Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Palandria Brand, Ed. D.

Position(s): 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, DEMS Cheer Coach, Yearbook Sponsor


  • Bibb County High School

  • Univeristy of Montevallo
    • B.S Degree in Mass Communications (Journalism and Broadcasting)
    • Masters in Education (English Language Arts, Secondary)
  • Nova Southeastern University
    • Doctorate of Instructional Leadership 

Office/Room Number: 802

Phone Number: 205.342.2750


Planning Period: 3rd Period (9:49-10:42)

  • It is a great pleasure to serve as the 8th Grade English Langauge Arts teacher here at Davis-Emerson Middle School. I know that all students can learn and I believe that it is my life duty to help them reach their full potential, through love and discipline. 

    My goal is to transform the idea of education and instill the love of learning in my students. My class is designed to be challenging, purposeful, and fulfilling. All of my students will recieve a guaranteed and viable educational experience. At the end of the year, I hope my students will leave me with a new love for reading and writing and prepared for the next level of learning.

    Professionally, I like to refer to myself as a journalist turned educator. My educational journey includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Mass Communications (Journalism and Broadcasting), a Masters of Education in English Langauage Arts (Secondary), and Doctorate of Instructional Leadership. I have over ten years of teaching experience in both middle and high school. It is clear that I have fully bought into the idea of life-long learning. 

    In my leisure time, I enjoy reading the latest YA fiction, being a D.O.P.E Podcast Host, running my small businesses, shopping, and hanging with family and friends.

    I am excited about building positive, strong relationships with my students and parents. I believe it takes a village to develop and cultivate the "whole" child and make life-changing differences. 

    I have no doubt that this year is going to be AWESOME and I look forward to helping our students be successful.