Outside of academic knowledge, the one life skill Brittney Webber hopes her students take out of the classroom with them is resilience.
“I want them to always remember they can do hard things as long as they put their mind to it,” she shared. “When a student who lacks self esteem and self efficacy realizes that they now have the ability to do anything, all limitations are gone and that student soars!”
Mrs. Webber teaches Dyslexia Intervention and Math at the Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore, a private school located in Daphne. She works with students from 1st to 7th grade in Dyslexia Intervention and teaches 6th and 7th grade Math.
The schools mission is to renew confidence and awaken excellence in their students. Mrs. Webber seems to align with this mission perfectly, which explains why she has been at Renaissance for eight out of her nine years teaching.
“Intervention has my heart,” she shared with passion. “My students are motivated by positive reinforcements and by making learning fun! I do a lot of hands-on learning and I use a multi-sensory approach, which keeps my students engaged!”
Receiving her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Faulkner University and her Masters in Elementary from Sanford University, Mrs. Webber’s educational endeavors continue.
“I love learning! I am currently enrolled in the Dyslexia Specialist program through Neuhaus Education Center. I will complete my certification in December of this year,” she shared. “I would like to pursue getting my Doctorate or a second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.”
Working with children is always something Mrs. Webber felt called to do. When she was in middle school, she would assist her mom in teaching at church during Sunday School and at Vacation Bible School. By 16 she was a certified lifeguard, teaching swimming lessons.
“At that time, I was not aware those things were preparing me for my career,” Mrs. Webber explained. “I knew in high school I wanted to work with children and I wanted to help people. I spoke to several teachers and realized that is what I wanted to do with my life.”
Mrs. Webber couldn’t have been more grateful to be nominated and selected as the Teacher of the Month. She truly values the relationships she has built with her students and their parents. She believes that with good relationships, student progress can only move forward.
Brittney Webber and her husband Joey have three amazing, young boys — Curtis (6), Hollis (3) and Charlie who is 18 months old. The family loves to be outside! They enjoy camping, going to the beach and playing at the park.