Q & A with Mrs. Jaso
Highlight of the Year:
I love to read out loud to my class every day, where I introduce them to rich literature that is full of higher order thinking skills and allows me to model comprehension strategies, fluency, expression, and vocabulary. I’ve been told it’s the best part of the day.
I am most passionate about providing students with a well-rounded education which centers around Christ and prepares them for an ever-changing world. I am passionate about cultivating a learning environment that includes 21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity while fostering the principles of compassion, self-efficacy, and resiliency. Armed with these virtues, students are empowered to successfully navigate academic, social, emotional, and digital challenges that lead to the pursuit of lifelong learning.
I believe students love to learn. If provided with the opportunity, structure, and expectations, they will learn more than you can ever imagine or expect. As a teacher, my job is to set the stage so that they are able to gain background knowledge necessary to learn independently and make connections. I also give them structure so that their time is focused and productive. I set high expectations on an individual level so that the students learn to work to the best of their ability and not accept mediocrity. I work closely with students to help them to become more independent, responsible, and to learn how to advocate for themselves. At the intermediate level, a big step in being successful is taking responsibility for oneself, being held accountable for choices, and striving for autonomy.
Favorite part of teaching:
My favorite thing about teaching is watching my students become who God created them to be.
My favorite memory from my teaching career:
My favorite memories from my teaching career are proving to the students who think they can’t, that they can. Also, being chosen as a sponsor for confirmation and RCIA.
My hope for my students:
My hope for my students is that they stay connected to their faith and become life-long learners.
My favorite thing about St. Martha:
My favorite part of St. Martha is the Catholic identity and how welcoming the community is.