About

I’m currently in my third year of teaching at a charter school in Northeast Philadelphia. In these three years, I’ve had the chance to coach basketball, lead yoga classes, build my own curriculum, design the school yearbook, create the school literary magazine and online school newspaper, and most importantly, I’ve had the chance to work with some amazing teachers and students.  I love teaching because it’s a profession that demands constant growth and gives me the opportunity to impact the lives of others. This blog is my attempt to share what I learn with others and write it down so I don’t forget everything I’ve learned along the way.

My Journey Into Teaching: 

I’m not a teacher because middle and high school were the best times of my life. Sure, I have amazing memories of my times in both and met some of my lifetime friends, but there were definitely downs that accompanied those ups. I’m a teacher, in part, because I want to help students navigate those intense ups and downs and use those experiences to learn about themselves, which I believe is one of the most important factors in later success. I first realized teaching was for me as a basketball coach in high school (coaching slightly younger middle schoolers). During my undergraduate studies at Ursinus College, I pursued my passion for the humanities, dual-majoring in English and American Studies.  After, I enrolled in Villanova University’s Master’s program for education.

Outside of School:

When I’m not doing something school related, I like to listen to music (everything), binge-watch Netflix and Hulu, read (a book a week is my lofty goal), write, work out, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

Contact:

Feel free to email me at jeck21@gmail.com.

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