Hey, I'm Jeffrey
I am a 31 year old black man born and raised in the city of Chicago. In my 31 years, I have to discovered that children, regardless of where they are from, need to be surrounded by individuals that care about them and want to help them be their best…Read more
I am a 31 year old black man born and raised in the city of Chicago. In my 31 years, I have to discovered that children, regardless of where they are from, need to be surrounded by individuals that care about them and want to help them be their best selves. I have seen students that have lived through some of the most unimaginable circumstances in their lives (such as the loss of parents or siblings due to gun violence) be able to stay focused and determined to be successful because of people around them. Then there is my story.
My parents got divorced when I was in middle school. Outside of the experience, my life was great. I had two supportive parents, participated in countless extra curricular activities and a bunch of friends. However, my parents divorce left a very deep wound on me at the time as it fundamentally altered my foundation. What got me throught it was middle school and high school teachers that truly cared about me as a person, not just a student. That experience is what drives me to teach and to be for this generation of students what I recieved as a student. I ultimately want to become an administrator that creates a school where this mindset is the expectation not exception.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men -Frederick Douglass”
Clissold Elementary School
7th, 8th Grades
4 Years experience
What will the funds be used for
I am starting at a new school this school year. I am teaching 4 different math classes (7th Grade Math, 7th Grade Pre-Algebra, 8th Grade Math and 8th Grade Algebra 1). The funding that you provide will help me to get guided notes for the separate classes, help supplement students that have issues with supplies, and ensure I have the supplies I need as a teacher to be successful this year (Expo Markers, Anchor Chart Paper, Paper and Printer Ink, etc.).