Jessica Douglas - 6th Grade English Language Arts
- 6th Grade World History
Me: I am very excited to be teaching 6th grade! I hope to get to know all of my students in the coming months, but here are a few facts about me. I am a History buff, I love learning facts about History and trivia in general. I am also a Movie/ TV buff (I can talk about Doctor Who all day), I am a dog person, I am a vegetarian, and reading is my favorite thing in the world. If there is one thing I hope to share this year with my students its my love of reading. I think learning to love books is contagious, the more students that catch the bug the better.
My Treetops Experience: I am a Treetops Graduate! I chose Treetops because I was struggling
in a regular public high school. At the time I think my problem was a lack of
motivation, but I just thought I was not as smart as the other students.
Teachers that I worked with had 30 students per class and did not have the time
to speak with me individually about my struggles. However, when I came to Treetops
all that changed. The teachers here know how to encourage students in what they
excel at and motivate students to work on what they need help with. I graduated
Treetops a year before my expected graduation date, with mostly A's and B's. (I
also made a perfect score on my TAKS Social Studies test, an example of what
happens when you encourage students to reach new heights) Now that I am a
teacher I want my students to have the same Treetops experience that I had. I
want to encourage and challenge students to reach new heights at things that
they excel at and I want to motivate them to continue to work hard at things
that might not come easy for them. I want to create a safe and healthy learning
environment where they feel encouraged to ask questions and are not afraid to
truly "dive in."
Education: BA History from UTA
Teaching Certification from UTA
Mission Statement: "Our mission is to inspire students to climb to new heights in service, character, and education by creating a positive, safe community."