Hey, y'all! I'm Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed.!
I am a special educator, wife and mom/bonus mom of five, and teacher resilience & sustainability strategist for overwhelmed & burned out teachers!
As a veteran teacher who has been burned out professionally and personally, I help educators prioritize their mental health and sustain their career with easy to implement digital resources, sustainable systems, evidence-based strategies, and mindset shifts.
Being an educator and writing individualized education plans for my students, I recognized educators also need individualized approaches, accommodations, and specialized supports especially in regards to their mental health.
I've always found it surprising that even though teachers are surrounded by SO MANY PEOPLE (like literally can't take a moment to potty or enjoy your lunch without someone needing you), teaching can feel lonely. In fact, when I was at my lowest going through a divorce after my second baby and teaching arguably one of the most difficult classes of my career, I remember thinking:
❌I can't talk to anyone in my building about my personal problems.
❌I have to keep my personal things at home and try to deal with school on my own.
❌What is wrong with me? Why can't I get it all done?
❌Maybe teaching isn't for me after all...
...maybe you've felt some (or all) of these things too.
The truth is, education has always been my passion, but I needed someone who had been there before, reminding me that it was okay to take care of my mental health and my family, and someone to help create sustainable strategies and routines so that I could pull myself out of burnout. I didn't find that person but that is why I vowed to be that for others.
I get the most out of being an educator, creator, and out of the box thinker. I want to be the one who gives you the knowledge, pep talk, and support you need to create your individualized routine for your personal and professional growth.
I want to be your reminder that you are valuable, you are enough, and nudge you to make little changes in your life that will nurture your mind, body, and soul. I want to motivate you to be the best you in this challenging, stressful, and rewarding position. I want to instill that you ARE a resilient teacher.
Because sometimes, we need that friend and cheerleader that has walked in the trenches to develop sustainable routines with and products to reduce stress and anxiety so that we are filling our cup and able to give to the ones who need us the most.
So, whatever got you here - whether it's the need for additional organization, teacher burnout, overwhelm, etc. - I am so glad you are here (and you are DEFINITELY not alone!). My ultimate goal is to remind you to pour into yourself - mind, body, and soul. Whether you are a teacher, an administrator, or something in between, you are worthy of self love and self care and I'm here to be your personal cheerleader.
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A Few Fun Facts About Me:
01. I am married to my absolute best friend, Brooks.
02. Together we have FIVE kids - Noah (20), Emma (17), Adalyn (8), Liam (8), and Avery (5).
03. I teach 7th and 8th grade Special Education in South Carolina.
04. I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Special Education.
05. In my free time, I love to create and travel.
06. I am an astrology nerd and a moon child/hippie at heart.
07. I go all into researching things and read several books at a time just to synthesize information (I research, so you don't have to ;) ).
The Individualized EduCare Program is a powerful combo of course content, group coaching, and community all packed into one membership.
With your membership you will receive:
💜Access to our signature framework: The Individualized EduCare Program (My 6-step system for building a sustainable and individualized resilience plan so you can stop burning out, reignite your passion, and start living a balanced life with authenticity.
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Schools & Districts Who Partner with Brittany can receive (one or all) of the following:
💜Get school or district access to the Individualized EduCare Program Membership
💜Improve their school culture to make it positive, supportive, and uplifting so that teachers feel empowered, reignited, and like they are part of a true family.
💜Develop a positive school culture strategy to help teachers feel more united and supported thus providing students with a happier and healthier environment
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💜Virtual or in-person workshops or professional developments to support and provide sustainable strategies to keep your teachers loving the job they do
💜Inspiring Key Note Speeches to reignite passion, build resilience, and bring massive change towards changing mindsets to go from surviving to thriving educators.Click Here to Learn More About Partnering with Brittany
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