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Caylor named Feature Teacher
For information on the Feature Teacher award, and past recipients, visit www.tehamaschools.org
Jennie Caylor, Learning Center teacher at West Street School in Corning, was recently honored with the Tehama County Feature Teacher award.
"Jennie (Caylor) has shown true dedication to her students and to making a difference in her classroom," said county Superintendent of Schools Larry Champion. "She has high expectations for her students and they are rising to the challenges."
The award is co-sponsored by Edward Jones, and presented monthly by local reprsentative Tyler Small.
Caylor said when she was younger, she had a great role model as a teacher.
"In fact, we still talk and write to each other today. My teacher connected with me as a person, even though I was a bit squirrely and had a hard time focusing in class. It really made a difference for me. My goal as a teacher is to have that kind of impact on my students," Caylor stated.
Caylor said she tries to be an exemplary teacher by having the qualities and characteristics that show her peers, administrators, parents and students that the kids come first.
"I believe that students deserve precise and explicit teaching where they are. I don't want to push them beyond what they are ready for, and I don't want to teach them what they already know," commented Caylor.
Wise words, and words that are backed up by measurable results, according to Champion.
Caylor works tirelessly to bring an individualized education to all of her students.
"I have found her to be highly knowledgeable in instructional methodology, pedagogy, and a dedicated teacher," Champion stated.
Caylor was fundamental in raising student achievement for her class at West Street Elementary School last year with more than 95 percent of her students scoring advanced or proficient in mathematics and 78.5 percent scoring advanced or proficient in English/language arts.
She is a dedicated, driven teacher and we appreciate her hard work for the students of Corning Elementary," said Cathy Reimer, Corning Union Elementary School District superintendent.
When asked what advice she would give to other teachers, Caylor said to build lasting relationships first and the rest will come.
"Your students and parents need to be able to trust in you and when they do, they put forth the kind of effort needed for success. They will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations," she said.