Jannita has traveled the country presenting to thousands of teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom. Prior to arriving at Discovery, Jannita was a classroom teacher in the Anaheim City School District where she created partnerships with anyone who could help her elementary classroom of second language learners. She forged relationships with the county office of education, film studios, television stations, and other local schools. Her students virtually visited around the world, attended premieres and were social agents for change. While in Anaheim, she developed an after school ELD program, worked as a producer and editor in the district's Kids News program, participated in the Galapagos Project, and facilitated PTA family nights with Warner Bros. and DreamWorks Pictures. She was Teacher of the Year at her elementary school after only five years in the classroom.
I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.
Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools