Briana M

A product of Daleville, Alabama, Briana has been proud to call Birmingham her home for 20 years! A high school graduate of The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science, Briana is a perpetual learner. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, Briana went on to receive two master's degrees {both from University of Montevallo} and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University. After 15 years as a middle school teacher, school administrator, and nonprofit Executive Director, Briana now serves as the VP of Education for Alabama Public Television. She's been married for 15.5 years to Matthew, a CPA, and they have three children- Harrison {13}, Easby {9}, and Josephine {4}. They completed their family with a rambunctious rescue pup, Daisy Mae, and a frisky cat, Elliot. Briana and her family live in Hoover, and while she enjoys working full-time, Briana enjoys volunteering, spending time at the family's home on Lake Martin, and binging on Netflix!

Finding Myself :: Losing the Baggage (and Weight)

Over the past 14 months, I have embarked on a personal journey to reclaim my health. However, the journey took me so much further than I would have ever imagined.   Spoiler alert- I’m down...

Welcome to Middle School :: A Survival Guide for Parents

Middle School. These two words can evoke a visceral reaction in many adults, especially those who had less-than-wonderful memories from those days. I cannot promise that this article will make the sting less painful...

The Ultimate Birmingham Donut Guide :: In & Around Birmingham

National Donut Day is upon us! Once again, we’ve curated a culinary guide to a few locally-owned donut spots to help you celebrate (and salivate over) some of the tastiest donuts in town! From classic...
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“CODA” :: Providing Perspective and Good Feels

“CODA” is the 2022 Academy-Award Winning film for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. While many households have been talking about “Encanto,” “CODA” is another film that needs to be discussed....

National Mentoring Month :: January Is The Time To Make a Change or Be...

  “A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of us and tells us how they did it. A mentor is someone who walks alongside us to guide us on what we can do.” - Simon...

THAT Mom :: What Kind of Mom Are You?

I’m that mom. No, unfortunately, I’m not the “cool” mom, or the “fun” mom. I’m the mom who will call you out for acting foolish or being mean. I’m the mom who definitely uses...

Deaf and Dedicated :: Co-Parenting With A Spouse Who Hears Differently

When I was first introduced to my husband in 2005, I was told, “If he was any sweeter, I would throw up!” Shockingly, this person was correct. Although, to be completely honest, the very...

Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing Briana M.

Birmingham Birmingham has been my home for almost half my life--eighteen years to be exact. That blows my mind! I came to Birmingham in 2003 to complete my internship for Auburn University. The only thing...
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