Brittni Jennings

Brittni Jennings is an African American History teacher at Constitution High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her M.Ed. from Temple University and is qualified to teach both middle and high school English, Social Studies, and AP US History. In 2019 she was one of 60 Philadelphia-based teachers awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. This year marks her sixth year of teaching for the School District of Philadelphia and three years as a member of the National Constitution Center’s Teacher Advisory Board. She has been involved with the anti-racism curriculum initiatives at the school district level and has facilitated both local and national educator professional developments. Brittni also serves as one of the Race and Equity teacher leads at Constitution High School where she organizes and facilitates a school-wide annual Black History Expo. Ms. Jennings teaches a self-curated course entitled “Contemporary Issues” where student driven discourse is the cornerstone of the learning environment. Brittni has served as a coach for social justice initiatives such as The Aspen Challenge, and partnered with the National Constitution Center’s Policing in a More Perfect Union Program in which her students facilitate dialogue with newly recruited police officers to discuss police relations within their communities. Jennings teaches a self-curated course entitled “Contemporary Issues” where civil discourse is the cornerstone of the student learning environment. In 2020 Ms. Jennings co-founded a small education organization entitled Crown Publications Co. as a means to extend her educational practices beyond the classroom walls. In August 2021 “Crown” successfully partnered with Mural Arts Philadelphia executing a positive affirmation street art series, “Afromation Avenue.” Brittni is an advocate for student-centered learning environments; having a wealth of knowledge and wealthy character is the cornerstone of her philosophy.

Last updated: Oct 20, 2022