We are pleased to announce Ms. Jordyn Pollard, 5th grade math teacher at Centre Middle School, is our January 2021 Teacher of the Month for the Cherokee County area, in partnership with WEIS Radio.
Ms. Pollard explained that she always wanted to be a teacher as a young student, and is blessed that God lined up her professional calling in life with her career desire as a child.
She shared the most rewarding part of her job is when a student changes their view of math, taking the subject from scary to approachable. Ms. Pollard makes learning fun by integrating enjoyable activities into her curriculum, describing exercises such as Math Olympics, puzzle piece games, and mystery boxes.
She offers that these activities are what she envisioned as a child, and she enjoys being able to incorporate them into her classroom as a teacher. Ms. Pollard feels that one of the most challenging elements of educating today comes in the form of social media. She encourages the community to combat the possible negativity social media brings by communicating directly with your child’s teacher and keeping the dialogue open. Great suggestion, Ms. Pollard! In closing,
Ms. Pollard added that she loves where she teaches and spoke very highly of both coworkers and school administration, stating she is grateful that God placed her at Centre Middle School.
Congratulations, Ms. Pollard, and thank you for all you do for the future of our communities!