SEVA Teacher of the Week: Jerry Bandy
This week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week is Jerry Bandy of Pleasant Grove High School in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Mr. Bandy took on the huge task of being the media teacher at Pleasant Grove on top of his responsibilities of being an English teacher. He excels at showing young adults how to navigate the world of media and helps them to develop their passion for creativity. Mr. Bandy has big plans for the media program and understands the value that all students gain from learning about technology. He constantly looks at ways to help his students connect with the community. He gives students a reason to come to school every day by providing them with the opportunity to express their creativity and thrive. Mr. Bandy also gives a voice not just to the students in media, but to all students on campus. Through the news broadcast, he maintains a high level of expectations for his students, and in this way he teaches them the importance of taking initiative and responsibility. Thank you, Mr. Bandy, for showing us the impact students can have on the community and the impact getting involved in the community can make on students.