Wilchester 2013 Teacher of the Year - Jennifer Franson

Jennifer Franson
Wilchester Elementary School
Fourth-Grade Teacher

Education: Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, 1993, English Specialization and Early Childhood Education Extension, 1993

Teaching History: Wilchester Elementary School, Fourth-Grade, Math/Science, 2011-Present, Wilchester Elementary School, Second-Grade, 2010-2011, Wilchester Elementary School, Fourth-Grade, Math/Science, 2006-2010, Lexington Creek Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, Fourth-Grade & Summer School, 1999-2006, Colin Powell Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, Second & Fourth-Grades, 1994-1996, Galatas Elementary, Fort Bend ISD, Early Childhood Education, Summer 1994

In her own words: “After 19 years of teaching, I still have the same enthusiasm and appreciation of classroom teaching that I had as a college freshman. I believe that giving my time, talent, experience and energy to students, parents, co-workers and future teachers is my greatest contribution to teaching.”

“I strive to promote a warm, inviting classroom where each student takes ownership of his or her learning experience, and is inspired on an individual basis to succeed at each task.”

“I believe students learn best when they are motivated to learn through an interactive classroom environment. Students are more likely to pay attention and learn if they are given opportunities to present what they have learned in a variety of ways.”

In the words of others: “I love Mrs. Franson because she is all about love.”

“She sings and dances in class when we are doing science and math.”

Student responses to Ms. Franson being named campus Teacher of the Year
“Ms. Franson is a leader on our campus in incorporating technology into the classroom. She is working this year as an early adopter within a district cadre in exploring new and innovative ways to imbed and use technology in her classroom. Her desire and passion for learning in this area make her a leader on our campus in meeting and exceeding SBISD’s T-2-4 goals.” Rian Evans, Wilchester Elementary Principal

“Mrs. Franson is by far a fabulous teacher. Her lessons are invigorating, exciting, creative and applicable to everyday life. She treats all her students with respect and has created an atmosphere where each child feels safe and free to express themselves.” Holly Davis, Parent

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Elementary Social Studies Committee Board Member, 2008-2009
Campus Improvement Team (CIT) Member, 2008-2010, 2012-2013
Teacher of the Year, Lexington Creek Elementary, 2004-2005
Rookie of the Year, Colin Powell Elementary, 1994-1995


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