About Miss Wilton
Welcome to Gifted Education at Leawood Elementary School! My name is Brittani Wilton, and I am extremely excited to get to know more about my students and their families as the school year begins. I love the opportunity to watch my students grow academically and personally through the gifted program as the year progresses.
I would love to give you a little bit of background information about myself. I am originally from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, a town called Buffalo Grove where I attended a school district very much like Blue Valley. I have learned to truly appreciate the wonderful education I have received growing up as it has paved the way for my success thus far. Learning has always been a passion of mine. I consider myself a sponge for learning. I can't get enough of it!
After graduating from Adlai E. Stevenson High School in 2005 I moved to Lawrence, KS to attend The University of Kansas. While at KU I was extremely involved on campus. I jointed a student organization called Student Union Activities (SUA) my freshman year. SUA is a student run planning board that is responsible for a majority of the campus activities for students such as concerts, speakers, comedians, educational sessions, and many other programs. During my undergraduate career I was fortunate enough to serve on the leadership team of this organization both as a committee coordinator and as the Vice President of External Affairs. The leadership, collaboration experience, and life skills I have gained from this experience are priceless, and many of my fondest memories of college come from this group.
In 2009 I graduated from KU with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Due to the way that the education program is laid out at KU after completing graduation I student taught for two semesters and worked on my Masters degree at the same time. Though a long and sometimes stressful journey in July of 2010 I completed my Masters in Education with an endorsement in Gifted/Talented Education. I am excited to put all I have learned and experienced so far to practice. I am also looking forward to the many challenges and learning experiences that are yet to come. Part of the reason that I love teaching is the opportunity that I have to not only watch my student's growth and development but to also continue along that path myself.
In my free time I love spending time outdoors; either at the lake, pool, or on a nice long walk. I am an avid animal lover and have three kitties at home: Porsche, Mia, and Shelby. I also love to travel and try to take a few small trips throughout the year to see the many exciting places this world has to offer.
Mia (black) Shelby (striped)
I believe in establishing strong relationships with both my students and their parents. I truly look forward to getting to know each and every one of you as the school year progresses. I am excited to see your students grow throughout this year and I can't wait to be a part of that with them. It is going to be a wonderful year in gifted education at Leawood!