Brittany LaFleur, a third year student at Keene State College, is a student leader committed to equal and adequate education for all children. Over the last 2.5 years Brittany has worked closely with campus programs and regional non-profits to prepare children aged 0-5 for academic and life success. Her efforts include direct tutoring at Head Start, public speaking and outreach to share personal experience and evidence supporting investment in early childhood education, and mentorship of peers through Residential Life, teaching assistantships, and leadership in Kappa Delta Pi.
I first became an active citizen through volunteering with my church community. As my personality and values developed during my public schooling, I found my true passion for helping others. During my late childhood, I explored my career as a teacher through high school classes and I have continued to concentrate on the social issue of equal and adequate education through my time in college. In the past three years of my college career, I have spoken on an educational panel to engage the community in conversations about our investment in early childhood programs. I am also a member of the leadership team for the Epsilon Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. Through that involvement, I plan and lead activities for young children and their families in our community. Lastly, I read to and teach preschool children as a literacy tutor in a local Head Start classroom which has advanced my passion for creating a positive classroom environment for my students. I hope to continue making impacts in my communities through ensuring equal and adequate education for all children with the goal of contributing towards their lifelong success.