Los Angeles Kings December 2021 Teacher of the Month
Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School; Green Dot Public Schools
Tell us about yourself!
I am originally from Jackson,MS where I began my teaching career 9 years ago. I currently teach 7th Grade Integrated Science and 7th & 8th Grade 21st Century Learning:Problem Solving. I decided to become a teacher in hopes of providing more opportunities for People of Color, specifically African Americans.
Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?
What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?
There is so much STEM involved in the game of hockey. It can be found everywhere from the design of the court/ice to the way we enter and exit the building that the game is hosted in. My favorite part about the Future Goals program is how engaged my students are while completing the activities and how it helps me open the floor for a conversation by giving students real examples that they can relate to.
If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?
Center. I feel I would be best at this position because I am good at strategizing.