In her email to the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers campaign, parent DaiToya Miles wrote that Jacqueline Davis “is everything that a teacher stands for,” and described her as a “supporter, motivator, encourager, confidant and leader.”
Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence and Chief Schools Officer Rashard Wright visited Princess Anne High School Nov. 15 to surprise the English teacher in class and share Miles’ letter. In addition, Davis received a gift of free movie passes from campaign sponsor Beach Cinema Alehouse.
Read the letter below to learn more about the positive impact Davis has made on Miles’ son, and visit the Great Dreams Need Great Teachers website to see more entries about Great Teachers.
Mrs. Jacqueline Davis has stood by and pushed my son since he first got to Princess Anne High School. She’s always reached out to me whether it was good news or his lack of good judgment. Mrs. Davis has built such a great rapport with him that not only does he want me to be proud of him but he also wants Mrs. Davis to be proud of him. So far, his senior year has been a success, and he is able to balance out his part-time job. Last year when he wasn’t doing well in school, she made it a point to reach out to me and seek approval to stay after school to help him at least three times a week. She promised me that we would get him out of high school and on to bigger and better things, and so far, she has not only kept her word but she has exceeded well beyond what a teacher does by showing her care and concern for his well-being. I can tell she actually loves her job. For that, I love her and if I were able to give Mrs. Davis the world for her support and love for my son, I would ensure that she wouldn’t have to worry about a thing ever again. Mrs. Davis looked beyond the young comedic classroom nuisance that my son can sometimes be and saw the potential that I see in him. If there was a cash prize for this recognition she deserves it all. Mrs. Davis is that woman, teacher, supporter, motivator, encourager, confidant and leader. She is everything that a teacher stands for.
– DaiToya Miles
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