SCHOOL IS CLOSED
3130 Raymond Dr
Atlanta, GA 30340
Innovative - Individualized - Inclusive
I would like to start by saying hello to my new family at Tapestry. My name is Brian Holcombe, and I will be teaching 6th and 7th grade science. I have a wonderful family of five: a beautiful, hardworking wife of 26 years, three boys, and bulldog named Sarge. We live in the small town of Jefferson, Ga., which is in Jackson where I grew up.
In my life I have worn many hats. I am a master carpenter and painter, and I have owned and sold several businesses. In 2005, I took a job in Gwinnett County as a development inspector. Later I began subbing, which is when I found out that the classroom was where I wanted to be. I enrolled in Piedmont College to finish my associate’s degree in business arts. After that, I completed the education program at Piedmont in middle grades science and social studies. During my time as a full-time student I was juggling school and family, and working as a sub and paraprofessional (as well as working during the summer in construction). I was introduced to children on the spectrum in my time as a para, and the idea of full inclusion classrooms. I spent a year as a personal para for a child with autism, and we developed a wonderful relationship. I met several other students who were on the spectrum and developed great relationships with these students as well. Unfortunately, I had to leave to student teach. This was very hard, but it was also great. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Needless to say, I love my family and owe them the world for standing beside me. Always believe in yourself and remember “Dreams can become reality.”