Brittney Powell, Head of School and Infant Teacher
Brittney earned a medical degree from a college in South Alabama. Not long after graduating she realized she was more interested in education. Brittney began her journey as a Montessori educator in 2009 as an assistant teacher in a primary classroom. In 2012 she received her American Montessori Society Infant/Toddler credential from the San Francisco Bay Area training center. She continued to grow in the field eventually becoming an administrator and curriculum coordinator for a Montessori School in Alabama.
Brittney was born and raised in a small town in southern Alabama. Her own life experiences helped her choose the Montessori Philosophy for the respectful approach it brings to helping each child become who they are as individuals, and for the confidence it helps build in each child. Brittney believes education begins at birth, and that infants and toddlers need care routines based on their developmental needs, their interests, and their abilities. Although her teaching career began in Alabama, Brittney moved to Rhode Island in 2017 to begin her new journey at Tiger Lily. She enjoys exploring New England with her dog Ruger. email@example.com
Britni Haynie Broussard, Toddler Teacher
Ashley has been working as a Preschool or Toddler Teacher or a Private Nanny since 2006. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Framingham State University in 2013 and concentrated her studies on Social Problems and Women’s Studies.
As a trained sociologist working in the classroom, she started to think that the concept of Tabula Rasa (the Latin phrase meaning “blank slate”) must have something to do with a small child’s natural sense of self-esteem and “self-love”. She started to wonder if, in contrast, it might also be connected to why so many adults struggle with self-esteem and self-love in today’s modern society. It seemed easier for children to believe that they were powerful, worthy, and magical creators in this Universe, than it seemed for adults. Eventually, her little students inspired me to become a Certified Life Coach and she launched a life coaching business in 2015. Now, she spend part of my time celebrating, protecting, and facilitating the natural love and appreciation her little friends hold for themselves and the world and she spend part of her time supporting women in remembering this precious part of themselves too — their natural love and appreciation for Self and The World. Her little friends are some of the wisest teachers and she is so grateful for all that they get to learn, create, and celebrate together!