Transitioning from one school to the next can be challenging. For Jennifer Seago, this is an opportunity to impact the lives of many young students. This year, she is teaching Child Development, Principles of Human Services, and Ready, Set, Teach. Her love for the classroom makes her job enjoyable, and helps to leave a positive impact on her students.
“I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to work with students to help them become successful citizens in today’s society,” Seago said. “I started out as a paraprofessional at MVE, taught second grade for six years at LCE and now I’m teaching at the high school as my first year.”
Seago not only loves teaching, but has a deep-rooted passion for it. She wants to see her students succeed in everything they do. As a teacher, she hopes that she can provide them with the materials they need to prosper in the future.
“I love seeing students get excited about their education and their future,” Seago said.
Over the years, teachers develop their own style of teaching. This usually comes with time as they figure out what techniques work best for them personally. For Seago, it was all about finding a balance between keeping it fun and making sure her students understand the material.
“I like to have fun while still learning the material needed for my classes,” Seago said.
Seago has looked up to many teachers over the years. They helped inspire her to be the teacher she is today. She also looks up to her family members who have taught in the past.
“I have several teachers in my family who have inspired me to become a teacher,” Seago said. “Two top people would be my fourth grade teachers, Cindy Reynolds and Donna Benefield.”
Throughout a teacher’s career, they are left with experiences that impact them forever. Whether good or bad, these experiences change the way they view the classroom.
“The one teaching experience I will always remember is when LCE was located at North Orange Baptist Church the year of Hurricane Harvey,” Seago said. “The students that I had will never forget. We went through a lot that year and helped each other through it all.”
Something people may not know about Seago is that a love for the green and gold runs deep in her family. She and her husband both graduated from LCM in 2007. Her father and his siblings, as well as all of Seago’s sisters and many of her cousins, also graduated from LCM.
“Like they say, “Once a Bear, always a Bear,'” she said.