Model Teachers at NNPS

Model Teachers: 5th Grade

Meet this model teacher team and learn how college, career and citizen-ready skills come alive in their classrooms!

Jasmine Blackwell

Grade: 5th Grade
School: An Achievable Dream Elementary
Years Taught: 8

What do you love most about teaching?
I love interacting with children every day! My classroom is relaxing, but we also have a lot of fun. Students are constantly talking, and we ask a lot of questions! There is so much love and respect in our classroom. I really feel like I make an impact on my students.

What word best describes you as a teacher and why?
Patient and empathetic. I understand how children feel and I like to do my part in caring about their feelings and allowing them to share and be a part of a classroom community.

Why do you love working in NNPS?
I grew up in Newport News Public Schools. I appreciate how the district has grown, and I would love to be a part of the continued growth. I know that teaching is hard; I just hope that I can provide something that other teachers find useful.