We Congratulate Brittany Sanders!
Rehobeth Elementary School
“One of my goals, as an educator, is to spark each child’s curiosity. I want children to be excited to learn and to take that excitement outside of the classroom to dig deeper.”
Brittany Sanders is a fifth grade English Language Arts teacher at Rehobeth Elementary School. Dana Bell’s son is in Sanders’ class.
“Colson has looked forward to going to school every day so far and even comes home with a smile and to tell me what he enjoyed about school that day,” Bell says. “In years past, he would cry every day when he got home and shut down and wouldn’t talk about the day.”
That change is the reason Bell nominated Sanders for the Wiregrass Parents Teacher of the Month contest.
“To have a parent nominate me for this award is such an honor. It is an incredible feeling to hear that I have impacted a student’s life in a positive way,” Sanders says.
“Building long-lasting relationships with my students and their families is the most rewarding part of my job.”
Sanders has been teaching at RES for six years. During that time she says her students have taught her many things, like current trends, video games, and popular phrases, but mostly she says they have taught her to enjoy the little things in life and that it’s okay to be silly sometimes.
One of her most memorable teaching moments was when a child begged his mom to stay at school after he hurt himself at PE.
“When his mom got to school to check him out, he begged and pleaded to stay until after my class was over. I thought, ‘Wow, this child was hurt and still wanted to stay at school until my class was over.”
She says her students keep her motivated with their curiosity and excitement for learning, and she tries to find what makes each of them excited about learning in return.
“My greatest hope is that students are able to push their limits and find the best versions of themselves when in my classroom. I want students to accept challenges and know they are capable of meeting that challenge and beyond in whatever life may bring them inside and outside of the classroom.”
Brittany Sanders received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Troy University. She and her husband, Brian, have two daughters, Rachel and Macie.