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. She spent six years teaching kindergarten. This year is her eighth year teaching at Banneker Elementary.