Mrs. Brissing attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Mathematics, and her certification in Elementary Education. Mrs. Brissing has earned her Master's of Science in Education: Reading Specialist certification from Shenandoah University. Mrs. Brissing began teaching second grade at Arcola Elementary. During her time at Banneker she taught kindergarten for 6 years, took a two year hiatus to teach 5th grade and has now returned to kindergarten. This year is her ninth year teaching at Banneker Elementary.