"It is a special place for special people learning different things. When high school ends we need a place for students with a disability to have a place to learn new things."

Susan T., Student since 2005

Our Team

Becca Brnik, Community Coordinator

Becca Brnik, Community Coordinator

Becca Brnik (burn-nick) began working at Trousdale School in July of 2021.  She develops community outreach, helps with administrative tasks, fundraising and long-term strategic planning.    

She has a background in grant writing/management, funds development, non-profit management as well as teaching in early childhood education and working with children and parents with mental health challenges.  Becca also has a daughter with extra special needs who was born with a rare genetic syndrome.

Prior to being at part of Trousdale School, she worked as the Grant Supervisor for Bradley County Schools where she wrote and managed several large federal and state grants and worked as part of the team to advance the PIE Innovation Center.   

Becca is from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has lived in Cleveland, TN for more than 15 years with her son, Hayden and daughter, Annabelle.  She enjoys painting, home decorating/organization, traveling to new places, and their fur babies: Lucas, the cat and Lottie Joy, their dog.