Briony has taught in school systems in Paterson, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY. As an AmeriCorps member in Paterson, she ran an afternoon preschool program. She then taught middle school in south Philadelphia as a Philadelphia Teaching Fellow and elementary school in the south Bronx as a New York City Teaching Fellow. Then she had the opportunity to become a founding member of a middle school in Harlem, and was a teacher, coach, Assistant Principal and, eventually, Principal. Briony also worked as a selector for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, helping ensure that quality STEM teachers enter, and remain in, high-need New Jersey schools.
Briony received a B.A. in Political Science from Douglass College, Rutgers University, a M.S. in Elementary Education from Hunter College, The City University of New York, and a Certificate of Advanced Study from the College of Saint Rose. She holds New York State certification in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grades 1-6, School Administrator/Supervisor (SAS) and School District Administrator (SDA). She also holds New Jersey State Grades K-6, School Administrator, and Principal certification.