APRIL JACOBI, Special Education Department
Q: What do you do at Wakefield High School?
A: I am a Curriculum Assistant teacher for the Special Education Department
Q: What made you decide to teach?
A: When I was in older elementary school I would help tutor the younger kids, also in high school, I would help tutor the younger kids. I like education and seeing people learn and grow.
Q: What does your typical workday look like?
A: “BUSY” I get up at 5 am and get ready for my day. I’m usually on my computer early and prepare for my classes. After hours I continue working and catching up for the next day.
Q: What are some parts of your job that not a lot of people realize?
A: How much time goes into teaching between preparing for the class, keeping up with all the students, and catching kids up on a daily basis.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a SPED teacher?
A: I like helping students who need extra assistance and get them on the right track.
Q: What do you like most about Wakefield so far?
A: So far I have enjoyed meeting my coworkers, they’re really nice and getting to know my students virtually. I love all the different personalities I’ve met!
Q: What do you like to do outside of school?
A: I’m an outdoor person so I love biking, hiking, exercising and when I can lay on my hammock I like to sit outside
Q: Do you have any crazy teaching stories?
A: My first full-time teaching job, we were all going out for a tornado drill and when everyone was going out into the hallway I ended up getting on the floor with the students because I didn’t know the teachers would stay standing up.
Q: What is your advice for students taking your class(es)?
A: Do not procrastinate and take your time to do your best and communication is very important!