Instructor Bios

Ballet Instructor: Kathy Swalm

Kathy Swalm has been teaching ballet for the Brookhaven Recreation Department for 15 years. Her ballet training began in Huntsville, AL and continued in various studios throughout her life. She introduces her students to ballet using Christian praise music and classical ballets and composers. Past recital programs have included Cinderella Ballet, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cappelia and Peter Pan. Past performances consisted of “God of all Creation”, “The Wonders of Our God”, and “A Celebration of God’s Love”.


Gymnastics Instructor: Lisa Pruden

Lisa Pruden has been the Gymnastics instructor for the Recreation Department for 38 years. She has also been the instructor for First Baptist Wee Care for over 30 years, McComb Parks and Recreation, and is the owner of Lisa’s School of Gymnastics in Monticello, MS.

Her classes include a tumble class as well as a competitive gymnastics team. Gymnastics is her love and passion along with her three children and four grandchildren.



Senior Adult Director: Kail Garrett

Kail Garrett is a 2007 graduate from University of Southern Mississippi, where she majored in Therapeutic Recreation. She began working for the Brookhaven Recreation Department in 2012. In addition to being the director of the Senior Center she also coaches Adaptive Soccer and T-ball. She is married to Josh Garrett and together they have three boys.

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