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!

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