New Mount Vernon teacher: Brandi Viter
August 17, 2012
Brandi Viter, 34, is teaching high school special education.
The Mount Vernon native currently lives in Cedar Rapids.
Her family includes her parents, Gary and LeAnn Viter; grandmother, Mary Viter; sister, Stephanie Viter; nephew, Ben Hopkins (fifth grade); and significant other, Lee Pitlik.
She graduated from Mount Vernon High School and Cornell College, and received her master of arts in teaching from Morningside College.
She was inspired to teach while working at Four Oaks and desired to work with students in an educational way instead of from a correctional approach.
She explained her teaching philosophy: "Treat every student like an individual and try to help them to be productive members of society."
Viter coaches volleyball and enjoys bowling and gardening.