Hear from Jennifer Freese about the student-centered mission at Newington Public Schools.
I live and work in Newington so I love running into students and parents at the grocery store or local sports events where I coach my two young daughters. Seeing students and parents outside of the classroom only helps to enrich my relationships and make personal connections. Newington is an innovative district in that they know where they want to go and have a plan for how to get there. We are doing our best to make sure that all of our students are college, career and citizenship ready.
Being a teacher isn't just my job; it’s who I am. It is ingrained in every fiber of my being. My enthusiasm for teaching shows in my interactions with my friends and family, when I am coaching my children and their friends in recreational sports, when I serve as the Director of Camp Invention each summer and when helping my students in and out of the classroom. I am a strong believer that public education is the vehicle to prepare all children to be thriving leaders in our society. I am an individual who is poised and articulate, with an outgoing nature. I posses the superior ability to inspire learning in all students. Students have told me how much they look forward to coming to my class each day. I lead, inspire, teach and care. I consistently model a love of learning and demonstrate patience and genuine interest in my students. Theodore Roosevelt once said: ”Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” The most important thing to me is making connections with my students. Of course, I hope to foster a love of medical sciences through my interactions with my students, but I mostly want to be someone who they can count on and trust.
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