Workman Teacher One Of Only Five In State
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that James Workman Middle School teacher Jessica Pack is one of five 2014 California Teachers of the Year.
“These outstanding teachers have my thanks and admiration for the work they do every day to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed,” Torlakson said. “They bring talent, dedication, and more to a job that is as critical as it is challenging—and even more rewarding.”
Pack teaches language arts, social studies, and technology to sixth graders at James Workman Middle School, where she has worked for eight years. She was influenced greatly by the teachers in her own life, using both the good and bad from every scenario as inspiration to develop her own effective teaching practices. Her goals for the classroom are to establish a memorable, extraordinary, and safe place for sixth graders to learn.
Pack earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from Washington State University. She is president of her local chapter for Computer Using Educators and she continues to be an active member in various associations and her community to help bolster a technology-rich learning environment for her students.