SEVA Teacher of the Week: Natalie Tamblyn
Natalie Tamblyn of David Lubin Elementary School in the Sacramento City Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week! Ms. Tamblyn was first introduced to the SEVA program about 10 years ago, and saw in it a unique venue that could empower students to tell their story. The desire to amplify student voice has stayed with her during her entire teaching career. Her teaching proves that video production makes writing accessible to all students. She especially appreciates the documentary category because she feels that creating documentaries takes students through the entire writing process, and in doing so, ties very closely to writing standards her students must meet. She truly strives to make sure every one of her students has the knowledge and ability to delve deeper into the subject matter and demonstrate what they have learned through the videos they create. The self-confidence that blossoms in her students when they are able to complete a video project is inspiring. She enjoys seeing the smiles on students’ faces when they accomplish things they didn’t know were possible. Likewise, her students express how much they love having her happy, supportive spirit leading them. Thank you, Ms. Tamblyn, for showing what can happen when you believe every student has an important story to tell.