RN, Teen Pregnancy Prevention/Adolescent Health Educator Beckham, Tillman, Jackson, Harmon, Greer & Roger Mills Counties
5 years of service
Got any favorite quotes?
“Brave people don’t stop hearing the whispers of fear. They hear the whispers but take action anyway”- Annie Downs
Who inspires you?
My students. They make me love my job. I always look forward to the days I am in the schools because I get to see them and positively influence them at such an important time in their lives. It’s amazing how much a smile and encouraging word can turn their day around. A small part of my job consists of providing this education, a large part of my job is being a positive influence and a listening ear for these kids. Showing up to their ballgames or events they are involved in makes a huge difference when I am in the classroom the following day.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had in public health?
I love working in small communities because I will always run into my students around town, no matter what town I happen to be in. I love when they run up to me and say “Miss Brittney, thank you for teaching us that important stuff even though it made us uncomfortable at the time.” Being able to develop bonds with the students that I teach, it’s so rewarding to watch them achieve their goals that I remember them writing down the first day of class. I just watched my first classes that I taught five years ago, graduate from high school this past May and that was really neat.