Howdy! I’m Rebecca (Mrs. Britten or Mrs. B to students). I’m originally from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, though I currently live in the Texas Panhandle in the middle of nowhere (seriously). I am a dual graduate of Texas A&M University (whoop!) with a B.S. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.
My first experience teaching was in college, where I tutored student-athletes in various subjects, including English, Psychology, Logic, and Meteorology. I also worked at the writing center and helped students with every stage of the writing process. I completed my student teaching at two high schools in the Bryan-College Station area. I also worked as an ESL and substitute teacher while I completed my Master’s.
In 2017, I got my first full-time job as a tenth-grade English teacher in a small East Texas town. At the end of the school year, I moved to the Panhandle and taught twelfth-grade English for two years and rekindled my love of music by obtaining my K-12 music certification. The first year there, I taught private trombone lessons after school, and the second, I took a new position as a part-time band director, where I assisted the high school marching band and taught beginner trombone and flute at the middle school.
In March, I welcomed my son into the world. I left my teaching job because of pandemic-related concerns and started teaching online at Luma Learn, focusing on creative writing and music classes. I miss my students, but I am grateful to have found a place where I can share my passion for the arts with others while raising my son.