"Jaime lives her passion for seeing her students grow and succeed"
Jaime Stephen, 1st Grade Teacher, Noble Local Schools
The following testimonial was shared by Noble Local Schools in selecting Jaime Stephen as a 2015 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator.
Some classrooms feel exciting on a few days, but in Jaime Stephen's classroom it is a daily atmosphere. Upon entering her room, you feel the excitement and energy and see it on the faces of her students. She lives out the belief that all students can learn. She challenges her students no matter what their level or skill set. Risks are taken by her students because they trust and know she wants them to realize success.
Jaime’s students are continuously organized formatively based upon their needs during her W.I.N. (What I Need) time. Recently, she shared a concern about a student who was doing okay in her classroom. Asked why, she stated, "He has so much potential, and I want more for him." Jaime consistently grows her class in reading and math. Each year, she sets high stakes in her SLOs and is constantly progress monitoring her students' growth while letting them chart their success as well.
Jaime is also a leader in the district. She participates on the assessment literacy team, building leadership team, as well as leads her grade-level team. She is always striving to better her craft in the classroom and in her curriculum. When you have a teacher who believes we are ALL on the same team and they are ALL our students, great things happen. Jamie makes a difference in education at Shenandoan Elementary School.