Brittany Correia is the First Grade Lead Teacher at Alma’s Frederick Douglass Campus.
What made you decide to join the Crew at Alma?
Being a part of a community that works together to support not only the scholars but the staff and give them opportunities to grow and learn is important to me. I have felt supported since the very first day that I walked into Alma for my initial interview.
What do you hope to contribute to Alma?
My patience to understand and teach, my drive to learn and grow as a teacher, my creativity to make learning fun and exciting, my ability to develop trusting relationships with both scholars as well as their families providing a safe space for children to learn and grow, and more !
What teacher made a difference in your life, and how?
While I have a few teachers who are very important to me I have to say my high school history teacher Mr. Rosa made a significant difference in my life. He taught me to believe in myself even when I wasn’t confident in my abilities. He showed me that it was okay to make mistakes as long as I learned from them and that it was important to be true to yourself, always !
Why did you become involved in education?
I loved school. I still remember those teachers that I had growing up that were important to me. Those teachers that you just know have a passion for teaching and enjoy working with young children. Those teachers that want to make a difference. Thats what I want. Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. Making a difference in a young child’s life and being a part of their education is an incredible feeling. I want to be that teacher that future children remember. I want to be that teacher that makes a difference.
Where did you go to college or post-secondary school?
Bridgewater State University
What did you like about your college?
The amount of opportunities that I had to be hands on in a classroom or in the field learning.
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