Science Teacher (7th)
Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Bratton was a meteorologist and attended the University at Albany, earning a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics. While attending The University at Albany Mr. Bratton participated as a student-athlete tutor and as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. From there he partook in a fellowship program at the University of Michigan where he worked as a Scientist to investigate various climate related data-sets on sea-ice extent covering the Great Lakes sub-basin regions. In the fall of 2008 Mr. Bratton started graduate work at Stony Brook University where he earned a M.S. in Marine and Atmospheric Science in December 2011 and also participated as a Teachers Assistant for several weather related courses. In the spring of 2012, he worked at Chesapeake Energy in Chicago as a meteorologist performing seasonal and severe weather forecasting for site locations. Mr. Bratton then shifted his career paths toward education and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and General Science teaching certification from Sacred Heart University’s in 2013. During this time, Mr. Bratton interned at Bethel School District and acted as an RTI instructor, baseball coach, and Biology teacher. In the spring of 2014 Mr. Bratton was a 9th Grade science teacher at Brookfield School District. Mr. Bratton is originally from Connecticut and enjoys his sports teams including the Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers.