From the desk of Brian Nelson, Academic Dean:
As many of you know academics and college guidance are my passions. I believe they are what God has created me to do. I also believe that God has called me to serve at Brook Hill, and this school provides me with an amazing academic and college guidance program with which to work. I am truly blessed!
A significant blessing came this year through a new addition to the academic team. I am handing the academic counseling torch to Mrs. Celia Tucker. She is an amazing counselor, a Godly woman, and an advocate well-versed in the world of college admissions. I have asked her to introduce herself to you below and am certain she will be a blessing to your family soon!
My name is Celia Tucker and I am so proud to be at The Brook Hill School serving as Academic Counselor.
I am coming to Brook Hill from Tyler Independent School District where I worked for 22 years (retired in June) at Owens Elementary (2 yrs.), Clarkston Elementary (8 yrs.), and Robert E. Lee (12 yrs.).
I graduated from Louisiana Tech with a B.A. in Speech and English Education and a M.A in Counseling and when I was growing up did not know that any other college was an option. My whole family went to Louisiana Tech so I knew I was going, too. I am amazed at the choices and options that are available for our students today and work very hard to keep the simplicity of the application process intact while they, and their parents, are in the midst of the seemingly “overwhelmingness” of the process. Working for 22 years as a Professional School Counselor I have enjoyed watching students grow and mature as they began to realize their potential and individuality. Working with parents as a resource and support as they lived through life with their teenagers has allowed me to help try and keep parents and students connected and focused on the future as they learned to appreciate the struggles that a young person’s quest for independence can sometimes bring to a family.
I was raised in Alexandria, LA., lived in Ruston, LA., for 15 years, moved to Flint in 1989, have been married to David for 38 years and we have been blessed with a son, Shea (31), a son, Shawn (33), a daughter-in-law, Katie, and little Rose Marie, who is 16 months old.
I attend Marvin Methodist Church and thoroughly enjoy playing percussion and racquetball.