“The thing I love most about teaching/working at SWS is the awesome kids! I teach because I love to play and learn alongside wonderful little people … and SWS is bursting at the seams with thoughtful, joyful children!
The thing I am most proud of is meeting each child where they are at and helping them grow, whether they are bold or bashful or somewhere in between. I love building relationships of care and trust with each of my students.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, reading fantasy books, sewing in my craft room, and tinkering in the garden.
I would describe my teaching style as joyful, nurturing, and love-filled … and loud! I love to sing and laugh and be silly. I love to listen to kids’ stories. I love to play outside and get dirty in the garden. I love to jump into investigations about my students’ interests.
A visitor to my class would see: a joyful, high-energy community of kids and teachers; kids spending lots of time listening to, acting out, and writing stories; kids sewing pillows, building zoos, investigating alligator teeth, making marble shows, and painting portraits; teachers leading and learning alongside students; and lots and lots of hugs.”
Mr. Jere began his teaching career at SWS as a student teacher while earning his B.A. in Early Childhood Education from The Catholic University of America. He’s been teaching at SWS since 2010. He has also:
- Participated in North American Study Group in Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Attended North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Summer Conference, Pacific Grove, California
- Attended Responsive Classroom Training, Alexandria, Virginia