Jeanette Seymour

SK TEACHER & HEAD OF THE PRI­MARY DI­VI­SION

The Kids Post - - Registry of Educators -

Spe­cial con­nec­tions are im­por­tant to Jeanette Seymour, a Se­nior Kinder­garten teacher and Head of the Pri­mary Di­vi­sion at Brank­some Hall. Her warm re­la­tion­ships in her class­room in­spire the girls, even at a young age, to ask ques­tions, col­lab­o­rate with each other and make their voices heard. As a Brank­some grad­u­ate, Jeanette’s con­nec­tions to the school run deep. “It has been won­der­ful to re­turn as a teacher and meet a new gen­er­a­tion of cre­ative and spir­ited stu­dents,” she says. “I like to en­cour­age my stu­dents to be glob­ally minded by mod­el­ling this ap­proach in my own life,” says Jeanette, who has trav­elled as a vol­un­teer with Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity to Gu­atemala, Por­tu­gal, Ro­ma­nia, Honduras and Bo­livia. “I love be­ing able to share these con­crete ex­am­ples of in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence in the class­room,” she says. Jeanette is en­thu­si­as­tic about the value of the In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate (IB) Pro­gram. “It has helped me be­come a bet­ter teacher,” she says. “It en­cour­ages me to ask ques­tions and find deeper con­nec­tions be­tween con­cepts. It wasn't un­til I ex­pe­ri­enced the IB that I truly be­came the teacher I've al­ways wanted to be.”

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