Jessica Rubio loves to learn languages, is an avid reader, and have bible study with her friends. She has been an enthusiastic addition to the OSNAS staff this fall and we decided to ask her some questions to help the community get to know her better.
Why did you become a teacher?
I became a teacher because I had great teachers in my life who supported me and showed me the benefits of learning another language.
What does a typical day in your classroom looks like?
A typical day in my class you will see students hard at work, whether it is talking with a partner about a question they were asked to discuss or creating a presentation on the chapter we are learning.
What is your favorite Bible verse, why is it your favorite, and why do you like to share it with your students?
Psalm 91 it gives me peace and comfort and I know it will be encouraging for my students as well.
What is the best part of being a teacher?
Getting to see students grow. Also not only getting to teach Spanish but to support my students.
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced while teaching and how did you conquer it?
Teaching online during the pandemic and making sure all my students had access to the resources they needed.
What kind of impact would you like to make on your students?
I would like to have a lasting impact. One where students say they learned a lot in my class but also felt like I was supportive and helped them not only academically but in any way that I could.
In three words, how would you describe yourself/ your teaching style?
Fair, kind and compassionate.
What is your favorite item you use in your classroom that you could not live without?
What influences would you like to bring to the students/ what are some other things you would like to teach the students besides class material?
I would like to be a positive influence on my students and teach them the fruits of the spirit.