Cecilia Jenkins

Ms. Cecilia Jenkins
cecilia.jenkins@cityschools.net

 

Ms. Cecilia Jenkins

Hi!  My name is Cecilia Jenkins.  It is very exciting to be working at Cason Lane Academy with all the wonderful students and staff.  My teaching experience spans from elementary through university.  I am still as passionate about teaching and learning today as I was on my very first day in the classroom.

My teaching philosophy is grounded in theories which promote choice, discovery, and experience in order to develop self-efficacy and ownership of one's learning within the whole child.  I believe in developing literate individuals in all subject areas as well as personal interest areas.  We will explore numerous modalities throughout the year including music, sports, art, current events, etc.
in an effort to

make each lesson relevant and meaningful.  My goal is for each child to walk out of my class confident in who they are as learners, individuals, and leaders of tomorrow.

Teaching was my first career choice way back before I had even reached kindergarten.  I wanted to hold all the knowledge teachers seemed to carry with them and share with whomever they met.  I followed the path to become a teacher only to realize the most effective classroom is one where the teacher is learning as much as the students.  I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education with a middle school endorsement, my master's degree in library science, and my educational specialist's degree in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee Tech University.  Currently, I am completing my dissertation for my doctorate's degree; however, no degree compares to the experience within a classroom of young learners!

The greatest joy in my life is my daughter, Sophia.  She is my heart and my compass.  Together, we like to indulge in music, conversation, laughter, and anything we can dream up--serious and goofy!

I consider it an honor to work with you and your child throughout the year. Please contact me with any questions you may have or if I can be of help in any way!  We are off to an amazing year!!!  Thank you!



cecilia.jenkins@cityschools.net