Jaime Chevalier Named Outstanding Curriculum and Instruction Student
Jaime not only graduated with a 4.0 GPA, she did it while being an exceptional teacher and growing her family, delivering twins shortly before graduating!
- Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.)
Jaime started her teaching path by earning her bachelor's in early childhood education from Hood in 2011. As a senior, she received the Park-Dorff Award, given to the senior who appears most promising in the field of early childhood education. She taught kindergarten for six years before moving to third grade, which she currently teaches at Frederick County Public School’s Whittier Elementary. At Whittier, she has served as a mentor for new hires as well as a grade-level team leader. For the 2015-2016 school year, she was a teacher of the year nominee and named an "All-Star" employee.
As a graduate student, Jaime showed skills with both learning academic concepts and applying those concepts to students. She completed an action research study on the impact that varied writing conferences have on the performance of kindergarteners and third graders. She shared the study's success with the school community, providing strategies to assist students.
Hood would like to thank Janet Nunn, who provided the award in honor of her daughter Jenny E. Nunn (M.S. ’06, C ’00).