Mrs. Jackson, Teacher and Friend at Springville Junior High

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 09:44

Mrs. Marthea Jackson is a math teacher at Springville Junior High, as well as a friend to her fellow faculty members and the students she has taught in the past.

Mrs. Jackson started her teaching career at Springville Junior High fourteen years ago and has loved every minute of teaching. “I love how everyday is different; the experiences we have everyday in class, watching a kid be so happy that they did well on a math test when they didn’t think they would.”

Mrs. Jackson never thought she would be a math teacher until she got into college. “I took a class about education, and both my parents were teachers. I got hooked.”

Tyler Bartholomew, a seventh grade student of Mrs. Jackson’s, described her as “awesomely awesome.”  He went on to say, “I love playing math games in her class.”

After fourteen years of teaching here, Mrs. Jackson has not gotten tired of teaching math. “I feel so old. Students I had when I first started teaching are now married with kids of their own. Crazy!  I love my job. I love the interaction with the kids and being able to teach them more than just math. It’s hard being a teenager, and it’s nice to help students realize how smart they really are,” Mrs. Jackson explained.

Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer