Berrit has lived in the Raleigh-Durham area since 2016. She attended Gordon College in Massachusetts where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. She began her career as an instructional assistant in a self-contained classroom for students with severe intellectual disabilities. Here she grew a passion for educating students with cognitive differences and communication challenges. Ms. Berrit went on to earn a graduate certificate at University of North Carolina Charlotte in Special Education- Adapted Curriculum. This led to a teaching position in a self-contained classroom for students with developmental disabilities and Autism with Durham Public Schools. While in this role, Berrit saw the benefits that a highly structured classroom can have on student independence and academic success. Berrit has partnered with team members such as Speech, Occupational Therapists, ABA Therapists to create modifications and accommodations for students to access the curriculum effectively.
Berrit joined the LWTB team in 2022 and teaches the Kindergarten through Second grade classroom. She is passionate about developing communication skills and building a strong foundation for academic success amongst her students. Berrit structures her classroom to maximize student learning and engagement. Students are taught utilizing small group instruction and hands-on activities. In addition to the curriculum, students increase their independence by working on communication and social/ emotional skills in the classroom setting. Berrit enjoys using her creative problem-solving skills to create an inclusive learning environment where student needs are prioritized.