Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Creekland Middle School Teacher of the Year Jennifer Camp!
Creekland Middle School Teacher of the Year Jennifer Camp sees her mission as helping her students become not only better learners, but also better people.
The 18-year educator succeeds in this mission, according to her colleagues, by building a relationship with every student and by crafting lessons that connect to their lives. “She is the epitome of a teacher’s teacher,” shared one colleague, whose child also is one of Ms. Camp’s former students.
A sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher, Ms. Camp demonstrates this approach to instruction through lessons like her unit on persuasive writing.
She created a culminating project focused on students’ career aspirations. It included research, job applications to hone persuasive writing skills and a one-on-one mock interview with Ms. Camp as the employer. The project also was cross-curricular, with math class lessons about balancing a budget based on their future career’s salary. To prepare for the interview, students worked on answers to likely questions and learned interview etiquette including how to dress, shake hands, make eye contact and speak professionally.
In her own words: “The day of the interviews was one of the highlights of my career. I truly felt that I reached every child. This type of real-world, hands-on knowledge is something I hope stayed with them because I know it definitely stayed with me.
Special thanks to our 2022 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.