Patty Zannetti from Ellen Feickert Elementary School in the Elk Grove Unified School District is this week’s SEVA Teacher of the Week. Ms. Zannetti came to media when looking for a way to build school community. This passion she found for building school community through a school news broadcast created a spark around her school that quickly caught interest of everyone from students all the way to the school principal. Her students have an obvious passion for video production that is further bolstered by the enthusiasm Ms. Zannetti shows for their work. Watching joy and confidence grow in her students as they successfully complete projects truly shows the magic of media. Although new to the world of media education, she is already a great supporter and active member of the SEVA Teacher Community. Her positive spirit and willingness to learn both contribute to the incredible teacher she is.
During shelter-in-place, Ms. Zannetti was able to keep her after-school broadcast program running, relying on students and parents to provide the content. These broadcasts continued to strengthen the school community when it was needed the most, and was a bright light for students when they felt disconnected at home. Many students took to their cameras to share about their experience and take the time to talk about how much Ms. Zannetti means to them. Thank you, Ms. Zannetti, for showing the impact media can have to an elementary school community.