Joann Darrow of Del Paso Manor Elementary School in the San Juan Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week. Mrs. Darrow has a unique media program in that she incorporates video production right in to her normal 5th grade classroom. She has a special way of working with students that encourages them to share their authentic voices. She can find just the right push to give her students in order to get their best work, then truly celebrates their successes. Videos made by her students consistently take home top honors at the SEVA awards and students always give credit to their teacher for her support. As a past Allan Hinderstein Award Recipient, she has a commitment and passion for media education that is very special. She doesn’t rest on past successes, but continuously looks to improve her craft and learn about how incorporating media can help her students in all their educational pursuits. Thank you, Mrs. Darrow, for being a shining example of what incredible things can happen when you welcome media education in to your normal school day.
SECC’s mission is to provide quality educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. SECC is a collaborative effort of the K-20 education community all working together toward this mission.