Ja­son Kin­sey

COG­NI­TIVE TEACHER

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

L ike many jobs, be­ing an ed­u­ca­tor is some­thing one must en­joy in or­der to do it well. For Ar­row­smith teacher Ja­son Kin­sey, his love of the job is some­thing that comes across loud and clear.

“School was re­ally the only place that made sense to me,” he says. “The never end­ing pa­rade of in­di­vid­u­als, thoughts, ideas, chal­lenges, char­ac­ters and chances to de­fine and re-de­fine who you are and who you are go­ing to be keeps me feel­ing alive.”

He de­scribes his typ­i­cal day as one that is full of tri­umph, per­sonal bests, and in­di­vid­ual suc­cesses.

“There’s noth­ing bet­ter than see­ing those who were un­ac­cus­tomed to do­ing well in school be­gin to meet with suc­cess and build on th­ese suc­cesses to get to places they never deemed imag­in­able or dreamed pos­si­ble,” he says. In his classes, he tries to cre­ate a car­ing en­vi­ron­ment where stu­dents can ex­cel in in­di­vid­u­al­ized pro­grams catered to their needs.

“I’ve always be­lieved that all chil­dren have a gift and that it is my job, as an ed­u­ca­tor, to help them find it and make it shine,” he says. “Work­ing at Ar­row­smith has al­lowed me to do this ev­ery

day.”

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