Hood College’s Outstanding Graduate Student in Curriculum and Instruction for 2018 is Jaime Chevalier. Jamie not only graduated with a 4.0 GPA, she did it while being an exceptional teacher and growing her family, having a baby shortly before graduating!
Jaime started her teaching path by earning her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Hood in 2011. As a senior, she received the Park-Dorff Award, given to the senior who appears most promising in the field of early childhood education. She taught Kindergarten for six years before moving to 3rd grade, which she currently teaches at Frederick County Public School’s Whittier Elementary. At Whittier, she has served as a mentor for new hires as well as a grade-level team leader. For the 2015-2016 school year, she was a Teacher of the Year nominee and named an ‘All Star’ employee.
As a graduate student, she showed skills with both academic concepts and application of those concepts to students. Jamie completed an action research study on how varied writing conferences impact student performance for Kindergarten and 3rd grade students. She shared the study’s success with the school community, providing strategies to assist students.
Hood would like to thank Janet Nunn, who provided the award in honor of her daughter
Jenny E. Nunn (M.S. ’06, C ’00).