Brittney Collins

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Brittney Collins is new to Namaste Charter School as a Paraprofessional. She is very excited about starting here. Brittney comes from a huge family as she is 1 of 12 siblings and has a total of 32 nieces and nephews. Brittney knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. Brittney has worked at different childcare centers in Chicago and has been working as an active paraprofessional for 3 years now. Brittney enjoys writing poetry and has also published a few of her poems. She is excited to call Namaste her new home!

Brittney's Mission Statement:
I am a candle
My sweet aroma fills the congested Chicago air
It's a shame some candles burn out to quickly
It is my duty to light someones embedded wick
as mine has been lit.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

My childhood home. My childhood home is my favorite place because it reminds me of the joy of being a child. The fun games I played with my siblings and the special relationship I share with my parents.

Who do you admire most and why?

I admire my mother. My mom is the strongest woman I know. She has the ability to lift everyone up even when she is feeling down. Her tough love and realness has helped me get to where I am today. I'd do anything to keep a smile on her beautiful face.

I feel my very best when...

I feel my very best when I've had a good night's rest and a hot cup of coffee.

Do you have any secret skills or hidden talents that most people don't know about?

I've written poetry for most my life. I have published several poems. I enjoy performing my poems at local venues.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My favorite teacher was Ms. Henley. She always challenged me to exceed my expectations for myself.

My favorite thing about working at Namaste Charter School is...

My favorite thing about Namaste Charter School is the vibe. I've just recently started working here and everyone is so friendly and inviting.