This summer, in an effort to celebrate the amazing teachers at JPS, we will feature one each week and their decision to make our schools their professional home. We are thankful for their boundless creativity, pursuit of their own education, and passion for not just their students, but the entire school they serve. We hope you will enjoy learning more about these incredible men and women as you enjoy your own season of rest and fun!
“I choose Jenison because the schools are a main priority for the entire community. I once heard a life-long Jenison resident say that Jenison IS the schools. He was referring to the fact that families here faithfully support the schools. I see this in parent-teacher conference conversations, packed gyms for Pink-Out games, and sell-out shows for plays. My family and I are moving into the Jenison school district this summer because we want to be part of the community and take advantage of the Spanish-immersion program.
I think Jenison is a different school district because of how much every teacher cares so much about every student that enters the building.
One way my building exemplifies this by leading the charge to implement diversity training. This year, high school staff has been meeting with families, attending speeches, learning about implicit bias, and working towards being better educators for our increasingly diverse student population.”
When Mrs Remley is not encouraging students to persevere to learn a second language, she enjoys spending time with her family. “I look forward to this summer because I get to be home with my young children. I have a daughter who will be three in April and a son who will be one in May. I feel rushed during the school year but in the summer, I’m able to slow down and spend precious time walking to the park, eating homemade popsicles, and just hanging out with my kids.”
If Mrs Remley wasn’t teaching, she would have probably pursued a career in journalism “If I weren’t a teacher, I would probably be a journalist because I love to talk to people, hear their stories, and write concise, grammatically accurate pieces.”
Thank you, Mrs Remley, for your dedication to our schools and community! We’re thrilled you’re on our team!
Mrs Remley was chosen for this story by High School Principal, Dr Brandon Graham