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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Southwestern University '15 English Language Arts and Reading (7-12) certificate English as a Second Language certificate Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction - Western Governors' University '16

Mrs. Brianna Whitfield-Pintarelli

Hello!

My name is Brianna Whitfield-Pintarelli. I go by Mrs. Whitfield in the classroom. This is my seventh year teaching high-school English. Here's a little about me.

I'm from a big, Texan family with lots of brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. I am originally from Jarrell but moved to Georgetown for college and then Hutto when I got married. I have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. I taught adults at The Excel Center For Adults in Austin for 6.5 years. I decided to transition to Hutto ISD when my fall cohort of students in Austin finished my courses in December. My daughter will be starting Kindergarten here next year, and I wanted to be closer to her.

Family is the most important thing to me. I value spending time at home with my family playing boardgames, going to the park, and watching movies together. In my personal time, I enjoy exercise, reading, creating art, watching Star Trek, sharing memes in my Cousins group chat, and occasionally trying out a new video game. I am also a yoga instructor.

I became an educator because school was a safe place for me that I didn't want to leave even after graduation. When I was a student, my teachers would always send students to me for help because I'm a naturally patient teacher. I believe it is a calling. It's a hard job, but it's fulfilling when I have relationships with my students. Teachers were important adults in my childhood, and I know from past students that I am an important person for my students as well.

On a final note, I will say that I take mental health and emotional safety seriously and will help to address any concerns you may have about your child's well-being. Relationships come first. Academics are a close second. Black Lives Matter, and LGBTQIA students are safe in my classroom.

Thank you for reading my bio.

  • Hi! I'm new here.

    Posted by Brianna Whitfield-Pintarelli on 1/20/2022

    I started teaching on the first day of the spring semester in January and got off to a great start with students. Then I promptly fell ill and missed two weeks right at the jump. It was a rocky start, but things will settle in and get back to normal once we all get back into our routine together. I won't change much from Mrs. Sidles routine other than adding some Honors-level extensions to the district curriculum. I am still learning how to use all the websites such as Canvas and IXL and will work hard to catch up and keep every graded assignment on Canvas each week. I do check email frequently, so feel free to reach out. I would also encourage you to have your child advocate for his/her/their needs as well.

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  • All required work will be posted on Canvas. You may email Mrs. Sidles or me if you have questions about missing work in Skyward/how to locate that assignment on Canvas. Mrs. Sidles covered the class in the fall semester and while I was out, so she knows more about what was posted during those timeframes. Again, everything you need should be on Canvas. It's just a matter of whether it has the same assignment name as on Skyward (Skyward doesn't allow for many characters in the assignment name field.) I'm happy to help you and your child navigate Canvas. Their classmates can help too since I've initiated the 3 Before Me practice in my classroom.

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