Hi! I’m Britta. I am a former dental hygienist and dental hygiene educator. Before staying home with my children, I was the Clinic Supervisor for the Dental Hygiene Program at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and a recipient of the Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award. I’m also a former homeschool teacher.
I received my MEd in Higher Education Administration from the University of New Orleans while teaching at LSU Dental School. Currently, I am pursuing an MS in the Instructional Design and Development program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am serving as an IDD intern in the Department of Social Work at Samford University to help build an online program to complement the existing face-to-face MSW program.
I grew up with a Marine Corps dad, and my husband was an Air Force dentist. In 2016, after my lifetime of moving, our family finally settled in beautiful Birmingham, AL. My husband, Scott, is retired from the Air Force and has entered private practice. I am the mother of Gracie and Josh, two awesome teenagers.
If you’d like to know more about me, you can read about my learning style and my DISC profile here. I have really enjoyed creating games for a few of my classes—you can read about them here. I also love to make infographics and use authoring tools to create ID deliverables—you can see those projects here. I have a special interest in Seligman’s Positive Psychology, Cooperrider’s Appreciative Inquiry, Duckworth’s Grit and Dweck’s Growth Mindset—you can see my work in these areas here and here. Finally, I’m probably one of the few students who loves writing assignments. Here are some samples of essays and other projects I have written for class.