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Ms. England is district's September Teacher of the Month

posted Sep 27, 2018, 8:03 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 8:03 AM ]
Jennifer England, who teaches fifth grade at Ranch Heights, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for September by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. England was presented with a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, and David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

Ms. England has 11 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching fifth grade for four years.

Coming from a family of teachers, Ms. England knew the ups and downs of teaching, but she always viewed teaching as one of the most highly esteemed careers. “Being a Bruin throughout my entire schooling years, I was privileged to see many amazing teachers, and I know that helped me become a better teacher,” said England.

Ms. England’s philosophy of teaching is that she believes each student wants to be seen and treated as a person, especially upper elementary students as they are becoming preteens and teenagers. She believes the students need to feel like someone cares about them so they will put more effort towards their education. She regards seeing a student who has perpetually struggled experience success as her biggest contribution.

Ms. England researches different techniques that other teachers use in their classrooms and searches for new approaches to address standards with different hands-on methods. She enjoys going to Great Expectation workshops to learn new ways to involve students in each aspect of their education.

As a native Bartian, Ms. England has grown up being a part of many different organizations. She volunteers in her church’s nursery and helps lead worship at her church. As a Pampered Chef consultant, she attends community events and craft fairs. Ms. England believes it is important that students see her being involved in the community not only as a teacher but also as a citizen and as a mother.

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to join Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick in honoring Jennifer England as a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month for September.

Jennifer England
Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager (left), and David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet-Buick (right), congratulate Jennifer England, a fifth-grade teacher at Ranch Heights Elementary School, for being selected a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month. In recognition of this honor, Mr. Oakley and Ms. Fischer visited Ranch Heights Elementary to present Ms. England with a plaque and a $300 check.