Being voted JHS Teacher of the Year, Jeff Davis Parish Teacher of the Year

Being voted JHS Teacher of the Year, Jeff Davis Parish Teacher of the Year

    It has been an amazing, and overwhelming holiday season. In early December, I was chosen as Jennings High School Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year, and just recently named Jeff Davis Parish Teacher of the Year. Congratulations is something very new to me, as this is basically the only award I have ever won. It is an amazing feeling to know that those that have worked with me care enough and appreciate what I do to vote for me to represent our school, but it is definitely an entirely different feeling being chosen to represent the parish due to the fact that administrators have combed through my lessons, watched me teach via recorded video, and appreciated what we have brought to Jeff Davis Parish. I use the word we on purpose, and it is not a typo. There is a group involved and as a football and basketball coach, I appreciate the team aspect of teaching, although at sometimes it feels as if it is us versus the students. The first part of my team is my students, who spend the fifty-two minutes, sometimes twice, each day. Their ability and interest in what I had to say, as well as what we have had to discover together make learning possible. Secondly, we have a great faculty at Jennings High, where "that's not my job" doesn't really exist in our vocabulary. I credit their eagerness to have input into everything from lesson plans, to literacy strategies, to time and class management with winning this honor. There is no way I could have done this without...