Jeff Darrow of John Barrett Middle School in the San Juan Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week.
Mr. Darrow has taught media for thirteen years and has participated in the SEVAs consistently since. During this time, Mr. Darrow has discovered his love of teaching media by encouraging students to tell their stories their way. His class is designed to motivate his students to use their own authentic creativity, and you can see the results in the joy and passion that his students have for the work they do in his class. Mr. Darrow’s class has flourished and brought many new students into his ever-growing program over the years. Through this program he continues to help show his students how the skills they learn in media can be applied in any subject that they study. When you enter Mr. Darrow’s classroom you can feel the buzz of student’s working together and building off each other’s ideas. He truly has a unique way of allowing his students to have their own methods while knowing the perfect moment to intervene before things gets off track. This is the second media program that Mr. Darrow has led, and we are excited to see the growth that has truly made this studio something special. Thank you, Mr. Darrow for always being willing to take on a challenge and for continuing to bring media for students through multiple SEVA programs.