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The joy of Jacobs: making math fun again

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Mason Baird

Ms.Jacobs teaching

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Ms. Jacobs is an Algebra I teacher and Varsity cheer-leading Coach. She is going on her fourth year teaching here and her second year coaching varsity cheer-leading.

Ms. Jacobs initially was going to go to Clemson to major in architecture, but last minute decided to change not only her major, but her school as well.

“For a short time in high school I did dream of being an architect. I wanted to attend Clemson University because it was something different than anyone in my family had ever done. I applied to both Clemson and Presbyterian College and was accepted to both. I always wanted to go to Clemson, however I knew that I would have more success at a small school. My sister went to PC and I wanted to be different and attend a different school but at the last minute, PC just made more sense.” said Jacobs on her college decision.

Despite her career path change, Jacobs always knew teaching held a special place in her heart.

“I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher… Both of my parents work in the school district, so I have just been around the education world for a while. I love my job and I love helping students achieve successful outcomes.” said Ms.Jacobs on her inspiration to join her field.

“I developed my love of teaching during my student teaching while in college. I had a great mentor who showed me how to relate to relate to students so that I could better help them succeed in and out of the classroom. The students are what make me love my job!” said Jacobs on her passion for her field.

Throughout school and growing up, Ms. Jacobs always loved math. It was her favorite class, so she felt compelled to teach it.

“My favorite part about teaching is being able to connect with students so that they can learn a few things about math while also having fun and making it relevant. Math came easy for me so I thought I would use that to my advantage to help students learn.” said Jacobs.

“Math is so important because it’s in our everyday lives whether you believe it or not. Math is all about being able to make sense of problems, reason, and identify patterns – which is what you do on a daily basis!” continued Jacobs.

Jacobs was compelled  to teach at Summerville High School because of her best friend, Ms. Neal.

“I had an interest in moving to Charleston already and my friend from college [Ms. Neal], worked here, so she was a big reason why I ended up here at Summerville!” said Jacobs on how she came to Summerville High.

Ms.Jacobs has been a great addition and teacher here at Summerville since 2014 and will continue to be for the years to come.

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