Brandi Britton is a First Grade Lead Teacher at Alma’s Frederick Douglass Campus.
What made you decide to join the Crew at Alma?
I decided to join the Crew at Alma for the anti-racist curriculum and culture of the school.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
I hope to provide a safe, fun, and positive learning experience to the scholars, while holding them to high expectations.
What teacher made a difference in your life, and how?
One of my college professors, Marta Del Pozo Ortea, had a tremendous impact on me. She pushed me harder than anyone I had ever known because she knew I was capable of more than I gave myself credit for. She was always there to listen and encouraged solution based thinking. I’ll never forget when I was at the end of my undergrad career, and she told me that I needed to teach and that I needed to go to grad school. I couldn’t help but laugh, and now here I am with almost 5 years of teaching experience. I am very thankful for the mentorship and friendship I have with Marta.
Why did you become involved in education?
I grew up playing a lot of sports, and I started coaching volleyball camps while I was in high school. I enjoyed teaching others something that I was so passionate about. I still coach to this day, and I believe that is what made me become interested in teaching. When I graduated from college I started applying to schools. I was offered a position at my hometown middle school and was so excited to start teaching! I was there for four years before I came to Alma.
Where did you go to college or post-secondary school?
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
What did you like about your college?
I had a lot of great professors! I was frequently in their office to talk about anything and everything, they really enjoyed building a rapport with their students.
What is your favorite food?
That’s very difficult, I’m definitely a person that it depends on my mood. If I HAD to pick one of my most frequent meals it would be Pho!
What is your favorite book?
Harry Potter will always be my favorite, I love the nostalgia it brings back when I reread it!