Position: Sixth Grade Science Teacher
School: Village Academy
School District: New York City Department of Education - District 27
City, State: Far Rockaway, New York
About the Nominee: Jasmine Caleb was nominated by a colleague, Naudia Lawrence. Ms. Caleb's warm personality and rapport with her students are excellent. She is able to communicate effectively and displays many personal and professional qualities normally attributed to outstanding teachers. Ms. Caleb works very well with others and is a great team player. She is great at finishing tasks ahead of schedule and is always extremely organized.
Her talent for building supportive relationships with students and cultivating a sense of community within the classroom is admirable. She is beloved by her students, who always want to make her proud. Both students and fellow instructors are always comfortable around her because of her calm air of authority. Students respond positively to her lessons because of her creativity and enthusiasm for science. As a result, their science grades are well above satisfactory. Her ability to manage a daily routine and classroom discipline is exemplary.
Ms. Caleb is consummate professional. She has tremendous initiative, a desire to continue to learn and a reflective practitioner outlook. This, combined with her command of the subject area and her effective teaching strategies with students, make her a model of highly effective teaching. She is an amazing LifeChanger at Village Academy!