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Debbie Jenkins

Debbie Jenkins

Debbie Jenkins has been teaching since 1981, and has spent most of those years at St. Martha. She has a Master’s Degree in reading from the University of Louisville. In 2011, Mrs. Jenkins won the Ulmer Award from the Catholic Education Foundation and has been awarded several grants, including one for the Accelerated Math program which is currently used in the 2nd grade.

"I believe in two methods of learning to read (phonetically and by sight words). I still teach students cursive writing and they love it!"

Q & A with Mrs. Jenkins

 

Highlight of the year:

1st Communion, Pretend mass.

Passion:

I really want students to enjoy reading and to feel successful in school. I want my classroom to be a safe place to try new things, to work together, to be respectful, and to acknowledge each other’s differences.

Philosophy:

I believe in two methods of learning to read (phonetically and by sight words). I still teach students cursive writing and they love it! I believe in learning math facts by practicing them on many of the web-based programs and in letting students experiment with different methods of solving problems themselves without specific instructions on “how” something should be solved.

Favorite part of teaching:

My favorite thing is seeing the joy on a child’s face when they finally “understand” a new concept and knowing that every day is different. Teaching is never boring! It is the most interesting and challenging career for me.

Favorite teaching memory:

My favorite memory is when the second graders sing and use sign language after making their 1st Communion in April each year.

Favorite thing about St. Martha:

My favorite thing about St. Martha is the family atmosphere that is always felt here each time you attend an event or just walk through the door every day.

My hope for my students:

My hope is that each student finds happiness in life in a career they love as I have found in teaching.

Fun fact:

I enjoy reading, traveling to new places, spending time with my family (especially my three granddaughters), eating out with friends, and line dancing!

Awarded Grant for the Accelerated Math Program

1987

Joined Saint Martha

Master's of Education as a Reading Specialist, University of Louisville

2011 Recipient of the
Catholic Education Foundation Ulmer Award

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“The community and fellowship are amazing. My boys have made friendships and bonds they will treasure. Their educational experience has been wonderful and will help them with their transition to high school!”

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"The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.”

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“The teachers are really vested in the kids long after they leave their classes. Family is the best word to describe St. Martha and prepared is the best word to describe my son after his time there.” Related

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“My children attend this school and love it!  The community is warm & inviting, the school staff genuinely care about my children's whole well-being. I highly recommend this school.”

– Kari Ogle

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– Kari Ogle

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“When choosing a parish for my family, I was looking for a community that would fulfill our spiritual, educational, and social needs. St. Martha Church and School has been that for over 23 years now."

– Dana Bale

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– Dana Bale

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“Top-notch academics, athletics, students and parents. You won't find a better school!

– Katherine A. McCurry

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– Katherine A. McCurry

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“Softball leagues here are a blast. Best fish in town!”

– Kathleen Smith

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– Kathleen Smith

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You Can’t Beat the People

"My husband and I toured several parish schools in Louisville, and St. Martha stood out for its incredibly friendly staff and supporting culture. We felt the magic immediately."

– Lauren Micka Thomas

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– Lauren Micka Thomas

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