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Britni Blackketter | Founder & Executive Director

Britni has a passion for education in all forms and has spent the last 10 years working in the charity sector. She has helped set up and run community based programs focusing on educating women and families within Brooklyn, NY and abroad. She is a qualified ESL instructor and recently completed her Masters in Early Childhood Education, and is now working as a Pre-K teacher in Manhattan.  She currently works alongside her team at Mother to Mother in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, focusing on on development and funding.

Britni started Mother to Mother as a way to connect mothers from different cultures to each other. At the heart of this lies a passion to see women from all backgrounds empowered to meet their personal, professional, or educational goals and given a chance to make and build friendships across cultures.

Alongside education, Britni loves spending time with her husband and two children. She looks for any chance to travel and loves her local community of friends.

 
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Sarah Wang | Co-Founder

Sarah is a co-founder of Mother to Mother and has been integral in creating and developing Mother to Mother into what it is today. She is a teacher and advocate for adult education and has extensive experience working alongside immigrant populations both in California and New York.

Sarah holds a TESLA (Teaching ESOL to Adults) certification from the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City and a Masters in Education in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 
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Linda Vereline | ESL INSTRUCTOR

Linda is a lifelong educator. She began her career as a middle and high school English teacher and later worked to support classroom teachers in their work with students. She also directed alternative certification programs for teachers in New York City.

Linda has a TESLA (Teaching ESOL to Adults) certification from the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City. Her undergraduate degree is in English and she has a Masters in English Education from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. In addition to teaching for Mother to Mother, she has also taught ESOL at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx.

Linda enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys gardening, her book group and learning Spanish.