International School for the Arts
Phone: (803) 476-3061
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts Education May 2014 Columbia College Columbia, SC
Mrs. Brittany Gerena
Hi there and welcome to Irmo High School!
I am supremely excited to be embarking on this new adventure with you! I have been a teacher for six years, with this being my seventh in the classroom. I am coming from a blended family, having married my best friend and earned three beautiful bonus babies along with my own little nugget. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, exploring new culinary adventures, watching movies (horror and anything Marvel are my faves), and learning absolutely everything about anything.
I hail from Eastern North Carolina, from a little town called Snow Hill. After high school I attended Columbia College on a full academic scholarship and graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education in 2014. During my time at Columbia College I interned at Irmo High School, which is where my love for the Yellow Jacket culture began. After teaching in Richland Two, Orangeburg Five, and a brief stint as an IT representative for Microsoft and Xbox, we have come full circle and I am overwhelmingly excited to continue my journey at Irmo High School. I have earned my Masters of Education in Trauma-Informed Education and hope to bring what I have learned into the classroom to help my students navigate the (sometimes overwhelming) world of adolescence.
I believe every single student has a spark within them, a level of brilliance that deserves to be fostered, honored, and encouraged every single day, every single moment. I cannot wait to be a part of that journey to encourage and nurture my students and see how they will change the world.
I welcome any and all questions and would like to personally welcome you to Irmo High School. To my students, I can't wait to get to know you! See ya in class!