Britten has been fascinated with how children learn since her undergraduate research work which explored cognition in early childhood. After receiving her Bachelors in Physical Anthropology (1997) she went to Loyola to receive her Master of Education (1999). In 2010 she returned to school to earn her Master of Science Education from Oregon State University.
In all her classrooms she strives to reduce barriers so all students can access their education. Britten has worked extensively with special education students, families, and staff to build trust and proficiency in understanding how assistive technology can open doors for reading and writing supports. She holds a particular passion for helping students to find their way while at the same time building-up their confidence. She is thrilled to join BWA as a Special Education diagnostician and science teacher.