Duke University, M.A.T. in English Education
Brittany Beaulieu grew up in Kent, Ohio, where she spent the majority of her time dancing with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet and reading books backstage. She majored in English Literature and Dance at Denison University. After graduation, Brittany spent a summer working for EXPLO at Yale, a residential summer enrichment program, teaching dance and music to high school students. Following her work at EXPLO, Brittany spent two years at Culver Academies, a boarding school in Culver, Indiana as Dance Intern. She then moved to Chatham, Virginia, to take on the roles of Director of Dance and House Faculty at Chatham Hall, an all girl’s boarding school. Brittany decided to pursue the MAT degree in Secondary English in order to reach more students and have the opportunity to work in public schools. She chose Duke due to it’s lengthy internship and focus on hands-on learning. She says of the program, “My favorite part of the day is the internship. I love interacting with the students and sharing my love of literature with them. Working with my mentor and receiving feedback on my lessons has been the best preparation for running my own English classroom I can possibly imagine.”
Brittany completed a research project investigating the impact of movement in the traditional classroom during the first summer of Duke's MAT program. Included in her findings are practical skills and strategies educators can employ to increase movement in their lessons.
Awards & Accolades
Denison University Heritage Scholar
Denison Department of Dance Merimac Scholar