Stapp Inspires  Educator Spotlight – A Time of Reflection

Hello! Welcome to our little corner of the world. We are so thankful you have taken a moment to stop by. We do want to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged us these last few weeks. We have all had concerns about the COVID-19 virus and how it affects our lives. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this together. We hope today’s blog will provide a little encouragement today. Now more than ever, we are so excited to share our newest Educator in our Stapp Inspires Educator Stoplight Series. We had the opportunity at the beginning of last month to meet with Jennifer White. Jennifer is a first grade teacher at Lyons Elementary. She is in the middle of her 12th year at Lyons, but has over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. 

Jennifer White

 

Jennifer freely admits she “fell into teaching” by chance. When she was living in San Francisco there was a substitute teacher shortage. She applied and had a principal encourage her to develop her skill as a teacher. The rest, as they say, is history. Jennifer has a calm presence that is the perfect fit when working with first graders. She loves first grade because of the growth she gets to see each year in her students. She thoroughly enjoys her families, staff and community support at Lyons Elementary School. 

 

Jennifer was at Lyons during the Flood of 2013. Lyons Elementary was shut down for months while the town regrouped and recovered. She spoke of how the entire St. Vrain community rallied around the Lyons schools providing support, oftentimes without being asked. She spoke of her concern for her students during this time and how they were doing. This is who Jennifer is, those students are like her own kids. This care and concern does not end when students leave her classroom. She talked about how she still runs into her former students even when they are in high school and wants to know what is happening in their lives. We have no doubt that this trait will help guide her current students through these challenging times. 

 

Jennifer, we thank you for taking the time to meet with us. And to our readers, thank you for supporting us. We are honored to be a part of this great community, and we will get through this together!

 

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