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Teacher Spotlight: Jeannette Glass, Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Middle School

We are excited to spotlight Mrs. Glass, the College & Career Readiness teacher at Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. Middle School. Mrs. Glass was nominated for a teacher spotlight by her Impact Manager, Summerlin Northrup, who shared:

As a returning CTE teacher at Zan Wesley Holmes Middle School, Mrs. Glass is teaching Roadmap to Success for the second year in a row. She has also been a teacher for over thirty years, and her expertise in the classroom shows. Mrs. Glass has excellent classroom management skills which allow her to individualize the Roadmap to Success lessons to address her students’ different learning styles. Students often have the opportunity to work in groups, research on the computer, or create presentations on chart paper. From my conversations with her students, it is clear that they have taken the material from the program in order to formulate a plan for what they want to do after high school, and for the majority of her students that includes graduating from a four year college. We are lucky to work with a dedicated teacher like Mrs. Glass!

Read on for our interview with Mrs. Glass!

What did you want to be when you were in middle school?

I wanted to be a model when I was in middle school.

Alma Mater

I have three Alma Maters: Southwestern Christian College, Lubbock Christian University and the University of Phoenix. My favorite Alma Mater is Southwestern Christian College.

Please share your favorite college memory.

One of my favorite college memories is when I ran for Ms. Homecoming. This was an exciting time because this was the first time I had competed for this type of recognition. The thing I enjoyed most about this experience was shopping for the dress, getting my hair styled, and being presented.

Did you always want to teach? If not, what led you to the classroom?

I was not certain as to what I wanted to pursue for a career. The one thing I remember about my childhood is that I use to play teacher with my dolls and anyone who would play school with me. When I went to college, I still was not focused on a particular career, however, when I asked my mom about teaching, she told me that teaching was an honorable profession and that I would do well. After talking to her and thinking about Ms. Matthew, who was my favorite high school teacher (retired Dallas ISD teacher), I decided that this was the profession for me.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years, I see myself as a college professor teaching individuals who wants to enter the field of education. I see myself inspiring the next generation of teachers to reach beyond the ordinary to help create the extraordinary by understanding the needs of the children they will educate.

What is one piece of advice you would give your students about their futures?

I would tell them to take advantage of every opportunity that was put before them. Open their minds to all people and all positive experiences because each experience creates a new part of who they will become.

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