Britney Matthews is a native Floridian raised in Immokalee, FL. She worked with the Guadalupe Center teaching English as a Second Language to adults. Here she understood the impact having community organizations support families of migrant communities and high poverty areas through education.
She graduated with a degree in Economics with a concentration in Public Policy from the University of Iowa. During college, she volunteered with Junior Achievement for several years before moving back to Florida to begin her career in teaching.
Britney has over six-years-experience working with schools as an elementary educator and is interested in improving the lives of children in education through policy and advocacy roles particularly in early childhood education. Her first year as an educator was as a VPK teacher. Here, she understood the importance of having an early childhood program and an early foundation prior to Kindergarten. She was awarded Teacher of the Year, Delta Sigma Theta Excellent Educator Award and is a Leadership in Educational Equity Public Policy Fellow and a Teach for America Alumna.
Apart from her experience as an educator, she also has volunteered with grassroots organizations to advocate for teachers, students and stakeholders in the education field in Miami. She was also involved in conducting an in-depth study from which the findings have helped community organizations strengthen their positions and be more effective in delivering their services.
She has a personal passion for improving the lives of people in communities and believe massively in the power of local individuals to enact positive change.
Britney resides in Miami and enjoys time outdoors, cultural events, and traveling.
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