Brittany Knudsen Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 2014
FCCLA co-advisor and teacher, Lincoln Southwest High School
Brittany is a teacher and co-adviser Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter of Lincoln Southwest High School. As a co-adviser, she takes students to conferences and helps coordinate the district conference. "One of the coolest parts about FCCLA is seeing how it can really bring out the best in our members. Even in my short time at Southwest, I have seen members’ self-esteem skyrocket when involved in FCCLA activities. I think that FCCLA really gives its members purpose and drive, and that’s such a fun thing to see as an advisor."
The education Brittany received at UNL has helped her prepare for the difficulties she confronts as a high school teacher. "...in many of my classes at UNL, we didn’t just talk about what we were learning about-we actually got to experience it. I visited many different community organizations, schools, and community meetings that I probably would have never gotten the chance to if I had not taken the classes that I did."
Brittany is hoping to continue her education and get her Master's degree in the future, but for now is focusing on being a better teacher every day.