Brenda Jenkins Newkirk

Brenda Jenkins Newkirk

Instructor: Computer Information Systems

Joined Beacon: 2014

Educational Credentials
Doctoral Studies, Capella University: Information Technology and Security
M.S., Hodges University: Management Information Systems
A.A. and B.S., Hodges University: Computer Science

How did you come to work with students who learn differently?
My introduction to individuals with learning differences began with my younger sister, who has a learning disability. Forty years ago, we did not have access to any resources. Understanding her challenges, adapting, and assisting her was a learning experience. Her presence in my life has altered my perspective on a noble cause as a result of our shared experiences. This experience has taught me to be patient, empathetic, and understanding with those who learn differently.

Reading inspirational books like the Bible, spiritual growth, and learning about innovative information technology. I enjoy the beaches, movies, traveling, and, most importantly, spending time with my grandchildren and family.