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My name is Natalie Branecky, and I am the elementary counselor here at Compass. I was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. I graduated from Permian High School in 2000, from Texas Tech in 2004, and from Angelo State University in 2017. My certification is in General Education, grades PreK-4th and Special Education, grades PreK-12th.  My master's degree is in Guidance & Counseling. 
 
In 2008, I married my best friend, Shane Branecky. He is my rock and my confidant. I am so very blessed to have him. I love leopard print and the colors red and turquoise. My husband thinks I'm a little bit crazy because I like to add touches of bee decorations around the house simply because our last name starts with a B.

I became a mother to my first daughter, Ava, in 2009. She is my mini-me. She loves to twirl, sing, laugh and cuddle. She's absolutely amazing. I never really understood my purpose in life until I had her.
I then became a mother to my second amazing daughter, Emme, in 2013. She is my constant companion. She is always in my arms or walking right behind me. I only have to look at her to smile. Her big, blue eyes always make my heart melt.

My family means everything to me, and I know that every parent sends Compass what is most precious to them. I am so grateful for the opportunity to spend a year learning and growing alongside your children. I cannot imagine a more rewarding profession than that of one where I help students reach their full potential academically and emotionally.