April Teacher of the Month - Whitney Jorgensen

April Teacher of the Month - Whitney Jorgensen
Posted on 05/22/2019
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April Teacher of the Month - Whitney Jorgensen

To be or not to be, that is the question.  Love of literature and a strong passion for student learning is what is at the core of the success Whitney Jorgensen has with students.  This is most visible in her Exploring Literature class in which she works with students who are 2-4 years below grade level for reading.  Her goal is not only to bring up their scores, but to develop their love of reading.  While she is well-read herself and able to leverage that, it is not her love of reading that inspires her students.  Rather, it is the fact that her students know she cares about them. It is like the saying goes: "Students won't care until they know you care."  Her students know that Whitney cares.

Whitney has high expectations for her students' learning and behavior, but her expectations don't start or stop with others.  She holds herself to a high standard and models a learning stance by being data-driven and constantly working to improve by taking advantage of supports available to her.  She is a life-long learner and a true Titan.
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