Britta Bresina

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Britta Bresina has spent the past six years teaching junior high special education in Iowa City, Iowa. As a teacher, Britta was privileged to work both with students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders with the majority of her teaching load consisting of teaching reading. In her most recent year, she took on a leadership role to help develop the position of Instructional Design Strategist, working in a collaborative coaching relationship with both general and special education teachers around the district. In this role, Britta helped develop a variety of personal professional development for teachers and worked one-on-one with teachers to use data driven improvements to increase student achievement. Additionally, Britta served on many building and district level leadership teams as well as coached junior high volleyball and track and field.

Britta earned her bachelor’s degree in special education learning disabilities and elementary education from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. While there, Britta served on two research teams, one of which lead to her presenting at the Wisconsin Mathematics Council Annual Conference, and traveled abroad to Scotland with a professor to experience special education practices there. She is excited to continue her passion of supporting diverse learners by pursuing her Ph.D. in educational psychology (special education) at the University of Minnesota.

Britta is interested in highly effective instruction for students with learning disabilities, particularly in reading, how the brain learns, and special education policy. Britta enjoys spending time with her family in Wisconsin, running, reading, cooking, rooting for the Packers, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Jace, and their beagle, Stella.