ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Jessica Gaynor lives in Spokane, Washington, with her three dogs. Since 2017, she has taught English Language Arts and World History at Venture High School and looks forward to being part of the new eSchool team. Outside of the classroom, rooting for the Zags, boating on Long Lake, reading, exploring the outdoors on a great hike or bike ride, and tending to her garden.
ABOUT THE CLASS:
When thinking back on her own learning experiences, two things stand out: the relationships she created with passionate educators and the projects that challenged her thinking and sparked her curiosity. She strongly believes that building positive relationships with students will impact their education more than any lesson planning, curriculum, or testing could ever achieve. She also believes that students must be engaged in thinking and learning that moves beyond just mastery of content standards. She makes an effort to incorporate projects for students to engage in real-world learning that builds collaboration skills, develops agency of learning, and inspires creativity.
CERTIFICATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS:
Bachelor of Arts in Education: Eastern Washington University- Summa Cum Laude
Secondary Education Endorsements: English Language Arts (5-12) and History (5-12)
We will use Schoology as our learning platform: Schoology