Grade / Subject: English Grades 9 and 10
School: Lincoln Junior-Senior High School
During the pandemic, Jody's love of and dedication to the well-being of her students was evident. During every class, she would note each student's attendance, how often they spoke, how they looked, and if they needed anything. If she saw troubling trends, she would reach out to the students and their parents to see what they needed, whether it was educational support such as tutoring, internet supplies, or emotional or physical support.
Jody amended her curriculum to reflect the needs of her students and the world by introducing a social justice unit.
Thanks to her dedication and innovation, her students were kept motivated and more importantly connected throughout the ever-changing educational landscape.