GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - One teacher from Port St. Joe High School strives to be a positive role model for her students every day. Congratulations to Jae Glass, this week's Golden Apple winner.
Jae Glass has been teaching for eight years. She teaches seventh grade English and a ninth grade Intensive Reading class.
"Well, I love English and the grammar side of it, writing and reading, but I became a teacher mostly because of the need for a positive impact, positive role models among the students and I wanted to be that for them," Glass said.
She makes English class fun and relatable with engaging books and activities. The students are currently reading a book about a family's experience after a hurricane.
"I like to provide my students with different experiences, so not just lecture style," Glass said.
Reading is an outlet and that's what Glass wants her classroom to be.
She wants her students to know, "They're supported and they can go much further than they ever think they could."
Glass says all the teachers at Port St. Joe High School share her desire to see every student succeed.
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