyler President Dr. Kirk Calhoun congratulated her on being one of fourteen students to receive UT Tyler’s Presidential Fellow Scholarship. Over 500 students applied for this prestigious […]
Dylan joined Brook Hill in the Fall of 2020 as a freshman, transferring from a local public school in the area. He’s plugged into our community right away and has been thriving as a student at Brook Hill! Dylan also loves sports, and the athletic program was a big reason he and his family chose […]
The Livesay family moved to Tyler and joined Brook Hill in 2013 after Reed assumed a leadership role at Pine Cove Camps. Reed and Julie have been married for twenty-four years and have two children. Conner graduated from Brook in in 2019 and is currently studying Business at Texas A&M University. Emily is in her […]
Adam joined Brook Hill from Shanghai, China his freshman year. Now, as a senior, and due to the pandemic, he’s attending Brook Hill through our distance learning program. During his time at Brook Hill, Adam has served as a member in the Res-Life Council and Brook Hill’s Student Council. He plays football and tennis and […]
We love catching up with our alumni – especially when it follows big milestones in their life. For alumna Lily Cool ‘14, that milestone was passing the BAR exam! Wow! Lily attended Brook Hill for 10th through 12th grade before graduating in 2014. While at Brook Hill, she was a multi-sport athlete, and a […]
We are excited to introduce Brook Hill United! Brook Hill United is an initiative developed by our Director of Diversity and Intercultural Engagement, Ivan Johnson. The goal of Brook Hill United is to be proactive with educating, enhancing, and extending the scope of our cultural differences while embracing ways to bring harmony within our community. […]
As part of our 2020 Homecoming Celebration we are highlighting the Class of 2010! We cannot believe it’s been 10 years since these (now) men and women graduated. We are grateful for the opportunity to reach out to a few of them to see where their journey has taken them since leaving Brook Hill and […]