Flexible with advance notice. Mornings are preferred. A week’s advance notice is requested for specialized lesson plans.
Groups I Can Work With
Substitute Teaching in Yancey County; Artist’s residencies in schools; Home school groups; Special needs groups
Areas of Interest/Specialties
I enjoy teaching writing, and am very comfortable leading students in poetry-writing exercises. This is by no means relegated to language arts, however. Reinforcing science or social studies material by writing poems is also valuable work. I’ve even had students write math poems!
Teaching Artist Statement
My emphasis is writing. I enjoy pushing kids to write more imaginatively, with stronger verbs, sensory details, and word play. I also feel it is very important for young writers to receive feedback (peer and instructor) and revise based on that feedback. After working with me, I most hope to impress upon students the belief that revision will improve his/her writing.
Sample Lesson Plans
Britt has a B.A. in English Education and taught high school English for 6 years before becoming a stay at home mom (two in inner-city Indianapolis, two in rural Michigan, and two in South Bend, IN). She is a published poet and playwright. Since moving to Burnsville, she has been a TRAC Artist-in-Residence in the elementary schools, subbed frequently, and volunteered extensively in the elementary schools teaching poetry and writing.
Britt has worked at Burnsville Elementary, Clearmont Elemtary, Micaville Elementary, Deyton Elementary, Gouge Elementary and Greenlee Primary.