Haley Jenks began her teaching career in 2016. She has five years teaching experience in 1st grade. She attended the University of Louisville where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Haley has also specialized in Project Based Learning and Phono Graphix. She is passionate about teaching and loves making learning visible.
Q & A with Ms. Jenks
Highlight of the year:
So far, my highlight is being back in the classroom with my children! I have missed traditional school.
I believe in empowering children and giving them the tools they need to survive in the 21st century. Since I started teaching, I have been passionate in my commitment to three things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students, and instilling social and emotional skills.
My role as an educator is to cultivate love, leadership, challenge students, and create a safe environment for children.
Favorite part of teaching:
My favorite part of teaching are the students!
Favorite thing about St. Martha:
My favorite part of St. Martha is the camaraderie and support amongst the community.
My hope for my students:
My hope for my students is to empower, engage, and educate every child in my class.
I have hiked the Appalachian trail, parts of New Zealand, and Maui!